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Another Box blade question, sort of

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Hello everyone, I recently purchased a Frontier BB2172 for my new to me JD 4310 tractor. I’ve gotten a lot of good hours repairing and maintaining my road and the neighbors. There is a learning curve getting the angles right and road crowned properly, I’m still a novice but every attempt gets a little better. My next project that want to tackle is overhauling my pasture. I don’t know if a box blade is really the right tool for the job. The pasture was not irrigated for a couple of years and the moles took over. Between my dog and I, we have gotten rid of most of the moles but I have a much damaged pasture that needs renovation. My question is should I attempt to level out my pasture with the box blade or should I buy or rent a harrow and drag chain to knock down all the mole hills and fill in the holes and valleys, or is there another way. My end goal is not to have a golf course, but a pasture that is safe for livestock and easy to mow. This project is made complicated by the fact that I have 96 underground sprinkler heads and quite a bit of piping about six inches underground. The pasture is about 4 acres. Any advice will be appreciated. Also thanks for all the previous advice and comments. It made narrowing down my tractor search a whole lot easier. Clay
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should I buy or rent a harrow and drag chain to knock down all the mole hills and fill in the holes and valleys, Clay
I think that's what I'd do, especially with the piping to work around.

And another thing to think about, you can never have enough implements so buy one and do the job and have it for later jobs / needs also.:thumbup1gif:
I agree with UW, the drag harow seems the better choice to start with.
It appears that a chain harrow is a pretty versatile tool. I’ll start looking around. I agree and fortunately so does my wife that we can never have to many implements. Thanks guys
Chain/Tine harrow is a good smoother, but it doesn't dig into anything well. So for areas that are already disturbed it's good but it won't take down bumps on its own. You can use the box blade to get close, and then run the harrow over the area to smooth it a bit.

A lot of this is just playing with the tools you have and finding the right mix. Of course this is also an excuse to get more tools (not that you need an excuse).

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