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    Default Re: Offset Attachment Adapter

    Hi Would it not be safer to make a removable plate on the rear of the right side to allow gravel to fall on edge of lane , keeping the scraper pulling even & not twist you into the ditch. JMHO The offset would be great for mowing though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 8n Bruce View Post
    Hi Would it not be safer to make a removable plate on the rear of the right side to allow gravel to fall on edge of lane , keeping the scraper pulling even & not twist you into the ditch. JMHO The offset would be great for mowing though.
    In my case, having the side skirt in place is actually desirable because it would help to prevent gravel from going into the ditch line. The box blade would be slightly tilted so only a small portion of it's cutting edge would be in contact with the shoulder of the road, forcing material to build up within the box blade and gradually spilling out onto the traveled portion of the road surface.

    One would definitely have to be very careful not to try and take too big of a bite, or they would risk having the box blade effectively act as an anchor, thus twisting the tractor into the ditch. This risk could be mitigated by keeping the box blade tilted and the top link adjusted (longer) so that the cutting edge just barely cuts the surface.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MasseyWV View Post
    One would definitely have to be very careful not to try and take too big of a bite, or they would risk having the box blade effectively act as an anchor, thus twisting the tractor into the ditch. This risk could be mitigated by keeping the box blade tilted and the top link adjusted (longer) so that the cutting edge just barely cuts the surface.


    Have you considered getting a wider box blade? Just go 2' wider than what you have now.

    I found an 8' on craigslist for $350 (because it was bent), straightened it out, and use it a lot.

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    With all these attachment sellers and manufacturers who frequent TBN, you'd think one of them would chime in. Regardless, I have a few ideas that I'm tempted to create virtual 3d models of, and if that works out I may even locate someone who is willing to build me a prototype. Many people may think I'm nuts, but I strongly believe it's a good idea that merits further exploration.

    Quote Originally Posted by Xfaxman View Post
    Have you considered getting a wider box blade? Just go 2' wider than what you have now.

    I found an 8' on craigslist for $350 (because it was bent), straightened it out, and use it a lot.
    One could get a wider box blade, but my 6 foot box blade is the perfect width for my Massey 135 tractor 99% of the time. Plus, buying another implement would negate the benefits of having an offset adapter, especially if it were adjustable. Besides, if I were to buy another implement I would simply buy an adjustable offset scraper blade.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Xfaxman View Post
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    Have you considered getting a wider box blade? Just go 2' wider than what you have now.

    I found an 8' on craigslist for $350 (because it was bent), straightened it out, and use it a lot.
    I was going to make the same suggestion, but I was too late. I just happened upon this thread. Besy wishes Massey WV.
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    Default Re: Offset Attachment Adapter

    You may gain enough offset to be useful by adjusting your lower link stabilizers to swing the arms as far as possible to one side.

    Or:

    Make a frame like this skid steer 3-point adapter, but make the top attachment slide like the bottom ones.

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    I think it is a good idea, I was responding to your request for "thoughts or suggestions".

    AEBI put one on their front 3 point, for mowers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bcp View Post
    Make a frame like this skid steer 3-point adapter, but make the top attachment slide like the bottom ones.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Xfaxman View Post
    AEBI put one on their front 3 point, for mowers.

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    These are very similar to what I was thinking. One could make a sturdy frame with two parts that slid on or against each other with the ability to lock them together. All one would have to to is unlock the frame slide mechanism, then raise the three point hitch and give the implement a good kick to slide it into a new position. Alternatively, some sort of mechanical or hydraulic slide movement mechanism could be used.

    The second image closely resembles an idea I was playing with in my mind. BTW: That tractor (???) looks like it would be one handy little machine to have around the house.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MasseyWV View Post

    The second image closely resembles an idea I was playing with in my mind. BTW: That tractor (???) looks like it would be one handy little machine to have around the house.


    Saw it on eBay, never heard of it before. Made in Switzerland, 4WD and 4 wheel steer, like my Toolcat 5610.

    They make some big ones also. Aebi Tractors front rear implement carrier steep slopes land care

    Keep us posted on your OAA.

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