Well my driveway parking area had some very bad ruts this spring from heavy rains and fast snow melts. My wife's car was close to rubbing is her tires were in the ruts my truck made.
So after doing much research on getting a back blade for my sleeve hitch, and deciding I would likely beat the snot out of it. I took 2 hours this afternoon and did some work. seat time!!!
The parking area in the driveway has always been a sore spot for me, my truck is is 20' bumper to bumper, and the short section that was flat always left my truck sitting on a slope. Well with my truck being standard, as all real trucks are, i never did much like this issue. So I started my work by scraping the top edge of the parking area pushing it down the slope towards the driveway section. I was quite surprised at how well I was able to scrape with some finesse or the hydraulic lift (tank the bolens gods for that.) I was able to scrape about 6 to 10" down with a couple passes pushing the material in the direction i was looking to raise. Once my pipes of scraped materials were somewhat smoothed out. I went and grabbed a couple of my suitcase weights I use on the back of my HT20 with the beefy 2 stage during the winter. With 2 50lb weights hanging on my blade, I had sufficient weight to back blade the rough lines and pumps out of the parking area.
All in all, I must say, I am surprised at how well and how quickly I was able to accomplish the slight improvement to the driveway. The seat time on the 1050 is such a bonus, driving that tractor is always a hoot.
Edited by AA Hayes, April 03, 2016 - 05:44 PM.