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    Quote Originally Posted by MtnViewRanch View Post
    Camshawn, IMO a 66" BB is ideal for your tractor. While many say that they use a 6 footer, how heavy is that 6 footer? A 1000lb 6 foot box is to much for your tractor IMO. Do you have your tires filled with liquid? This greatly increases the capabilities of your tractor. A heavy box will produce better grading results, but if it is heavy and wide, it could end up being to wide. There is a narrow window for what truly works the best. Most anything will work, but to get that best implement for YOUR circumstances is a little harder to get figured out.

    These make for a nice piece to have and what I often recommend.

    Good luck with your search and final decision.
    Hi Cam,

    While your tractor is waaay outa my league power and size-wise, I may have something to add.
    We have a kubota B2320, with a 48" wheel width and we bought an old, but unused Gannon Earthcavator 48" Rollover Boxblade, based partly on advice from a variety of sources, but particularly on the writings of MtnViewRanch and Ken Sweet, because by my extensive retroactive reading of the old TBN threads, they never seem to have been contradicted by facts, or by the eventual real experiences reported by the members who took their advice or even by those who didn't.

    The rollover he suggested is a larger but otherwise carbon copy of the bb we have, and it is not just well-built, it is bomb proof. We could've stood to get a little bit bigger width model in the covering our tracks better mindset, but if we had, we'd be bogging down as much as we were pulling it. Ours weighs about 450-500#, and we're already thinking about making it heavier :-). But with the control you have by virtue of doing one action a at time- ripping/scarifying with the teeth, digging/grading/moving substrate with the front facing blade, and/or smoothing/finishing/carefully dozing backwards with the rear facing blade, we are happy beyond words with its performance.

    The other reason we stayed with the narrower blade was to fit more easily between the trees on the heavily wooded portions of our property.

    JMHO and YMMV, because I'm no highenduser like the names I mentioned above, but I do continue to read, listen, practice, and learn from EVERYone on TBN.

    Thomas- thrilled to see clear signs of spring-our wood duck tenants have returned and are making babies in the pond, and we have purple crocus flowers in the lawn!

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    I use a Bush Hog SBX650, 65", 510lb box blade behind my 3215. Works great. I like the double lug bottom hitch design. Much sturdier than the single pins. With a full load of dirt, scarifiers down and any moisture in the ground I can get the loaded tires to spin. The SBX720 is only 40# heavier but with the extra volume and an additional scarifier I'm glad I went with the 650. Good luck.

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    Thanks for all the response. I will go with the 72" wide unit. Monday will be the day to see who has what in stock.
    Cam

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    Default Re: looking for box blade advice

    cam, I don't think the 72' will be a bad choice. It will be just slightly wider than your tractor on both sides. You want it wider than your tire tracks to remove all tire tracks and to let you work close up by a wall or fence without your wheels/lugs hitting wall or fence. 72" would be my choice..

    As far as horsepower, learn what it will do and fill the box accordingly.
    modify, adjust and improvise....a country boy can survive

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    Quote Originally Posted by MrChris View Post
    I use a Bush Hog SBX650, 65", 510lb box blade behind my 3215. Works great. I like the double lug bottom hitch design. Much sturdier than the single pins. With a full load of dirt, scarifiers down and any moisture in the ground I can get the loaded tires to spin. The SBX720 is only 40# heavier but with the extra volume and an additional scarifier I'm glad I went with the 650. Good luck.
    If you look closely, the rollover BB has doubled mounts as well.

    Thomas- happily tap tap tapping on my repaired Galaxy Tab

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    [QUOTE="PhysAssist;3254287"]

    If you look closely, the rollover BB has doubled mounts as well.

    Thomas[/QUOTEi]

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