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    Box blade suggestions

    Been looking at box blades. I'm in the market for a five foot blade. I've looked at Frontier, Dirt Dog, County Line, King Kutter. The Frontier & the Dirt Dog are pretty evenly matched in quality & price. TSC's County Line brand not bad for the price. And King Kutter I've only seen on line. The heavy duty models are essentially welded up with 3/8" plate while the standard models are 1/4". The County line 3pt hitch system appears to be a little light in design, meaning I think it could bend or flex possibly. Frontier & Dirt Dog appear to have a lot more beef.
    Prices for Frontier & Dirt Dog are just about the same-$750 give or take. The County line sold by TSC runs about $600 or so, and King Kutter, I'm not sure but I think its in line with County model.

    I've got a few place where I have swails I want to straighten out. It's like I have one area that is almost three feet higher than the surrounding area & is shaped like a little island, that drops off like grand canyon. I want to pull that island down & level out the area. I also have area that I need to contour to redirect storm water. I'm not sure if pulling that much would be too much for the lighter County Line blade. I don't know how much stress a box blade can take before you bend steel or break a weld. On the other hand, I would like to save some money on the buy. Keep telling myself go for the County Line model, save the money & just run it easier. I will be using my 855 utility tractor for the pull. Any advice or suggestions. Thanks.



    The Frontier & Dirt Dog are 3/8" which I'm told are standard. County Line is 1/4" & I don't know if they make a 3/8".
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    It looks like Everything Attachments has quite an assortment of Box Blades. Everything from Economy to Extra-Duty Construction.

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    Might be worthwhile checking them out as well.
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    I think i got my Frontier for $650.
    It is pretty dang heavy duty.
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    EA is definitely worth looking at.
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    Quote Originally Posted by blue87fj60 View Post
    I think i got my Frontier for $650.
    It is pretty dang heavy duty.
    Not surprised. Sounds like a great price as well!
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    I have a King Kutter box blade, and it's built about 1/2 as well as the County Line (made by Tartar) box blades currently at TSC. The metal is literally 1/2 as thick, and the welding is poor. Where the County Line has a solid tube across the front that the scarifiers go through, the King Kutter is two pieces of angle put together and welded.

    It's very light duty, and I would not buy it again.
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    I wound up with a Land Pride 54" for my 1026R, I think was around $775.00 from the JD dealer. Beware Land Pride attachments are not compatible (without mods) with the JD I-match only with the Land Pride version of the I-Match, pretty well built otherwise. The lower hooks are wider (thicker) on the JD I-Match than on the Land Pride version.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim Timber View Post
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    Sorry- Don't know who EA is. Can you give me the full name so I can take a look. Thanks.

    Ok- I just figured it out- EA=Everything Attachments.
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    I just wanted to make another note on the KK box blade, because my previous post seems kind of harsh now that I'm reading it again.

    KK builds a light duty box blade, and it will work well for light duty applications. I would shy away from it though, because Tarter currently sold at TSC as County Line is twice the blade for the same price. I believe County Line implements are made regionally, and they may not be Tarter brand blades in another part of the country. Just something to be aware of.
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