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    Questioning My Choice.

    I have the 2038R coming in a few weeks and I went with the Frontier 60 inch box blade with scarifiers. Seems like many of you with similar tractors use the 72 inch. Did I go too small? I am using it to grade my steep gravel driveway and to make a new road thru the woods to my new garden. I assumed with the steep slope a loaded box would get heavy. Same with the new road, with roots, rocks, and all. Did I mess up?
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    Frontier 60” landplane
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    Quote Originally Posted by Yank View Post
    I have the 2038R coming in a few weeks and I went with the Frontier 60 inch box blade with scarifiers. Seems like many of you with similar tractors use the 72 inch. Did I go too small? I am using it to grade my steep gravel driveway and to make a new road thru the woods to my new garden. I assumed with the steep slope a loaded box would get heavy. Same with the new road, with roots, rocks, and all. Did I mess up?
    I think the 60" was a good choice.

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    I went with 72". My dealer had one in stock and it was cheaper than a 60". I have a 84" I have used Behind my 67 1020 but I wanted a Imatch compatible one. When my new tractor comes in ill have a fire sale on older stuff.
    2018 2038R 220R FEL, 72" Mower, Radial tires, wheel spacers, dual rear SVCs, CtA grapple, single point for FEL, 60" broom with front hitch;2018 1025R 54"auto connect, HDAP tires, Quick Hitch, Ballast Box, Etc...;1967 1020 3cylinder gas, #47 FEL, 72" Landpride Grooming Mower, 6ft box blade, For Sale(no Hurry); life Member NRA since 1974

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    that tractor can surely handle the larger blade, but the 60" provides a bit more maneuverability and SEAT TIME!

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    Quote Originally Posted by buckteeth445 View Post
    I think the 60" was a good choice.

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    I agree with buckteeth445, 60" will be just the right size and you'll have power to spare going up your steep gravel driveway. Too large and you'll end up continually raising the box to reduce the load so you can get up the hill. Just my 2˘ . . .

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    I have the 2060 on my 2038r, works good just the right size for the tractor.
    pcabe5, rtgt, greenharley and 2 others like this.

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    As long as the 60" BB covers the tire tracks (and it sounds like it does) you should be fine.

    If it doesn't work out the 60" is a very popular size and you shouldn't have any problems selling it.


    When do you expect to take delivery?

    We'll be waiting for pictures.....

    Congrats on the new tractor.
    Taking the easy way is what makes rivers and men crooked.

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    Should have it in two or three weeks. Already on the lot, just have to fill the tires and add the rear remotes. I'm excited!
    I need to find out who makes a good top and tilt for these new 2 series.
    Yancey

    2017 2038R 220R loader
    Frontier 72” rear blade
    Frontier 60” box blade
    Frontier 65” tiller
    Frontier subsoiler
    Frontier 60” landplane
    Frontier 42” pallet forks
    Frontier 72” RC 2072
    HH toothbar KBOH’s bucket hooks
    2019 X758 60HC deck
    Model 80 trailer

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    I run a 60" on my 4510 (39 HP) and it can have trouble with it in heavy soil with the sacrificers down. I think 60 was a great choice. You can get a lot done very quickly with a blade of that size.
    - 2002 John Deere 4510 TLB PR,
    -Woods BB60X 60" rotary cutter
    -Countyline box blade,
    -Allis Chalmers sickle mower,
    -RED windrow rake,
    -titan 48" 3000 pound forks/bale spear
    - Farm Star rear bale spear

    Yamaha Rhino 700, Yamaha Rhino 660,
    Murray 624 mower/38" deck

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yank View Post
    Should have it in two or three weeks. Already on the lot, just have to fill the tires and add the rear remotes. I'm excited!
    I need to find out who makes a good top and tilt for these new 2 series.
    Did you look at fitRite hydraulics? They are a supporting vendor here on GTT.
    - 2002 John Deere 4510 TLB PR,
    -Woods BB60X 60" rotary cutter
    -Countyline box blade,
    -Allis Chalmers sickle mower,
    -RED windrow rake,
    -titan 48" 3000 pound forks/bale spear
    - Farm Star rear bale spear

    Yamaha Rhino 700, Yamaha Rhino 660,
    Murray 624 mower/38" deck

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