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In the past I've found the scarifiers alone would be quite helpful when breaking new ground. I know they really help while box blading and a close friend has an old Landpride 5 footer that I've wanted for years. I've been offered them to borrow but never own. It's the type of item that see's punishing ground work and would hate to break them on him. I know many are fond of plows and middle busters but I'm curious as to why more folks don't use these. These are the ones my friend has and that I'm most familiar with. http://www.landpride.com/products/prod_sf/prod_sf25.html

I'd appreciate you thoughts and feedback.

Matt T.:think::think:
 

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Well, I must say I am not familiar with these as a stand alone unit. Mine are integrated in to a box blade. I would think that this unit would be on the light side to do any real work, however, it has a nice design feature to add extra weight to it. You are correct that ground tilling is tough work, but unless you really do something out of the ordinary you should be fine. Give your friends unit a try. Sure would like to here about your application and how it worked.
 

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Like Randy, mine are built into the box blade. I did use it for a couple of jobs in the last week and I am impressed. One job was a crushed rock driveway (mine) which had not been touched up in some time. I dropped the scarifers to the lowest position and tore up the material. That took several runs but the 2520 never missed a beat. I then raised the scarifers and used the box blade to smooth it all out. I"ll say it again ........... smooth.:tongue:
 

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I have built one similiar to that out of used road grader scarifier teeth. It has been useful at times ,but takes a lot of HP to sink it very deep, which I dont have with my 4100cut. Just make more passes. I did actually break mine at first, had to do some serious reinforcement on it .
 

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I actually haven't done anything with it. I ended up using my boxblade scarifiers to rip up the area. If I were to start my clearing all over again I would borrow my friends or buy without hesitation. If it weren't for the rocks here I think this would be an extremely useful attachment. I can just imagine the damage I could do in short order dragging them 6"-8" deep. Roots and tree's would tremble in fear.
If I end up clearing more I'll try my friends out and post some pics and feedback.

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I have built one similiar to that out of used road grader scarifier teeth. It has been useful at times ,but takes a lot of HP to sink it very deep, which I dont have with my 4100cut. Just make more passes. I did actually break mine at first, had to do some serious reinforcement on it .
Billy, any chance you can show us your handy work? I know Pete would really like to see it.
 

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Billy, any chance you can show us your handy work? I know Pete would really like to see it.
Yes I would!

Matt, this is the never ending battle of attachments:

Lots of features;
Lots of attachments;
Not much money.

Pick any two. (I lean towards the last two).

I have the scarifiers on my box blade. With the hydraulic top link, I can tilt it up and get some good digging in. The depth is adjustable. I did not get the hydraulic scarifier feature on my box blade, I think Steve (Jenkinsph) did. This lets you raise and lower them remotely. Sweet! But I knew I would not be using it enough to justify that.

When it was time to get the land plane, I did not get the scarifiers because I had them on the box blade. And on the land plane, I got the cheapest one- no adjustable angle on the blades or adjustable blade height, and the length was not as long as I might have liked.

But the money saved with this approach lets me have a landscape rake (York rake). And a small tiller. Trade-offs, trade-offs.

Fortunately, when it comes to these trade-offs the only way to loose is to not play (in the dirt). Side note, this is the opposite of dealing with many types of conflict where the only way to win is to not play.

Glad you got the job done :thumbup1gif: !

Here are some pictures of my box blade and landscape rake so Randy won't have to be grumpy today....

Pete
 

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Billy, any chance you can show us your handy work? I know Pete would really like to see it.
Sorry it took so long to reply. Been busy painting and putting trim in the bedroom of my barn. Hoping to move into it in acouple of weeks. Give me some time and I will try to learn how to post pictures. I would like to do something like kennyd for pictures. I have really liked this site so far, just need more hours in the day. lot of work to do on my barn before winter hits in the mountains of Utah.
 

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We all understand priorities, do what you gotta do, we'll be here waitin' for ya.
 
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