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    Just pulled the trigger on Box Blade and Land Rake

    So first off, let me say that I spent a great deal of time looking at box blades and land rakes from more manufacturers than I had imagined existed. I didn't want to buy used unless it was in close to perfect condition, I've tired of buying other people's problem stuff.
    Frontier
    Tennessee River Implements
    Land Pride
    Hawser
    King Kutter
    Everything Attachments
    Bush Hog
    Sundowner
    Woods
    and more.....

    I had some criteria for what I wanted:
    1) I wanted to buy both items together to leverage a better deal, including the shipping.
    2) I wanted two pieces that will work satisfactorily on my 1026R with the limited Cat 1 3PH
    3) I wanted good quality products that would last.
    4) I wanted guage wheels on the Land Rake.
    5) I wanted clevis type lower links on the box blade rather than pin type.
    4) I wanted them in JD green, just because I do, but it wouldn't be a good deal killer if I couldn't.
    5) I wanted a good price, but based on the above quality factors first.

    So it came down to Tenessee River Implements (TRI) and the Frontier LR5060L and BB5060L.

    TRI gave me a great price, including shipping, a price NO ONE could touch, but they couldn't provide the guage wheels on the LR or the clevis link on the box blade.
    I got a few quotes on the Frontier items, including my dealer I got the 1026R from, but no one, and I mean no one could get within $200 of the price I got from Shane at Mutton Power. Shane was helpful from the start, knew the equipment, understood my needs, and made it all happen. He even asked if the quote he had given me on the 1026R was too high! Of course it wasn't, but I thought at the time that buying local for service was more important than the better price. Now I'm not so certain I made the right decision there.

    So I am about to be the owner of a Frontier LR5060L with guage wheels and a Frontier BB5060L from Mutton Power.

    I will post pics when everything comes in in about 2 weeks or so.
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    Previous: 2012 JD 1026R, R3 turf, H-120 FEL, 7-iron 60D MMM
    Attached: EA Wicked 55 Grapple, iMatch, Heavyhitch w/8x42lb, JD BB5060L, JD LR5060L, JLF-2242 forks, Shaver 101 PHD, Countyline 48" rotary cutter
    Tow Behind: Trac-Vac 880, JD10 Cart, Countyline 25 ton splitter
    Stihl: MS180CB-E; MS391; HT101; FS110; HS81T; BR600 Magnum
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    I will post pics when everything comes in in about 2 weeks or so.
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    Can't wait to see the goods...will be waiting for pics!
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    Thanks for the plug.

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    So I got the call today from the shipper that my Rake and Blade were being delivered today, took a half day from work, they called and the guy showed up with a 28ft box truck and I was waiting at the end of the driveway. I used the fork lift to take it down off his truck, that was pretty hairy as the shipping weight was 600lbs including 2 42lb suitcase weights. I was able to lift it clear, but once off the truck it started to sag some, but I got it safely to the ground and was then able to lift it a few inches to drive up the drive way to the garage with the load.

    Once I got everything unstrapped from the pallet, I took the rake out for a spin. I had a real hard time adjusting the guide wheels to the right height, mostly because I couldn't raise the rake high enough for the wheel bar to slide off. Eventually I tightened up the twist on the upper link which raised it enough to allow them to come off. They provide 4x1" tall sleeves that can be used above the upright on the wheel, or between the upright and the wheel itself. I found that 3 of these "spacers" between the wheel and the upright allowed to rake to pretty much skim the ground surface without digging in, which is exactly what I wanted to clear up yard debris from the winter. The rake worked wonders, and I am so glad I got the guide wheels.

    Next out will be the box blade, stay tuned.
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    Attached: EA Wicked 55 Grapple, iMatch, Heavyhitch w/8x42lb, JD BB5060L, JD LR5060L, JLF-2242 forks, Shaver 101 PHD, Countyline 48" rotary cutter
    Tow Behind: Trac-Vac 880, JD10 Cart, Countyline 25 ton splitter
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    Nice pics of nice attachments. I trust that they will work well for you. Are you going to get a TnT now or do you already have one?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ransx77 View Post

    Once I got everything unstrapped from the pallet, I took the rake out for a spin. I had a real hard time adjusting the guide wheels to the right height, mostly because I couldn't raise the rake high enough for the wheel bar to slide off. Eventually I tightened up the twist on the upper link which raised it enough to allow them to come off.

    Picked up the 48" 50 series rake last winter. I know what you are saying about adjusting the wheels. To solve this I always back up the rear wheels onto small hill (hanging out over the garage floor by the door works too). Gives you that extra inch you need to adjust.

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    Nice,
    Workin hard at loafing!
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    Quote Originally Posted by robpm View Post
    Nice pics of nice attachments. I trust that they will work well for you. Are you going to get a TnT now or do you already have one?
    TnT? it's morning, and I'm still not thinking quick....help me out?
    Randy
    New: 2017 JD 2032R. R3 turf, 220R FEL with Single Point, 7-iron 60D MMM, Artillian Diverter; 2019 Z740r
    Previous: 2012 JD 1026R, R3 turf, H-120 FEL, 7-iron 60D MMM
    Attached: EA Wicked 55 Grapple, iMatch, Heavyhitch w/8x42lb, JD BB5060L, JD LR5060L, JLF-2242 forks, Shaver 101 PHD, Countyline 48" rotary cutter
    Tow Behind: Trac-Vac 880, JD10 Cart, Countyline 25 ton splitter
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sawdust View Post
    Picked up the 48" 50 series rake last winter. I know what you are saying about adjusting the wheels. To solve this I always back up the rear wheels onto small hill (hanging out over the garage floor by the door works too). Gives you that extra inch you need to adjust.
    Once I figured out how the guage wheels worked, I was quite impressed with the simplicity of the process. I had been expecting the typical pin in the hole technique, but this is actually far better!
    Randy
    New: 2017 JD 2032R. R3 turf, 220R FEL with Single Point, 7-iron 60D MMM, Artillian Diverter; 2019 Z740r
    Previous: 2012 JD 1026R, R3 turf, H-120 FEL, 7-iron 60D MMM
    Attached: EA Wicked 55 Grapple, iMatch, Heavyhitch w/8x42lb, JD BB5060L, JD LR5060L, JLF-2242 forks, Shaver 101 PHD, Countyline 48" rotary cutter
    Tow Behind: Trac-Vac 880, JD10 Cart, Countyline 25 ton splitter
    Stihl: MS180CB-E; MS391; HT101; FS110; HS81T; BR600 Magnum
    Critters: Bees, Chickens, Maremmas

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