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    1025 with Box Blade

    I am ready to purchase the next attachment for my 1025. I am looking at box blades and am not sure how big (wide) I can go without exceeding my traction with R-4s? I definitely want one that is compatible with my iMatch hitch, not sure if makes a difference between Frontier, Land Pride, King Kutter, etc. I am thinking 60" since this is just slightly wider than my bucket. But there are also 66" box blades on the market too. I don't anticipate any really heavy earthmoving with this unit, just driveway maintenance and some reworking of landscaping in my yard. What box blades make/model are others using on their 1025s?
    2016 1025R, H120 w/53" bucket, 60 MMM, iMatch, RIO override, Rear wheel weights.
    1994 425, 54" MMM
    1976 212, 39" MMM

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    I went with a 48" Frontier. Its heavy duty and works. I purchased it with my tractor and will say you cant beat the utility of one. After using it though in my honest opinion, I wouldn't go any bigger. I good scoop will stop my tractor dead in its tracks. I'm not a professional or a farmer though. I still use it for working land, that and my FEL and for driveway maintenance I purchased a 72" grading scraper that is hands down the best for gavel. I'm running R4s too. I just don't think 1 series has enough weight to hard work large scoops.
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    Does the 48" box cover your rear wheel tracks? I was kinda going with 60" because that is the width of my MMM, and just slightly wider than my bucket. I know that pulling a large load can be difficult/impossible if the box blade is too big. I had a 31 hp tractor and I could stop it (lose traction) with a 72 box blade if I got too aggressive with it. I downsized because I figure the heavy work is now done, so I'm planning to just be in "maintenance" mode now.
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    2016 1025R, H120 w/53" bucket, 60 MMM, iMatch, RIO override, Rear wheel weights.
    1994 425, 54" MMM
    1976 212, 39" MMM

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    I have the Frontier 48" box blade. It does a fine job. Heavy duty.
    The rear of the 1025R w/ R4 tires is about 48" wide so they are about the same.

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    I run a heavy 60" box with 5 scarifier teeth behind my R4 equipped 1025r.
    It spreads gravel quite well and also does a great job as ballast for loader work.
    In new clay soil it will stop the tractor cold if I let it so I don't.
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    I have a 60" from TSC and it works great with my 1025R. I had also rented a 65" before I purchased mine and it also worked well but could stop the tractor if it got full.

    I wanted a 54" but got a great price on the 60" and don't have any regrets!
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    2015 1025R FILB, iMatch, 53" Bucket, 54D Mower Deck, 54" Snow Blower, Heavy Hitch Dual Suitcase Weight Bracket, Heavy Hitch Front Weight Bracket, EA 48" Plugger, Garber 48" 3 point Seeder, Kens bolt on hooks, CountyLine (Tarter Gate) 60" box blade, Kenda Terra Trac HDAP tires (front and rear), CozyCab Sunshade, TSC CountyLine (Tarter) 48" yellow rototiller, BXPanded 25 gallon 3PH sprayer.

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    I ran a 60" box blade on a 1500 lbs 24 horse tractor for several years with few issues. IMO having a blade wide enough to cover your tracks is needed. The operator is the key and once you get the hang of it you'll be fine with the 5' blade.
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    I run the 60" Frontier on my 1025r... Like most have already mentioned, if I let it get full it will stop me dead... But that can happen with the 48" too... I like the extra width and it is my loader ballast

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    2014 1025R, H120 FEL, 60D MMM, iMatch, BB2060 Box Blade, Ballast Box

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    Thanks for all the replies. I think I am going to shoot for a 60" box blade. Although, if I find a smokin' deal on a 48", I might not pass it up.
    2016 1025R, H120 w/53" bucket, 60 MMM, iMatch, RIO override, Rear wheel weights.
    1994 425, 54" MMM
    1976 212, 39" MMM

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    Frontier is compatible with the I-match, the Land Pride is not without mods to upper and lower mountings, not sure about the other brands.
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