I have a 4 ft box blade for my big tractor - it's a Cat1, but it will support cat 0 pin placement and top hitch.
I need to do some landscape work in Florida and my Ford LGT165 (with 3 pt hitch, or a sears ss16 with manual 3 point hitch) is down there already so I wouldn't have to bring down the big tractor, just the blade.
Pretty sure it will physically fit the tractors, but wondering how effective it would be in Florida sandy soil. It's a developed area with established lawn - no major rocks, roots etc..
Both tractors would have turf tires and I don't have additional weights on either. If needed, I do have a set of 9.5 bar tires I could put on the rear.
Most of the GT box blades I see are 38 inch and more light weight. Mine is a 4 ft howse brand and pretty stout. Heavy too - it is made for a full size CUT tractor.
I need to scalp and grade a grassy area to pour a concrete driveway, then excavate 4 inches or so for the slab.
I also have a plow/snow blade for the Ford that I could use once I do some repairs on it...
Wondering if anybody has used this big of a blade similarly. Is it going to be worth trying to do with the GT or am I asking too much? Tractor and blade are 600 miles apart at the moment, so I can't just run out there and try it out!
I know some of you have a LOT of weight on your tractors and that helps, but what can I expect without the extra weight?
Also, can you use a snow/plow blade to do what I want if the boxblade wont work?
I am used to using the box blade on the bigger tractor, but no real experience with the GT's aside from mowing and pulling trailers.
Thanks in advance!