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#1 KennyP OFFLINE  

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Posted February 01, 2012 - 02:14 PM

Checked Craigslist early this morning and found a box blade for sale. By 9:30AM it was mine and on the way home. It has a few issues, what used implement doesn't? I happy as all get out, and it's a nice birthday present to myself. Here's a few pics(same as the thread below).
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Got the Ford out and hooked it up. The pin hole for the sleeve hitch is too far forward, unable to take the slack out. No biggy, add a 1/4" piece in there and it will be fine. Had a small area that I could play in, it worked great.
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I plan to rework the teeth to get a better cut with them. And lower the cutting edge about a 1/2". Plus I plan to make a rear cutting edge for it. And it will be both sleeve and 3-point hitch. Been wanting one of these for a long time, wish it was a bit wider. But that is easy to fix. Might add an extra tooth then.

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Posted February 01, 2012 - 02:29 PM

A-One,looks great Kenny.Like I said in the other thread,congratulations.

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Posted February 01, 2012 - 02:39 PM

Looks good Kenny,

Looks like it just barely covers your tracks.
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Posted February 01, 2012 - 04:58 PM

Great score Kenny, glad you found something you could use.
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Posted February 01, 2012 - 05:12 PM

Looks to be near-on bullet proof. I think that will do you a great job Kenny.
Sure built stouter than a new one.

Congrats!
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Posted February 01, 2012 - 05:14 PM

Looks good Kenny,

Looks like it just barely covers your tracks.

A few mods are in order, starting with these:
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Think that may tear up the ground a bit better. Won't take to much to widen it, like to get 4'. Add one more tooth, so it has 6 across. Add 3-point to it, so it has both.

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Posted February 01, 2012 - 05:23 PM

Looks to be near-on bullet proof. I think that will do you a great job Kenny.
Sure built stouter than a new one.

Congrats!

I think it was well worth the $100 to get it.

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Posted February 01, 2012 - 05:33 PM

Very nice. $100 sounds like a pretty good price to me.
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Posted February 01, 2012 - 05:45 PM

Looks like it just barely covers your tracks.


Hummmm. Sounds Like he has something to hide. LOL
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Posted February 01, 2012 - 06:57 PM

Looks like you got a nice piece of equipment there Kenny! Congrats! No piece of turf will be safe in your yard LOL!
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Posted February 01, 2012 - 06:59 PM

Good buy there Kenny, good looking box blade. Now you can spend more time playing in the dirt.
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Posted February 01, 2012 - 07:03 PM

Looks like a good one. But knowing you it will be Better. LOL Congrats was a good BD present to self.
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Posted February 01, 2012 - 07:39 PM

Good Stuff Kenny, sometimes it's really hard to find an attachment you like and can use.
I had to make mine cause I couldn't find on to buy
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Posted February 01, 2012 - 08:28 PM

Kenny, That was a great deal, I think you can do just a little to it and it will really be nice. BTW, the steel in it is worth about what you gave for it, Very heavy built !!
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Posted February 01, 2012 - 09:37 PM

Nice buy on the box blade Kenny! It looks as tough as the Ford does, your weights turned out pretty good. And it looks like I owe you a belated birthday, you share it with our first grandson, 12 years old today, WOW. But now that I know that detail I will never forget yours when his rolls back around, hope you had a good day!
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