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    Default Roll ur own land plane build

    Hi All,

    New to TBN and have been reading with appreciation for the great knowledge shared here. I just recently purchased a JD 4400 HST with 430 loader and have been having a ball here in NE Florida. We are clearing overgrown land and want to level some areas. I found a cheap used box blade and figured I'd modify it rather than put out the bucks for a new landplane since used ones are rare. The end product can be used as land plane or unbolted to use as the original boxblade. It cost me a couple hundred in metal froma fab shop but could be built cheaper with a little scrounging. The adjustable link allows height adjustments and if raised all the way up, extra weight on the boxblade. The rear blade is 6"x 6"x i/2" angle and the rear tube is " schedule 40 pipe. -img_3213-jpg-img_3260-jpg-img_3261-jpg-img_3262-jpg-img_3256-jpg-img_3258-jpg-img_3259-jpg

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    Default Re: Roll ur own land plane build

    I like your thinking, and anytime I can make something "convertable" I'm into it. Looks real nice!
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    Default Re: Roll ur own land plane build

    That's thinkin' outside the box! :-)
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    Default Re: Roll ur own land plane build

    I like it. How well does it work? Could you please post some pics of it in operation?

    Thanks,
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    That is slick, I think I may have to steal your idea and build myself one..Craig
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    Default Re: Roll ur own land plane build

    Rustyiron,

    Thanks for the kind words.

    Artisan,

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    EddieWalker,

    Thanks Eddie. I haven't had a chance to use it yet but will get some pics and result soon. BTW, I really enjoyed reading about your lake build...what a story. And your parent home...you don't mess around...well done. JP

    Kioti guy,

    That's always the best compliment...glad you like it. JP

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    Default Re: Roll ur own land plane build

    I'm really liking that.
    Going to start scrounging for material and build one.
    Thanks for the great idea.
    Donald A.

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    Default Re: Roll ur own land plane build

    Slick idea-congrats on an excellent build

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    Default Re: Roll ur own land plane build

    Donald A D, flusher,

    Thanks I'm glad you like it. I'll be curious to see your version.

    There should be a lot of adjustability between the tractors third link and the rear link. Our tractor has been in the shop for starter ring gear repair , then fuel solenoid...every day something else so no chance to try it yet. JP

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