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    Front blade, loader or box blade?

    I need advice. My 1025 R is equipped with a FEL, and a front blade.I use the quik attach feature for both. I want to level my stone drive..small limestone gravel, .. should I use my blade or FEL. or buy a box blade? I mentioned in another reply that I used to use my front blade with my IH 982 on my former drive. Kind of a pain , but turned out good. There is a weedy strip right down the center of my current drive. Any suggestions?...I am not afraid of a challenge. Thanks.
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    Front Quik tatch w/o hydro( I intend to rectify this )
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    steering wheel and ROPS
    72 inch blade
    60 inch deck
    Pull behind 15 gal sprayer with boom and wand


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    How long is drive? Might want a land plane?
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    My drive is about 800 feet. What is a land plane?
    Last edited by drek55; 09-05-2018 at 02:32 PM. Reason: grammar.
    JD 1025r w/ 3pt hitch
    9" auger
    Quik park H120 loader
    Auto connect MMM 60D
    Frontier Rotary Tiller RT1149
    I Match
    Mauser deluxe weather enclosure
    Front bladeAF10..urethane edge.
    Front Quik tatch w/o hydro( I intend to rectify this )
    2012 Ram1500 Hemi
    CC SZ60 Commercial Zero turnTank with lights, 27 hp
    steering wheel and ROPS
    72 inch blade
    60 inch deck
    Pull behind 15 gal sprayer with boom and wand


    "Don't let nothing get you plumb down" Woody Guthrie

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    I would not push it. I have a box blade and its a lot eaiser on tractor pulling it. I would be afraid to use my front quick hitch and blade. Too much expensive stuff to damage.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Drifterbike View Post
    I would not push it. I have a box blade and its a lot eaiser on tractor pulling it. I would be afraid to use my front quick hitch and blade. Too much expensive stuff to damage.
    Thanks..would any cat 1, 3 point brand work?
    JD 1025r w/ 3pt hitch
    9" auger
    Quik park H120 loader
    Auto connect MMM 60D
    Frontier Rotary Tiller RT1149
    I Match
    Mauser deluxe weather enclosure
    Front bladeAF10..urethane edge.
    Front Quik tatch w/o hydro( I intend to rectify this )
    2012 Ram1500 Hemi
    CC SZ60 Commercial Zero turnTank with lights, 27 hp
    steering wheel and ROPS
    72 inch blade
    60 inch deck
    Pull behind 15 gal sprayer with boom and wand


    "Don't let nothing get you plumb down" Woody Guthrie

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    I second the land plane recommendation for leveling, look on Everything Attachment's website for videos and models.

    Another option is a landscape rake which is what I use for minor leveling and to keep it looking good.
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    I use a rake for keeping mine maintained. My drive is not as long as yours but its easy to throw the rake on and fix it. I would usd the fel to take out the middle and the weeds would be easy to pick up with a rake.

    I have found that the rake, for me is a better multi-purpose implement.

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    For taking the hump out of the middle a box blade works really well, easier to get uniform than using anything off the FEL. I haven't tried a land plane or landscape rake, but if someone wants to buy me implements I'll post a review.
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    Quote Originally Posted by eric102 View Post
    I second the land plane recommendation for leveling, look on Everything Attachment's website for videos and models.

    Another option is a landscape rake which is what I use for minor leveling and to keep it looking good.
    Are the trailing castor wheels standard equipment or an add-on? If an add-on, where would one get them? I'd like something like that for my rear blade and/or rake. Thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Roger47 View Post
    Are the trailing castor wheels standard equipment or an add-on? If an add-on, where would one get them? I'd like something like that for my rear blade and/or rake. Thanks!
    Those are an option with the Woods brand rakes and scraper blades and are specific to which model you get. They bolt to an existing welded on bracket under the rake so I doubt they would work on other brands unless you could fabricate that bracket. In the photo you can sorta see part of the bracket the tail wheel assembly is bolted to.

    I would assume most other brands of rakes have them as an option as well? Plus I've seen generic types advertised that use the tine bolts to hold them on, don't remember where, maybe TSC or one of the other big farm stores?
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