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Does anyone know of a pull type box scraper in the 5-6' width that offers tilting? There are a million different manufacturers for 8'+ but it seems to be slim pickings in the smaller arena. I prefer, and grew up, using a pull type because I feel there's more control using hydraulics and having wheels on graded ground allows for better/quicker leveling.
 
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Local company here builds 5' up to 10'ers.. I have a 6' and love it!! I havent used the tilt feature ever since I got it back in 2006.. Pull types are the only way to go!! :thumbup1gif:

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Newt; I sure enjoy ur pics everytime u post some, u never disappoint me. Big Jim Guess what was sitting at jd's used tractor lot sat. morning when I picked up my new steering cylinder, are u ready, yes a used hpx gator, 2006year on consignment for $5999.00, after I read price tag and walked away and didn't look back! they also had a new one 4*4 sitting out front with the other packed front yard of deere grazing:lol:
 

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That's exactly what I'm looking for!
I think they get around the $2K area for 6'er like mine.. For another $1K they have ripper teeth that lower, but I aint got enough tractor for those.. I got mine from a local CaseIH dealer. They bought a few of these from the MFG and resold them.. Mine was sitting on their lot for over a year and I made a offer and SOLD!! I got it for $1050 out the door if I remember right.. Smokin deal if you ask me..

I bet one can be broken down and fit in a 8' pickup bed.. 4 Bolts to remove tongue and 2 to remove rear axle/weight box.. Just sayin.... :hide2:
 

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That's a pretty stellar price considering a 3pt version is like $700. I wouldn't care for the sacrificers either. With what I'm looking to do, I have to till it up first.

Well that would require me to make a trip to Illinois! Not saying I wouldn't but I made the trip to MN for Thanksgiving and can't say I want to do it again soon. Lol. The Colorado also only has a 5'7" box. Of course, that just means a guy has to improvise!

I think I just talked myself into it.......

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That's a pretty stellar price considering a 3pt version is like $700. I wouldn't care for the sacrificers either. With what I'm looking to do, I have to till it up first.

Well that would require me to make a trip to Illinois! Not saying I wouldn't but I made the trip to MN for Thanksgiving and can't say I want to do it again soon. Lol. The Colorado also only has a 5'7" box. Of course, that just means a guy has to improvise!

I think I just talked myself into it.......

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If you find your interested in these, let me know, I can get some prices on one.. Usually they dont stock them on the lot, mostly 8'ers, but they can make a 6'er.. I seen the 5'ers and they are not built near as strong.. If I see one of them Ill get a picture.. I go by there at least once a week..

Also, Im gonna take the tilt cylinder off this summer and put a ratchet type turn buckle on instead. I just dont ever use the tilt, but dont really want to eliminate it altogether..
 

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I would definitely be interested in 6'er just like what you've got. If the price is right and I can't find anything local, I will seriously consider going up there after on.

Thanks again, Newt!

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I have a friend who built one from scratch and it looks factory. Has a 3x8 hyd cylinder, rear tires/rims from a 318, and rear weights from some F900 series mowers. It is 6' wide and will do some serious cutting. The 1025R didn't want much of it yesterday when I was leveling out some fill dirt in my yard.
 

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I'm currently designing one in CAD. A buddy at work has friends with plasma tables and is going to price out the steel for me. We'll see what comes of that!

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I thought I would give a little update. I got the scraper designed a few months ago and got the parts out to a fabrication shop. Well on Monday I finally got the parts.

Here we are unloading... Don't have pallet forks yet so I have to improvise. Ballast box would also have been nice.
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Here's the pile of steel.
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Yesterday I got most of the remaining part; spindles, hubs, tires, hyd cylinders, etc.

Today or tomorrow I should be receiving the Lincoln 211 MP welder I ordered. If everything works out, I will be fusing metal this weekend!:yahoo:
 
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Run into a little hiccup... It turns out that the Lincoln 211 MP welder is on a 5 week back order. Should get mine the first week in August.
 
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The obvious solution here is to buy a 252 instead. :good2: :laugh:
You mean 256... I even told the sales man that is what I would prefer to have but its really overkill for what I'm going to be using it for. I perfer Miller, but not for the dollar premium they require.:good2:
 
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Well, 4 months later and many hours hunting down steel, I've finally gotten all the welding done. Sure wish I had that 256 Lincoln... the 20% duty cycle of the 210MP on 240V leaves much to be desired when I was trying to fully weld everything.

Getting things tacked together.
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Roughly 4 years removed from welding consistently... looks like I can still lay down a good bead
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Working on the running gear.
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All finished, and measuring for hydraulic hoses.
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And finally, with the tractor. I think I need a bigger one!
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And finally, with the tractor. I think I need a bigger one!
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Now that is nice!
 
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Nice work

Well, 4 months later and many hours hunting down steel, I've finally gotten all the welding done. Sure wiSh I had that 256 Lincoln... the 20% duty cycle of the 210MP on 240V leaves much to be desired when I was trying to fully weld everything.

Getting things tacked together.


Roughly 4 years removed from welding consistently... looks like I can still lay down a good bead
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Working on the running gear.
All finished, and measuring for hydraulic hoses.
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And finally, with the tractor. I think I need a bigger one!
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I'm curious. It looks like in picture 6 or 7 you have two cylinders setting the depth but with different mounting points and distances from the pivot. How does that work?

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I'm curious. It looks like in picture 6 or 7 you have two cylinders setting the depth but with different mounting points and distances from the pivot. How does that work?

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I assumed one cylinder was depth and the other was tilt. :)
 
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