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    Default Re: Best Box Blade For My Money

    Quote Originally Posted by bubbacuse77 View Post
    WOW- I'm out, not cool, to come into a forum and discount others ideas and posts then defend your way as the only way. The fella who started this forum just wanted advice on what works for others.
    I hate to see you go, I figure if there was a "best" that's what we would all have.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bubbacuse77 View Post
    WOW- I'm out, not cool, to come into a forum and discount others ideas and posts then defend your way as the only way. The fella who started this forum just wanted advice on what works for others.

    "...Saying a rollover BB negates the need for a TnT is simply not correct sir...."

    "...I don't believe what Mountain View Ranch said was, get a rollover and skip the TnT..."
    Mr. Bubbacuse,

    If I came across at all the way you are stating , I humbly and absolutely apologize to you and everyone else involved in this discussion [=me] [not you]; but I honestly felt that you were the one discounting others [me] and defending your worldview as the only correct one .

    My response to you was only intended to engage you in discussing/debating the questions you raised , but whatever ....

    ....and all I was sharing was my personal experience with one small tractor and one type of implement , not saying that my way was the only way .

    I certainly wasn't discounting anyone else's ideas or posts , just answering your criticisms of my thoughts as expressed here .

    Sorry to all ,
    Thomas

    PS: Best for me would've been a tractor a coupla sizes up with all the bells and whistles, but since our little B2320 was the biggest and best we could afford to buy, it is what we have ....

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    But after re-reading my prior posts here, I also feel that I should aplogize for being so long-winded!

    Sorry,
    Thomas

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    Default Re: Best Box Blade For My Money

    PhysAssist, do you have any remotes on your tractor? While a hydraulic top link is not really needed for use with a ROBB, having a hydraulic side link sure is nice.
    Brian
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    Default Re: Best Box Blade For My Money

    Quote Originally Posted by MtnViewRanch View Post
    PhysAssist, do you have any remotes on your tractor? While a hydraulic top link is not really needed for use with a ROBB, having a hydraulic side link sure is nice.
    Hi MtnView,

    Sorry to have taken your name in vain [if I in fact did so...] but while I know that you are a big advocate of TnT , I was also pretty sure that you don't/didn't think it was the only answer to everyone's 3-pt hitch usage .

    No I don't have any hydraulics except the FEL and 3-pt hitch .

    I'm pretty that if I had them, then I'd find myself not wanting to be without them , but.... my current funds are pretty well commited to getting flooring and electricity in our recently acquired pole garage/barn .

    Would the sidelink [for the ROBB] be useful for much besides angling the blade to create a crown in my driveway ?

    Thanks,
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    Default Re: Best Box Blade For My Money

    Quote Originally Posted by PhysAssist View Post
    Hi MtnView,

    Sorry to have taken your name in vain [if I in fact did so...] but while I know that you are a big advocate of TnT , I was also pretty sure that you don't/didn't think it was the only answer to everyone's 3-pt hitch usage .

    No I don't have any hydraulics except the FEL and 3-pt hitch .

    I'm pretty that if I had them, then I'd find myself not wanting to be without them , but.... my current funds are pretty well commited to getting flooring and electricity in our recently acquired pole garage/barn .

    Would the sidelink [for the ROBB] be useful for much besides angling the blade to create a crown in my driveway ?

    Thanks,
    Thomas
    You are correct, "TnT" is not the answer for all 3pt use. It is a huge thing IMO when it comes to about any type of grading though. Without knowing what all you use your tractor for, I can't fairly say if you would make good use of it or not.

    When I first got my 3215, it only had the single OEM remote. First thing that I put on was the hydraulic side link. For me with my ROBB, that was the T of the "TnT" that I needed the most. Like has been said, with a ROBB, there just is no need to have to adjust the top link once it is set, but I use the side tilt all the time. It all depends on what a person has for implements and what it is that they are trying to do.
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    Thanks!
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    Default Re: Best Box Blade For My Money

    after reading the the thread I would suggest a New version of the Gannon, or better yet find a used one.
    The only reason i ended up with a 76 inch high back , Gannon bb was two previous potential purchasers turned it down because it was just to heavy, and the 3 point wouldn't lift it.

    That's the beauty of the commercial Gannon/ Woods, all the extra weight helps it do its work and makes them virtually indestructible.
    With the length of your driveway and size of the proposed property, I think you would be doing yourself a disservice by not buying a unit that is up to the long term use it will probably be used for. I would look for the 76 inch or 84 inch width unit..

    Mine is the 76 inch unit and is about right for my 45 hp tractor might be a little small for the 55 hp 4x4 tractor there are probably other units as well built (the weight gives them away) most Gannons are right at a 1000# my 02 cents

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    Default Re: Best Box Blade For My Money

    Update:

    Thank you all for your input. Earlier this week I purchased a Frontier BB3284 box blade. I ended up purchasing this model for three reasons: 1. It's heavy construction 2. Hinged rear blade 3. The fact that it was able to be financed along with my new 5065E tractor and qualified for a $1500 implement credit. I think I got a pretty good blade - now I just need to learn how to use it, ha! I'm pretty decent with most equipment, but my grading experience has been limited.

    Thanks again,

    DP

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    Default Re: Best Box Blade For My Money

    Looking at cost vs function IMO:
    I have a cheap Box Blade, got it on sale for 100.00; added a real cutting blade to it and some rr iron. it works very well for me even with the cracks in it due to the thin metal. With your potential acreage, I would spend extra money and buy a HEAVY unit; if that is out of your budget a lighter one will do a nice job.
    The Top and Tilt is a AMAZING feature for your tractor. I haven't bought the "Tilt" yet, but the "Top" has increased the flexibility of all accessories. from adjusting the cut of the box blade to increasing the cut of the tiller or lifting the brush hog higher to untangle wire- a worth while upgrade.
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