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    Hey thanks for the info. We figured as much when we pulled the 10' Taylor Way Disc Harrow yesterday. A man at the estate sale where dad bought the Harrow said he owned the same one and wasn't sure an 85hp machine would pull it very easily but we soon realized yesterday that it would probably pull about 5 of them at once. We were pretty amazed at the power on tap. Those are some great looking levelers man. Looks as good or better than store bought. Dad and I are always fabbing something up too. Some of my welds look great and some...well you know. Hey who makes that 110 cab? That thing looks pretty cool! I priced one awhile back but couldn't swing $10k. Did you fab that cab?
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    Thanks for the comments I built the planes because I couldn't find what I wanted. The 8' is heavy duty and I will add pieces to make it a clevis hitch when I have time.

    The cab is a Laurin Eclipse model and has been a great addition with hvac. These cabs are louder than factory cabs but I am glad I didn't wait for Deere to come out with one.

    Here a link http://laurin-inc.com/c/cabines/john...-110-tlb/?l=en
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    Congrats. You and your dad will really enjoy that machine!

    You mentioned he got the HD 3pt hitch. Make sure it actually has the HD lift links and telescoping arms. I ordered the HD Hitch as well, as the on components that the HD were the cylinders themselves. Took months of the dealer fighting with Deere and in the end, the dealer absorbed the cost and ordered me the missing HD components.
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    Man, cool hearing from you pclausen. Yeah, I'm pretty positive the hitch is all HD. But, yeah Dad is really enjoying his new toy. I'm just glad he's safe and comfortable to be honest. He still works like a fire ant and has pretty poor vision thanks to macular degeneration so at least he's not suckin' dust anymore or fightin' bees. Plus he can't drive legally anymore so there you have it... "Re-tired" courtesy of John Deere.

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    Beautiful-nice seeing the R-4's! By the way, you and Jenk'sPh mention your "land planes". What is the big advantage over a box blade?

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    Yeah Thanks...on Dad's behalf. I think Green is the best color too...haha. But so does Deere. They're pretty proud of their machines..$$..I was talking about a larger type of leveler that looks like an overgrown box blade (10') with hydraulic raised/lowered wheels on the back. Would take a pretty strong machine to pull and probably just moves more dirt like a pan machine. The other levelers are a little smaller and may take a few extra passes to shave the dirt down but those type are nice too. I like the design where the cutting edges are on an angle but not sure how it works any different coming at the dirt at an angle..? Then you have a standard box blade and one of my favorites..a rollover. Now that's a handy implement. 3 tools in one. Ripping, cutting and leveling. Main thing would be to size implement for the machine and that would increase productivity in and of itself. I would say weight of implement has alot to do with the ability to level too. Just my opinion. But Jenkinsph, pclausen, Akfish or several others on the forum could prob answer your question alot better. That's my stab at it..haha!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Red Horse View Post
    Beautiful-nice seeing the R-4's! By the way, you and Jenk'sPh mention your "land planes". What is the big advantage over a box blade?


    The skids on a landplane make it easy and quick to smooth out a driveway or field, makes flattening an area very easy. The skids can be adjusted easily with a hydraulic top link and then follow the ground with the hitch arms down and floating. This way when the front wheels drop down the landplane doesn't pop up leaving a mound of dirt in the wrong place.

    My boxblade is better for times when I need to move dirt more aggresively and is easier to use on a slope. It will also backup much closer to a building and wall reducing the amount of clean up. The boxblade will move more dirt in one pass than the landplane.

    Both have their place and the landplane is perfect for smoothing lawn areas, pastures and roads. The boxblade is better for confined spaces.

    Here's my boxblade with tnt works great.
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    Thx guys- I also found another thread on landplanes. Nothing like the right tool for the job! One thing I don't have is a hyd. top link. I guess that should be next on my list. I just did my 500' driveway with asphalt millings. Started off using the box blade but then borrowed a buddies 96" Landpride power rake-with power angler. Now that is the way to fly! If I didn't have access to that however, I think I can see the advantage of a plane over a box blade.

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    Here's a couple more pics of the 3pt hitch and R4's on Dad's 5085M. Just thought some guys/girls might want to see the R4's on this model Deere. By the way, that oil down by the drawbar is a result of not getting the oil drip tray for the SCV couplers up by the top link. Dad said..."we can make one"..haha. Guess we'll make 1. Or buy more degreaser...
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    I like pics, especially of John Deere Tractors so here's a few more to show the H260 FEL, the skid steer hook up, the R4's and few other angles. Also a pic of a bracket we made to add flat face couplers beside the Ag style couplers on the FEL.
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