Can I use a light dozer/snow pusher to effectively do light finish grading in sandy topsoil? I also intend to spread and finish grade 2-3" of regrind asphalt millings for a new driveway.
I have been considering adapting a Titan 79" Skid Steer Hydraulic Dozer Blade/Snow Pusher for use on the FEL on my JD 4105 40 h.p. I intend to fab an adapter for the FEL to adapt from JD Quick-Tach to the skid steer bracket.
I have looked at the Hvy Dty 6-way skid steer Dozer blades offered by several different manufacturers but they seem way too heavy to use on my FEL and definitely out of my price $ range.
The 79" Titan skid steer blade is listed as a dozer blade/snow pusher with a 1/8" thk moldboard and a reversible 4"W x 7/16" cutting edge. It has 1 hydraulic cylinder which will position the blade 28 degrees left or right. I intend to extend my rear remote hydraulics up to the front with hoses to position the blade with the rocker switch on the FEL T handle control. The blade is equipped with a blade trip system w/two compression springs that can be adjusted up to maximize the resistance to trip when an obstruction is encountered. The complete blade assembly weighs in at 570 lbs.
You guys up north have had way more experience operating snow blades and plows than this old East TX Muleskinner! I figured y'all would be the ones to ask if I would be wasting my time and money trying to use a snow blade to finish grade work. So what do y'all say