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    which box blade should i get for my 3520 with R4 tires? i have very rocky land i need to clear so i was thinking a 5'. Right now im between the Everything Attachments Xtreme Duty (Everything Attachments XTreme Duty 60" Box Blade For Utility Tractors With 30-70 HP) for $750 or the CountyLine from TSC (CountyLine® Box Blade, 5 ft. - Tractor Supply Online Store) for $642.

    Iknow there have been mucho threads on box blades but the consensus was to get the heaviest duty you could afford. However in this case the heavier duty blade seems to be the EA, but go figure- its lighter in weight than the Countyline!!! The countyline is 440# and the EA is 417#. All things equal i just assume save $100 and not have to wait for it or fool with shipping, however from what i can figure that solid bar supporting the blade on the EA is a stronger design..... but obviously more weight is more steel....

    what do you folks think??

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    Jason, be sure to get one with a hinged tailgate rear blade. You'll be happier with the performance in rocky soil. I don't know the specs on your tractor, but you want a BB wide enough to cover your tracks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RDrancher View Post
    Jason, be sure to get one with a hinged tailgate rear blade. You'll be happier with the performance in rocky soil. I don't know the specs on your tractor, but you want a BB wide enough to cover your tracks.
    my tractor has 37HP and tractordata says my wheelbase is 68".... so crap.... i guess im due for a 6'?? i did see some posts before by somone with a 3 series tractor like mine that 65" was better choice for rocky new england soil......



    what hinged blade would you recommend?? the hinged blades appear to be tougher to find.....

    thanks!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jason6 View Post
    my tractor has 37HP and tractordata says my wheelbase is 68".... so crap.... i guess im due for a 6'?? i did see some posts before by somone with a 3 series tractor like mine that 65" was better choice for rocky new england soil......



    what hinged blade would you recommend?? the hinged blades appear to be tougher to find.....

    thanks!!
    I would go with a 6' BB myself. I used a Bush Hog MBX72 (660LBS w/ tailgate) behind my 35 hp tractor commercially for over 2000 hours. Broke a lot of scarifier tips and bent a few shanks, but no other damage to it. Now I use a 72" Gannon BB that weighs in at 1100 lbs. It works a lot better than the BH.

    If you have a Dirt Dog dealer in your area, they are the manufacturer of Bush Hog BB's.
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    Default Re: which box blade for 3520?

    Quote Originally Posted by jason6 View Post
    my tractor has 37HP and tractordata says my wheelbase is 68".... so crap.... i guess im due for a 6'?? i did see some posts before by somone with a 3 series tractor like mine that 65" was better choice for rocky new england soil......
    The wheelbase isn't the width, that is the distance from center of the front axle to center of the rear axle. You want to look at width, or track width of the rear.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fordmantpw View Post
    The wheelbase isn't the width, that is the distance from center of the front axle to center of the rear axle. You want to look at width, or track width of the rear.
    oh! well i pulled out my tape measure and the tractor is about 56" wide..... so would a 60" be better for me then??


    Quote Originally Posted by RDrancher View Post
    I would go with a 6' BB myself. I used a Bush Hog MBX72 (660LBS w/ tailgate) behind my 35 hp tractor commercially for over 2000 hours. Broke a lot of scarifier tips and bent a few shanks, but no other damage to it. Now I use a 72" Gannon BB that weighs in at 1100 lbs. It works a lot better than the BH.

    If you have a Dirt Dog dealer in your area, they are the manufacturer of Bush Hog BB's.
    I have one DD dealer within 25 miles and he quoted me 1160+tax for a mbx60 and 1375+tax for an mbx72. is that good?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jason6 View Post
    oh! well i pulled out my tape measure and the tractor is about 56" wide..... so would a 60" be better for me then??




    I have one DD dealer within 25 miles and he quoted me 1160+tax for a mbx60 and 1375+tax for an mbx72. is that good?
    Sorry, I'm fairly new to "real" tractors, so I can't help much with your other questions.

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    Stick with a 60". Even with front wheel assist, those R4s can't give you enough all around traction to get the full benefit of a 72". But value advice has to come from someone in your area. In my experience, Northeast prices can be significantly higher than here in the mid-South.

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    Quote Originally Posted by greg_g View Post
    Stick with a 60". Even with front wheel assist, those R4s can't give you enough all around traction to get the full benefit of a 72". But value advice has to come from someone in your area. In my experience, Northeast prices can be significantly higher than here in the mid-South.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RDrancher View Post
    Maybe someone can explain it to me, but is this 37hp JD somehow less powerful than my 35hp NH? I don't get it.
    Weight is the answer here.

    There is a picture some where that shows a steam tractor in the early 1900s pulling a 40 bottom plow. It's engine was rated at 14hp. Torque and weight with the needed traction got the job done.
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