Everything Attachments Box Blade Review

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Must also agree that ground engaging implements will wear paint. I paint the bare spots on my blower at the end of each season, spray chain lube on my plow shears and discs; don't worry about my box blade and buckets as I use them so often the rust goes away in about 5 minutes. They are usually put away polished like a piece of chrome, with surface rust a few days later. My disc and plow are at least 50 years old (converted tow behinds) and show no sign of rusting out yet:thumbsup:
 
   / Everything Attachments Box Blade Review #22  
Steel won't even stand up to that abuse longterm. Hence replaceable cutting & wear edges.

Dirt & rocks work just like a sandblaster, sandpaper or a grinder wheel. It will quickly ablate paint off wherever it makes contact & slowly remove steel.
 
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Thank you to those with friendly responses. It is good to know that paint wear is normally that quick. All the used box blades I have seen were coated in rust, but I thought there were just old.

I may put a coat of paint on those areas of concern when I put it up for the season.
 
   / Everything Attachments Box Blade Review #24  
Danisiri, I have the rear blade and rake from the same ETA HD family so am familiar with their paint jobs. I drove to ETA's site totally across NC to pick up my equipment so it wouldn't get wrecked in shipping. I give ETA a B on their paint jobs but an A for value. The paint is a little thin and they don't get into all the nooks and crannies as well as they should. My Land Pride attachments are all better finished with what seems like thicker paint. As well they should, they are a good bit more expensive. But no matter how thick the paint, if it touches the ground the paint is very quickly going to come off. Augers, plows, discs, box blades, doesn't matter.
Just consider those wear marks your Badges of Courage...hopefully every scrape is a good memory.

Personally I hate the look of rust, so I'm always spraying some preservative goop on things that look like they want to rust.
But think about a disc harrow. NO ONE repaints discs after use, or I sure have never seen it. Some implements are just meant to look "used". Even if they were just new. If the implement could talk I bet it would only be complaining from lack of use...have fun with your box blade.
 
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Thank you to those with friendly responses. It is good to know that paint wear is normally that quick. All the used box blades I have seen were coated in rust, but I thought there were just old.

I may put a coat of paint on those areas of concern when I put it up for the season.

Yes giving it a quick touch up when you don't plan on using it for awhile is the best approach IMHO.
Don't be too hard on everyone here when we post something that might sound a little off. Remember it is sometimes hard to express ones emotion when posting and many of us (me included) forget about all those little icons we can use to help express ourselves without coming off as being rude.
For example if they were to have added this :confused2: or this :confused: to one of those posts you feel were rude would you have understood they were confused at why you were concerned in the first place and not trying to be rude.
 
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Yes giving it a quick touch up when you don't plan on using it for awhile is the best approach IMHO.
Don't be too hard on everyone here when we post something that might sound a little off. Remember it is sometimes hard to express ones emotion when posting and many of us (me included) forget about all those little icons we can use to help express ourselves without coming off as being rude.
For example if they were to have added this :confused2: or this :confused: to one of those posts you feel were rude would you have understood they were confused at why you were concerned in the first place and not trying to be rude.

Hehe. I understand. I am not sure if those emoticons would make it better or worse, lol. Tone is hard to discern through the written word, esp in the technological world we live in.

Maybe if that poster would have added t:licking: or :D I would have seen it as a joke.
 
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The best way to take off rust is to drag it thou more dirt.
 
   / Everything Attachments Box Blade Review #28  
I don't know what all was done during the job, but I would tend to expect a good paint job to last longer so I am surprised at your response. I don't have a box blade but after working with extremely rocky hard ground and hauling rocks, many large ones, with a six foot bucket on a 50 HP NH tractor for several hours, the bucket still looked surprisingly about new! I am one that likes my equipment to look reasonably good. Some people don't really care.
 
   / Everything Attachments Box Blade Review #29  
good resurrection of an old post.
My ETA Extreme rake got used extensively yesterday by my neighbor cleaning up hurricane storm mess
and he was very complimentary of its functionality. But....there are rust spots all over it, looks like leprosy...
Now it's three years old and sits under an open shed but at the edge so I'm sure it gets some rain and sun on it.
I expect the paint to be tired and weathered.
I do not expect leprosy. :rolleyes:
:thumbdown:

parts that engage the soil should show the paint worn off.
Parts that don't engage the soil sure should not peel or rust within a few years.
Sure wouldn't accept that in our tractors...
 
   / Everything Attachments Box Blade Review #30  
This is a short review on the Everything Attachments Category I & II Severe XTreme Duty Box Blade V1.0:

I called EA to get the correct sizing for my tractor. I wanted something heavy duty and EA had the best price for the quality versus my local dealers.

It took about two weeks for the implement to arrive at the FedEx freight hub. Pickup was quick and easy.

The box blade was attached to a wooden pallet in such a way that the forklift could place it in the bed of my truck sideways. I was grateful for that and it made tying it down easy.

The box blade is very heavy duty. The metal is thick. The welds are consistent. There was no rust anywhere.

I spent about two hours grading my driveway. The scarifier worked well to break up the packed material. The blades scraped and smoothed well.

The only disappointment was that the paint job inside the box is already wearing away. I had a few larger rocks get picked up and I guess that rubbed against that area. I hope it doesn't start to rust there.

Overall, I feel this was a good value for the weight and quality build. I would buy another implement from EA.

EDIT: Here are some pics of the paint wear. I was expecting wear elsewhere but I guess with the dirt rolling around in there it just wore that down in that spot. Maybe the paint was thinner there or something.

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"maybe the paint was thinner there or something"

You done broke the EA paint code!
EA does make great equipment, and they are apparently now using better quality paint.
Their paint issue is, that they use a VERY thin coat (save on paint cost) of that better quality paint (and no primer).
When it arrived, a non wear area of my rear blade actually had some visible raw steel as well.
There was no paint shipping damage.
 
 
 
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