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Posted February 01, 2012 - 11:31 PM

Congrats on the blade and happy birthday Kenny.
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Posted February 02, 2012 - 02:45 PM

Help! Going to rework the teeth on this. I posted a pic earlier, but that angle may be a bit aggressive. Could use a bit of feed back
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First pic is how they are now. #2 is what I thought, but looks pretty steep. #3 is what I cut. Not nearly as steep. Think that would break ground better than #2?

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Posted February 02, 2012 - 03:12 PM

Nice find! Looks good on your ford, and happy birthday! Sorry, I don't have any advice on the teeth.
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Posted February 02, 2012 - 03:59 PM

Hummmm. Sounds Like he has something to hide. LOL

it's always good if you are able to cover your tracks...

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Posted February 02, 2012 - 04:26 PM

I'm not worried about width, right now. I'll probably widen it later this spring.

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Posted February 02, 2012 - 05:13 PM

Think I answered my own question. Found this at TSC:
BBtooth.jpg
Angle of the cutting edge is 125 degrees+/-. I'll make something work.

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Posted February 02, 2012 - 05:31 PM

Happy Birthday Kenny and congrats on the nice Box blade. That is really well built. I'm wondering if it is a very nicely done home built unit. I've never seen one that strong from a factory. The new Agri Fab BB probably has less than half the metal in it.
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Posted February 02, 2012 - 06:46 PM

Happy birthday Kenny!!
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Posted February 03, 2012 - 06:51 AM

Changed the design of the teeth. Take a bit more work to do, but should make good cutting edges for these. Plus it matches better to the tooth in post #21.
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Hopefully, this will break up the ground better. I also took the cutting edge off the back of the blade and lowered it about 5/8". Didn't take a pic of that yet.

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Posted February 03, 2012 - 07:06 AM

That design looks like it will work better, but what do I know?! Its deffinetly going to be stronger that way and wont flex as much, if any. Good job Kenny! I like those little drawings you do. Haha
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Posted February 03, 2012 - 07:19 AM

The drawings help folks understand better. And they point out problems. The fun part will be when I widen it. I'm going to add 4" to each side. Need to gather the materials together for that.

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Posted February 03, 2012 - 08:49 AM

Nice score there Kenny, and Happy Birthday. Have you got some landscaping projects lined up?

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Posted February 03, 2012 - 08:56 AM

Don't know yet, but I couldn't pass this thing up. Been wanting one since I got the GTV/16 years ago.

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Posted February 03, 2012 - 12:28 PM

Looks like a nice find and you seem to be well on your way to modifying it to suit you! Can someone enlighten me on when you would want a box blade Vs. when a regular scrapper blade would do?

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Posted February 03, 2012 - 12:37 PM

The drawings help folks understand better. And they point out problems. The fun part will be when I widen it. I'm going to add 4" to each side. Need to gather the materials together for that.


Yea I know what you mean, they sure help me a lot. depending on what needs to be done it might be easier to add 8 inches to the middle. I want to get an old snow blade or something simaler and make a my own box blade.




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