to buy or to make?

Discussion in 'Heavy Equipment & Pavement' started by P.Services, Apr 14, 2008.

  1. P.Services

    P.Services LawnSite Fanatic
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    i need some kind of a box blade to use for grading on my ct332, what do you guys think of these two ideas.

    im thinking about getting a used 3pt box scraper for a tractor ($200) and cutting the ears for the three point off and welding on a quick attach plate for a skid and then using one of those hydraulic plates that tilt side to side. i know it sounds crude and hillbillyish but i think it would work good and i will put a nice paint job on it so it wont look home made. and it would be cheap.

    or i could buy one of these from john deere but i bet it will be 6 or 7 grand and it doesn't adjust horizontally.

    http://www.deere.com/en_US/cfd/cons...steer_attachments/skidsteer_rollerlevels.html

    does any one know what im talking about when i say that hydro plate that goes up and down horizontally? who makes it? i have seen it a hundred times but cant remember what its called or who makes it.
     
  2. bobcat_ron

    bobcat_ron LawnSite Fanatic
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    Make it yourself, save the money and you might be able to make it better than Deere's.
     
  3. P.Services

    P.Services LawnSite Fanatic
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    dang man that was a quick reply!!! check out the video on the link i like how it has two cutting edges and one is hinged. i also like the roller
     
  4. bobcat_ron

    bobcat_ron LawnSite Fanatic
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    It's more fun building that buying something you can make over a few weekends with 6 packs.
     
  5. P.Services

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    i only have two problems with that.... i cant weld for a shat (i can but they break 50% or the time) and im not 21 yet dang it :laugh:
     
  6. bobcat_ron

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    Oh you are so screwed.
     
  7. P.Services

    P.Services LawnSite Fanatic
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    hahaha. i know a few real good welders that have a fab shop in their garge.
     
  8. AWJ Services

    AWJ Services LawnSite Platinum Member
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  9. stuvecorp

    stuvecorp LawnSite Fanatic
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    One way to look at it is to build it and if you do a bad job and it breaks, you get to do it again. That way your fab skills will get better, right?
     
  10. P.Services

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    i would rather just pay a few bucks and have it done once and right.
     

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