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What's your favorite implement/accessory for your SCUT?

Bedsides loader, backhoe, and belly mower, what is your favorite implement or accessory you have for your SCUT? Looking to invest in a couple accessories for my new GC1710; would love to hear what all of you find the most useful.

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The rear blade that I bought at Tractor Supply. I paid $350 (new) a couple of years ago. It may be more now.

If you order it online, you have to pay the freight. I went to my local TSC and they had 2 in the pen, so there was no freight charge.

I've used it to clear snow from my driveway, to grade a gravel path, to level piles of topsoil in my yard, and even to push brush piles into the woods. It seems to work great for everything. Cal
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Second favorite:

NorTrac 3 point subsoiler item #51463. Bought it for $150 from NorthernTool.com.

I've used it to cut drainage ditches, cut for irrigation lines, dislodge small rocks, tear up small/old stumps. The blade is reversible/adjustable with 2 bolts.

It will cut up to 14" deep with a 22 hp tractor. You may have to make 2 passes in hard ground. It weighs 84 lbs, and is rock solid. It has Cat 1 pins, with Cat 0 spacing for SCUT use. Cal
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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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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.
It isn't because it doesn't really trench. It just tears a slice in the ground. They're only an inch or two wide and they don't clear dirt from the ground at all. A Middle Buster will do better due to the width and the spade action making it pull at least some dirt to the surface. I did a 3/4" conduit that way, then backfilled with a shovel. But I only got about 8" deep.

I've seen posts from some people who have rigged up subsoilers with a feeder pipe to run cable off a reel (slice, dice and cover all in one motion), but they only go 8-10" deep at the very most, not enough for a water line.
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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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I have the rear blade and the subsoiler.

I used the blade for snow removal, and to spread piles of loam that I dropped with my FEL. It worked well on the loam because I could angle it, and spin to reverse it 180 degrees. That allowed me to sculpt the dirt to the exact grade I wanted. I could pull/push the moldboard to cut into the dirt, or pull/push the reversed moldboard to smooth the dirt. I don't know if I could do that with a box blade.

The subsoiler has 2 bolts that will allow you to extend or retract the blade shank. Fully extended, it will cut up to 14" deep in soft, wet soil. But I used it retracted to about 8" because my SCUT has low ground clearance. I used it to rip trenches for shallow lawn sprinkler lines that are blown clear during winter, and I used it when the ground was moist. The cutting edge is 2" wide, and that was all I needed. For a deeper trench, I could have fully extended the blade and made two passes. Doing the full depth in one pass, or hitting large roots/rocks, would probably stall out a SCUT.

I chose the NorTrac subsoiler over a middle-buster because it was much more solid. It weighed double the middle-busters that I looked at. If you need to go deeper than 12" - I would rent a walk-behind trencher. That's what I did for my electric lines. Cal

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For laying in UF cable that would be plenty though I would prefer it would go down to 18". That might be a little tight for a water pipe.
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I love my grapple,that thing has been so handy lately. After that,i like my rear blade.

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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.

Benefits:
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)

Disadvantages:
More expensive than a open blade
Can't angle
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.
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Tilled up a couple of pretty good sized hunks of ground in very little time with my 48" tiller. A whole lot more than you want to even think about with a walk behind. Cut it all up with very little effort too, though it did bog down quite a bit in a couple of places.
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