Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 14
  1. #1
    Silver Member
    Join Date
    Sep 2004
    Posts
    204
    Location
    Connecticut
    Tractor
    BX23

    Default BX23 Owners - Box Blade Brand and are you happy

    I am in the market for a 4 foot boxblade for the BX23. Looking for other BX23 owner's experience with the BB brand purchased. Also: did it attach easily without modifying product, cost and weight, etc. Your thoughts.

    I don't want to pick a brand and find it doesn't fit.

    [img]/forums/images/graemlins/confused.gif[/img]

    Thanks

  2. #2
    Platinum Member Scrounger's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2004
    Posts
    806
    Location
    Bethlehem (Lower Nazareth) PA
    Tractor
    Kubota BX2230

    Default Re: BX23 Owners - Box Blade Brand and are you happy

    I've been playing/testing a Midwest and really like it. Hard to biuld a bad box blade but not all brands are equally heavy duty. Woods, Midwest, King Kutter, kubota, and some other lesser known brands all seem to be built well. I'm a fan of the Woods and Midwest models personally, but YMWV based on what you want to spend.

  3. #3
    Platinum Member Av8r3400's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2005
    Posts
    686
    Location
    North Central Wisconsin
    Tractor
    Kubota L3400DT

    Default Re: BX23 Owners - Box Blade Brand and are you happy

    I have a King Kutter XB48 box blade for use with my BX2230. It has performed all the tasks I have asked of it and a few more. Now that I have a correctly sized top link, it will work even better.

    Ready for gravel work

    [img]/forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img] All that for $239. [img]/forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]

  4. #4

    Join Date
    Feb 2005
    Posts
    462
    Location
    So Cal
    Tractor
    BX 2230

    Default Re: BX23 Owners - Box Blade Brand and are you happy

    I doubt they make it that far east but I like my Gear More 48" with 4 rippers. I wish they (the rippers) were hydraulic but maybe I will get creative in a couple of years [img]/forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img] What Scrounger said applies pretty hard to screw it up [img]/forums/images/graemlins/crazy.gif[/img]
    Oh its mounted to a BX2230 with NO hydraulics
    Steven

  5. #5

    Join Date
    Aug 2000
    Posts
    101
    Location
    Buffalo, New York
    Tractor
    Kubota BX2200

    Default Re: BX23 Owners - Box Blade Brand and are you happy

    I have a Kodiak 48" box blade on my BX2200 with 3 rippers. I have had no problems with it and it has done everything that I have tried to do with it.

  6. #6

    Join Date
    Mar 2004
    Posts
    468
    Location
    Glenville NY (Land of High Taxes)
    Tractor
    BX 23, Wheelhorse 312-8

    Default Re: BX23 Owners - Box Blade Brand and are you happy

    I have a BushHog SBX-480 at 430 lbs it works very well, and it is made in the USA. http://www.bushhog.com/turftoc.html

  7. #7
    Veteran Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2004
    Posts
    1,758
    Location
    Northeast MA
    Tractor
    Kubota B3200 w/ BH77 & 12", 18" & 24" buckets, Kubota B50 SSQA w/ 54" & 60" buckets, LandPride FDR1660, Artillian Fork frame, Extreme 3pt rake, Concrete Mixer, MyTractorTools grapple adapter

    Default Re: BX23 Owners - Box Blade Brand and are you happy

    I put a Woods GBC48 (Estate series for SubCUT's) box blade on my BX23 and it has worked out great. I actually had the box blade delivered before I received the tractor! . I bought the Woods because they claimed to be designed for SubCUT size tractors, the weight was the highest of all the box blades I looked at (550 pounds) and there was a local dealer that had one in stock. The Woods literature also claimed that the unit was ASAE quick hitch compatible - and it is. I used the Woods extensively last summer and it performs great. I really beat the **** out of it and have had no problems so far. I later got a Speeco quick hitch for the tractor and the box blade fits right on with no problems and no modifications needed. After using this for a while I have to say that I think the weight is an important factor - the soil around here has a lot of rocks and the sod is tough. I think a lighter unit would not have worked as well.
    Attached Images Attached Images

  8. #8
    Banned HomeBrew2's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2004
    Posts
    1,896
    Location
    Dunlap, CA
    Tractor
    Kubota BX23

    Default Re: BX23 Owners - Box Blade Brand and are you happy

    Another BushHog SBX-480 here. It's fine. No mods to BB but I have added the other set of holes in bottom arms and left and right links. I have not found any need thus far to mod the top link.

  9. #9
    Veteran Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2004
    Posts
    2,439
    Location
    20 mi SE of Sacramento, CA-rural
    Tractor
    Kubota BX2200

    Default Re: BX23 Owners - Box Blade Brand and are you happy

    I bought a used Gannon EK-42-4, that had been sitting on an aftermarket dealer's lot for years. I would describe it as a small (42" wide) yet heavy duty industrial scraper. At 42", it matches the width of the BX. I estimate the weight at a little over 500 lb. Fits perfectly, no modifications necessary. They have similar models now. Gannon is now owned by Woods so you can find the current models at woodsonline.com

  10. #10
    Silver Member
    Join Date
    Oct 2003
    Posts
    142
    Location
    Fort Collins, CO
    Tractor
    Kubota BX1500

    Default Re: BX23 Owners - Box Blade Brand and are you happy

    I have a Land Pride BB1542 - some model like that - run it with my BX1500. I hate it. The blade is fine and will last forever and there are none better and the BX1500 pulls it OK, not great. I hate it because without a hydraulic top link I'm forever adjusthing the top link trying to get the angle just right. It takes too much work. I can do 80% of what I would to with a box blade with my FEL. I add a York rake to the arsenal and I can do just about anything.

    I tried to sell my box blade a couple of months ago and had no bites. The problem is shipping.

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
© 2016 TractorByNet.com. TractorByNet is a registered trademark of IMC Digital Universe, Inc. Other trademarks on this page are the property of their respective owners.