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#1 lyall ONLINE  

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Posted October 27, 2014 - 07:55 PM

I am looking a getting a box blade or a rear blade

I will be using it on my JD 212 or 214

 

Brinly-Hardy Box Scraper — 38in. Working Width, Model# BS-38BH

at Northern Tool is $189.99

 

Brinly-Hardy Rear Blade Attachment — 42in.W, Model# BB-562BH

at Northern Tool is $199.99

 

I do have a long gravel driveway and parking area

Which would work the best on a gravel driveway?

 

I would be also using in the garden to help level the compost I am going to be putting on it.

 

Would like to know which one one have and how you like it

 

Thanks

Glen



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Posted October 27, 2014 - 07:59 PM

Box blade.

I have both and the box blade works better faster and does a neater job.

Go over it with the teeth down first then with the teeth up to finish and smooth it out nice. I find after a rain is the best time to do it, driveway is softer.


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Posted October 27, 2014 - 08:05 PM

I used to have a Brinly box blade and the "wings" on the end of the came off and it could be used as a back blade.  The scarifier bar rotated up out of the way but it did not have the mount on the back of the blade for the cement block.  I just hung a 42 pound John Deere weight off each end of the blade.


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Posted October 27, 2014 - 08:05 PM

Box blade. Better at filling in holes. Noel.
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Posted October 27, 2014 - 08:11 PM

For the rear of a tractor, I prefer a good box blade. Couldn't find one I liked, so I built one to my specs!


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Posted October 27, 2014 - 10:26 PM

Best of both worlds, buy the blade and make the end caps and scarifier.
They used to make a 42" box blade but the newer units probably don't have the umpf to pull it.
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Posted October 28, 2014 - 05:23 AM

Have the Brinly 38" box blade. If 38" will cover the rear of a 214 I would go with that. A box blade is much better IME for general purpose work. If you are handy you can do as Alan says above and build up a box blade from a rear blade that is wide enough to cover your rear tires.


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Posted October 29, 2014 - 08:03 AM

I have a 4' box blade on my 20hp Kubota, it works really good but I'm missing the teeth  :ah_shoot: , I haven't really used a blade but I know the box blade is better for filling holes and ect. I also have 2 wheel weights hanging off the back = 200lbs, it works a LOT better now :thumbs:.

I do have a 40" blade that I'm going to use on my Bolens HT23, but I haven't gotten a 3'pt set up on it yet so I can't use it :(.

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Posted October 30, 2014 - 05:07 PM

Thanks All

would like to find a box blade close to me

time will tell - do not want to buy a new one at this time






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