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    Default box scraper, what size

    I know I have a lot of questions because of the new tractor, but I had a 4' box scraper on the bx 18. Now I have the 5740 and I am curious to what size people are using. 7 or 8'. Which one are people using? Tractor will have loader and rear tires filled. R-4's
    2011 5740HSTC with loader, Q/A, 6' root grapple, L2185 snowblower, 6'bush hog, logsplitter, concrete mixer,

    Sold:Grand L 3130 kubota with 724 loader w/grapple, BH 90 Backhoe w/18 and 30" buckets, L2185 6' front mounted snow blower, 6' bush hog, 30" logsplitter
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    Default Re: box scraper, what size

    Quote Originally Posted by alaskakubota View Post
    I know I have a lot of questions because of the new tractor, but I had a 4' box scraper on the bx 18. Now I have the 5740 and I am curious to what size people are using. 7 or 8'. Which one are people using? Tractor will have loader and rear tires filled. R-4's
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    Default Re: box scraper, what size

    id say you can pull a 6ft or 7ft box blade with ease.is the 5740 2wd or 4x4.

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    will the tractor have enough weight to pull a 8' blade? It is a 4x4.
    2011 5740HSTC with loader, Q/A, 6' root grapple, L2185 snowblower, 6'bush hog, logsplitter, concrete mixer,

    Sold:Grand L 3130 kubota with 724 loader w/grapple, BH 90 Backhoe w/18 and 30" buckets, L2185 6' front mounted snow blower, 6' bush hog, 30" logsplitter
    203 hours as 17 Sep 08

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    Default Re: box scraper, what size

    youll have enough weight with the loader on an 4x4 engaged.

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    Default Re: box scraper, what size

    I use a 7 foot Land Pride on my L5030 and it works really well. Mine is a medium duty and I wish I had gotten a heavier one as I am adding weight to it. The 7 foot sticks out past the tires and I have nicked a coupe of trees, I would be hesitant to go with an 8 foot model myself. I am sure your tractor would pull one though.
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    Default Re: box scraper, what size

    Is there much advantage to getting an 8' over a 7'? I know my driveway is wider than 8' so you couldn't just go down the middle and if you want a crown on your road would the help or hurt?
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    Default Re: box scraper, what size

    I pull a 6' with a L3830. Works great. I like the implements the width of the tractor. Makes for easy road building, etc.

    8' is a big blade! It may be too big for many projects. If you are grading tennis courts, etc... a big blade of course would be ideal.

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    Default Re: box scraper, what size

    Quote Originally Posted by crazyal View Post
    Is there much advantage to getting an 8' over a 7'? I know my driveway is wider than 8' so you couldn't just go down the middle and if you want a crown on your road would the help or hurt?
    The only advantage for me at least would be in moving more material. I use my 7' or 10' pull behind on roads.
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    Default Re: box scraper, what size

    I just bought a 7' box blade as he didnt have an 8'. I traded in my 4' bush hog brand blade. Man they are more expensive than I remember.
    2011 5740HSTC with loader, Q/A, 6' root grapple, L2185 snowblower, 6'bush hog, logsplitter, concrete mixer,

    Sold:Grand L 3130 kubota with 724 loader w/grapple, BH 90 Backhoe w/18 and 30" buckets, L2185 6' front mounted snow blower, 6' bush hog, 30" logsplitter
    203 hours as 17 Sep 08

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