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    1026R & Woods GB60 Box Blade

    In February when I traded in my 2720 for a 4120, I kept the Woods GB60 box blade that I had used on the 2720. I planned to use the 60" box blade on my 1026R to grade some areas that are to tight to get the 4120 into. I have wondered since that time if I had made the right choice or if I should have traded it for a 48" box blade.

    This evening I decided that the ground had dried out enough near my barn, to give it a try. I was surprised how well the 1026 handled the 60" box blade. The ground was still soft from the winter thaw, but it was dry enough
    that I got good traction. A couple of times I had the box full of dirt, the 1026 pulled it just fine. I did have 6 70lb weights on the front. I am sure that helped with the traction.
    Kioti CK3510SE HST, Kioti KL4030 Loader, John Deere 655 Tiller, Frontier LR2072 Landscape Rake, Virnig V50 Pallet Forks, Woods GB60 Box Blade
    John Deere X739 AWS 4X4, 60HC Auto Connect Deck, Front grader blade.
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    John Deere Tractors I have owned in the past.
    425 AWS, 455, 4400, 2210, 4710, 2320, 2720, X475, 1026R, 4120, 2025R

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    I'm still waiting to try out my new 54" Land Pride BB w/my 1026R, not a lot of clay or rocky soil in the area, it should work just fine.

    [COLOR="#008000"]2012 1026R w/loaded R3's, H120 FEL, Artillian forks, Ken's hooks, auto 54D mower deck, 54 front quick hitch blade
    Heavy Hitch front weight bracket, Omni Transformer hitch and subsoiler, 8-42lb. hang on weights, psrumors seat spring upgrade, Land Pride 54" box blade, Frontier LR2060 landscape rake, J.D. IMatch, Bxpanded tooth bar, backhoe thumb and quick change b/h bucket adapter, recently added 260 backhoe and gently used JD 647 tiller.

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    I was on JD web site on building your tractor. I have a 1025R. The Box blade choice was 48" or 60"
    When I was at Tractor Supply they had a 60 box blade. It look good and had good reviews and hundreds of dollars less than the JD. So I bought it. Thing maybe it was to big.
    After grading about 1 acre of dirt to make it flat. I was surprised how well the tractor pulled the 60" box.
    I had no wheel spin. I do have my tires loaded with Rim Guard and the bucket was on the front of the tractor.
    The box never was full of dirt or the tines were never very deep in the ground.
    I guess it all depends how you use the box. For my use it worked out fine.

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