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    Default Re: Befco grader/land plane WOW !!

    CTMassey
    Not knowing where you live it might be best to wait until spring to plant as you mentioned, getting a little late and cool at night. My experience has been I get a better stand of grass if I till the ground about 4 inches deep or better. Since you are on steep ground erosion can be a real issue though, so dependent on your conditions I would try to choose a time when the low temperatures are about 40F overnight and 60F in the daytime and rising. More importantly I would recommend you do it when you have less chance of rain and use sprinklers instead to get the grass up and growing. Better to get the grass rooted before you anticipate heavy rains and subsequent erosion.

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    I didn't use the rippers because I have lots of rocks and ledge. I'll I wanted to do was move the high stuff into the low spots. The blades themselves did all the pulling of the weeds/ scrub brush. Once I had a big pile I used the loader to scoop it up. Being as rough as it was the tractor would bounce as it drove across the ruts but the plane just glided across the top pulling dirt into the ruts. After a couple of passes it was smooth. This time of year anything that's dirt is going to stay dirt. There might be enough time to get seed to grow but you're taking a chance. That means it will be mud in the spring.
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    Default Re: Befco grader/land plane WOW !!

    thanks guys, i'm planning on tackling the project in the spring, that way all the crabgrass/vegetation will be loose, not to mention I have to come up with the land planer!!

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    The nice thing about the BEFCO is it's heavier than the Woods or Land Pride and has adjustable blades and has the rippers. Plus you can buy it on-line and for quite a bit cheaper than I found either the Woods or LP.
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    Default Re: Befco grader/land plane WOW !!

    Quote Originally Posted by crazyal View Post
    The nice thing about the BEFCO is it's heavier than the Woods or Land Pride and has adjustable blades and has the rippers. Plus you can buy it on-line and for quite a bit cheaper than I found either the Woods or LP.
    Yep - the weight isn't that much more than the LP as I recall, but adjustable blades and scarifiers are important features. Also the skids can be replaced should they wear out. I bought mine online and had it shipped for substantially less than buying a LP at list from the local dealer (sorry about that but it was nearly $1K less and saved me 150 miles of driving to the nearest dealer). Offloaded it with the tractor and forks.
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    Default Re: Befco grader/land plane WOW !!

    Quote Originally Posted by TBarD View Post
    Yep - the weight isn't that much more than the LP as I recall, but adjustable blades and scarifiers are important features. Also the skids can be replaced should they wear out. I bought mine online and had it shipped for substantially less than buying a LP at list from the local dealer (sorry about that but it was nearly $1K less and saved me 150 miles of driving to the nearest dealer). Offloaded it with the tractor and forks.

    What website did you buy it from? Would you share your price?
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    Quote Originally Posted by yelbike View Post
    What website did you buy it from? Would you share your price?
    I ordered my BGS-84 from National Implement for $1400. Shipping was $530 (ouch) but it is 850 lbs. It shipped direct from the factory via UPS freight. Back when I ordered this there was another source in AZ that would have been cheaper, but I had time constraints on when I could be around to offload it.
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    Default Re: Befco grader/land plane WOW !!

    I think National is also Idaho Implement. I also used them. The shipping is much cheaper if you have a way of unloading it or picking it up at the depot. I don't know about Canada though.

    I didn't find any valve for me in going with anything more than a 6' wide scraper (my drive is about 10' wide) so the wider ones could be different. But the BEFCO was over 100 lbs heavier than the 6' LP.
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    I just ordered BGS-72 from a nearby dealer. My price is $1381 less discount of $101 -- or $1280. Add freight of $110 for a grand total of $1390. The shipping is from MFR to his dealership. I thought is was odd, but the total price was about equal to the Woods model, which I judged to be lighter, with fewer shanks. Coming in one week.

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    Default Re: Befco grader/land plane WOW !!

    Newbie to the forum. I've been wondering the same thing Bullitt. Been considering either a LP or Befco but not sure what size to get. All I have to pull it with is my Ford 8N and all I'll be using it for is my gravel driveway. Would like to get a 6' since that would be about right for the wheel base of the 8N but don't want to go buy something my tractor can't pull. I do pull a 6' finish mower a 5' BB and rear blade routinely with the 8N with no problems. Well, if the grass gets real high the finish mower can be a strain at times. Kind of thinking I might be better off with a 4' since my driveway is about 8' - 10' wide. That way I could make a pass down each side. Anybody have experience pulling these with an 8N? Thanks!!!
    Quote Originally Posted by 94BULLITT View Post
    How hard does a land plane pull? Is it comparable to a scraper blade or a box blade?
    Last edited by elliottsmith; 02-13-2013 at 10:35 AM.

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