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    Have a Bx 2200 with FEL that I plan on using mostly for driveway maintenance in both summer and winter. I have a mostly TRG driveway ( some dirt areas) that is starting to show some runoff . I want to put some more material down and regrade/ recrown the trouble areas and/or the whole(600') drive. What is the preferred 3ph implement for this job?

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    If you have to deal with snow and you are only going to get 1 implement, then a scraper blade is going to be the way to go. If no snow, then I would suggest a land plane grader blade would be the best single implement for your drive. If you have other chores to be done around the yard, then a box blade is a very versatile implement that may actually suit you better.

    But to solely deal with your question, then the rear scraper blade. There are many other things to consider though. Ideally several implements would get you the best-fastest results. All depends on what you are willing to do-have for implements.

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    Thanks! I'm kind of new to tractors I bought mine used last fall and didn't know about a land planer. As far as snow removal I have a front mounted snow blower which served me well last winter I'll look into all of these to see which is most versatile vs. cost effective for my needs.

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    Well...rear blades are usually less expensive than box blades. Box blades have teeth that need to be replaced when they bend (not exactly cheap, I've bent a few). So, the rear blade is definitely more economical. However, you can only scrape/push with it, whereas the teeth on the box blade have more of a ripping affect. It sort of depends on how far down you have to go on your driveway as to which implement would work better. If you're planning on basically ripping up the whole thing you the box blade would come in handy, but if you can get away with scraping it down and throwing some new stone on it, I'd go with the rear blade.

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    Default Re: Box blade or Scraper Blade

    We owned a BX2200 first and now a BX2660. I got a box blade and scraper blade. Maybe it's just me, but I could never do much with the scraper/back blade and used the box blade much more often.

    I now just use the BX for mowing and got a bigger tractor to work on roads etc.
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    Default Re: Box blade or Scraper Blade

    I say get a scraper blade since you want to move snow then get a box blade later.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Booyeah View Post
    Thanks! I'm kind of new to tractors I bought mine used last fall and didn't know about a land planer. As far as snow removal I have a front mounted snow blower which served me well last winter I'll look into all of these to see which is most versatile vs. cost effective for my needs.
    If the snow blower has worked well for you, then I would get the LPGB. but that is just me.
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    If I could only have one implement and the choice was between box or blade, I'd take the box. It can move dirt/gravel from here to there very efficiently. Harder to crown a road with it for sure, but it can be done. Blade is not as versatile. I have never weighed the two comparitively but I believe the BB will offer better ballast as well. My opinion.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MtnViewRanch View Post
    If the snow blower has worked well for you, then I would get the LPGB. but that is just me.

    I agree with both of MVR's posts.

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    you have a "land plane" MtnViewRanch shows in a picture. in idea it sifts the dirt and gravel. letting dirt fall down and bring rock up to the surface. suggest getting one that has adjustable blade heights

    you have box blade. with scraficers / teeth. used for filling in holes and getting a nice finish smoothness across areas. the teeth also help break things to make it easier to smooth out. get one that allows you to adjust teeth up and down. there are different types for the cutting edge on them

    you have a rear blade, good for snow removal, and can help bring rocks on sides of driveway back into the drive way. as you angle the blade. get something that can cover rear tires when angled.

    you have a york rake, think metal garden rack, but 3pt hitch version. and look much like a rear blade, but has tines instead of a blade. you might consider gauge wheels for this.

    you also have "ratchet rake" they fit onto cutting edge of FEL. and can be used to help break up rocks/hard compacted dirt. and then removed to easily back drag with FEL.

    you also have tooth bar for FEL. it is like a "ratchet rake" but more geared for just digging. pending on how the teeth are made and attached to bucket, you might be able to use it like a ratchet rake.

    you also have "FEL" front end loader. and scooping and back dragging.

    they all have there con's and pro's and what they do best in certain scenarios.

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    with you having FEL, i would say a min of 2 implements above.

    a FEL goes a long ways in back dragging, but it can be a pain to get a real nice smooth finish just using a FEL, and with that either land plane or box blade. would help get that real nice finish touch. all other implements can be a pain, in trying to feather the control of 3pt hitch or FEL. to remove any small little dips/bumps in the total length of the driveway. granted only 600' of driveway, and a little extra work with something else. would most likely be very acceptable to many.

    scraficers/teeth on box blade, york rake, ratchet rake, tooth bar. having one of them to help break up the inital couple inches of hard compated dirt / rock. makes life much more easier to smooth out driveway and place a crown on it. vs having FEL and 3pt hitch implements, skipping across rocks and dirt creating mini speed bumps. the box blade scraficer/teeth will be most likely strongest thing out of the above. and more likely be able to break through compact rock/dirt the quickest. and less likely to break / bend.

    rear blade and york rake shine. in bring rock on sides of the driveway back into the drive way. ya you can drive at 45 degree angle. and go clear around the drive (both sides), going back and forth every few feet using some other implement. but WOW talk about a time consuming, and you may not have room to get tractor turned enough to use FEL or other 3pt implement. and you will most likely taking chunks out of the yard / dirt on side of the driveway bring in more dirt into the driveway. vs rear blade or york rake, were you just drive down one side, and back up other side, and your done and no forward / backing up 100 plus times.

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    TNT (top and tilt) instead of getting off tractor to adjust the top link or side link for 3pt hitch, to adjust tilt and angle of 3pt hitch. the top link and/or side link turn buckles get replaced with a hyd cylinder. a TNT setup can really make all the above 3pt hitch implements shine in how long it takes you to deal with driveway maintenance, and result you get. if you have a curved and/or hilly drive way. were the crown for the drive differs a lot. the TILT (side link hyd cylinder) will come in very handy.
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