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    Default Re: Box blade damage

    I would use a torch with a rosebud tip and heat the sides of that support to pull them back where they once were. Some high heat on one side of a thick piece of metal can do amazing things.

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    Default Re: Box blade damage

    I would use a torch with a rosebud tip and heat the sides of that support to pull them back where they once were. Some high heat on one side of a thick piece of metal can do amazing things.

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    Default Re: Box blade damage

    Bent a Howse BB frame just like that backing up pushing snow... And hitting a big rock. Heat and a little shop work and it was back straight. Have used it now for two years since... No problem at all.

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    Default Re: Box blade damage

    Quote Originally Posted by JD 4520 View Post
    A lighter weight implement like this is cheaper so either don't over use its ability or strengthen it before it becomes twisted. Cheaper is not usually better unless you use it as intended

    "Cheaper is not usually better". Well that's only half right. Implements should be matched to the tractor. Put a real heavy duty 6' blade on a 25 hp tractor and either it won't be able to operate it, or something else will break, on the tractor. A super strong, expensive box blade on a CUT and it will do a terrible job because it will be poorly matched to the tractor and will not be able to effectively work the attachment.

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    Default Re: Box blade damage

    Wow.

    Hard to visulize it bending enough to get to the tire without the lower pin ripping out of the 3PH arm or the box blade frame.

    It looks like the damage was contained to the a-frame though. Shouldnt be too tough to fix.
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    Default Re: Box blade damage

    Quote Originally Posted by LD1 View Post
    Wow.

    Hard to visulize it bending enough to get to the tire without the lower pin ripping out of the 3PH arm or the box blade frame.

    It looks like the damage was contained to the a-frame though. Shouldnt be too tough to fix.
    I had just replaced the cat pins with a cat 2 pin that fits a cat 1 bolt hole in the implement and it bent at the smaller end, the top of the rake was barely touching the right rear tire on the tractor but I would not drive foreward and risk puncturing an expensive tire. I am trying to find an "A" frame that is pressed out of plate steel just like the ones on a Howse blade, but not having too much luck finding one.

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    Default Re: Box blade damage

    Here is some damage to a neighbor's 3PH disc that is similar to the OP's problem. It was repaired using a 3PH "A" frame and welding a 2 1/8" square tool bar to the front of the disc.

    It is very strong now and has little chance of bending. Wish there was a photo of the finished project but the owner picked it up right after the repair and then sold it a few weeks later.

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    Default Re: Box blade damage

    Yep, did the same thing to my brush hog. This happened wile pushing backward. Just replace the lift arms and you'll be good to go.

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    Default Re: Box blade damage

    I'd consider it a cheap lesson, and not make it stronger. After I straightened mine out, I got much more cautious (and after hearing about how people have broken off cast parts on the rear..)
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    Default Re: Box blade damage

    Yep, I've seen that before. I know of someone who turned his A-frame on his boxblade into a pretzel behind his kubota. Here is a picture of what I do with my rakes. I use steel tubing with flat bar tabs welded on for the 3 point hook up. I would also look into adding a couple more tabs to the lower connection point so you have a clevis hitch, this will even out the stresses on the lower pins vs. using single tabs. Hope this helps!
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