I've been wanting a snow plow for my 1025R but wasn't about to fork out over $1000 to get one.
My project began when I found a in new condition Toro TimeCutter ZX 56" Snow Blade for $50. The guy bought it but he never mounted it.
I decided that i didn't want to invest a lot of time/money into this project as i was uncertain how the tractor would handle it.
I bought a prefab'd quick attach loader plate that was scratch and dent priced on ebay from Titan. Pretty nice product by the way.
Hacked up the toro's frame and joined the two together. I was able to test it about two weeks ago and it worked perfectly. Its light, but not too light. In float mode the loader does a fairly good job at adjusting to the driveway. I did wear the skid shoes down about 50%.. oops. Guess i'll have to weld some thicker metal to them. The loader plate sticks out about 1" further than the plow does when its fully angled. I was thinking of adding some rubber wings. Not sure on exactly what i'll do about it if anything.
The next thing i wanted to try was the rubber cutting edge that everyone on here seems to do to their plow. Well, Tractor supply had a sale on the horse stall mats, so i picked one up. Didn't take long to cut and tap the holes, maybe an hour. Now i just need some snow to clear to test it out.
Total investment so far is $205.