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Posted September 03, 2015 - 10:43 PM

Looking at a 4 foot Howse brand box blade for use behind my New Holland S-14. Anyone have any experience with this brand, seems like a decent price. It might not be high end, but I'm not using it in heavy use. Most likely leveling stone, dirt, whatever, probably nothing packed down too hard.
It comes in several color options, I am thinking Blue since my New Holland S-14 is blue.
https://howseimpleme...-box-blade.html

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Posted September 03, 2015 - 10:50 PM

Shoot, I can find it cheaper through Rural King, $238 (factory shipped). This just looks like a good value...

Shipping is $150... And not option to ship to the store... That's stupid...

Edited by wvbuzzmaster, September 03, 2015 - 10:57 PM.

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Posted September 04, 2015 - 04:57 AM

It looks well built in the pics. That is something on my wish list.

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Posted September 04, 2015 - 05:04 AM

I just built one!



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Posted September 04, 2015 - 06:02 AM

Howse stuff is usually pretty well built.  I have a Howse 4' brush hog and the thing is an absolute beast of a mower.  You're right in that this isn't a high end blade but I think it would do well for your application.  You'll have to watch though.  It seems as though these blades can get heavy real quick as they accumulate material.  You'll probably have to add some weights to that tractor if you hope to do anything constructive.


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Posted September 04, 2015 - 11:32 AM

Looks like it should do the job just fine. You will need wheel weight to use that. You may also need front weight to keep weight on the front end when you have it raised. 



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Posted September 04, 2015 - 01:17 PM

Thanks guys. Plan for my New Holland is a loader, loaded ag tires, and wheel weights. The width of the rear tires is around 45" from outside to outside of sidewalls, which is why i am thinking 48" box blade would be correct width for the tractor. I would not want any more width than that.

Edited by wvbuzzmaster, September 04, 2015 - 01:17 PM.

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