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  1. #21
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    Default Re: how not to make whoop-de-doos with a box blade

    <font color=blue>but my TC29D doesn't have the hydraulics</font color=blue>

    I can't imagine that a TC29 wouldn't have the hydraulics. The ones you have might need to be extended, but it surely has it. You would hook it to the power beyond ports.

    <font color=blue>what is T&T?</font color=blue>

    AKA Top & Tilt or Tip & Tilt. Replaces the manual top and (at least) one side link with hydraulic cylinders. Worth it's weight in gold, or maybe more. [img]/w3tcompact/icons/smile.gif[/img]

    You can get a T&T kit from Gearmore. That's where I got it for my B7500. Includes cylinders, hoses, mounting bracket for the spoolvalve, etc.



    The GlueGuy

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    Default Re: how not to make whoop-de-doos with a box blade

    <font color=blue>Wife tells me we got 1/500 of an inch today</font color=blue>

    Man! I'd like to see that tiny gage that can read in 500ths of an inch. [img]/w3tcompact/icons/shocked.gif[/img]

    No slack here.[img]/w3tcompact/icons/wink.gif[/img] I'm guessing you meant to say a larger amount. 1/500" is just a good dew, Peter.


    JimI

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    Default Re: how not to make whoop-de-doos with a box blade

    I drool over the hydraulic top link too. ....

    As for the whopp de doos, I also found that after you bounce up and down on the area for a while you finally get it just smooth enough that the tractor quits bucking, then it gets a lot easier.

    Alan L., TX

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    John Deere Model 670

    Default Re: how not to make whoop-de-doos with a box blade

    I had exactly the same experience when I was trying to distribute dirt and flatten out a section of lawn. In my case, the whoop-de-doos got bigger and bigger and who needs speed traps in your lawn. I finally used the blade to distribute the dirt as best I could and then I attached a chain harrow on the back and went around and around and back and forth and around and around and back and forth--first one direction, then another and FINALLY IT LOOKED GOOD! Since then, I have acquired a box blade and I'm hoping that the next section I do won't be so tedious.


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    Default Re: how not to make whoop-de-doos with a box blade

    I had good success this weekend smoothing our future driveway with my box blade. I cranked the top link waaay out so the front blade was about an inch higher than the back. I went veerrryyyy slowly and I had my lower arms set for lateral float. This combo seemed to work quite well for taking down the high spots and filling in the low. My soil was about perfect too, pretty sandy and just the right moisture to cut well and still flow easily. It seemed to work best when the box got pretty full. I tried doing the same in an open part of our field that still has vegetation growing and the results were much worse. The grass and roots prevented the dirt from flowing. I'll have to try that area again after chewing it up with the scarifiers [img]/w3tcompact/icons/smile.gif[/img]


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