I bought a D130 with a snow blower attachment last winter and I already made some adjustments that seemed to greatly increase the ease of plowing my laneway such as adding a custom rear box that holds more rear weights and added rear tire chains. Now my machine can at least move around in snow packed or icy conditions.
My unpaved laneway is quite large and is basically an uneven hill that ices over in the winter. I can just barely manage to clear it now but I want to make it even easier on myself for this upcoming winter.
I've noticed I could use much more front weight as I seen my tires lifting, tires not grabbing while turning etc.. I believe the problem is not only my laneway but the lack of weight of the machine. (I never knew these garden tractors were so light)
I'm thinking of front wheel weights, chaining my front tires or even welding on some sort of bracket in the front where I can stack weights on it to weigh down those front tires to get some sort of increased traction/friction when on uneven ground.
Hoping for any insight into this issue and wanting to know if anyone has found a hack to deal with this issue.