Brinly-Hardy Box Scraper - 38in. Working Width, Model# BS-38BH
Loved it; worked great. I used this to put my backyard back together. My yard was dug up for a sewer repair. after the back hoe back filled I still had large areas that were uneven (high and Low) also there was a lot dirt compacted to the ground from the back hoe. I used this box blade with a 14hp riding mower and turf tires to level and scrap everything. I moved tons of dirt around. I also used it to cut a swale on my property to direct rain fall run off. This thing is not a bulldozer but it will scrap, hold and drag large amounts of dirt from point to point. A serious labor saver. Things to know: I live in suburbia and we have hard clay soil here. I used one cinder block. This thing has a small ripper bar; it works however I cut my own holes in the sideplates so I could lower the teeth further in the ground. The blade alone will slide over grass without biting into the earth so you'll need to make multiple passes or rip through it first with a cultivator/ ripping device. Go slow; you will fill the blade faster and fuller. I had my mower set to 1/2 throttle and this was plenty of power. Don't forget you need a sleeve hitch to attach this to your riding mower(that's how you raise and lower it). Keep in mind your right arm is going to get a work out from raising and lower this thing but the average guy will be fine. Lastly my mower is a hydro drive so I had lots of easy low speed control, I spent 6 hr on the thing. I don't know what it would be like on a manual riding mower. Finally go buy one of those spinner balls(suicide knobs) for the steering wheel you'll appreciate it.
February 6, 2014
Brinly Hardy Box Scraper
The box scraper is excellent for light duty such as levelling the soft material in an arena. To do heavier levelling requires a significant amount of weight piled on. Only problem is the arm attaching to your hitch becomes very wiggly. I ratchet strapped mine down to prevent the bar from comming loose. If you need to do anything other than LIGHT levelling, get a tractor and a 3 point attachment. The scarifier does not break up hard soils to any mentionable depth either..again, good implement for light duty. For the price, it is good for the types of light chores I mentioned.
February 5, 2014
limited ability lots a slop in the arm
Didn't really need a heavy duty so bought this...Started to assemble but the holes were drilled at the factory way off and i had to re-drill my own!! Thought I may be putting it together wrong but nope they welded the fittings together backwards..No problem but a pain..Once assembled the mechanism has a lot of play and no strength so it wanders all over the place when grading...I ended up welding gussets and redesigning the way its adjusted...now it works the way it should..My recommendation is spend the extra $100 and get the Agri-fab...poor design and sloppy parts...Must be getting cheap labor to build these...
July 3, 2013
While you are assembling.........
Scraper went together easily...a little awkward for one person...get a helper or use the "balancing technique" as I did.
Save yourself some work...on one side of the "rake"
( where it slides into the slot on the side piece), there is a hole for a shear pin and a hole on the outside for a ring-clip/ Before it gets bent and falls out, drill a hole in the other end of the rake on the outside...and pin it too!
I actually bolted a sleeve on the scraper frame, and installed a trailer-jack wheel with several holes to adjust height and to be able to move the scraper without it engaged. Buy one you will enjoy it!
May 30, 2013
Worth The Money
Brinly-Hardy Box Scraper - 38in works great with a 650 cc ATV no problems with the hitch. Did a great job of grading an existing stone drive @ 100 -feet . Easy to assemble , next it will be used to grade around the septic field.
May 19, 2013
Tired back in Pa.
I am really surprised how well this works!! I spread 5 ton of top soil in a couple of hours. I also leveled hard ground with it, the tines really dug in and the blade leveled it. I did add about 40 lbs to it. It wasn't hard to assemble.
April 23, 2013
Handy little Blade
First off this a light little blade it is not a bull dozer so if thats what your expecting forget it. It works great for yard and garden landscaping projects. I use it mainly as a rear blade and have spread a lot of top soil and driveway stone with it. I also use it in the barn to pull muck out of the corners that I cant reach with the Skidsteer. If I want to move a lot of dirt out of an area I hit it with the tiller first and follow with the blade it levels really nice too. My sleeve hitch has sway bolts so side to side sway is not an issue.
July 2, 2012
Brineley Box Scraper
Received box scraper in a box and required easy assembly. It will work best if you use a hitch point. I used this box scraper on a zero turn commercial grade tractor and appears to perform well. This last snow storm, I removed the side plates from the box scraper and used it to plow my driveway clean.
March 14, 2011
Not worth the time or money
Don't bother with it, first box scraper was damaged, was sent another one. It took a couple hours to put together by my self. Another pair of hands would have been better. Even with 2 concrete blocks on the back would not dig into rock and dirt driveway. My wife stood on the back on the blocks then it started to work. No real control of the scraper swaying back and forth without 200lbs on the scraper. Save your money and your time, find someone with a grader to do it. Very Unhappy with this purchase.
October 10, 2010
better than expected
I bought this to use behind a lawn tractor with a drag hitch - no sleeve hitch is made for that model lawn tractor. First - it went together smoothly, instructions were clear and easy to follow - no missing parts, no special tools needed and the instructions listed the tools required for assembly. Second - a spare 3/8" hitchpin and it was connected! No muss, no fuss, no sleeve hitch, no expensive extra anything!!! So I started pulling up goatheads (seriously bad weeds) in my 6.7 acres. Even with the relatively narrow blade width, with a little experimentation on weights and a tractor that shouldn't have worked with this - it works GREAT. I'm clearing about an acre in two hours. I didn't expect this performance given the low price and questionable attachment to my tractor. I am IMPRESSED!! This is my first Brinly - it won't be my last.
June 1, 2010