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    Veteran Member theboman's Avatar
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    Default Tiller/box blade/rotary cutter

    I am looking to buy a tiller, box blade or rotary cutter immediately (if not sooner) for my B7500. I know kubota suggests 49" on the tiller and 54" on the box blade and I think 48" on the rotary cutter. The problem I keep running into is all the dealer 'round here have 5' and bigger in stock and have to order the smaller implements of distruction and nooooobody has any used attachments this size. Help me! You dealers, vendors and manufactuers give me a price with shipping to zip 41101. I maybe able to pick up within 200 miles depending on my schedule (sometimes I have to work outta town on little to no notice).
    I am interested in new/used/demo/blem/repo or to endorse equipment. http://www.theboman.com (ain't selling nothing, family safe, no popups, just addictive family fun!)
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    Default Re: Tiller/box blade/rotary cutter

    Bo
    How far are you from Kansas? I can get new the next day from 3 landpride factorys. If your half way close in might be worth the drive, but they have to be bought though a LP dealer.
    DDT


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    Veteran Member theboman's Avatar
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    Default Re: Tiller/box blade/rotary cutter

    A long ways. I live in eastern Kentucky (Ashland) on the borders of Ohio and West Virginia (Huntington).



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    Default Re: Tiller/box blade/rotary cutter

    Well I guess thats toooo far for a weekend drive to pick up equipment. I tryed to help.
    DDT


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    Default Re: Tiller/box blade/rotary cutter

    48" tiller $1156.00, 54" box blade $375.00, 48" rotary cutter $513.00 shipping $375.00 email agwholesaler@hotmail.com


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    Veteran Member theboman's Avatar
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    Default Re: Tiller/box blade/rotary cutter

    Thanks for all the info. I'm pretty and nearly sure about buying a rotary cutter first. Lots of pasture to mow off so I can see the deer walk around. I've nearly decided against the box cutter since I was told it's a lot of work just learning to use one. The tiller is lower too now because 1/2 of what I wanted to till ain't exactly as it appears, it has more concrete and rock than dirt so I'm thinking of getting several loads of dirt to cover this hard stuff so I can sew grass. Thanks!


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    Default Re: Tiller/box blade/rotary cutter

    Howdy Bo, I ain't exactly calling someone a liar B U T If you can pick and grin at the same time you can box blade. The first tractor I ever drove was almost 60 operating hours ago and I have received complements on how well I'm doing with FEL and box blade since about 10-15. I can rub my belly and pat my head at the same time but not while walking and chewing gum. I know about 10 chords on a guitar and can string about 3-4 together without hurting myself too bad or anoying the wildlife (excessively). I'm sure your dexterity equals or exceeds mine so if you got some box blading to do , GO FOR IT.

    My box blade has two cutting edges, one for going forward and one for backing up. I got the version with the hydraulic raise and lower scarifiers (ripper teeth?) so all available power could be diverted to the shields oops I mean to ripping or to scraping or if ground isn't too tough both at the same time. Next to my 6 ft super HD brush hog it is the best counter weight I have for the FEL with bucket or pallet forks. It complements the FEL with bucket so well that it is like peanut butter and jelly, much better together than either separate.

    Patrick

    P.S. Visited your site. Thanks for large print, didn't need a magnifying glass.




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    Default Re: Tiller/box blade/rotary cutter

    Yo Bo,

    I've got a B7500 with a 48" Woods boxblade plus a 48" Woods brush cutter. I would say both of them are "about right" for the B7500. When I got it, I discussed with the dealer (and others) about what size boxblade would be "correct". Most advised 48", even though kubota says it will do a 54". After boxblading some rough sections of our driveway (~~4300'), I would say that a 54" could be a tad too big. Would love to try one though.... One bit of advice on the boxblade, get the HEAVYest boxblade you can find. It's a great counter-weight, and it NEEDS to be HEAVY in order to work properly. Light boxblades are like screendoors on submarines.

    Also feel that the "technique" part of a boxblade does take some getting used to. Took me a few hours to get the hang of it. I just kept taking small bites so I wouldn't wreck anything. Before long, I started to "get it". [img]/w3tcompact/icons/smile.gif[/img]

    The GlueGuy

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    Default Re: Tiller/box blade/rotary cutter

    I'm not nearly as talented as Patrickg; barely remember the chords on the piano, forget about the guitar,[img]/w3tcompact/icons/wink.gif[/img] but, yes, the box blade takes some practice to get good with it, but you can still get a lot done with it while you're learning. I don't know how anyone gets any dirt work done without one.

    Bird

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    Default Re: Tiller/box blade/rotary cutter

    Let me add my voice to the box blade brigade. I just put my 80th hour on my tractor (JD 870). At this point I've spent about 35 hours on the backhoe, 30 on the box blade and 15 doing general FEL work (move the pile of dirt that's in the way now so it can be in the way later[img]/w3tcompact/icons/smile.gif[/img]). This weekend I spread, rough and finish graded 100 tons of stone dust on the new paddock and a steep ramp from the paddock to the pasture. There's not a chance that I could have done that in 16 hours without my trusty 5 1/2 box blade.

    Other projects have included building an alternate ramp (not so steep and on the outside of the fence). Smoothing 2 foot deep ruts out of the pasture and repairing erosion damage. I've also used it for extracting large rocks hidden in an under construction swale, but I advise being shock mounted in the seat if you are going to do that intentionally[img]/w3tcompact/icons/shocked.gif[/img]

    Yes, it does take time to learn how to use a box blade, but if you do what I did and read up on technique (here for example) you're way ahead of the game.

    For such a low cost implement it really returns value in its utility.

    Matthew


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