I know this is a unique question (sarcasm online stinks doesn't it?), but here goes:
I'm moving to the country and I'd like some advice on what attachments I should look for following a 3pt hitch installation.
I have a 316 (onan) that I love. It works well and since I own it already, it's budget-friendly (another tractor is going to be a HARD sell... my wife isn't as enthusiastic about this kind of thing as I am!).
The 316 is more-or-less stock, i.e. no 3 pt hitch, no pto tiller, no front blade. I have a mower deck and a model 49 snowblower that have both seen their fair share of use.
Before long, my wife and I are going to start building our "forever" house - it's on family land and we're just slicing out a piece of the old farm to build on. Our driveway is basically the old road and it's 980' long with a clay and rock mixture - i.e. muddy as heck when it's wet and hard as all get out when it's dry.
I also plan to put in a decent sized garden to grow potatoes, corn, beans, etc.
What the heck should I be looking for for attachments?
I know I'll need to do work to the driveway on a regular basis as it's always a mess; is a brinly or agrifab box blade going to stand up to regular use with that sort of soil? Is my little 316 strong enough to handle a Landpride BB05? Would a land plane be a better bet if I can get it smooth once?
Also, everything is flat, but overgrown - I know I need to till the soil somehow to get a garden started, but there are million options all involving various implements - ranging from two bottom ploughs to building raised beds and doing everything by hand.
If you were me (luckily for you, you're not, but let's say you were), and you were trying to convince your wife you needed more attachments for your tractor, what would your list look like?
I'm looking forward to as many opinions as you have! (yep... the old saying about opinions and what they're like...)