1. Thank you for visiting HeavyEquipmentForums.com! Our objective is to provide industry professionals a place to gather to exchange questions, answers and ideas. We welcome you to register using the "Register" icon at the top of the page. We'd appreciate any help you can offer in spreading the word of our new site. The more members that join, the bigger resource for all to enjoy. Thank you!
  2. ALL NEW MEMBERS READ THIS FIRST!! Thank you for joining Heavy Equipment Forums! If you are new to forums we communicate with "Threads", please search our threads to see if your topic may have already been answered and if not then click "Post New Thread" in the appropriate forum. This will allow all of our members to see your question and give you the best chance to be answered. After you've made a number of posts you will graduate to Full Member status where you'll see a few more privileges. Following these guidelines will help make this the best resource for heavy equipment on the net. Thanks for joining us and I hope you enjoy your stay!!

Help with box blade choices.

Discussion in 'General Industry Questions' started by Legdoc, Feb 18, 2020.

  1. Legdoc

    Legdoc Senior Member

    Oct 6, 2007
    south texas
    Good day all. I have a new 30 hp compact utility tractor and need to outfit it with a 60" box blade. And have two questions. First, what are the advantages and disadvantages of a hinged rear board. Second does anyone have experience with a hydraulic side link as opposed to a mechanical screw adjustment type.
  2. InsleyGuy

    InsleyGuy Well-Known Member

    Jul 5, 2010
    Howell, Mi
    I have hydraulic side and top links run off the loader joystick on my JD 3320 ( no loader ). I could never go back to manual adjust. I often ride the fixed rear blade on my 6'' land pride box to take a light smooth cut. Power pitch makes it easy to control depth of cut, really handy when ripping potholes out of gravel drives.
    Last edited: Feb 21, 2020