2nd problem with R-14 Tires!

Mountainhill

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l2501 on way, (l3800 2013/22), Box Blade, post hole digger, Leon's rear blade
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1st problem is the inability to install ( ice) chains , without wheel spacers. Then yesterday I’m doing some box-blading and realize I can’t off-set, box-blade, beyond wheels due to width of R-14 tires. With R-1 tires, I could get the Box-blade several inches, out beyond the tire, by adjusting the 3-point hitch. This was great for cleaning up the edge of road where it meets the ditch, and doing work close to building, lawn or rock wall.
 

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Vigo

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I know this is a pain in the butt but if you had some longer draw pins you could run the 3pt arms outside the pockets and offset the whole box blade to one side that way.

It looks like the clearance issue is actually with your stabilizers, though. Another PITA idea would be to just tie up the one on the side that is hitting and make a temporary one with a chain diagonal to the other lift arm with a load binder or come along on it.

I know, i know. Half-ass workarounds.
 

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1st problem is the inability to install ( ice) chains , without wheel spacers. Then yesterday I’m doing some box-blading and realize I can’t off-set, box-blade, beyond wheels due to width of R-14 tires. With R-1 tires, I could get the Box-blade several inches, out beyond the tire, by adjusting the 3-point hitch. This was great for cleaning up the edge of road where it meets the ditch, and doing work close to building, lawn or rock wall.
Same with R4's. Tread width is not adjustable and way too narrow. I will be adding 2" spacers to mine.

Dan
 
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Looks like a pretty stout and wide Category 1 Box Blade (is it Cat 1, or was it Cat 2 at one point with pins replaced?). Obviously not Cat 1 Quick Hitch compatible, if I was guessin'. First thought was a Quick Hitch and modify the BB to fit. Not sure that's easily attained.

Although it defeats the clevis-type pin on the BB, if you could reverse the lower pins to the inside. It would narrow the hitch, push it back a little, and allow a little off-set. I wouldn't recommend it, but it's low $$.

If you swap rears for R1, you will likely need to swap all 4 to keep the rolling circumference ratio in line to avoid binding the 4WD drive train. Big $$, as your wheels will likely not work with an R1 tire.

Honestly, I'd follow TheOldHokie/Dan's advice. Rear spacers are not cheap, but they will allow some freeboard to offset and also give room for chains.

Much less $$ than swapping 4 wheels and tires.
 
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Mountainhill

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l2501 on way, (l3800 2013/22), Box Blade, post hole digger, Leon's rear blade
Apr 3, 2017
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Looks like a pretty stout and wide Category 1 Box Blade (is it Cat 1, or was it Cat 2 at one point with pins replaced?). Obviously not Cat 1 Quick Hitch compatible, if I was guessin'. First thought was a Quick Hitch and modify the BB to fit. Not sure that's easily attained.

Although it defeats the clevis-type pin on the BB, if you could reverse the lower pins to the inside. It would narrow the hitch, push it back a little, and allow a little off-set. I wouldn't recommend it, but it's low $$.

If you swap rears for R1, you will likely need to swap all 4 to keep the rolling circumference ratio in line to avoid binding the 4WD drive train. Big $$, as your wheels will likely not work with an R1 tire.

Honestly, I'd follow TheOldHokie/Dan's advice. Rear spacers are not cheap, but they will allow some freeboard to offset and also give room for chains.

Much less $$ than swapping 4 wheels and tires.
 

Mountainhill

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l2501 on way, (l3800 2013/22), Box Blade, post hole digger, Leon's rear blade
Apr 3, 2017
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Nova Scotia, Canada
Looks like a pretty stout and wide Category 1 Box Blade (is it Cat 1, or was it Cat 2 at one point with pins replaced?). Obviously not Cat 1 Quick Hitch compatible, if I was guessin'. First thought was a Quick Hitch and modify the BB to fit. Not sure that's easily attained.

Although it defeats the clevis-type pin on the BB, if you could reverse the lower pins to the inside. It would narrow the hitch, push it back a little, and allow a little off-set. I wouldn't recommend it, but it's low $$.

If you swap rears for R1, you will likely need to swap all 4 to keep the rolling circumference ratio in line to avoid binding the 4WD drive train. Big $$, as your wheels will likely not work with an R1 tire.

Honestly, I'd follow TheOldHokie/Dan's advice. Rear spacers are not cheap, but they will allow some freeboard to offset and also give room for chains.

Much less $$ than swapping 4 wheels and tires.
Box Blade is a Category 1, fit fine on my old L3800, with R1Tires. Yes, in swapping out tires front and rear have to be changed out. Have an ad on Kijiji now (Craigslist), to see if I can find someone to trade tires/rims with. And yes, you are correct, wheel spacers will solve the problem of installing chains and give me room to adjust implements.
 
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radas

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Could also accomplish the same task by purchasing a rear scrape blade and angle/offset that.
 

Mountainhill

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l2501 on way, (l3800 2013/22), Box Blade, post hole digger, Leon's rear blade
Apr 3, 2017
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Could also accomplish the same task by purchasing a rear scrape blade and angle/offset that.
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Could also accomplish the same task by purchasing a rear scrape blade and angle/offset that.
Already have one of those🤗. Tends to spill gravel off one side? And yes, it would accomplish that task, in a similar fashion. Box Blade allows me to drag gathered material to desired location.

I am just surprised, that a tire (R-14) that is billed as a combination of R-1 and R-4, would eliminate the functionality of side to side adjustment of the 3 point hitch.