standard box blades are inefficient and do not produce a quality product in a timely manner. a box blade with a fixed screen roller on the back produces noticably better results. if you are doing or dressing a road, the roadrunner box is a good unit (www.roadrunnerblade.com
) and even a novice can get excellent results in a very short time. the debate over tractor or skid will continue forever. if you have a tractor that has hydraulic controls set up that will give you tilt left to right, and raise or lower the cut aggressiveness of the implement you can do quite well. a tractor with just hand adjustments is non productive. each carrier has it's points, but the implement that you choose to work with is the difference between success and failure/frustration.