Originally Posted by thoer
Once I get even deeper into my 60s I may have to splurge on the front snowblower attachment for my Kubota tractor, but that requires taking off the front bucket as they use completely different attachment systems...... And yes - I have tried using the bucket and can show you the divets I made in the asphalt trying to adjust to the slopes.....
I've used a snowthrower mounted on a garden tractor, a blade on a lawn tractor, and walk-behind snowblowers. I can't imagine having a driveway long enough to want a blower mounted on a tractor - and to put up with the much poorer manoeuverability compared to a walk-behind, as well as changeover hassle. To cut snowblowing effort in half, just get a huge walk-behind
with twice the clearing swath... it has to be cheaper than anything powered for a Kubota! Now, if I won a lottery and spent my days playing with power toys, I might do it just because.
For some Kubota models (sorry, I don't know which Kubota model you have) there is a rear-mount PTO-powered blower (if you don't mind twisting around in the seat all the time) which would leave the loader in place.
I agree, buckets are not for scraping or grading. Eric, could you mount a rear blade on the three-point hitch? (although all I see is front-mount blades on the Kubota Canada website, even though rear blades are common... under $400 at Tractor Supply
) Scrape into piles with the blade (usually driving forward and pulling the snow), shovel out of the way with the loader.