We live north of Colorado Springs, Colorado - At 7,500' - On 5 acres of sloped, ponderosa pine, forested land.
3-1/2+ acres is "open" - That is, it's cleared of brush/foliage, except for the trees. I cut the 3-1/2 acres 6-8 times a year - Depending on the precipitation/growth.
As well... Annually... Trees/limbs fall. Chipping up the foliage/smaller stuff - I cut up the trunks/bigger limbs - And take 'em up to the road -
Where neighbors gladly take 'em for firewood (ironically, we have gas fire places).
Our 3 car garage has a concrete pad in front of it - With an adjoining 130'+ single lane asphalt driveway - Leading uphill to the road.
From OCT-MAY - We regularly get snow falls - Of 8"-20" and more.
Turning 71 this year - And with a back suffering from way too many helicopter and armored personal carrier "exits" (22 years in the U.S. Army) -
I decided it was time to sell my garden tractor and walk behind snow blower. I'm now the proud new owner of the following:
John Deere: 2019 1025R SCUT, 120R Front End Loader, 54D Mid-Mount Side Discharge Mower, 54-Inch Quick Hitch Blade | Heavy Hitch: 53-Inch Bucket Tooth Bar -
And an assortment of other KBOGH and Heavy Hitch accessories.
Given the slope of our property and driveway - I tell you all of the above - To ask for your expertise and advice.
I realize that I need some REAR ballast - When using the FEL on our property - And when using the 54-Inch Quick Hitch Blade to clear our pad/driveway.
I'm not particularly a "fan" of ballast boxes/wheel weights/filled tires - So... I've decided to use SUITCASE WEIGHTS.
I'm going to buy a Heavy Hitch 3 Point Hitch Receiver Drawbar With Suitcase Weight Bracket. Question is - Which one to buy?
HH1U0-B? - With a SINGLE Offset Weight Bracket: https://heavyhitch.com/product/categ...oint-hitch-cp/
HH1DB-B - With a DUEL Offset Weight Bracket: https://heavyhitch.com/product/categ...oint-hitch-cp/
SECOND QUESTION: WHICH SIZE SUITCASE WEIGHTS TO BUY?
42 Pound? - John Deere Part #R66949
70 Pound? John Deere Part #BM19780
Your expertise and advice are greatly appreciated.
Thanks ahead, Joe