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    Hi,

    I have a Massey 135 that I'd like to get working. I have a long gravel drive that I'd like to freshen up and some grassy area with ruts and high spots that I wish to break up and flatten out. I've purchased a GILL 8' blade at a good price and wonder what size would best suit the 135. The price was right and the option to cut the 8'er down would be available to me. With the 8'er at 45deg I would about match my track width of 6'.
    Thanks

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    Default Re: Rear blade sizing

    I think for a 135 you would want a 7' blade.
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    That is how I would size it, maybe slightly wider. I'd make sure I cover my tracks while at the max angle I would be using. If I had a landscape rake, I would go wider yet.

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    Default Re: Rear blade sizing

    Give it a go the way it is. No harm done. Try it before you cut it. Its easier to cut than to add!
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    Give it a try. You will soon find out if it needs cut down.

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    Sounds good, I was looking for a 7' blade but all the ones I found were puny until I saw this CAT1/2 beast. The others looked like if you backed up into anything they would fold. The tractor lift arms are the sacrifical item with this blade. Hmm... There is also a place for a hydraulic angle ram which would be a great option if I installed a valve on the tractor.

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    PICTURE????
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    Default Re: Rear blade sizing

    As others said... that size good for ditching.

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    1) Measure your rear tires, outside sidewall to outside sidewall.
    Multiply by 1.4.
    This is how wide you will need the blade to cover your wheels with it set at 45 degrees.

    2) Measure your rear tires, outside sidewall to outside sidewall.
    Multiply by 1.15.
    This is how wide you will need the blade to cover your wheels with it set at 30 degrees.

    3) Determine if you need 45 or 30 degree operation.

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    That puts me at 7-8' at 30 and 45deg. Looks like the 8'er will be a good start. Thanks for the input.

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