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    Default wood beam driveway grader spotted

    Found on CL. Not my grader.

    float, box craper, grader, custom

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    From the ad:

    "this is what i call a float, the design is mine and i custom built it. i and some other nursery men in my family use these and i desided to build another one and sell it. it works alot like box scraper, only better, its 2 4"x6"x8's with a 3/8"x1 1/2" angle embedded in the cutting edge of both beams. has a heavy steel frame that provides both strenght and the weight to dig into the ground if you want and it also has a platform to put more weight on if you need it. 25" spread between pins for lift arms. with a tractor bucket and this you can do alot, ive done slops for our yard leveled out alot of dirt and gravel. this really does work and is easy to use. come take a look at it,..."
    Last edited by bcp; 05-25-2014 at 03:06 PM.

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    Default Re: wood beam driveway grader spotted

    $600 would go a long way toward a factory built, much heavier duty Land Plane.

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    Default Re: wood beam driveway grader spotted

    bcp, I gotta tell you, you need to so some serious spelling review. This is a SCRAPER. And STRENGTH is what it has. And we won't even go near starting sentences with a capital letter... or other lack of capitals. Guess I'm a little offended that you used TBN to advertise world wide for an item which clearly is already your personal item. And, if not your personal item, am wondering why you bothered to put on TBN.
    Joy is having the tools you need and needing the tools you have!

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    Default Re: wood beam driveway grader spotted

    Quote Originally Posted by texasjohn View Post
    bcp, I gotta tell you, you need to so some serious spelling review. This is a SCRAPER. And STRENGTH is what it has. And we won't even go near starting sentences with a capital letter... or other lack of capitals. Guess I'm a little offended that you used TBN to advertise world wide for an item which clearly is already your personal item. And, if not your personal item, am wondering why you bothered to put on TBN.

    texasjohn,
    LIGHTEN UP, did you notice your spelling error in your first sentence?
    I doubt this is bcp's scraper and would assume he posted these pictures because a lot of people on the forum seem to be interested in these drags. The text is pasted from the ad so that isn't bcp's either.

    In the past without enough resources to do better I have used a tree top, piece of fence, and various steel framed gates to drag and smooth with. None of this stuff works as well as a land plane or box scraper. BTDT.

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    Default Re: wood beam driveway grader spotted

    Last place in the internet I thought I would see a grammar cop. Then to insinuate that a well respected, tenured member was trying something shady is incredible.
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    Grammar police and spell checkers are compensating for something. Drag an idiot down to your level and have a beer with them.

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    Default Re: wood beam driveway grader spotted

    Quote Originally Posted by number9L View Post
    $600 would go a long way toward a factory built, much heavier duty Land Plane.

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    I agree and would add that $600 would just about pay for materials on a good 6' land plane build. I did get a kick out of the pictures, redneck engineering at its finest.

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    Default Re: wood beam driveway grader spotted

    Quote Originally Posted by bcp View Post
    On CL:

    float, box craper, grader, custom

    -00f0f_kmqdvxiy1cj_600x450-jpg -00u0u_ij098f39ufq_600x450-jpg -00t0t_95izqnbdngw_600x450-jpg

    "this is what i call a float, the design is mine and i custom built it. i and some other nursery men in my family use these and i desided to build another one and sell it. it works alot like box scraper, only better, its 2 4"x6"x8's with a 3/8"x1 1/2" angle embedded in the cutting edge of both beams. has a heavy steel frame that provides both strenght and the weight to dig into the ground if you want and it also has a platform to put more weight on if you need it. 25" spread between pins for lift arms. with a tractor bucket and this you can do alot, ive done slops for our yard leveled out alot of dirt and gravel. this really does work and is easy to use. come take a look at it,..."
    bcp thanks for the Craigslist link even if the float designer can not spell. I can see how it would be handy in a nursery setting.

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    Default Re: wood beam driveway grader spotted

    Quote Originally Posted by texasjohn View Post
    bcp, I gotta tell you, you need to so some serious spelling review. This is a SCRAPER. And STRENGTH is what it has. And we won't even go near starting sentences with a capital letter... or other lack of capitals. Guess I'm a little offended that you used TBN to advertise world wide for an item which clearly is already your personal item. And, if not your personal item, am wondering why you bothered to put on TBN.
    texasjohn, I gotta tell you, you need a serious reading comprehension review.

    I think a sincere apology is in order...

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    Default Re: wood beam driveway grader spotted

    Not offended. I just got a chuckle out of the comments.

    I thought it was in interesting variation on the "2-beam" scraper design. Many early farm implements used to be all wood, then later wood reinforced with steel, like this one.

    Do a Google image search for "King road drag" to see a very effective angled "2-beam" wooden scraper with a steel edge.

    I've been thinking about a wooden road drag, just because I like working with wood in the age of steel implements.

    Bruce

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    Default Re: wood beam driveway grader spotted

    We maintained a dirt road for 10 years with a similar drag idea.
    Our design had 3 scrapers, made from 6 x 6's with steel cutting edges.
    We pulled with an old Willis jeep and used tires in line with the pull chains in order to absorb the shocks.
    With 3 'blades', one scalping the bumps and the other 2 evened things out. (no wooppee doos)
    We had discovered that 2 blades would retain the ups and downs while 3 really evened the road just fine.

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