New Blade for 40 HP Tractor

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shooterdon

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Near Johannesburg MI but in the middle of nowhere
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2019 LS XR4140 HST Cab; 2020 Kawasaki Mule SX; 2021 Bad Boy 54" ZT Elite
Here is my wish list:

Blade will be used for road grading and snow removal

Must have:
84"...I have about 72" track width and want a minimum of 30* angle ability.
Hydraulic angle...in the winter the blade will be mounted on a SSQA plate on the FEL for snow removal

Nice to have but not a necessity.
Hydraulic off-set
Gauge wheel. I have a bit of "roller coaster" undulations in my drive and cannot justify a land plane.
Side plates
Skid shoes

250 yard drive way is Afton stone so it "locks together" when compacted.

I also grade about a mile of sand drive for the hunt camp. No snow removal there.

Which blade would you recommend?
 
   / New Blade for 40 HP Tractor #2  
Land Pride RBT3596 or equivalent. I think that you will find that a 30* blade angle will still allow material to flow off of both ends of the blade. I find that 35*-40* works well depending on the consistency of the material (type and moisture content).

If you get the gauge wheel setup, you are about half way there to getting a land plane grading scraper.
 

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   / New Blade for 40 HP Tractor #3  
The 35 series Landpride blades are very stout and heavy, two things that you really want on a blade that you want to keep a long time and actually use. I have a 3572 and it is just the right width when angled behind my tractor but having a 7' would be nice.
 
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I have a RB3584 with off set but no hydralic angle, just manual , heavy duty blade, just great behind my L3540 Grand L. Just wish I would have purchased the hydralic option.
DevilDog
 
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I have a LandPride blade also,medium duty.Works well for snow removal and decent for road work.I would"NOT"recommend putting to on the FEL(no trip springs).
I have a 8'converted truck plow on the front for snow work;cheap and easy build.It is hydraulic angled.
 
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I have a LandPride blade also,medium duty.Works well for snow removal and decent for road work.I would"NOT"recommend putting to on the FEL(no trip springs).
I have a 8'converted truck plow on the front for snow work;cheap and easy build.It is hydraulic angled.

The blade on the SSQA, would not be my primary snow weapon. It is used for back dragging and to handle light snow events of about 4" or so. I use it to windrow the snow from the edges of the driveway, and then use a pull blower.

I have been using an old light duty 6 ft blade I got for $100. It was bent when I got it and the 40HP tractor has not been kind to it.
 
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I have the Land Pride RB 3784 with hydraulic angle and skid shoes. Been a great blade for 8 years now, I use it mostly for snow plowing. To reverse the blade you could pop 2 pins out and move the cylinder to the other side
 

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I have the Land Pride RB 3784 with hydraulic angle and skid shoes. Been a great blade for 8 years now, I use it mostly for snow plowing. To reverse the blade you could pop 2 pins out and move the cylinder to the other side
That's the blade I intend to buy and use for snow next winter, with hydraulic angle a must, I'll take the other hydraulics if I happen to find a used one equipped. Glad to hear you're happy with it for snow removal. Do you ever wish you went with 8', or is this size the limit when things are deep and heavy?
 
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That's the blade I intend to buy and use for snow next winter, with hydraulic angle a must, I'll take the other hydraulics if I happen to find a used one equipped. Glad to hear you're happy with it for snow removal. Do you ever wish you went with 8', or is this size the limit when things are deep and heavy?
My tractor is 6' wide so a 7' blade is perfect, I definitely would not want anything wider than that (too many objects to snag!) ;)
 
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Thanks for the info underdog57. We about the same tractor...but glad I got a cab LOL.

Looks like the LandPride is the way to go from all the input so far.
 
 
 
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