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    bb20065 box blade

    I just received a box blade model bb20065 to be used with my 2032r I am trying to level ground and never used a box blade and was wondering if anyone knows what's the best way to set it up and use it. the terrain is known to have a lot of rocks in it and very tough clay soil
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    Hopefully,, your BB has rippers,,,
    sod and rocks are the DEATH of level ground when using a BB.

    Drop the rippers an inch or 2 below grade,, and rip,,, A LOT!!

    Many passes, many directions. The soil has to be loose,, and movable.

    You gotta remove the rocks,, or the BB will hop, leaving lumps or speed bumps.
    it will be so bad, if there are a lot of rocks, you might be tempted to buy a landscape rake.
    The landscape rake can move the rocks to the side,, in rows.

    There is no magic bullet,, rip, grade, repeat. The sod and weeds need to be pulverized,, or more bumps.
    Try to avoid grading in reverse,, box blades generally do not level loose soil well in reverse.

    Take before and after pics,, posting pics here is the most important part of the grading!!

    Oh, yea,, I can not grade smoothly without gauge wheels.
    I have them on a landscape rake,, but, if I only had a BB,, it WOULD have gauge wheels.

    If you were starting from scratch, with no attachment,, I would recommend a landplane.
    Then,, BANG, you would be done.
    Some of the tractors include JD 4105, JD 855, JD 650,,,, and,,, the IH 584 4WD
    My favorite attachment is the homemade landplane,,, EVERYONE needs one of those!!

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    You will get the hang of it.

    Position tractor on level ground. Adjust the top link arm to tilt the implement toward or away from the tractor. If you tilt it so the rear blade touches the ground and the frontn blade is a bit off the ground it will have a smoothing effect. If you tilt it so the frond blade is lowere than the rear, it will dig/scrape and pull your dirt. Fool with it and you will get the hang of it. Took me a while but I had fun.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CADplans View Post
    Hopefully,, your BB has rippers,,,
    sod and rocks are the DEATH of level ground when using a BB.

    Drop the rippers an inch or 2 below grade,, and rip,,, A LOT!!

    Many passes, many directions. The soil has to be loose,, and movable.

    You gotta remove the rocks,, or the BB will hop, leaving lumps or speed bumps.
    it will be so bad, if there are a lot of rocks, you might be tempted to buy a landscape rake.
    The landscape rake can move the rocks to the side,, in rows.

    There is no magic bullet,, rip, grade, repeat. The sod and weeds need to be pulverized,, or more bumps.
    Try to avoid grading in reverse,, box blades generally do not level loose soil well in reverse.

    Take before and after pics,, posting pics here is the most important part of the grading!!

    Oh, yea,, I can not grade smoothly without gauge wheels.
    I have them on a landscape rake,, but, if I only had a BB,, it WOULD have gauge wheels.

    If you were starting from scratch, with no attachment,, I would recommend a landplane.
    Then,, BANG, you would be done.
    ok I will post pictures tomorrow I need to remove some trees out of way first and then going to try and level ground for a new shed thanks for all the information what's your homemade landplane look like i might have to invest in a landplane
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    Quote Originally Posted by bmichael View Post
    what's your homemade landplane look like i might have to invest in a landplane
    Here is a whole thread on it,,,

    http://www.greentractortalk.com/foru...landplane.html
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    dont know what i am doing wrong

    this is a picture of what I am trying to level have scraped several times with loader and box blade but cant seem to get it level box blade appears to be level when u cement I ran into a lot of tree roots but no rocks I even tried using blade in reverse
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    I finally got the job done i leveled the ground with box blade and fel what a learning experience since it was one of my first projects done with the tractor and without having previous tractor experience now it houses a 20 foot sea container new home for my and implements
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    Looks good.

    There isn't really any magic rules. Just burn some fuel and practice till you figure it out.

    I'd say you did well.
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