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    Default Lookin for good blades(at a good price)

    I've been scanning through CL and sale bills on Green Acres
    Can anyone tell me about a 60-08 3pt bush hog
    Are they HD or light duty?
    Bush hog no longer shows them on their site.


    Thanks for any insight.
    Or if you run across a nice blade for sale (used)
    Let it be known

    Thanks again
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    Default Re: Lookin for good blades(at a good price)

    I don't know anything about that model but I would find out the weight of the blade...
    I have a Woods 5' box blade that is considered medium duty and it weighs in @ 550#...
    I guess that you could figure that @ 110# per foot of box blade...
    Back many years ago my dad brought home from the tractor implement dealership that he worked at an 8' Rhino blade that I would consider heavy duty...
    The new ones listed on Rhino's web page lists the 8' blade weighing in @ 827#...
    I would assume that if you used 100# per foot as a rule of thumb for a rear blade it would be considered heavy duty with that figure being also applicable for box blades in the medium duty category...

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    Default Re: Lookin for good blades(at a good price)

    I think the 60 refers to the 2wd PTO HP rating of the blade. It will be less for 4wd. The 08 is size, i.e. 8 foot. It looks very similar to the current 70-08. It might be they dropped it as they had too many models with 50, 60 and 70 series or they just rerated it to the 70 series. Weight should be in the mid 500lb range, approx 550lbs plus or minus.
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    Default Re: Lookin for good blades(at a good price)

    Just my , assuming that you are going to be using this blade behind your 5530 and not some other tractor. If you are going to work the blade and not just do fluff type work, DO NOT get anything less than 100lbs per foot. It will end up bending and you will need to get a heavy duty blade anyway. This I know from first hand experience and being nieve and trusting the dealer. $1000 mistake that was. I bent the blade THE FIRST time that I used it, not bad, but bent it. I used it for 2 more years before I could afford to get a good one. The killer of this whole debacle was that I had questioned the dealer about the strength of it to start with and was told that it was plenty of blade for my tractor. When I sent them pictures of the moldboard being actually pushed backwards and the guide plate being bent, I was told that I had abused the implement and that there would be no warranty for it. This was a 680lb Mid West rear blade. What I would now consider a decent medium duty blade. Problem was I was using it behind a 9300lb tractor and it was just to much for that blade.

    Here's a pic of the Mid West blade and my Land Pride 45 series.
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    Default Re: Lookin for good blades(at a good price)

    Brian, maybe for a few more pennies(just for shipping ya know) maybe you could ship that blade w/ the Tnt. Wadoya think?
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    Default Re: Lookin for good blades(at a good price)

    Quote Originally Posted by EMB5530 View Post
    Brian, maybe for a few more pennies(just for shipping ya know) maybe you could ship that blade w/ the Tnt. Wadoya think?
    Imagine a pretty much flat piece of 5/16" plate that had a 6" channel iron welded to it and then bent backwards a few inches. That would be a closer picture of what it is now than if I tried to explain how the curve of the blade is now not so curved and the 8' length is not straight, but bends backwards.

    No I am going to use the hitch and beam to make a "killer landscape rake". I churroed my original landscape rake, then made a new tine bar that would not bend, so then the cat 1 hitch was the next weak point and proceeded to bend. That 1/4" material just does not work well behind a heavy tractor. when I get this one done, it will have hydraulic offset and angle. Any tilt needed will be with the Top & Tilt set that I have on each tractor. Take a look at the tube on the rake. That is a 7"x 4" tube with 3/8" wall. It has channel fastened to it that holds all the tines. When I'm done with this, it should weight between 700 & 800lbs. I will be sure to have pics up when I do it.
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    Default Re: Lookin for good blades(at a good price)

    Brian,
    If it were me I would rather have a row of S tine cultivators with the narrow feet on about 4" to 6" spacings. Would be good for raking heavier devris yet still allow most of the dirt to pass through. Then a standard landscape rake with less overall weight could perform clean up.

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