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    Found this for sale today and was wondering what yous guys thought of the overall design. It would be pulled by my M which is somewhere in the ballpark of 20hp. I only have a 75' driveway to maintain and grading is a once a year maintenance chore, but land planes are definitely superior to back blades for this task.
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    I curious to read the reviews.
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    Depends on price. Overall design, you will probably like it. It doesn't have replaceable blades so at some point it will need some sort of repair, but for your use that could be a long time from now. I suspect it would work best on loose gravel and might do a lot of bouncing around on a driveway that's compacted. If cheap enough, its similar to other blades manufactured for this purpose so might be worth giving it a shot at keeping your drive in shape.
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    They were asking $375 for it. One of the perks of the shop I work at is that employees can purchase steel at cost... And we stock a lot of 2x3x3/16 angle. At under $2 a foot and full access to the shop for a few hours each day after work, there is absolutely no reason for me to buy the one pictured above.

    It probably wouldn't work at all on compacted gravel. One of my chores this summer is going to be to spread a truckload or two of new gravel and it should work well there.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Evergreen View Post
    They were asking $375 for it. One of the perks of the shop I work at is that employees can purchase steel at cost... And we stock a lot of 2x3x3/16 angle. At under $2 a foot and full access to the shop for a few hours each day after work, there is absolutely no reason for me to buy the one pictured above.

    It probably wouldn't work at all on compacted gravel. One of my chores this summer is going to be to spread a truckload or two of new gravel and it should work well there.
    It's similar to what track crews use to run over a track after each truck/tractor has made a pull. I would want some blades on it for both cutting and weight
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    I see these a lot at tractor pulls to groom the track after a pull. They do a great job. At least on loose material.
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    Looks like it would do the job, also looks like it would be simple as heck to build.
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    It does look effective - but also like a home-build and at the $375, they maybe doing some 'fishing'. I don't think I'd offer full price...do some 'fishing' yourself.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dieselshadow View Post
    I see these a lot at tractor pulls to groom the track after a pull. They do a great job. At least on loose material.
    i knew i had seen these before--just couldn't remember where?

    evergreen-for that price of $375--u should just build ur own. waiting on pic of ur design and build-ok
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    Quote Originally Posted by Old Cajun View Post
    Looks like it would do the job, also looks like it would be simple as heck to build.
    I bet I could have it cut out and welded up within two lunch breaks. There really isn't much to it.

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    evergreen-for that price of $375--u should just build ur own. waiting on pic of ur design and build-ok
    I think the only thing I would like to change is to add some extra gussets and braces just to stiffen it up a bit. Perhaps a box for adding extra weight too.
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