One of the big reasons I bought my 1025r was to re-grade some areas of my property. There are several areas that I need to slow the lawn mower down to a crawl in order to mow. It can really give the kidneys a workout.
This morning I found an area out in the back 40 that wouldn't matter too much if I tore it up, tilled it, and then spent about three hours practicing with the box blade. After that time, I came to a few conclusions.
1. While it's a simple enough concept, working with a box blade is really an art.
2. I'm sure I need much more practice, but it doesn't look as if the box blade is what I want for finish grading prior to planting grass seed.
3. The depth stop lock on the 1025r sucks.
So, a couple of noob questions for the veterans out there. I've watched a few you tube videos, but are there any other resources for learning how to use a box blade properly (other than practice, practice, practice that is)? Also, what are your recommendations for final finish grading? Is that what a chain harrow is for?