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    Super Member RobS's Avatar
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    Default Re: Box scraper basics

    <font color=blue>My conclusion is that their usage is obvious and requires no explanation.</font color=blue>

    To paraphrase one of my sons favorite books (Farm Days, by William Wegman): You just go... and go, and go, and go, and go, go, go, go...


  2. #22
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    Default Re: Box scraper basics

    One of the good things about having a little tractor like my kubota B6100 is that I can easily reach the top link from the seat while moving to make those fine adjustments (going to be turned around looking back there anyhow).

    Unfortunately, the B6100 does not have position control and adjusting the height of the 3ph is real trial and error. The concept of a "fine adjustment" is unknown.

    Still, I have accepted the challenge of making my box scraper more useful than just a counterweight for my FEL and threads such as this one are a big help.


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    Default Re: Box scraper basics


    You guys are just great!

    I was so flummoxed (technical term[img]/w3tcompact/icons/smile.gif[/img]) and confused about how to use the box blade when I first started. I really still am (flummoxed that is).

    I will tell you something though. I can see how you would use one effectively without T&T, but it sure wouldn't be as easy as with T&T.

    Also, the concept of hinging the rear blade is <font color=blue>SO</font color=blue> confusing to me! For me, the fixed rear blade has become the "modulator" for the front blade. I control how deep the front blade goes by supporting the rear blade on the surface. Riding the front blade above a flat surface 1/2" or so (by supporting it with the back blade) seems to limit "how much" you trim off an uneven surface.

    When I get more experience, I can see myself writing something up about this (with pictures and arrows)...

    The GlueGuy

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    Default Re: Box scraper basics

    Just to correct something Del said here: Gannon was bought by Woods, not Landpride. Woods now owns Gannon, Gill, and Harley (power rakes). Woods continues to market and sell all these lines, for example, you can buy a "Woods" boxscraper, a "Gill" boxscraper, or a "Gannon" boxscraper. The rollover box that Woods now markets is a Gill.


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    Default Re: Box scraper basics

    Harv, the pictures I had seen before of your box blade made it look just like my Howse, except for color. Maybe we know why the different color now.[img]/w3tcompact/icons/wink.gif[/img] Mine doesn't have the hinged blade. It's fixed at about the same angle to the rear as the front blade is fixed forward. And I've bought 3 different brands of box blades and I've never seen any documentation or instructions with any of them. Of course, I think any of them are quite valuable and can get a lot done with them, but you don't want to try the hydraulic tip 'n tilt unless you intend to always have one, 'cause once you try it you won't want to be without it.[img]/w3tcompact/icons/laugh.gif[/img] I've sure been using mine today.

    Bird

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    Default Re: Box scraper basics

    Bird, mine's red and also has the hinged back. The Howse web site lists them both ways. I added pins on mine so I can pin the rear blade out of the way; then you can smooth by backing with the front blade. I haven't decided where to put the pins to hold the rear blade down.

    Howse Box Blades



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    Default Re: Box scraper basics

    OK, Dave, so I still don't know why Harv's box blade is yellow and ours is red. So, where's the extra weight in the "hinged back" blades? According to their web site, in the 5' size, the hinged back is 76# heavier.

    Bird

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    Default Re: Box scraper basics

    Bird...
    I don't know why but CT Farm and Country here has both red and yellow Hoswe box scapers. I looked at them very closely when I was looking to buy a scraper and the only difference I saw in the two was the color.

    The extra weight on the hinged back model comes from the plate that the rear blade is bolted to. On the solid back models, there's one piece of angle iron for both front and rear blades to share. The hinged model has a seperate plate for the rear blade.


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    Default Re: Box scraper basics

    <font color=blue>You just go... and go, and go, and go, and go, go, go, go...</font color=blue>

    ...Sounds like the "Everyready Battery Rabbit"....




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    Default Re: Box scraper basics

    MarkV, I certainly agree with you about the value of a box blade. Although I do have T&T on this tractor, I didn't on the previous one and the same still applies. I thought I'd only attach the box blade on rare occassions when I bought the tractor. I mentioned in a post the other day that I'm either taking the box blade off, or putting it back on. I use it almost every time I use the tractor for something or other. Good tool. Just takes practice!

    Larry...

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