Box Blade Build

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jb1390

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Mahindra 3550, Hitachi 120-2
I wanted a box blade a little heavier than what I could get at tractor supply, and wasn't happy with the price on the heavy ones.

I used 3/8" mild steel for the box, and a piece of 4" by 1/4" wall box tubing for the crossbar.

It went together very quickly, I had all the parts sheared by my steel supplier.

$335 including tax for a 4x8 sheet cut to size.

It's 20" tall, 24" deep, and 76" wide
 

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No hardened cutting edges yet, it's just 3/8" steel on the bottom. I have the front and rear cutting edges angled and braced, so it's pretty strong there. Depending on how it's wearing in I may not bother with the bolt on cutting edges, it's not an implement I'm planning on using frequently.

I primarily wanted one for the ripper teeth, and to do rough grading to protect the loader arms.

Seems to work pretty well so far.
 

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Nice built, they can never be too strong! Last winter, my box blade was my best friend, with numerus ice storm, backing up with the rear end of a tough box blade... the ice was just easily chipping away!

You will be happy!box blade.jpg
 
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As the previous one, nice build !
 
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No hardened cutting edges yet, it's just 3/8" steel on the bottom. I have the front and rear cutting edges angled and braced, so it's pretty strong there. Depending on how it's wearing in I may not bother with the bolt on cutting edges, it's not an implement I'm planning on using frequently.
How about some hard facing?
 

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How about some hard facing?

Not a bad idea, I don't currently have a stick welder but I've been thinking I need to get one just to learn. Would be nice practice for that process. I do have a miller econotig, theoretically that'll stick weld but I don't have a clamp for it right now, and it's limited to 150 amps at a low duty cycle.

Can you hardface along the edge of a piece of material?
 
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Double post.....
 
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Can you hardface along the edge of a piece of material?
Sure!:thumbsup:
Contact Mark with Everlast, and see what kind of deal he can make you on a PowerArc 200, or 300.
 

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