Not sure if I should ask here or over in SCUT, so feel free to point me that way. I've got a 1025R with the JD snow blower, but the past two years these 2" snows are killing me - enough that my wife isn't happy if I ignore it, but not enough to blow unless I set the shoes so low I'm eating gravel. So I want to move to the blade. I've got Artillian forks and love them, just trying to figure out what I actually need.
Basically I'm looking at John Deere 54" Quick-Hitch Front Blade and trying to figure out if I need the $716 of quick hitch (BLV10159). Is that the same hydraulic lifter I already have with the blower? Or is it the part I'll be replacing with a fixed mount anyway? Or do I need the whole set except for the attaching hardware (I'm pretty sure that's the same part number as on my invoice, and anyway I won't be mounting it there).
Or is it worth getting the whole set regardless because the blower would have a much better trade in value with the mounts, if I decide next year that the plow is plenty and it's time to get that tiller at last?
Any advice is very welcome, y'all have been so very helpful over the years. Someday I'll come up with something useful in return.