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    Platinum Member allen in texas's Avatar
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    Default Well I sorta tore up my box blade this weekend

    I have a BS72E from Cammond. I didn't know I was buying the "economy" blade when I bought it but that's my fault. And I put too much horsepower in front of it too. Again, my fault.
    I was taking a lot down this weekend and after all the dirt was hauled out, I put my scarifiers down to rip it up to keep it from blowing. There were a lot concrete blocks left from an old fence and I hit everyone of them. I tore out the back of the cross bar where the shanks fit. Now the shanks are all floppy and hang at a weird angle.
    Oh well, I guess I'll get out the torch and the welder. I won't mess that up again but I may destroy the rest of the blade.
    KK 72" tiller Rears SPF 72 inch Flail, FL960 knives, Cammond BS72E 6 foot BB,
    HF Quick hitch, RBT3584 rear blade.
    assorted two and 4 row diamond bar equipment, all junky.
    20 ft Big Tex 70CH
    Maxey 14000# 16'x83" GN dump trailer
    Oliver 6241 3 bottom rollover moldboard plow
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EdEStYYl1Ts
    I like straight furrows
    1960 model 102 Ford 14 inch two bottom rollover plow on my little L3240

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    Default Re: Well I sorta tore up my box blade this weekend

    Sorry to hear that.

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    Default Re: Well I sorta tore up my box blade this weekend

    That suxs. I have a 45 HP tractor and got a pretty heavy duty box Frontier blade that was rated for 70 HP tractors. I figured this would hold up to anything I could throw at it.

    I was dragging dirt around a project and had it loaded and pulling away and hit a 6" stump a couple inches under the surface. I hit it right in the center of the blade. The blade and the metal holding it bent back about 3 inches at the center and was a mess. I though they were supposed to be so tough. Guess not.

    Luckily I was able to figure our something with the log splitter and able to bend it back fairly good. I guess we have to have welders and torches and benders if we own a tractor.
    JD 3720 with R4s
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    Default Re: Well I sorta tore up my box blade this weekend

    Allen, i done the exact same thing to my 5.5' light duty King Kutter box blade. I also bent the 3pt. hitch all up. It's been like that a while now.

    So finally got up enough money saved to buy a new box blade. I ordered a new one from Everything Attachments.com this morning.

    Travis R
    '98 Massey Ferguson 231

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    Platinum Member allen in texas's Avatar
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    Default Re: Well I sorta tore up my box blade this weekend

    If I have to eventually replace my blade, I'll get another Cammond. I like the way it's designed but of course, I'll get a tougher one. I am not however going to buy one that will take EVERYTHING I run into. I'd rather the blade go south instead of something on my tractor. The problem is that my box blade is just too light duty for what I do with it.
    I've been wanting a BB that is deeper to pull more dirt but until I kill it completely, I'll stick with what I have. (after I repair it of course)

    You know, I just remembered one time I was doing some scraping and I hooked a 6" pipe that was sticking up about 1 1/2 inches out of a huge slab of concrete. I didn't see it because it was covered in dirt. I'm here to tell you, it stopped the tractor RIGHT NOW and I nearly bumped my nose on the steering wheel. Kinda hurt. I couldn't tell that the blade or anything else was hurt though so overall, I guess the BB is pretty tough.
    KK 72" tiller Rears SPF 72 inch Flail, FL960 knives, Cammond BS72E 6 foot BB,
    HF Quick hitch, RBT3584 rear blade.
    assorted two and 4 row diamond bar equipment, all junky.
    20 ft Big Tex 70CH
    Maxey 14000# 16'x83" GN dump trailer
    Oliver 6241 3 bottom rollover moldboard plow
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EdEStYYl1Ts
    I like straight furrows
    1960 model 102 Ford 14 inch two bottom rollover plow on my little L3240

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    Platinum Member allen in texas's Avatar
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    Default Re: Well I sorta tore up my box blade this weekend

    Hmmm,
    Just did a bit of exploring...

    Cammond doesn't manufacture a blade rated for my tractor.
    KK 72" tiller Rears SPF 72 inch Flail, FL960 knives, Cammond BS72E 6 foot BB,
    HF Quick hitch, RBT3584 rear blade.
    assorted two and 4 row diamond bar equipment, all junky.
    20 ft Big Tex 70CH
    Maxey 14000# 16'x83" GN dump trailer
    Oliver 6241 3 bottom rollover moldboard plow
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EdEStYYl1Ts
    I like straight furrows
    1960 model 102 Ford 14 inch two bottom rollover plow on my little L3240

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    Default Re: Well I sorta tore up my box blade this weekend

    i broke my rear blade an 8' kk hd sheared the from side to side lock pin off i guess i need 150hp+ attachments i hope you get it fixed

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    Default Re: Well I sorta tore up my box blade this weekend

    Why don't they make the attachment pins into shear pins? That way guys like us who push our luck get a break. It could just be a breakaway bracket so it flips up like a snowplow or a plough. Much easier than fixing some heavy bent steel, like the one I have sitting behind my barn waiting on me to fix it.

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    Default Re: Well I sorta tore up my box blade this weekend

    I used a KK BB behind a 70 hp tractor for years without issue. When it hooked a rock or something the tractor just stopped... Suddenly. No damage. However, during our monster snow of 4 years ago, I was using it to push snow off my parking area and hit a big, frozen rock in reverse. It bent the frame of the BB sharply. However, I had a local farmer apply a little heat and straightened it out. Works perfectly again. Now I'm trading it ( a 6 foot blade) on a 5 foot blade because I swapped to a smaller tractor and this JD 3038 won't pull the 6 footer loaded up a hill. I need to pull uphill.

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    Default Re: Well I sorta tore up my box blade this weekend

    Quote Originally Posted by DKCDKC View Post
    I used a KK BB behind a 70 hp tractor for years without issue. When it hooked a rock or something the tractor just stopped... Suddenly. No damage. However, during our monster snow of 4 years ago, I was using it to push snow off my parking area and hit a big, frozen rock in reverse. It bent the frame of the BB sharply. However, I had a local farmer apply a little heat and straightened it out. Works perfectly again. Now I'm trading it ( a 6 foot blade) on a 5 foot blade because I swapped to a smaller tractor and this JD 3038 won't pull the 6 footer loaded up a hill. I need to pull uphill.


    Is this the normal KK blade you are considering from from Northern Tool for$499 or the Professional series wihich is abour 4 hundred more? You get 3/8 sides and 50 more pounds instead of 1/4 inch sides and 500 lbs. In teh same boat. Have a 45HP KIoti and what to get one blade that will last.
    thansk

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    RJJR
    2011 Kioti DK45 HST
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