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    New 1025r - Attachments Suggestions

    Hi All, I am picking up a 1025R TLB at the end of the month, and am trying to decide what attachments I need/want to go with it. Its main purpose in life is to get my backyard in order... which involves grading, stump removal & rockery installations. My property is 7-10% slope throughout, local areas are even steeper. much of the landscaping will be taking place on top of a septic field - so i cant go nuts digging too deeply. drain rock starts ~12-18" down depending on the location, mostly in the gravel removal area. soils are mostly clay'ey glacial till, sometimes patches of sand. lots of rocks.

    I am currently set to buy the frontier 48" BB & JD Thumb for TLB. I'm contemplating the artillian forks & frontier landscape rake. TNT looks tempting from the little bit i have read on it... not sure what the whole mod costs, it looked like fit-rite doesnt sell the valve assembly.

    so two questions,
    What method would you go about configuring the hill of weeds & rabbit holes to become grass?
    What attachments / mods are recommended (Additional budget $3k or so)?


    Tasks (in priority order):
    remove stumps & unwanted trees (cedar/Indian plum in the images)
    scoop up & remove 10yd of mixed gravel (torn up garden pic)
    bring in 40yd top soil, grade smooth enough for a lawn
    build rockery next to new lawn area (2man, 3'x30')
    seed lawn (~7000 sf)
    build additional rockery (3'x70')
    mow(?)


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    Quote Originally Posted by sdiguana View Post
    I am currently set to buy the frontier 48" BB & JD Thumb for TLB. I'm contemplating the artillian forks & frontier landscape rake.
    I would get a 54" BB from Everything Attachments, maybe the landscape rake too depending upon how the price compares to a frontier. If you don't mind a mere 25lbs extra weight you can get the Titan forks for half the price of the Artillians. I would also add in a JD iMatch, Ken's bolt on hooks and a Piranha tooth bar .

    Then for our short days coming up you might want to add some LED flood lights, maybe swap out all the existing bulbs for LEDs as well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sdiguana View Post
    so two questions,
    What method would you go about configuring the hill of weeds & rabbit holes to become grass?
    What attachments / mods are recommended (Additional budget $3k or so)?


    Tasks (in priority order):
    remove stumps & unwanted trees (cedar/Indian plum in the images)
    Your backhoe and loader will be your primary tools here. Hooks on both would be handy. Some chains too. A toothbar will make digging with the bucket much, much easier. A subsoiler might come in handy here if you want to try to pull up roots.

    scoop up & remove 10yd of mixed gravel (torn up garden pic)
    Your loader will be doing 99% of that. But 10 yards is quite a bit of gravel. You're loader bucket is just under 1/3rd of a yard so 10 yards is going to be 32-33 full bucket loads. If you have a trailer to load that into you can do a lot less running around. Plus, you'll need to haul that somewhere anyway.

    bring in 40yd top soil, grade smooth enough for a lawn
    again, this is mostly loader work to get it in there. Then maybe a back blade or box blade (minus the scarifiers) to semi-level followed by a landscape rake.

    build rockery next to new lawn area (2man, 3'x30')
    This is all loader/backhoe work along with a lot of muscle and a big prybar.

    seed lawn (~7000 sf)
    Some sort of fertilizer/seed spreader and a roller.

    build additional rockery (3'x70')
    Same as above

    mow(?)
    At 7,000 sq ft of lawn? A nice walk-behind push mower...

    Some of these things may be a one-time use for you (Like a trailer and roller). You'll have to look at each and think about whether you'd use them again. If not, consider renting them if you can. But the items you'll use again, rent the items you only need once.
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    Agree on the iMatch. Make sure all equipment bought are iMatch compatible. 8 or more suit case weights would be nice and probably needed. Visit Heavy Hitch, they have some things you might need.
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    As was mentioned previous, forget the 48" BB and go with the 54" or 60" width. I have a 48" and a 72"...The 48" is pitiful. I like to have at least 6" overage on the outside of each rear wheel.
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    Definitely pallet forks like you planned, regardless of brand.
    Maybe a toothed bar for the bucket.
    You'll be glad for the bucket hooks you'll be installing, and of course all the rigging you will need to lift and move stuff.
    Sounds like a lot of FEL work at first, so remember to grease it every 10 hours.
    Looking at your pictures, I can guess that once your grading and spreading work is done, you probably won't use a box blade again. I bought one, used it my first month, and it has sat unused for the two years since then. Can you borrow one, and save the money for something else?
    Looks like you have neighbors very close so maybe you won't be tractoring at night, and maybe extra lights won't be needed.
    Do you get much snow where you live?
    At 7000 sq ft a 3 point spreader would be a waste, IMO, that's small enough to do by hand.
    Will you be using the tractor to mow your new yard?
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    Quote Originally Posted by RetiredDoc View Post
    Definitely pallet forks like you planned, regardless of brand.
    I like that.

    Welcome to GTT sdiguana.
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    Don't overlook ballast weight. I went with the Heavy Hitch dual row receiver/weight drawbar and 16*42# suitcase weights. It is a bit pricey, but more weight than a ballast box and it tucks in tightly to the back of the tractor. So less chance of backing or swinging it into something when performing loader work. Plus, you can utilize the same suitcase weight up front when moving earth with 3-point attachments.

    Depending on the extent of how much grade changes you'll be making and how much existing top soil you'll be retaining, a tiller may be in order. I find mine virtually indispensable on any landscaping project. I find it pretty slow going and a lot wear impact to the FEL attempting to move/grade/dig compacted soil. However, a pass or two through it before hand with the tiller makes it putty in the hands of the FEL. Moreover, the tiller by itself will smooth and level out a lot of an uneven grade.

    Looking at your photos, I'm speculating your base grade is pretty close. Leveling and roughing in the base grade is where I utilize a landscape rake the most. As you don't appear to have much of that to do, I wouldn't recommend one at this point. If you're going to acquire a 3 -point landscape rake, you'll need the gauge wheels along with it. It gets pricey when looking at a quality rake.

    I've never utilized a box blade to any extent on a landscape project. If it is a very large area, I could see where it would be handy.
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    I agree with everyone's suggestions on here, but as martincom said, I would invest in a tiller also. They are a valuable landscaping tool, you can till deep and give the wife nice fluffy soil for planting and you can also just cuff the sod for reseeding purposes. And definitely forks and a tooth bar for the bucket.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PJR832 View Post
    I agree with everyone's suggestions on here, but as martincom said, I would invest in a tiller also. They are a valuable landscaping tool, you can till deep and give the wife nice fluffy soil for planting and you can also just cuff the sod for reseeding purposes. And definitely forks and a tooth bar for the bucket.
    What does CUFF THE SOD mean. Do you just lower the tiller enough to scrape a little of the lawn?
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