I recently had my dealer install a 260B backhoe on my 2018 1025R, and have found that with the backhoe attached, the front end of the tractor is light and the front wheels tend to slip sideways if I try to make more than a moderate turn on loose dirt or crushed stone. (In both 4WD and 2WD). Carrying several solid concrete blocks (about 200 pounds) in the bucket eliminates the problem, but of course the bucket can't be used unless the blocks are removed.
It would seem that hanging several iron weights on the front of the tractor frame would be a better solution, and I'm looking for the best way to accomplish that.
I have a 47" front snowblower for the 1025R and the blower's frame mount, which remains bolted to the tractor's frame, has a lip across the top that the blower's bearing carrier bracket hangs on.
Does anyone know if someone makes a weight bracket that hangs on the snowblower mount that will carry standard JD weights?