Page 1 of 4 1234 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 34
  1. #1
    Silver Member Mud Mechanik's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2012
    Posts
    239
    Location
    Hurley, Mississippi
    Tractor
    Massey Ferguson 1660

    Default Box blade damage

    Anyone else have this problem?
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails -20121120_165106-jpg  

  2. #2
    Platinum Member
    Join Date
    Aug 2012
    Posts
    983
    Location
    Hartford, SD
    Tractor
    Kubota L3400F

    Default Re: Box blade damage

    Looks like someone ran into it when it wasn't on a tractor. Nothing a little fire and hammer can't fix...maybe alot of fire and a big hammer.

  3. #3
    Super Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2000
    Posts
    5,666
    Location
    Cedartown, Ga and N. Ga mountains
    Tractor
    1998 Kubota B21, 2005 Kubota L39

    Default Re: Box blade damage

    Was it being used in reverse?

    MarkV

  4. #4
    Elite Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Posts
    3,270
    Location
    Lee, IL
    Tractor
    John Deere 1070

    Default Re: Box blade damage

    Quote Originally Posted by sdkubota View Post
    Looks like someone ran into it when it wasn't on a tractor. Nothing a little fire and hammer can't fix...maybe alot of fire and a big hammer.
    what he said...

    you may not be able to get it perfect that way and if not and you are capable, you may want to cut the welds and straighten it on a heavy bench or anvil, then re-weld.

    to answer your question though, no I have not had that problem, but plenty of similar things... especially at work where forklift drivers are a little less than careful around equipment. Straightened many conveyor frames, forklift backstops, guardrails, etc...

  5. #5
    Veteran Member deepNdirt's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Posts
    2,290
    Location
    Nth East Ga, USA
    Tractor
    yanmar YM-1700

    Default Re: Box blade damage

    Doesn't look like it happen while being on the tractor where's the Cat.Pins?
    I never have bent the A-arms of the box, though I have bent the part the goes back to the rear because it was only a single pc of flat steal, I then weld change it out for a pc. of channel iron. ....
    if your tractor did in fact does this I would ad some sort of cross bracing as well as changing out what looks to be a oc. of angle at the rear to 2 pc. going diagonal to the corner of cross rail, just as the one in the picture,
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails -kbox-jpg  
    Never judge a man until you've walked a day in his shoes,

  6. #6
    Gold Member
    Join Date
    Nov 2010
    Posts
    373
    Location
    Frozen part of WI
    Tractor
    John Deere 855

    Default Re: Box blade damage

    I'm sure it can be fixed.
    And can be reinforced. But that might lead to damaging something else next time.

    I also can't help but wonder if it was bent while backing up somehow.......
    Actually if so, someone was lucky not to wreck tractor parts. Or not.........

    Maybe using the implement on too big a power source ?

    Keep safe
    Good luck

  7. #7
    Veteran Member nybirdman's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Posts
    2,292
    Location
    north of upstate ny
    Tractor
    Kubota L4240 HSTC,L3000DT

    Default Re: Box blade damage

    No doubt done by pushing backwards,lucky not to "bend" the three point or worse.
    Can be fixed.

  8. #8
    Platinum Member JD 4520's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2011
    Posts
    834
    Location
    Brinnon, WA
    Tractor
    John Deere 4520

    Default

    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
    Gary

    JD 4520, 400X FEL, Frontier Front Blade, Box Blade, Rotary Cutter, Landscape Rake, 48" Wildkat Grapple and PHD

  9. #9
    Silver Member Mud Mechanik's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2012
    Posts
    239
    Location
    Hurley, Mississippi
    Tractor
    Massey Ferguson 1660

    Default Re: Box blade damage

    I bent this while pushing or attempting to push a 4 foot wide concrete sidewalk into a swimming pool, we are filling it in and I figured that the box blade would be better at this than the FEL, and I was wrong. I bought this light weight box blade for a much smaller tractor and since upgrading to the 60hp Massey I have not used it. I removed the cat pins before taking the picture due to one of them being bent and the blade was forced into the tire, not wanting to damage the tires I dropped it right where it was bent. Now Ive got to get the torch out and re-design the "A" frame as deepNdirt suggested.

  10. #10
    Platinum Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2012
    Posts
    779
    Location
    Albany OR
    Tractor
    Case 580B, Long 460, Allis-Chalmers 160

    Default Re: Box blade damage

    With 60 HP and a type 1 hitch, I'd also either re-do the draw pins using clevis types or think about trading it in on a heavier box blade.

    Also, if you EVER think you might wanna try a quick hitch, I'd replace that lightweight angle coming up to the toplink area with square tube (or two angled ones as was suggested) and keep the space between the two verticals (where the toplink pin goes) clear so a QH hook can rise into the top pin. I have a couple old implements that'll need that mod before they'll be compatible with my quick hitch.

    Just a thought... Steve

Page 1 of 4 1234 LastLast

Similar Threads

  1. Loader Toothed Blade - will it damage the FEL
    By DWeinreich in forum Kubota Owning/Operating
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 04-12-2011, 09:14 PM
  2. Kubota BX23 HST fan blade damage
    By goodhobbes in forum Parts/Repairs
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 09-27-2010, 09:01 AM
  3. Grading Box Scraper vs Box Blade vs Middle Buster
    By Tractor_Jim_CT in forum Kubota Owning/Operating
    Replies: 14
    Last Post: 03-23-2010, 03:42 PM
  4. Ballast Will upward force on bottom of ballast box damage 3pt?
    By dirt ditch in forum John Deere Owning/Operating
    Replies: 12
    Last Post: 02-05-2008, 06:32 AM
  5. Box Scraper cheep box blade or expensive box blade
    By workinallthetime in forum Attachments
    Replies: 58
    Last Post: 06-04-2007, 07:34 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
© 2014 TractorByNet.com. TractorByNet is a registered trademark of IMC Digital Universe, Inc. Other trademarks on this page are the property of their respective owners.