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    Greetings! Does anyone have any experience with the land leveler attachment in the below link? I have a steep drive. Actually two steep drives. One to the house and one to the barn. I just got a 3038e and have a box blade. However, this attachment looks more operator friendly to smoothing out the road after wash outs. I am just curious how well it works on hills. Thanks for any info.

    Tractor Land Plane - Tractor Land Leveler - 3 point Hitch

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    I have a Cammond heavy duty model land plane. I have no experience with either of those two brands. The answer is; that device is exactly what is needed to maintain a gravel road/drive. I do not know what you refer to as steep but they will work on grades up to whatever your tractor can handle. I have used one on a 25-30% (percent) grade. You still need to have proper drainage with good ditches. That type of unit will not cut a ditch very well at all. It will maintain a crown very well and will actually create a crown in your road if used correctly.

    King Cutter has a pretty good rep. Folks seem to like EA; they tend to build for the smaller SCUTs. Weight is your friend with these units. The max that your tractor can handle is what you want. Do not go for the light weight ones. I think EA may have different weight/hardiness models.
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    Went and looked at the specs.
    My Cammond 84" is 935 lbs
    The King Cutter 84" is 515 lbs
    The EA 84" is 611 lbs
    The compact Cammond 84" is 550 lbs.

    You can see the weight difference which is basically steel, robustness and to a degree the length of the body design. I also have a larger tractor so I am not recommending that you go with mine at 935 lbs as your tractor could not handle it. Just pointing out things.
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    Go heavy. It will be one of those implement that makes you wonder why you didn't get it earlier. You still need to maintain ditches some other way (rear blade and loader for me), but it will almost effortlessly smooth and maintain crown on a road. It is also great for smoothing yards once the general grade has been set.

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    I suggest that you consider a unit that is either the same width or maybe up to 6" wider than what your tractor is. Then look for that size unit as heavy as you can find with as long of runners as you can find. This will provide you with the overall best performance and use of the implement. there are many manufacturers of these types of imp-lements, but weight is king when it comes to about any type of grading.

    Here are a few pictures of mine, small unit is a 5 footer at about 800lbs and the 7 footer is 1400lbs. Both work VERY well for me.
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    ^^ hard for me to focus on the tractor and leveler, Love the scenery there!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by NEWT View Post
    ^^ hard for me to focus on the tractor and leveler, Love the scenery there!!!
    Thanks, one of my favorite places. I guess that I could crop the pictures, but then it looses some perspective.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MtnViewRanch View Post
    Thanks, one of my favorite places. I guess that I could crop the pictures, but then it looses some perspective.
    If you dont mind me asking...where are these pics taken?

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    Quote Originally Posted by rgd View Post
    If you dont mind me asking...where are these pics taken?

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    I agree with everyone that weight is king with grading, how ever land planes are a high price to pay for such occasional use, granted they do a great job and do it faster but not so much better to justfy the cost to me. You have a box blade, use the rippers set just below the cutting edge to cut the high spots and go slow to prevent washboarding. I did our mile long road when I had my 1026R with a 60'' Box blade and the neighbors loved me for it(the county only grades the road twice a year).
    Remember when working a hillside drive to work from the bottom up. just my 2 cents. Good luck with what ever you decide.
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