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    Default Box Scraper vs. Driveway Doctor

    So, I finally have secured a three point hitch for my 3235. I will be adding a fourth valve and am in the market for something to level and smooth out my 150 yrd + gravel driveway. I was first going to get either a 42 or 48" cat 0 box blade but then I came across a 48" driveway doctor made by Ballard Fabrication. I checked out their youtube video and it's impressive but now I'm torn. I'm still leaning towards the box blade but have some concerns. Will my 3235 be able to rip and pull material (not alot) with a box blade with scarifiers or would the drag be better. I'm just stuck and looking for some advice particularly from those with 3000 series cubs and box blades!!

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    Mike

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    Default Re: Box Scraper vs. Driveway Doctor

    Mike,
    Not familiar with the driveway doctor can you post a picture and link?

    Looking at the specs for the CC 3235 it is rather light for this type work, I think a drag of some sort might be the better choice.
    Here's a few pictures of my 48 inch landplane grader I built specifically for my x749 Deere mower, something similar might work for you.

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    Default Re: Box Scraper vs. Driveway Doctor

    For building or repairing, like after a major washout, I would use the box blade if the tractor can handle it. The Driveway Doctor would probably be better for "grooming" the driveway, especially if you are not experienced using the box blade.

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    Bruce

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    Default Re: Box Scraper vs. Driveway Doctor

    I think you would have the same problem with the Driveway Doctor I have with my DR. Power grader - it's just too light to get much done.
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    Default Re: Box Scraper vs. Driveway Doctor

    Another option would be the Jake Rake with the rear blade option:

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    Just an update.
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails Box Scraper vs. Driveway Doctor-image-1523812564-jpg   Box Scraper vs. Driveway Doctor-image-1318369489-jpg  

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mlibertini
    Just an update.
    Despite the color differential, that BB looks great on your CC AND more importantly, looks like it's pulling it well.

    Congrats!

    Thomas

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