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    Another box blade?

    Gonna get a box blade for my 1025R before the week of fourth of July. I'll be on vacation that week and have a lot of work to do. My question is our local tractor supply has a country line 60" model for $579.00. Everything attachments has a 54" for $579.00 free shipping. Can't figure which way to go. The Tractor Supply is local, but I want to make sure it's not too much for my tractor. Anybody used both? Does the 6" make that big of a difference pulling wise? Don't want to overwork my tractor. Anywhere else online for attachments besides cragslist or ebay?
    John Deere 1025R with 260 backhoe, H120 front loader, and 54"MMM

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    60 is good with a 1025r

    Last edited by mn1025rfilb; 06-07-2016 at 09:44 PM.
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    Just need a Wallenstein Chipper and... I'm sure I'll think of something more

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    I was shopping for a 54 and ended up with a 60. I am glad i got the 60!
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    No bigger than the tractor .

    I have the Frontier 2048 . I wanted the 2048L , but the dealer talked me out of it . Very glad he did . 4 scarifiers vs. 3 , and plenty of weight to dig in. Also , no wider than the tractor , so it fits anywhere the tractor will (1025r) . Only reason to go bigger would be to work a large area a little quicker due to fewer passes .Maybe save an hour on a 10hr project ?
    My research locally and online found that lower price = less metal and less weight . A local supplier actually suggested a 60" that weighed less than the Frontier 2048 , and said I could buy JD suitcase weights to add weight ! At $1.50 to $2.00 pound . ThenI would have = weight , less rigidity , and limited maneuverability due to 12" more width .
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    Quote Originally Posted by yofxr View Post
    I have the Frontier 2048 . I wanted the 2048L , but the dealer talked me out of it . Very glad he did . 4 scarifiers vs. 3 , and plenty of weight to dig in. Also , no wider than the tractor , so it fits anywhere the tractor will (1025r) . Only reason to go bigger would be to work a large area a little quicker due to fewer passes .Maybe save an hour on a 10hr project ?
    My research locally and online found that lower price = less metal and less weight . A local supplier actually suggested a 60" that weighed less than the Frontier 2048 , and said I could buy JD suitcase weights to add weight ! At $1.50 to $2.00 pound . ThenI would have = weight , less rigidity , and limited maneuverability due to 12" more width .
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    Similar situation here. I have lots of rocks and red clay soil. After I described what I need to do with the box blade, the dealer recommended the 2048 over the 'L' version or anything wider. His logic was the extra scarifiers and thicker steel plate. He also believed I would have more difficulty pulling a wider box blade on the 1025 through my ground.

    Looking on his lot, he had plenty of the others to sell, so I went with his recomendation.
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    I went with the 48 inch at Northern Tool. It is everything my tractor has 1025r to move that thing when full.

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    2014 John Deere 1025R, 54D MMM, H120 Loader, 647 Rotary Tiller (purchased new from dealer April 2014)

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    FWIW, the free shipping that everything attachments offers probably isn't free shipping to your residence. It'll likely be free shipping to a nearby trucking terminal, which in my case ends up being 40 miles away. Just something to consider...
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    Get one at least as wide as your FEL.
    A touch wider if you can.
    Where you will run into problems..I've did it..
    Is backing up and running into sumthin that don't give.

    Result is..you will bend your lower links/bars.

    On a big tractor this is probly not an issue...on a compact where thers not much spread between the arms..yes they will bend.

    Mines a 955..been bent and straightend in a press a few times.

    Now if you step up and add an Excavater to your fleet ..this problem suddenly dissappears
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    Thanks guys! I'll probably get the 60" County Line from TSC. I can get free shipping from Everything Attachments to my work. I run a warehouse, loading and unloading no problem. I think I'll be allright as long as I don't take to big a bite. Thanks again for the replies, hopefully be able to pick it up soon. Really waiting on one of those sale papers in the mail for 10% off. I'll have to wait till at least next week to pick it up, be tied up the rest of this week with work and a lot going on at church. Also my BXpanded trench bucket, quick connect, and Piranha tooth bar will be in tomorrow. Hopefully I can post some pics soon of it all. Thanks again!
    John Deere 1025R with 260 backhoe, H120 front loader, and 54"MMM

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    Go with the EA 60".

    In general, everything I've bought from EA has been better made and, more importantly, better designed than anything I've bought from TSC. The EA stuff is also made in the US and I have no idea if the TSC stuff is. I bought the 60" EA Compact Xtreme Duty and have been very happy with it. The extra 6" often comes in handy so I can run the edge of the blade along a wall, fence row, etc without having to have the tractor tires rubbing on whatever I'm following.

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