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    Opinions on Box Blades

    I want to pick up a box blade before the weekend but thought I would get the opinions of anyone who uses one. The Frontier BB50L is $786.00 and weighs 275 pounds. The Farm King 484 is $825.00 and weighs 400 pounds. It's not too much more for the Farm King which has a lot more weight, but only comes in RED. Of course colour can't be my deciding factor but what is being used out there and how do they perform for you? Is the BB50L going to have enough "ummff" in respect to weight?

    Your opinions and comments are appreciated.

    Oh, I plan to use it to rip up a hill of sandy clay to use for fill in another part of the yard as well as general levelling.
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    275 pounds sounds too light to me. Weight is your friend in this case. If there's not enough weight, then it won't be able to dig down and rip. My 1,250 pound box blade sometimes struggles ripping up hard compacted dirt. But when I go to a nice road, sometimes it weighs too much that it just wants to keep digging. For your purposes, I'd suggest the heavier Farm King.
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    The heavier the better for sure. For a 1 series tractor I would stay with either a 4' or at least a 5' max. A 54" would be perfect for a 1026R.
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    I bought a Land Pride BB2054 and it has been a great piece of equipment. I paid around $690 and it's well built. Better than a TSC and the other higher end ones out there for a good price. Weights about 375 lbs.
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    I have the 48" from Deere. I have a 1026R. I use it as a ballast and ripper. I did hang 2 JD weights on it. I do 250' of gravel driveway with it. I leveled my acre yard with it. Your tractor is half a machine without the BB. Stick around 50". Buy it.

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    I got a 48" Extreme Duty from Everything attachments. Under $600, free delivery, 310 lbs....very rugged. I couldn't be happier.
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    i bought a used 48" king kutter for my 2320. its the lighter duty model. i have bent up a few of the brackets but the box itself is solid.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jruffner View Post
    i bought a used 48" king kutter for my 2320. its the lighter duty model. i have bent up a few of the brackets but the box itself is solid.
    That is exactly why I like a lite duty box blade. They will bend before anything on the tractor. Lite dutys are IMO the only way to go. Just add some suitcase weight and you have the perfect ballast.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ToddM View Post
    That is exactly why I like a lite duty box blade. They will bend before anything on the tractor. Lite dutys are IMO the only way to go. Just add some suitcase weight and you have the perfect ballast.
    Just curious, what are you afraid of bending on the tractor? All of the metal connecting to the 3ph and around it is incredibly strong, and as far as the strength to pull a ligher vs heavier I would assume would be relatively even. If I had a light duty box blade behind my 110 I doubt I could make it 15 hours without bending the heck out of it and I dont have a worry in the world about my 1250lb box blade doing any damage to my tractor.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Martian View Post
    Just curious, what are you afraid of bending on the tractor? All of the metal connecting to the 3ph and around it is incredibly strong, and as far as the strength to pull a ligher vs heavier I would assume would be relatively even. If I had a light duty box blade behind my 110 I doubt I could make it 15 hours without bending the heck out of it and I dont have a worry in the world about my 1250lb box blade doing any damage to my tractor.

    DITTO Martian!

    If you're worried about bending something on your tractor,then it's being used for something it's not intended to do. Speaking for myself,lite duty equipment isn't in my vocabulary.Whatever brands are the beefiest. Yeah,that's the ticket. Even if the implements are a bit oversized for your machine,I believe if common sense rules, there isn't any reason you couldn't use them.


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