Greetings. I've been a long time lurker on this forum but have never posted. Long-time JD owner with the current machine being a 3046R Cab. Before I get to my question, I want to thank everyone for all of the tips and advice I've read over the last two years. I'll also try to post a picture as I've seen a few get lectured for not posting a picture in their first post.
My first question (I'll have more as I get more comfortable posting) regards snow removal. I've gotten by with using the bucket and a backblade but have been thinking about some kind of plow for the front end loader. My driveway is about 300 yards long, so you can imagine a bucket and backblade aren't the most efficient. I initially thought about some sort of a frame mounted plow but I have a mid-mount mower and that prevents anything being attached to the frame under the tractor. So, I've been looking at some loader attached plows. The loader is a skid-steer quick attach with the hydraulic hook ups so there are a few nice options from Meyer and Boss available but I've also looked a few v-plows from Bobcat, Hiniker, and FFC. Has anyone had any experience with a skid-steer attach type plow on a John Deere? Would the v-plows be too heavy (most have a weight of about 900 lbs)? Are the Meyer and Boss options too over-priced for what they can do? I've had some concerns with using a plow on the loader arms as I don't want to damage them or the tractor, but I am interested in others thoughts.
I'm sure some more questions will arise based on some of the responses, so I look forward to discussing. Also, I have a lot of thoughts on the 3046R machine as well, mostly positive, that I will be more than happy to discuss. Again, thanks for all of the tips I've received from my lurking and I look forward to trying to be a little more engaged on the forum.