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Land Leveler

Discussion in 'Compact Equipment Attachments' started by Jeffrey Bandel, Apr 1, 2021.

  1. Jeffrey Bandel

    Jeffrey Bandel Well-Known Member

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    Thinking about getting a land leveler for my 299D. Hydraulic scarifier teeth seem to be a necessity, but do these actually work? I have about 30 acres surrounding ponds I built that needs to be smoothed out. I'm tired of using my bucket. It works but it takes forever. The CL Fab one looks good.
     
  2. Delmer

    Delmer Senior Member

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    I would be using farm machinery for smoothing out 30 acres. Six months ago you could have bought everything you need for $3,000, 100hp tractor included, and probably double your money by now. If you don't have any farm equipment now, I'd try to find a neighbor interested in the work.
     
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  3. Jeffrey Bandel

    Jeffrey Bandel Well-Known Member

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    I have a 60HP tractor. You talking about pulling a box blade?
     
  4. colson04

    colson04 Senior Member

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    Or pull a land plane behind your tractor. Be way less wear on the expensive 299 you have.

    I think @Delmer is suggesting a tractor pulling a field cultivator with a cultipacker behind it. They do a nice job of leveling large areas and firming it up to seed.

    Also, a cultimulcher would be a reasonable option if there isn't too much vegetative growth to deal with. We always ran a cultimulcher in front of our drill when we seeded alfalfa to get a real smooth, level, firm field to plant into. Today we use a 32 ft cultivator with an optimizer, then drill the seed, then roll it with a 40ft roller to firm up the seedbed and knock small rocks back down. But we're also trying to plant 100+ acres of alfalfa in a very narrow planting window in early spring.
     
  5. Delmer

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    What else do you have for the tractor to pull? Around here a field cultivator or quack digger is cheap and will loosen the soil 4" or so and level slightly. If you need more leveling and the soil is already loose, then a log or I beam drag is easy to fabricate. Or pull an eye beam behind a quack digger. The Hp to the soil is far cheaper and more efficient with a farm tractor than a skid steer, the skid steer is great for loading, or doing work in a yard. Open field favors the tractor.
     
  6. Jeffrey Bandel

    Jeffrey Bandel Well-Known Member

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    I have an 8 foot tiller that would do the job I guess.