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    Gentlemen:

    I decided to purchase a small scraper for my kubota L5030. This would allow me to do jobs around the property where room to operate was limited. My 7' box blade did a great job as long as my expectations for high production were low.

    A couple of weeks ago I had a chance to test the new small scraper before the snow came. I was blown away by how fast I could move >100 cubic yards of material. The scraper worked flawlessly and proved to be a time saving investment.

    I thought I would give you the website address if your interested. I appreciate the people who use this website (TBN) to give product reports, I thought I would do the same.

    http://www.hoelscherinc.com/prod_dbscraper.htm

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    Nice tool. [img]/forums/images/graemlins/cool.gif[/img]
    What size did you get?
    Are there any pictures of you using it?

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    Default Re: The Best Dirt Moving Attachment - FOUND

    Ron: I got the DB6 and I measured several loads to determine the capacity and it averaged 1.5 cubic yard per load. I'm sorry, I didn't take any pictures and even if I did I have been unable to attach any pictures because of the limiting bytes I'm alloted. My digital camera may be set at too high a resolution or its operator error on my part.

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    Default Re: The Best Dirt Moving Attachment - FOUND

    I've been eyeing up the Hoelscher attachments for awhile- both the scrapers and the (TL) roller. They certainly look interesting, although tough to cost-justify for personal use. I'd be very interested in your experiences with your scraper.

    Where did you end up buying?

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    Took a couple of minutes and downloaded video of the DB in use. Sure made the <font color="green"> JD</font> tractor spin its tires while filling.

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    Default Re: The Best Dirt Moving Attachment - FOUND

    Tim: I thought the scraper would have a tough time with hard clay ground but do to the angle of the cutting blade and the frost teeth, it had no problem. I only wish I had it last summer when I had several of these project that seemed to take forever.

    Concerning where I purchased the scraper, it was from a John Deere dealership in Ohio. I have a local dealer here in WV that saw my scraper in action and decided to handle the line. He told me that he would sale them at 10% below list for the first year to get the line established. Let me know if your interested and I can give you his number or email address. I had mine directed shipped to my farm which saved me a long drive. If I were you, I would do the same if you can have it unloaded at a dock somewhere. As far as assembly all I had to do was turn the toungue around and I was ready to go. Hope this helps.

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    WVBartMan:

    How do you think it would do cutting sod?

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    Bart

    If you don't mind me asking, what does the size you bought cost? Also do you think a TN75 with 16.9 x 30 R1's could pull it ok?

    thanks Andy

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    Holzster: My project required me to remove the sod cover and the frost teeth had no problem cutting through it. Your soil may be different than mine (hard clay). I had the same thought at first but I always knew I could use my FEL to make the first cut to get the teeth below the sod and then allow the scraper to slice through it. Thankfully it wasn't necessary, the scraper went right through it. The angle of the scraper teeth is quite a bit different than a box blade and it tends to slice more effeciently than the box scrape requiring less horsepower to load.

    The one thing I do to heap the scraper is to "plant it" right before lifting causing the scraper to dig in hard and push the dirt high in the belly of the scraper resulting in a heaped load. The video shows the operator doing this and once you get used to it you can really fly while loading, transporting and dumping, much faster than the video.

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    Andy: The list price for the DB6 (the largest) is $4,725 not including freight. We now have a local dealer selling them for 10% below list and will direct ship if you have access to a loading dock for unloading.

    The TN75 won't even know it's behind it. I pull it with a 53 hp kubota with no problem.

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