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    8350 valmet with 980SL FEL duels had a 150 Hp deutz just sold it 10 NOV 01

    Default HOW MUCH IS TO MUCH?

    Hi Guys
    hey i'm looking at a back blade for doing the drive and fixing track's ,ok here's what i want to know this one is rated at 90hp but i've got 150Hp it's a bout 1200Lb and 8 food blade on it .keep in mind i have a big loader on my tractor so i'll use that to push bigger hills and stuff out of the way all the blade will be doing forming the loose dirt.any ideas ? if i go up to the top of the line it's about USD2000 more and i don't do that much work to cover that.
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    Default Re: HOW MUCH IS TO MUCH?

    JD Kid, I don't see a problem with using the blade you're talking about, for the kind of work you're talking about. Of course, around here if you take an implement rated for 90hp and use it behind a 150hp tractor and something breaks, and the manufacturer knows you were using the bigger tractor, it might not be covered by warranty. So as I see it, the question is, "Could you do the work you intend to do with that blade if it were on a 90hp or less tractor." If you don't put any more strain on it than you could with a 90hp tractor, no problem. Just my opinion, of course.[img]/w3tcompact/icons/smile.gif[/img]

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    Default Re: HOW MUCH IS TO MUCH?

    jkid,

    Somewhere on this board there is some information about a Grademaster grader blade, actually it has two blades and comes in a heavy commercial version that is about 6 ft x 6 ft for US $1500, and is avaiable up to 10 or 12 feet. It is rated for Cat III and really heavy duty. I am going to get one because I can't grade a road worth a flip with a boxblade. Search the site and I believe there are a couple of similar units that have a url listed so you can see it. My dealer does NOT recommend a boxblade that is not rated for the HP of the tractor. Says just too much trouble. It is not heavy enough for the HP and not built heavy enough to hold up. I think he is right, but the lower cost implements are ok if you are careful with them. I know, I replaced $150 worth of tiller tines because my tiller is not up to the tractor HP, but I set the slip clutch and go to work with it. Someday I will get a better one. [img]/w3tcompact/icons/smile.gif[/img]


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    Default Re: HOW MUCH IS TO MUCH?

    Here is a url http://www.roadboss.com/I think this might be one of the graders Wen is refering too.


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    Default Re: HOW MUCH IS TO MUCH?

    jdkid,
    I agree with Bird. If you break it or bend it it's your fault. If you use it within its limitations it should not be a problem. Heck, even if you break it I would think that a good welder could repair?


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    8350 valmet with 980SL FEL duels had a 150 Hp deutz just sold it 10 NOV 01

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    Hi bird
    yep i'll go with that if i bend it or snap it cos's of the Hp i'm running i know there is only one person who's ***** i'll be kickin'most of the work would be done at under 1/2 rated rpm but like ya saying if the manufacturer has a way out if i put more Hp then there rating .as for doing the work i could do it with 40-50 Hp but with only haveing one tractor i can't pick another one for that job
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    Default Re: HOW MUCH IS TO MUCH?

    Yeah, JD, big heavy duty implements are nice, but for lighter work and the cost difference, I don't mind buying the light duty stuff sometimes.

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    8350 valmet with 980SL FEL duels had a 150 Hp deutz just sold it 10 NOV 01

    Default Re: HOW MUCH IS TO MUCH?

    Hi Bird
    i had a look on the net to find a blade like the one i'm talkin about but the one's i have found so far are all around 300Lb .yep (i'll go on record of saying this )sometimes smaller is better but ya use what ya got and with only haveing 150Hp i get landed in the heavy duty kind of gear (but i have dug the veg garden with the bucket )
    cya
    JD Kid


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