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Pros and Cons of 7 foot vs. 8 foot back blades

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06-20-2001 07:40:38

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Hi again everybody,

There are two auctions coming up in my area that have 2 point babk blades. One is a seven foot Mohawk, the other is an eight foot International. Is wider better? Any thoughts? Also, does anyone have an idea what each of these may be worth?

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06-20-2001 13:34:17

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 Re: Pros and Cons of 7 foot vs. 8 foot back blades in reply to Thor, 06-20-2001 07:40:38  
I bought a 7 ft blade about a year ago. After some study, I determined that with the normal 3 point hitch, you can't reverse the 8 ft blade while it is on the tractor. Too long to swing around. With the 7 ft blade you and do it. That's the reason I went with the 7 ft.

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06-20-2001 09:14:15

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 Re: Pros and Cons of 7 foot vs. 8 foot back blades in reply to Thor, 06-20-2001 07:40:38  
You want the blade to be wider that your tractor wheels. When pushing snow or dirt backwards, you don't want to be driving over your berm.

I personally don't like the backblade. Unless you have down pressure on 3 pt., and grading loose gravel..they are worthless. I like the box scraper for dirt. I had back blade and sold it, and gave away another one with a tractor. It was 8ft. and he cut it off, but he was running a 5 ft wide tractor. I push snow with a seven ft front blade.

If the blade is too wide for tractor, it can push the tractor side ways if at an angle, so it all boils down to the width of the tractor you are running it on....

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