Most winters it does not snow much or often. If we really get hit I can dig out with the loader tractor. But it would be nice to have a tractor with a blade to cleanup the light snows we normally get.
I have a snow blade but no mount or subframe which I plan to build now that I can weld somewhat.
I have 2 non working mid 90s Murray LTs that I am tinkering with.
46904X92A 1996 model 18/46 (18HP Briggs Opposed Twin)
42910X92A 1995 model 14.5/42 (now has a Briggs 18HP Opposed Twin)
Not sure if I will end up with 1 or 2 tractors when the smoke settles. They have hydros with a foot pedal which would be great for the back and forth nature of moving snow.
Building a subframe that pushes the blade from the rear axle should solve the frame problem. With that the hydro would be the weak link. I am not sure which hydro they use yet. The 18/46 tractor came with 20"x8"x8" rear tires. I have noticed that some LT hydros are spec'ed to use 18" tires max so either Murray exceeded specs or this is a slightly better LT hydro.
Is this an OK idea or is it asking for trouble.