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    Default BOX BLADE :: PHOTO comparision of brands

    There have been lots of questions about Box Blades lately and the lovely Mrs_Bob asked me to go to town yesterday so I made a couple stops on my way home at a couple dealerships to do a little photo comparision of Box Blades.

    ALL OF THE BOX BLADES are manual adjustment blades, I didn't want to include any that have hydraulic control for the scarifiers because that is a differnet class of blades.

    I took 3 pictures of each, I tried to show a front picture, a side picture and a detail picture of how the scarifiers adjust. All the photos were taken with my camera-phone so some are a bit rough.


    The first Box Blade is one of my MIDWEST EQUIPMENT blade. This photo shows the side. Midwest is the only company I know that makes
    a trapazoid shaped side plate with the bottom edge sloping upward from the back to the front. I like this feature as it allows for the blade to be tilted forward without the side plate digging into the ground, most other brands just have the corner cut back about 2" or 3".

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    Default Re: BOX BLADE :: PHOTO comparision of brands

    Here is another view of the Midwest blade. Notice how many attachment points hold the "A" frame to the blade (8 points), also notice that the lower link pins are the captured type.

    The rear of the blade is CURVED. Several brands had straight back panels.

    Midwest makes blades for several implement dealers under their private name (Corrihier is one of those) and they also make blades for Kioti.
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    Default Re: BOX BLADE :: PHOTO comparision of brands

    Here is a detail of the pins that hold the scarifiers. The pins are large and easy to grasp even with gloves, tool free adjustments.

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    Default Re: BOX BLADE :: PHOTO comparision of brands

    Here is a BUHLER blade. This is a nice heavy blade. Side plates are rectangles with cut leading corners. The scarifiers are held between 2 pieces of flat steel instead of in a square tube. Scarifier adjustments are easy to do without tools with gloves. One nice thing is that the lower link pins are the captured type and the reinforcement goes all the way to the back of the blade.

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    Default Re: BOX BLADE :: PHOTO comparision of brands

    Buhler photo #2

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    Default Re: BOX BLADE :: PHOTO comparision of brands

    Buhler photo #3

    This is a very well made blade and was priced lower than some of the other brands. The A frame assembly was VERY heavy steel. The back plate was a flat plate.



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    Default Re: BOX BLADE :: PHOTO comparision of brands

    Here is a Hiniker blade. This is an American made unit. It has a curved back blade, just like the Midwest blade. It has an odd clip that holds the scarifier teeth in place. I could not adjust the teeth by hand without a pliers. This is a heavy blade but I didn't like the scarifier lock arrangement.

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    Default Re: BOX BLADE :: PHOTO comparision of brands

    Another shot of the Hiniker. Notice the side plates use the cut corners.

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    Default Re: BOX BLADE :: PHOTO comparision of brands

    Hiniker Photo #3, this shows a detail of the little clips that lock the scarifier teeth in place. What happens when you drop one of those little clips in the grass???

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    Default Re: BOX BLADE :: PHOTO comparision of brands

    Here is a Frontier blade. This is a 48" blade but it only has 3 scarifier teeth??? It was lighter built than some of the others. I wonder if this model is designed for the Sub CUT size John deere 2210?


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