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    Default Re: How large LPGS for my 2720?

    Quote Originally Posted by IXLR8 View Post
    I need a LPGS for our 3/4 mile long dirt road. I found a kubota dealer 15 miles away from me that rents 3pt equipment, I can rent LPGS from them for $50/day. A bit of a hassle to rent sometimes as it is out for rent often, but I can rent it for a lot of years before I spent the money to buy one.
    While this is true, you have the cost and time to pick it up and to return it, and what is the convenience worth to be able to use it when ever you need-want to.

    Renting is fine if it fits a persons wants and needs. Surprised that you own so much equipment if you don't mind renting things. You could rent for a long time for what your investment is in all of your equipment.
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    Default Re: How large LPGS for my 2720?

    Quote Originally Posted by IXLR8 View Post
    I need a LPGS for our 3/4 mile long dirt road. I found a kubota dealer 15 miles away from me that rents 3pt equipment, I can rent LPGS from them for $50/day. A bit of a hassle to rent sometimes as it is out for rent often, but I can rent it for a lot of years before I spent the money to buy one.
    That is a good point, but like MtnViewRanch mentioned, you have the hassles of getting it, fuel to get it, bring it home, take it back, etc. I figure I would use mine roughly 4 days a year (I like to keep the grass out of my drive, so figuring roughly once a quarter), so that's $200 / year. Add in tax and fuel, it's probably another $50 / year, so 4-5 years and it's paid off. And I don't have to borrow a trailer to get it, or deal with the hassles of it all.

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    Default Re: How large LPGS for my 2720?

    Quote Originally Posted by jenkinsph View Post
    I built this 48" for about $400 with new grader blades included. If you can weld or have a friend that can help this was an easy build. This is a load for my x749 but would be perfect for a 2000 series Deere.
    Question: do the cutting edges hang below the skids, and if so, how much? I'm looking for some plans to make one, and what I have found doesn't show how the cutting edge sits relative to the skids.

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    Default Re: How large LPGS for my 2720?

    I have the LP GS1560 and it works great on my B7610. It is one of my favorite tools to use. On the GS1560, the cutting edges do hang below the skids, and they are also adjustable for both depth and angle. I believe mine is hanging down either a 1/4" or 1/2". Can't remember what I adjusted it to.

    In terms of renting, you can make that argument about cost for every piece of equipment I own. But my time, convenience and hassles of dealing with Rental hours are more valuable than renting. Using the LPGS for example. After this past winter, I fixed the driveway and put it away. 2 weeks ago we had some T-Storms which wrecked havoc on the driveway. I swaped out the winch for the LPGS and in 45 minutes had a new driveway. I was actually going to put the winch back on this week, but we again got real heavy rains that washed out part of the driveway. Renting would be such a hassel.
    The pictures are from when I bought the land plane in 2012.

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    Default Re: How large LPGS for my 2720?

    Depth of cutting edge is a good question.
    - On box blades, the edge generally is 3/4" lower than the sides but the side are designed for containing the material rather than cutting depth control.
    - Before building mine, I asked around & couldn't get a definitive answer. So I made mine adjustable in 1/4" increments going from level with the bottom of the skids to 1".
    . - For general smoothing, level works great.
    . - 1/4" below cuts enough material to fill most holes. However if you have very deep pot holes, you have to makes sure there is enough fine particles & sometimes will need to cut them out

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    Default Re: How large LPGS for my 2720?

    Quote Originally Posted by fordmantpw View Post
    Question: do the cutting edges hang below the skids, and if so, how much? I'm looking for some plans to make one, and what I have found doesn't show how the cutting edge sits relative to the skids.

    My blades are set flush and still cut aggressively. Anywhere from 1/2" above to 3/4" below will work in most cases.

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    Default Re: How large LPGS for my 2720?

    Thanks for the help everyone! Looks like I need a 5'. Now to do the research on build vs. buy.

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    Default Re: How large LPGS for my 2720?

    Just wanted to get everyone's thoughts on the GRB60 from Dirt Dog. I'm close to pulling the trigger, but wanted to get some thoughts from folks 'in the know' before I order it.

    http://dirtdogmfg.com/system/manuals...pdf?1377856111

    They actually make the LPGS for Bush Hog and this is the same model that Bush Hog sells, only with one more scarifier shank. Other than that, they are identical. I can get this one for $200 less than the Bush Hog and $240 less than the Land Pride. The only difference I'm seeing from the Land Pride is that the Dirt Dog does not have adjustable cutting edges. Does anyone see that as being an issue?

    Thanks again for all of the help!

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    Default Re: How large LPGS for my 2720?

    I believe that you will be happy with the unit. I would not worry about the none adjustable cutting edge. Be sure to get it the color that you prefer, 5 colors to choose from.

    Working pictures once you get it please.
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    Default Re: How large LPGS for my 2720?

    Thanks Brian!

    It has to be green to match my JD! Even though none of my other implements are.

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