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    ABI vs. Frontier land plane?

    In my quest to acquire useful implements to speed up work and to do a better job of it, I've been doing a ton of research into land planes. I got a quote from ABI for their 7' land plane for about $2300 including shipping. The 7' Frontier land plane is like $3200 (of course more $$) but it weighs over 900 pounds and the ABI plane is 765 pounds. The blades are welded on the Frontier as I recall and the ABI blades aren't and I think adjustable (maybe - I've looked at so many land planes.)

    My Frontier implements are all top shelf, they are expensive but built like a tank (I have the heavier versions of the Frontier implements.) There's not a whole lot of feedback on ABI but the price is attractive (and includes scarifiers.) I had a Land Pride rotary mower, box blade and rake with my old Kubota and they were okay but a definite step below my Frontier stuff.

    I know weight is important for ground contact implements and a very general indicator of build quality but what difference would 200 pounds make in a land plane. I'm real leery about ABI just because they aren't one of the major players in general purpose implements (and I do not believe they make the land plane themselves - it's sourced from a company I've never heard of.)

    Just looking for a little advice here before spending more $$$.
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    I bought an everythingattachments land plane recently. Not one of the brands you mentioned but just thought I'd throw it in there in case you were looking for additional options. Works great and is well made.


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    In my quest to acquire useful implements to speed up work and to do a better job of it, I've been doing a ton of research into land planes. I got a quote from ABI for their 7' land plane for about $2300 including shipping. The 7' Frontier land plane is like $3200 (of course more $$) but it weighs over 900 pounds and the ABI plane is 765 pounds. The blades are welded on the Frontier as I recall and the ABI blades aren't and I think adjustable (maybe - I've looked at so many land planes.)

    My Frontier implements are all top shelf, they are expensive but built like a tank (I have the heavier versions of the Frontier implements.) There's not a whole lot of feedback on ABI but the price is attractive (and includes scarifiers.) I had a Land Pride rotary mower, box blade and rake with my old Kubota and they were okay but a definite step below my Frontier stuff.

    I know weight is important for ground contact implements and a very general indicator of build quality but what difference would 200 pounds make in a land plane. I'm real leery about ABI just because they aren't one of the major players in general purpose implements (and I do not believe they make the land plane themselves - it's sourced from a company I've never heard of.)

    Just looking for a little advice here before spending more $$$.
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    I bought a 72" Frontier land plane and absolutely love it. Makes my 1/2 long driveway a breeze to maintain. I just used it last night, did my driveway need it, no, but I drug it anyway just cause it's fun to use.
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    I pull a 60 inch Frontier land plane and I believe it is around 500 pounds, give or take a little. It works awesome. Digs in well, flows the gravel very smoothly, and seems to be built very well.
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    ABI Makes Good Stuff

    I do not have a ABI land plane, however, I do have a ABI tool for leveling roads, Horse arenas, etc. It is very well made and works quite well also. Based on my experience with that I would not be unhappy with a Land Plane from them. The tool I have is the TR-3 from ABI. I can run circles around the TR-3 with my Box Blade doing roads, but for the finish work, I cannot beat the TR-3. My Box Blade is well made and is very heavy but my little JD 790 pulls both of these with out and effort to speak of. It will level a Horse work out area much better than my box blade ever could.
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    Thanks guys! The ABI salesman suggested I look at the TR-3 videos and that is a really interesting design and great at finishing but I think they quoted it at about $4500. That's a bunch of money
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    I would also check out land pride.


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    If the ABI has adjustable blades and has scarifers then I think those are nice options to have. I have a frontier 60 inch land plane and love it. Not sure I would pay 1k more though just to have green extra weight or not.
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    The ABI comes standard with scarifiers, a $190 Frontier option. I was wrong about the weight difference, the LP1207 (Frontier ) weighs almost 1,000 pounds compared to 765 for the 7 foot ABI.
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    I just got a quote today on a frontier 5 foot land plane for 1600.00
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