For attachments, my tiller I can't live without. From the garden to leveling out a rough yard it's been as handy as can be. For other accessories, I put some led lights on the rops and they are great. I have maybe forty bucks invested in them, one pointing front one pointing back, and they give off more than enough light. Lighted switch mounted where the cruise control switch would be mounted (1880 doesn't come with cruise) and it looks factory.
Now I have a couple of questions. To the guy that posted about his blade, do you think a box blade would perform better than the blade for clearing dirt? I like the prices of blades better but it seems like a box blade might work better.
For the guy that mentioned his subsoiler, how well do you think it would work for trenching for a water line or electrical cables? Is the only limit to the depth the length of the implement or will the tractor not pull it if you go in deeper? I have plans to run a water line out to the back yard and possibly some electric too and I was thinking a subsoiler might be great for trenching.
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Both an open blade and a box blade are great tools. The box blade has a few benefits, as well as disadvantages.
Greater weight = more downforce when you need it (assuming the tractor does not have power down 3pt)
Can "hold" and move more material w/o spilling out around the edges
Has ripper teeth that help in busting up soil (and catch roots!)
Works as a standard back blade in reverse due to an additional cutting edge on the rear
Less likely to bend due to a stronger boxed structure
Sits level on the ground when not attached to the tractor (easier hook-up)
More expensive than a open blade
Operator can't see as well as open blade in reverse
Takes up more space in storage
I'd think if you already had a FEL then an open back blade would do fine. They are frequently available used in good condition around here for under $300. Box blades command about twice that, and are less available.
If you had no loader I'd look at box blades. Rationale being it does a neater grading job faster, and can sort of transport material, but so does a loader.
If in doubt, get both!
Whatever you choose make sure it is as wide as the tractor, or 1-2 feet wider for an open blade for angling purposes.