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Just picked this 5' box blade up for $262 CAD plus taxes (about $200 USD).





Definitely not the nicest unit around, but I'll report back Thursday evening with a short review. Can't even buy the scarifiers from TSC for that price!

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Just picked this 5' box blade up for $262 CAD plus taxes (about $200 USD).
Definitely not the nicest unit around, but I'll report back Thursday evening with a short review. Can't even buy the scarifiers from TSC for that price!
I see absolutely nothing wrong with that box blade - especially for the price. If you are like most folks it is something you will only use occasionally and I doubt very much that your 2520 can do it any harm. Good deal!
 

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I see absolutely nothing wrong with that box blade - especially for the price. If you are like most folks it is something you will only use occasionally and I doubt very much that your 2520 can do it any harm. Good deal!



Going to test the waters commercially if the locals want their driveways graded, besides doing mine. But I primarily purchased the BB to do my own driveway first. Sure beats trying to break up the gravel base with my tiny 46 backhoe!
 

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Im not sure I like you very much right now....:laugh:

Thats a heck of a deal. Couldnt touch a used one around here for anywhere near that price.
Wonder what Id have to pay to get one across the border...:gizmo:
 

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Was this a advertised sale, or was it something that your local store had a surplus of and were looking to unload?
I went on there website but couldn't see anything in there flyer, but if there was any way of ordering one I would be all over that.
Not sure if the Ottawa stores would have one on hand, but will look into it tomorrow.

Thanks for the heads-up.
 

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Wonder what Id have to pay to get one across the border...:gizmo:
If you stay more than 48 hours, nothing. $800 exemption.

Less than 48 hours, you have a $200 exemption per person. That includes sales taxes. Exemptions can be combined within a family but there are rules.

If you can fit it in your luggage they probably won't catch you:mocking:

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Ok, so I couldn't wait till tomorrow.
First I called the Ottawa store, out of stock. Then I called the Kanata(West Ottawa) store and they had 1 left, but the price is $749.00:nunu: so I ask to speak to the manager. I explain to him that a friend had just purchased one in another store for $262.00 and that it had been tagged as a end of the season sale. He asks me were it came from and which store? I reply that it was a store in northern Ontario, but not sure which one. He then comes back to me and says that one had indeed been sold for that price out of their Sudbury store, but could not explain why at such a low cost. It must have been damaged! I come back to him with, I'm looking at a picture of it right now on my computer and it's mint, without a scratch. After a little back and forth, he says to me if I can be at the store before closing that I can have the one left for the same price. SCORE!!!!!

I am now back home with the new 5' box scraper for the incredible price of $293.00 taxes in.

Many thanks to you Firemachine69 for the heads-up!!!

Geoff
 

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Was this a advertised sale, or was it something that your local store had a surplus of and were looking to unload?
I went on there website but couldn't see anything in there flyer, but if there was any way of ordering one I would be all over that.
Not sure if the Ottawa stores would have one on hand, but will look into it tomorrow.

Thanks for the heads-up.



It was in store, but I was explained it would likely apply to any PA that still had one on the floor. Just keep in mind, my PA has a habit of selling off "summer" stuff when it still hits 30C outside, and I understand why: One year they waited until October when light snow was falling, and they just couldn't give the stuff away (25 gallon boom sprayer for $50 kind of deal... I didn't have a lawn back then, however.) I've been to various other PA's across Canada, and I've never quite seen the discounts I've seen at my local Sudbury one.




Ok, so I couldn't wait till tomorrow.
First I called the Ottawa store, out of stock. Then I called the Kanata(West Ottawa) store and they had 1 left, but the price is $749.00:nunu: so I ask to speak to the manager. I explain to him that a friend had just purchased one in another store for $262.00 and that it had been tagged as a end of the season sale. He asks me were it came from and which store? I reply that it was a store in northern Ontario, but not sure which one. He then comes back to me and says that one had indeed been sold for that price out of their Sudbury store, but could not explain why at such a low cost. It must have been damaged! I come back to him with, I'm looking at a picture of it right now on my computer and it's mint, without a scratch. After a little back and forth, he says to me if I can be at the store before closing that I can have the one left for the same price. SCORE!!!!!

I am now back home with the new 5' box scraper for the incredible price of $293.00 taxes in.

Many thanks to you Firemachine69 for the heads-up!!!

Geoff

Glad I could help.


I think this is going to be the end of tractor implements for PA though, TSC is the defacto "low cost" implement store with actual parts available for repair. I know PA doesn't sell top-links or three-point pins.
 

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I assume the parts that make up the top link frame are buried in there somewhere and need to be assembled yet?

That really is a great price. Good job!

Rob
 

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GOOD score... eh...

Last week I got a Speco 70 post hole digger from PA. Problem is the promotional, discount items they usually only have 1 in the store this far out in the bush. Got lucky and got the one they had this time.

Follow up report and pictures required.
 

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I saw that there, I don't think my 1026 could handle it. Great price though and if I had a bigger tractor this would be great. I do have a 48" light duty Frontier box blade though.
 

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So I assembled the box blade today, it took 20 minutes. honestly for $ 293.00 (and being made in China) it's not to bad of a blade for the small projects I need it for. When the 2320 returns from my son's place this fall and before it's set up for snow duty, the blade will be put to work on a few entrance ways in the neighborhood.
Hey Tim, for all the great video's and information that I have enjoyed from you, I would be glad to bring you one next time I'm in your area. I would need to find another one at that price first, because this ones mine. 20180816_141326.jpg 20180816_141400.jpg
 

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I saw that there, I don't think my 1026 could handle it. Great price though and if I had a bigger tractor this would be great. I do have a 48" light duty Frontier box blade though.
It will handle it just fine. I have a 5' heavy duty BB and used it with my 2210 I had and now with my 1026.
 

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I assume the parts that make up the top link frame are buried in there somewhere and need to be assembled yet?

That really is a great price. Good job!

Rob


Yep. Went together easy-peazy. My only complaint is the bushings they give you are too narrow for a JD top-link. Gonna hit up TSC sometime Sunday if I'm not at work.
 

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Hey firemachine69,
When it comes to your top link not fitting, if you look at my pics you will see that the 2 rear stabilizing bars are installed on the interior of the forward bars. This plus the width of the spacer together will allow for enough space for you top link. The total inside width when done this way is 1-7/8"inches. This worked for me, and avoided having to track down a wider spacer or look for some other solution.
 
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