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    Full cat 1 box blade, is it too much for 1025r 3pt?

    Last fall, when I bought my 1025r tlb I also bought a BB2048L box blade. Well, this is what my salesman sold me based on what JD recommends... I'm not too happy with it. I feel like it's not heavy enough at about 275 pounds. As soon as there is a midsize rock in the way it skims over it instead of digging it out. I feel like 3 shanks aren't enough either, so I'm thinking of selling it. I've found a very very good deal on an other brand box blade, but it's a 5 ft wide and rated for cat 1 3pt hitch...

    It's about the same weight as a standard BB2048 at about 400 pounds. I've read lots other threads on here and other forums, but opinions are all over the place! Is there anyone here that has a 60inch boxblade on a 1025r-1026r that can tell me how high will the 3pt be able to lift it? And are you happy with your choice of going with wider and heavier than what JD recommends?

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    Your 1025R will lift the standard BB with ease. The real issue is horsepower and traction. With a full box of material and scarifiers at full depth, you'll most likely stall the tractor with a 60" BB. Why not just sell yours and get a standard 48"?
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    Get a 48" with 4 shanks. 60" is too big when running all the shanks down one notch. I have tried a 60" and it worked okay until I adjusted all of the shanks. Tractor has the power but too much wheel spin when box fills up. When full, it's done. I have a Woods 48" and I am happy with it.
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    I have a 54" (370 lb) Cat 1 BB and it is fine. I wouldn't mind at all if it were another 100lbs. I used to have a 60" but sold it because it was not quick hitch compatible.
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    I have a 60" BB with the 1025, and there's no doubt in my mind it's a tad too big for the tractor. I got the blade for free so with the price being right I couldn't pass it up. With a little modification this weekend, it is now quick hitch compatible.

    Just because I have 60" doesn't mean I always pull a full load, I raise the 3pt when the tractor begins to struggle. Because I can drop 6 scarifiers doesn't mean they all get used at the same time. Depending on the conditions, I'll drop 4 or 5 scarifers then test. If it handles them for the conditions, drop the 6th. Too much, pull one up.

    King Kutter had a 54" box blade that would fill the space between the 48" and 60", but looking at their web page apparently they have dropped it from their lineup, but that doesn't mean there isn't one out there someplace.

    The opinions of others are all over the place because conditions vary widely. I don't have rocks, not a single one anywhere. With only black dirt in the yard, and gravel in the drive the it works for me IF I pay attention. Personally I like the extra width rather than cutting out the tire track (I have 1.25" spacers on each side also).
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    The real questions is "not how high will it lift", but rather "will it lift if off the ground enough for ground clearance". Yes it will. I have a 65 inch Frontier BB that I used one time on my 1025R before upgrading to the 4066R and it was no problem. Now, if I was to put it to some real hard work using the scarifiers, that would be another issue as I would run out of traction. If you are working the BB in an area with hills and valleys, that could be a problem, however that is an unlikely use of a BB.

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    I have a 48 inch on my 1025r. Picked it up from Northern Tool. It can be a real challenge to pull when it is full of material. I would not go bigger than 48 inch.

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    Have you thought about adding weight to the blade you have?

    I have 260# of weights on mine right now, and can add another 150 if I needed to.

    I just saw a thread where someone on here built a real nice looking bracket for his BB that would carry several suitcase weights.
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    I think the 48" should work for you like others have said add some suitcase weights. How big of a rock is it skipping over? no matter how many shanks you have if the rock is deeper then the shanks all box blades will skip over the rock. I may be missing something.

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    Several things I have noted on my BoxBlade:

    1. I keep 4 42# weights on the BB. They hang very nicely on the 2 bars heading to the back.

    2. The weights do restrict material flow moving side to side. I have some experimenting to do on this.

    3. The biggest reason mine doesn't dig in is the toplink angle. When I drop the front all the way down, it will dig to china if I am not careful. As far as pulling up rocks, mine will, unless they are "icebergs" with just the tip showing. These usually stop me dead in my tracks.

    The more I use the BB, the more I am on and off adjusting the fore-aft and side-side angles. Makes a huge difference. Front down for initial run down the drive. Add a little side angle to get the slope correct. Adjust the toplink to lift the front blade and drag on the rear blade. Looking at hydraulics but not looking forward to all that and removing 3 point for backhoe. We'll see..

    Mine is a 48L I would like more scarifiers. the 2048 has 4 but I was concerned for lift height. If you adjust top link there would be plenty of clearance. As far as a 60", the 48" is all I can handle with 3 scarifiers down and a full box. 60" would be too much for me with the grades that I have.
    1025R w/rear light kit, 49" H120 FEL, 12" 260 BH, 60D MMM, 2048 Rotary Cutter, BB5048L Box Blade, 50# wheel weights, 4x42#suitcase weights, 5' TSC Landscape rack, TSC modified Carry-All, 42" Titan Pallet Forks, Heavy Hitch Toothbar

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