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Posted March 10, 2013 - 07:56 PM

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I'm looking for some help on this. I've been reading past posts about box blades. I have a Massey 12 and would like to level my backyard out a bit. I took a pool and deck down. Am i better off making one?Buying? Can I rent one? lol sounds rediculous but I had to ask that one.

 

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Posted March 10, 2013 - 08:05 PM

What hitch or parts of a hitch do you have?
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Posted March 10, 2013 - 08:17 PM

My homemade box blade

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You can use the Brinly blade or box blade they have but you need the rear lift on the tractor and a sleeve hitch.

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lift and hitch needed on the tractor

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Posted March 10, 2013 - 08:23 PM

I have the lift assembly but not the hitch. I'm thinking of making the hitch part. People on ebay just want wayyy too much.



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Posted March 10, 2013 - 08:29 PM

The box blade I made is a 4ft length of angle iron with the ends closed off and railway spikes welded to it.

I used a couple pieces of flat bar and a chain for the lift.

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Posted March 10, 2013 - 08:46 PM

Doug,

Do you have to flip that over to use the spikes?



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Posted March 10, 2013 - 08:51 PM

Love that box Doug, still think it looks mean. :D

If you are planning on using the tractor with a bunch of different ground engagement implements, the sleeve hitch is probably your best bet... But if you are going to one-off specifically for a project or you want to build it very heavy duty like Doug did, then you have the best plans one post up.

Even if you find or build a hitch later, you can rebuild anything like Doug's to include a sleeve hitch.

You will want to decide now if angling is of any interest to you. The Brinly blade does have 30 degree angling built in.

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Posted March 10, 2013 - 08:52 PM

Doug,

Do you have to flip that over to use the spikes?

 

Yes if I had to make it again I would put the spikes on a 45deg angle so they dig in more.


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Posted March 10, 2013 - 08:54 PM

Ok great. Thank you for the info.



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Posted March 10, 2013 - 08:57 PM

Love that box Doug, still think it looks mean. :D

If you are planning on using the tractor with a bunch of different ground engagement implements, the sleeve hitch is probably your best bet... But if you are going to one-off specifically for a project or you want to build it very heavy duty like Doug did, then you have the best plans one post up.

Even if you find or build a hitch later, you can rebuild anything like Doug's to include a sleeve hitch.

You will want to decide now if angling is of any interest to you. The Brinly blade does have 30 degree angling built in.

Not looking to angle. For me just loosing the soil and spreading it will do the trick. Of course I have the tiller and plow but I would rather try a box blade.



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Posted March 10, 2013 - 09:04 PM

You have a sleeve hitch plow already? Might as well build that hitch and then you no excuse to not go to a plow day or two...

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Posted March 10, 2013 - 09:10 PM

Sorry i have a  Dozer/Snow blade. Are there plow days in CT? lol



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Posted March 11, 2013 - 04:55 AM

I have the Brinly for my 314/317. It's cheap and available at HD online. I used it last year to level the church parking lot. It did the job. It's 38" wide. I'm not sure how wide a 12 is but it's actually a bit narrow for the JD's which are 42" wide. You can take the side wings off it and use it as a rear blade as well as turning it backwards to push. For the money it's not bad.


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Posted March 11, 2013 - 05:00 AM

Here's a link to the thread where I used it at the church last summer.

http://gardentractor...x-blade-update/


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Posted March 11, 2013 - 08:02 AM

I just got a rear blade for my MF10 and 12. I looked at the Brinly but I wanted a 48" blade. I went with a Kolpin 48" balde, it's fit over a 2" reciever hitch tubing. I made the sleeve hitch attachment for it. The blade end has holes for attaching side wings. It would be easy to make the side and spike part to bolt on. I'll try to get some pictures today and post them.


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