Here are some pics, I'll try to explain, but asking specific questions might make it easier to understand, some of the pics are not as clear as I'd like.
First pic is the center front mount of the tractor where the front of the deck or first mounting point for the snow blade to attach, I used it as the rear mount for the bucket by cutting the Swisher backbone mount designed for ATV's down to the proper length, then sliding the mounts until they aligned. As you can see there were leaf springs to each side that went to the front wheel suspension on some ATv's, I cut about 2/3 of them off and adjusted them until they fit and tightened all the clamps.
Next pic is the front mount, I just welded a tab that came with the Swisher bucket to the backbone frame and drilled out an existing hole to take a much larger bolt.
This is the winch mount, which started life as the tail piece from a Craftsman GT5000, it was the same basic frame so it slid right over the front frame rails and I drilled two holes and used 2 existing holes to bolt it in place. Makes a terrific winch mount!
The rest are general views of the bucket and mounts, any questions I'll try to answer for you, but as I said in the original post, it works great!
As you can see, I cut a big square out of the grill to clear the cables, it's not meant to be a show tractor, but a worker.
I paid $350 for the tractor with a 44" deck with new spindles, a never used Brinly moldboard plow, tire chains 2 pc cast iron wheel weights that total 96 lbs per side. I sold the plow and deck for $200, I paid $200 for the bucket kit, brand new, the guy bought it and never installed it. I have less than $100 in the winch and nothing in the winch mount.
Edited by toppop52, April 20, 2014 - 03:24 PM.