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 07-02-2000, 10:56 Post: 17620
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I was considering having side plates fabricated to mount on the sides of my Lands Pride 7' blade. My idea is to have something close to a box blade setup for times when I want to "move" more dirt while preparing our property. Has anyone done this or seen it done? Are there problems with this idea? I know that withour the scarifers, that this would not function like a real box blade, but thought that it would work better.






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 07-02-2000, 20:28 Post: 17633
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John--the side plates that you mentioned are options on several brands of blades and can be ordered from the implement dealer. Sorry--I don't recall which brands but ran across them in brochures from several manufacturers when I was shopping for a rear blade--perhaps Rhino and Woods (and maybe Land Pride).
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 07-03-2000, 06:10 Post: 17644
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Somebody mentioned having side plates for their Land Pride blade, so you're probably in business. You might consider putting some weight on top of the blade, which would make it work even more like a box scrapper.






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 07-03-2000, 08:50 Post: 17651
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Land pride does have a very useful web site. http://www.landpride.com/lp/index.html






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 07-03-2000, 11:34 Post: 17656
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John, I've had end plates (sometimes I call them "side plates"Wink yeah right on my 8 foot "Servis Big Rhino" blade for a lot of years now. Mine came with the used blade or I would probably never discovered just how good that they work. My opinion is that the combination blade and end plates is far superior to a box plus scarifiers. But end plates do require a blade that is heavy (weighty) and sturdy. End plates require that the blade is heavy enough so that it will take a cut in your ground without continually being thrust up out of the ground by stones and hard spots. If it will do this, then scarifiers are redundant rather than necessary. The actual depth of the cut you can accomplish doesn't much matter - 1/8", 1/4" or deeper are all fine. But the blade with end plates will only work as well as the whole affair will stay on the ground without jumping up. Of course this is true of box blades as well, but their weight to cutting edge ratio is usually much higher than a blade....which is why they appear to work better. The obvious problem is that by the time you add end plates to a long blade and try to pull it like a shorter box blade the tractor may not be able to do the work. There is a reason why tractors usually use a smaller size box blade than blade! My 33HP 4wd compact doesn't have much traction to spare pulling its 7 foot Rhino WITHOUT the end plates. If I were going to use end plates I would go down to a six foot blade. BTW, I pull the 8 foot Servis Rhino with end plates with a small farm tractor...(vintage two cylinder JD). It has a Cat II 3 pt hitch and of course much more power and traction than the healthiest compact.
The big advantage of end plates is that the blade can do everyting that the box blade can do, plus it can be both angled and tilted.....so the dirt can be moved from one side of the road to the other and laid out smoothly all in one pass. Usually you do this using only the trailing end plate attached. The leading edge is set deeper and without a plate so that it does the cutting.






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