I'm in the market for a solution to work my driveway and debating on whether the rear blade or the box blade would be the best attachment for my 1026r. At one point I was sold on the box blade as I was going to rely on it as ballast too. However, I have since picked up some used 70# suit case weights along with a heavy hitch bracket so ballast solution is solved when using snowblower and FEL now.
So with that said, I'm at odds as to what attachment would likely work best for me to grade my driveway. Driveway is a winding, steep, 250' long driveway made up of a gravel base with a topping of driveway mix (crushed stone & p-stone). The top of driveway has about 800 sq ft of landing area in front of the garage doors. I usually have to bring in at least 1 tandem load of driveway mix every 2 or 3 years mostly due to crowning from the top of the descent to 3/4 of the way down. The crowning gets bad enough where my lower clearance vehicles will drag.
I have a buddy that purchased a 60" box blade when he purchased his new 2025R JD a few years back. He got the box blade for working his driveway. He has since told me that he now thinks a rear blade would have been a better attachment.
Wondering what others would suggest for an attachment for this specific use. I really wouldn't have any other use for either attachment that I could think of at the moment. I have a snow solution with both front blade and blower.
Thanks in advance for any suggestions/recommendations.