Emergency ditch opener needs Top 'n Tilt

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Made this 8 or 9 years ago. Idea was to open drainage ditch after a mudslide and minimize damage to hillside drive. Wondered if I should dismantle it and salvage the carryall. Tried it today, definitely need TnT, not sure if a solid digging tooth would be better. It is an emergency tool to keep water flowing until drive is repaired and ditches can be cleaned.

https://www.tractorbynet.com/forums/videos/426238-talk-about-white-knuckels-3-a.html?highlight=

Ideas to improve this tool or photos of your "ditch cleaner" appreciated.
 

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Do you have a rear blade?



Bruce
 
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Ratchet rake wrong tool for job. I have a box blade, several other implements. Looking down from hillside you can see a mudslide and condition of drive after land planing. Not yet ready for ditch cleaning, expecting 2 more days of rain before I have 3 decent days to clean it out.
In recent past, drainage ditches have been reinforced with construction blocks and rip-rap gravel. Both hard on 3pt blades and box blades.

Best solution may be sell place, move to the flat lands.
 

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Can you please ID the cars in the pic of the middle busters ??..thanks...just curious...
 
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Can you please ID the cars in the pic of the middle busters ??..thanks...just curious...

mazda rx3, amc eagle
 
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My suggestion were a couple of items 1) a rear blade that offsets. The greater ability to offset the better for cleaning out the ditch. But not much use for rip-raft rocks. 2) a back hoe. This would seem to be a better item with the rocks in place. And you have one! 3) a pressure washer to loosen the mud more and let it flow away down the hill.
 
 
 
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