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')
located in the northwest