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    Elite Member Ken45101's Avatar
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    Default Re: Box blade recommendations? Weight?

    There are different designs for box blades but weight is a good comparison between the name brand manufacturers.

    Beware of fancy names. I was just noticing that EA's "extreme super duty" is made of the same thickness steel as my Bush Hog medium duty box blade.

    The top manufactures (Bush Hog, Woods, Landpride) generally have three levels of implements and their naming is fairly clear.

    Definitely go with something slightly wider than your tractor tire width. That allows you to get to edges that otherwise wouldn't be accessible.

    Also, more weight usually means that it will cut into the ground easier.

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    Default Re: Box blade recommendations? Weight?

    The owners manual that came with my kubota has a table showing recommended maximum size and weight for most common attachments. Your's probably does too.

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    Default Re: Box blade recommendations? Weight?

    Always go wider than your rear tires and IMO most all cheap to medium priced box blades are all about the same give or take.
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    Default Re: Box blade recommendations? Weight?

    Most of the Frontier(JD) are made by Woods and much better built than the real low end box blades and reasonable in price. I know that sounds strange but I bought from a JD dealer because I didn't have to pay shipping to bring it in on a special order. The Woods dealer could get the identical blade but would have needed about $250 extra for shipping cause they didn't have it in stock from a larger order. Look for 3/8" side plates and you should see a lot better built box blade. To save $250+ I can live with green paint. LoL

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    Default Re: Box blade recommendations? Weight?

    Quote Originally Posted by Kenneth in Texas View Post
    Always go wider than your rear tires and IMO most all cheap to medium priced box blades are all about the same give or take.
    No. The lightweight stuff at TSC is limited to 30-35 hp (as is many light duty blades). Look at the major manufacturers (Woods, Bush Hog, Landpride, etc.) and their medium duty units are rated for 50-60 hp tractors.

    When I started out and didn't know better (and before TSC put hp ratings on their stuff), I was a frequent customer at the local weld shop even with a 43 hp tractor. I haven't been there since I started buying medium duty attachments from the major manufacturers.

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    Default Re: Box blade recommendations? Weight?

    I just picked up a Cammond 66" 2C2 weighing in at 760# with the mechanical ripper shanks.
    It has a hinged back blade and it's painted kubota orange. $1426 shipped to the freight terminal.
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    Default Re: Box blade recommendations? Weight?

    I've done a bit more digging on blades I could pickup locally (no shipping time or $$$ to worry about) & could use a bit more advice. Or at least some confirmation.

    Priefert 72"
    452lbs
    $759 (If the 1 in stock is still there on Friday its 15% off... $645 I think)

    King Kutter BB-72-YK (Professional standard 72" I think)
    Weight unknown
    $770
    (King Kutter BB-G-72 is 500lbs & $983 on ETA, same blade I think)

    Brush Hog 72" (think it was a SBX)
    550lbs
    $1,100

    Land Pride or Pioneer
    Over 500lbs
    Over $1,300 (The green & orange dealers just want too much for their paint job I think)

    Brush Hog 72" rollover
    $2,200 (out of my range)

    Would the King Kutter likely best bang for the buck? At the moment I'm leaning towards the King Kutter, the hitch on it looks a bit beefier & I think is a t least 50lbs more than the cheaper Priefert. I could swing the price of the Brush Hog, if it was worth it, but my budget wouldn't like me as much. Or would one of the other (non-rollover) blades be worth the extra cash?

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    Default Re: Box blade recommendations? Weight?

    What is the maximum size and weight for your tractor according to the owner's manual?

    I have the Bush Hog MBX-72, the medium duty model and I have been happy with it. It's 640 pounds and the end plates are 3/8" steel. I'm pulling it with an M5040 (50 hp). It may be beyond the ratings of your tractor. For your tractor (30 hp?), the lighter duty units would probably be okay. Note, the SBX-72 is only rated for 35 hp on a 4wd tractor.

    The KK may be okay for your size tractor but personally I would stay away from them since that's what TSC used to carry and that stuff never held up for me (but it was on a 39 hp 2wd tractor.)

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    Default Re: Box blade recommendations? Weight?

    The heavier the better that your implement will work. Without knowing exactly your uses and how much use it will see, It's only a guess for us to say what is the best unit for you and your budget. A lot of the time in these situations it is better to go middle of the road, so the Brush Hog SBX maybe?
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    Default Re: Box blade recommendations? Weight?

    I think you'd get more accomplished with a 66", especially if your tractor is only 60" wide.
    With a heavy or wide box, what happens when it fills with dirt? Wheels spinnin....

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