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    I am thinking about ordering a 7 ft. land plane/road grader from Everything Attachments.I am looking at there model they make for $1246 bucks.Has anyone ordered one yet?If so how do you like it?I am open to all options.coobie
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    Default Re: Land plane/road grader

    I have a "road boss that I use for my gravel drive. I find the blades and skids wears considerably in gravel. Adjustable blades and replaceable skids are a "must have"for me.

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    Default Re: Land plane/road grader

    IMO, the ideal grader blade for your DK40 would be a 6 footer that weighs between 800 & 1000lbs. Whenever a person is grading, weight is your friend. Best to have as heavy a unit as your tractor will handle without problems.

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    Default Re: Land plane/road grader

    Quote Originally Posted by coobie View Post
    I am thinking about ordering a 7 ft. land plane/road grader from Everything Attachments.I am looking at there model they make for $1246 bucks.Has anyone ordered one yet?If so how do you like it?I am open to all options.coobie
    I wish I could say I know of these things...but I don't, I would like too but I don't. I need some type of grading attachment other than my scraper.
    Soooo.... I will pass this along as I read it earlier this week, It's in this same forum about a page or so from your thread.
    http://www.tractorbynet.com/forums/a...ml#post2962988
    Should you buy one, let us know how it works and if it met your expectations.

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    Default Re: Land plane/road grader

    I think Ted has some nice implements but looking at the three choices of eqiupment lines offered the first one listed the house brand/build looks the best. The 6' model is listed for $1246 not the 7' model. Still it looks too light, runners (skids) too short, 3" box tubing is what I would consider to be the minimum.

    My new plane for the x749 has 60" skids with smooth skids and high quality graderblades that are reversible and is 414lbs recently weighed after completion. This is for a 4' landplane. My larger landplane with 96" width, 60" skids and reversible blades weighs in at 984 lbs (recently weighed). If I had it to do over I would make the larger landplane with 72" skids.

    In building these two landplanes I used good quality grader blades 6"x5/8" double edge with 5/8"plow bolts for mountings. Good blades are half the cost of the implement. The frame needs to be heavy enough to prevent any twisting and flexing, my 8' landplane uses 4"boxtubing with a .250 wall thickness.

    I agree with Brian that weight is your friend but would add that this weight should be utilized to make the implement stronger without flexing at the same time.

    Materials for a good landplane cost roughly $100/ft of width plus labor and consumables (welding supplies, beer and pizza for the helpers). Unless your helpers consume to much you wind up with a much heavier duty landplane for a few hundred less than a store bought model.

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    Default Re: Land plane/road grader

    From everything I've read the fixed blade grading scrapers require more work from the operator. I have a 6' Befco with adjustable blades and rippers. When starting off I'll use the rippers in the middle hole if the gravel is really packed hard to help break it up. If there's a pot hole I lower the rippers all the way down and really turn the gravel over. Once done I'll raise the rippers uo and put the blades flush with the skids (or even 1/4" lower) and then I'll start to drag the gravel back up the hills. Once everything is about where I want it I raise the blades to about 1/2" above the skids and do a final pass. Because the blades are adjustable I can just lower the 3pt all the way down and drive with no real input from me. With fixed blades (from what I've read here) require you to keep an eye on the GS and constantly make small adjustments to the height with the 3pt lever.

    The only time I have a problem pulling my 6' GS is when I'm working some of the hills trying to pull gravel back up. After one or two trips up the gravel I'm driving on is stuff I've pulled up and traction becomes an issue. I think a 7' wouldn't be too much for your tractor but I didn't go with one because most of my drive is well under 12' wide. That's two passes wide for a 6' blade, one down and one back up. A 7' wouldn't save any time on my driveway. For land plane use it would be different.
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    Default Re: Land plane/road grader

    crazyal,
    that is a good point about the adjustable blades taking more operator input, I know I personally have to adjust the pitch of the landplane all the time to get the right results. I might have to make some changes to mine to include hydraulic depth of cut since the third remote circuit is available for this purpose. It would certainly make finish work alot easier.

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    Default Re: Land plane/road grader

    Thanks for your replies,I have a befco dealer near by and will give them a call today.I already have a 6ft. box blade,7 ft york rake and 7 ft back blade.I am trying to grade our 2 mile private road.I think the land plane would be good for what I am trying to do.coobie
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    Default Re: Land plane/road grader

    With a road that long you will definately see the advatages of a landplane grading scraper. The road I maintain is only 1 mile. Building a grader was one of the best things I have done after previously using just a blade for 10 years. I still use the blade but no where near as much.
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    Default Re: Land plane/road grader

    Yep, the little graders are great for gravel road maintenance. Before I built mine we were regularly ordering more gravel for the road, but we haven't added gravel once since I built it. Mine is fixed blade, but I have a hydraulic top link that makes adjustments pretty easy.

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