Box Blade Size vs HP
Can I get a 72″ box blade and pull it without overworking the tractor? The brushog “fits” between the wheels, so it looks like I’d need at least 60″ or 72″ (probably won’t leave tracks). Can it pull a 72 ok? If you have 4wd, add 10 or 20 hp to your tractor’s rating to be safe. If you have a light tractor, a lighter box blade might keep you from dragging.
If you can’t find or don’t want a 65 or 66 box blade, I’d recommend going with the 72 blade. The only reason I wouldn’t go with a 72 is if your tractor is significantly lighter than mine.
Should box blade be wider than tractor?
They’re simple to connect to a tractor and even simpler to use: first, measure the width of your tractor and get a box blade that’s slightly wider than the tractor tires.
How much does a 6 foot box blade weight?
Blade Length: 6 ft. Blade Weight: 136 lb.
Which is better box blade or blade?
The box blade is designed to grade and smooth, and it also has scarifier teeth on the front that allow you to break up hard ground, such as rutted, hard driveways. The rear-angled blade is better for softer, lighter materials; it will cut a little, but not as much as the box blade.
How heavy should a box blade be?
Box blades are usually very heavy due to the forces placed on them – even a lightweight one will weigh 500 pounds. The rear has a forward and reverse cutting edge mounted at the bottom, with the reverse cutting edge often gated or floating on more expensive models.
What do you do with a box blade?
Scarifiers are angled metal teeth mounted in a row on a crossbeam across the upper width of the box blade for spreading material like soil or gravel, as well as grading, leveling, or backfilling an expansive area of land for a driveway, lawn, garden, building site, etc.
How do I choose a box blade?
For most applications, the box blade should be as wide as the outside of your tires, and the heavier the better; if you can find one with the U-shaped hitch, where the ball of the 3 point is supported on both sides, that would be ideal, but it is not a deal breaker.
How much does a 5 ft box blade weigh?
402 pound weight limit
Can a box blade be angled?
You can smooth out bumps in your garden, field, or lawn by adjusting the scarifiers on your box blade. Lock the scarifiers in place, then angle the box blade forward. The scarifiers will break up the bumps in the ground, making it easy to smooth out the soil at this angle.
What is a back blade used for on a tractor?
Rear blades are excellent and affordable for a variety of landscape grading and cleanup applications on small farms, construction sites, and elsewhere, but they’re perhaps most commonly used for snow removal u2013 blades do a really nice job plowing snow.
What is the difference between a box blade and a box scraper?
Both will do a good job after the dirt is torn up; the blades will move snow and the box scraper will move dirt. I removed the little rippers because they didn’t dig anything anyway; they both do a good job on a driveway, especially if it’s a little wet.
Can a box blade remove grass?
Dirt clods and grass clumps are difficult to break up with box blades.
What is a Gannon blade?
SKU#: 84″ Hydraulic Box Scraper (Gannon) For terracing, back-filling, scarifying, and leveling in general landscaping and grading work. Box scrapers are equipped with scarifier shanks to aid in breaking up soil for moving and leveling.