BTW.. Nice tractor.. I have wondered how just a blade on front would do.. How do you like it? Will it push a good pile of snow?
Well my cart is nothing more than a dolly that converts into a 4 wheel dolly. I would be pretty talented if I could slide wood down the chute and stack it on the dolly! LOL! Seriously, I have actually given that very idea some thought in the past. At present, I really don't have the space down there that would permit such a luxury. Rest assured, if I ever do in the future, I may try this.
As for the blade, This is the same set up I've used all my life, just a little fancier. I know my old Power Kings could move a mountain of snow with the blade but of course there are limits. The last time we got a big snow (30" plus overnight) it was time to use the high lift. This was when my snow arsenal consisted of two Power Kings. One with a blade and one with a FEL. I may have been able to do it with the blade but I wanted to be able to lift and stack high for that one because I knew there was more coming. We haven't recieved enough snow this year yet to assess the new blade. Been out a couple of times with it and it's done great. The secret to using just a blade is to always push the snow back further than you think you need to. Too many people make the mistake of stopping at the edge of the driveway and then run into trouble if it keeps snowing. You have to keep pushing it back to make room and you should never wait till the storm is over, especially if you use a smaller machine. Going out in the middle of the storm will ease the burden of trying to push everything all at once. It makes for some really cool pictures TO BE POSTED HERE as well. Hint.