Hi Rod, nice setup for sure!
I had a similar setup on my Ford as yours, and I found that the tractor pushes way Way better from the front rather than the rear. "What the heck am I talking about " right? What I am reffering to is the mounting point of the blade to tractor. Hooked at or behind the rear axle will not allow the tractor to "digg" per say it will just spin .For traction you will need weight added. Hook the blade to the front and it will force the rear to digg in as the front lifts, steering sucks when this happens but who cares , you usually push straight anyways. And the blade will lift higher too .
I built a "quick hitch" set up for my rig using a front attachment setup from a Craftsman FF GT
with only minor mods done to it, and it works out awesome ! I will need to get some pics of it sometime, totally adaptable.
Keep up that great work , it looks beautiful ! Keith