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".