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    Default Box Blade or Rollover???

    Hi All,

    Newbie to tractoring and been talking with different people on what implements I may need. I am in the market for around a 25HP tractor. The big question is do I purchase a Box Blade or Rollover. I have been searching the site and have not seen much discussion on the rollover. Any assistance will be apprieciated.

    I will be using it mainly for landscaping around the new construction of my house (About 2 Acres) and later trail maintenace at another 80 acre lot(some wooded and some fields).

    Thanks

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    Default Re: Box Blade or Rollover???

    Also, for what I been told is that the rollover gives a better finished product that the box, but is it that much of difference to justify the extra $600 - $700 for the rollover?

    Thanks again

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    Platinum Member gotrocks's Avatar
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    Default Re: Box Blade or Rollover???

    If you are going to be using it on a regular basis it is a delightful tool to use.
    I had the use of one several years ago and the most desirable feature to me is being able to change the direction of the box and scarifiers up or down without leaving the seat. Worth the difference in price?????? Priceless?????
    I would like to have one myself just to keep from having to get off and make adjustments.

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    Default Re: Box Blade or Rollover???

    what is a rollover? Like a pulverizer?

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    Default Re: Box Blade or Rollover???

    Try here and look at the Gannon R-series rollover box blades.

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    Default Re: Box Blade or Rollover???

    I've seen a box blade with a roller behind it, much like the pulverizer. It was used to quickly level a track between tractor pulls. It didn't take adjustment as the roller, which contacts the leveled area, maintained the proper height, as opposed to a regular box which raises and lowers with the tractor; or so it seemed to me. Is this setup available or was it a modification?

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    Bronze Member stump54's Avatar
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    Default Re: Box Blade or Rollover???

    I've seen a box blade with a roller behind it, much like the pulverizer. It was used to quickly level a track between tractor pulls. It didn't take adjustment as the roller, which contacts the leveled area, maintained the proper height, as opposed to a regular box which raises and lowers with the tractor; or so it seemed to me. Is this setup available or was it a modification?

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    Default Re: Box Blade or Rollover???

    Using a roll-over box blade is definetly nice if you're willing to pay for that added convenience. When I bought my tractor I thought real hard about whether to spend the extra money on a rollover box blade vs. what I'd call the standard type. Knowing myself well enough, I knew I'd never get a rollover boxblade later. I'd just deal with the standard blade. So, I spend the extra money on a rollover blade.

    You can definetly get a lot more work done in less time with a rollover box blade because you don't have to take the time to move scarifiers, etc. It probably takes about 30 sec. to change from pushing or pulling dirt or ripping.

    I don't think the end result of the job will be better just because of the type blade you buy. That will be dependent on how "good" you are. With a rollover blade you can get it done quicker with less frustration, but not necessarily better end results.

    If you want to really enjoy your time on the tractor, get the rollover blade and spend more time on the tractor instead of getting on and off of it.

    I can't reach the handle on the rollover blade from my seat so I use a drooping rope, from the ROPs to the handle, that I pull to change the blade setting. I maintain a 1/2 mile caliche drive/road with my tractor.

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    Default Re: Box Blade or Rollover???

    Using a roll-over box blade is definetly nice if you're willing to pay for that added convenience. When I bought my tractor I thought real hard about whether to spend the extra money on a rollover box blade vs. what I'd call the standard type. Knowing myself well enough, I knew I'd never get a rollover boxblade later. I'd just deal with the standard blade. So, I spend the extra money on a rollover blade.

    You can definetly get a lot more work done in less time with a rollover box blade because you don't have to take the time to move scarifiers, etc. It probably takes about 30 sec. to change from pushing or pulling dirt or ripping.

    I don't think the end result of the job will be better just because of the type blade you buy. That will be dependent on how "good" you are. With a rollover blade you can get it done quicker with less frustration, but not necessarily better end results.

    If you want to really enjoy your time on the tractor, get the rollover blade and spend more time on the tractor instead of getting on and off of it.

    I can't reach the handle on the rollover blade from my seat so I use a drooping rope, from the ROPs to the handle, that I pull to change the blade setting. I maintain a 1/2 mile caliche drive/road with my tractor.

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