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    Default Box Blades

    I started looking at 6 foot box blades. My dealer has Landpride but they are over $800. Is there a good but less expensive brand I should look at? I would be using it to level areas on my property and also stones in my driveway.

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    Default Re: Box Blades

    Which Landpride? I think they make light, medium and heavy duty units. The heavier duty models are more expensive and might be more than you need.

    The best thing to do is to look at the specs on different units. Look at how heavy it is, how thick the side plates are, look at how it connects to the lower links (captured pins are much better). Once you've decided which models will fit your needs, shop around for them.

    I ended up with a Bush Hog BB720. Bush Hog considers it a light duty model but it is heavier and uses thicker steel than most of the KK, Howse, etc brands that you see at places like TSC. A KK or Howse might suit your needs perfectly but I wanted something a little beefier. The Bush Hog that I bought had been sitting on the lot a while and I got it for around $650 (I'm a bargain hunter). I use a 4wd 45hp tractor and I've done some pretty significant earth moving, I've hit a lot of buried stumps and rocks and I've done a good bit of pushing in reverse and it has held up well. Nothing bent, no broken scarifiers. JD, Landpride and several others make boxes with very similar specs that would do just as well or better. Shop for the best price.

    Also, some BBs come with a hinged rear plate. This adds considerably to the price so decide if you need that feature or not. I didn't need it.
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    Default Re: Box Blades

    Take a look at this thread. You will see a lot of different brands of box blades, different types of features and different types of construction of the blades. There are several dozen photos you can view to compare the brands, and why some shapes may be better than others, etc.

    http://www.tractorbynet.com/forums/a...tml#post663881





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    Default Re: Box Blades

    What does the rear hinged plate do for you?

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    Default Re: Box Blades

    Rear hinged makes it dig in faster and deeper without tipping it forward as much for a smoother cut.

    jb

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    Default Re: Box Blades

    Any recommendation on the ones that AG store offers?
    ASC # 10366 Box Blade **Freight Included
    or this one

    ASC # 10367 Box Blade **Freight Included
    My tractor is only a five foot wide. So I think the 6 foot would be best. Any ideas on the choice between the 6 or 7 foot would be appreciated too.
    I'm considering one also. Didn't think id ever have a use for one. but I am thinking that one would come in handy.
    Some weigh about 500 lbs, and would make a good weight box,for added removable weight I had an idea that I could make a concrete poured block that would fit down in between the boxsides and front with some sort of way to attach it inside.Possibly on the bar that holds the 'teeth' for added weight.This would make it removable when using it for scraping.
    The idea is that I could back over the concrete, and lower the box down over it.
    Ive searched here box blades, without much success, am I using the wrong wording ?
    Thanks Allan.
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    Default Re: Box Blades

    NYBOB - You have probably noticed that one of the main parameters mentioned often for the box blades/scrapers is the weight. The lighter it is the more likely it is to bounce over harder areas or small rocks. I bought the heavy duty Gannon distributed through Woods which is ~1200 lbs to avoid the bounce. You mention stones on your driveway are these small(~3/4") and used for a top layer. If so an inexpensive 3pt hitch rake may be the ticket for that. application.

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    Default Re: Box Blades

    Quote Originally Posted by john_bud
    Rear hinged makes it dig in faster and deeper without tipping it forward as much for a smoother cut.

    jb
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    I have a 8' LandPride with a rear hinged blade. The blade on mine does nothing when you are pulling the box forward. It simply floats out of the way on the hinges. It allows the blade to drop down when you use the box pushing backwards like a plow. Landpride calls it a "Backfill Blade"

    Andy

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