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I was looking for possible front blade, rear blade, or box scrape for my X520 and I found this site. Been reading for a day and half now. What a great site and I love reading about everyones JD's.I have a ton of questions about attachments for the X520. I will start with maybe a simple question or two and then go from there.

How do u choose weather you need a box scrap or dozer blade. I think I know the answer. I want to scrap the gravel driveway and knock knolls down level in my yard. The yard is bumpy and I feel that with that a box scrape is what I need. I also like the fact that with an integral hitch I would have more options for attachment on the rear such as a blade. But what are the pro and cons of a rear blade compaired to a front blade.

I will be asking a lot of questions on attachments and what works and what dont.

Thaks in advance and bear with me about all the questions I will throwing at you all.
 

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tbolt2000,

First welcome to the forum.:Welcome1:

There are quite a few more experienced folks than me here that will be able to provide you more in depth answers, but I used and prefer to have both. I like being able to push and move loads of material around in my line of sight and its a lot easier than having to look over my shoulder all the time, but at the same time my rear blade and my scarifiers make breaking up and leveling compacted material (gravel drive) a whole heck of a lot easier.
 

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Ok Here are Integral hitch (sleeve hitch) Implements that will fit you machine http://www.brinly.com/landscaping-equipment/ and these http://www.brinly.com/gardening-equipment/ from Brinly and then Agri-Fab also make's sleeve hitch Implements http://www.agri-fab.com/type/ground-engaging_attachments.aspx I would say get the Brinly Box scrape that is what I use for leveling projects Plus you can take the sides off and the scrafier bar and use it as a rear Blade You may not want to buy the factory integral hitch in the long run you may want to look at a electric lift sleeve hitch for your tractor which is made by a aftermarket company http://hayes-ent.com/hitch/Product.htm it cost about tripple the oem hitch but it will save your arm in the long run. The Front blade is good for spreading pile's of material where to rear blade or box scrape is good for leveling material. Another attachment you may want to cosider for your tractor is a Johnny Bucket here a link for that as well http://johnnyproducts.com/J_Bucket_HTMs/JBpage_Jr_John-Deere-GTLX.htm Johnny Bucket also make's a universal fit electric lift sleeve hitch. Hope this helps with some of your questions. :thThumbsU
 

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:MTF_wel: and enjoy the forum along with your tractor. slkpk
 

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Thanks Sarge, in reading this forum the last day and half I learned about the J Bucket sleeve hitch and the Hayes-ent hitch. Both look very tuff but designed slightly different. I wonder if one design is superior over the other. Also I wonder how difficult it would to build your own electric sleeve hitch. It looks like the armature that raises it could be off of an old C-Band satellite dish.
If it was not for this forum I would not have found any of these possibilities. Also with your reply to me I would not have learned about the Brinly and Agri-Fab sites, in which I will look at very closely.

I also found this on the forum that I would like a follow up on his thoughts about how he feels about the box scrape.
New Toys for the X500

I posted another topic about a Sears front blade and 3 point hitch with pictures that ask the question if these can be modified to fit.
Thanks again for the replies they have been a great help.
 
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