We get a fair amount of snow here In So my So Alberta at time. I have a JD425 with fluid in the tires and wheel weights works pretty well for the most part. Of course something better and faster would be nice. I have a large driveway with a incline and I do the nieghbours driveway. Takes me about 2 hours. At times I have trouble with the incline in my yard, with the 425.
So of course I have looking at 4x4 GT dreaming. Then I got looking around at my parts machines thinking maybe an articulated home built GT would be the answer. Some on this sight are supper cool. Then the rear axle of my parts all Wheel Steer 425 caught my eye. I have a 455 with worn out front axle.
So my idea is take the read steering axle and mate it to the front of the 455. Run a drive shaft and pulleys from the shaft at the front of the engine to drive the front axle.
The 455 have 3 point hitch rear PTO. Would extend the frame far enough I could still mount mower deck under neath, and have a 3rd PTO out the front from the front axle. Of course front mount for snow blade etc. It would have 4 hydraulic outlets.
Be few weeks before I start this project. Couple of other things to finish and clean my shop. I'll send photos and up dates when I get going.