I am purchasing a used 2210 with a 210 loader, mower deck, front 47" snowblower, weight-box, and cab with 40x hours this weekend and am pretty excited. I typically snowblow about seven driveways that typically hold 4 cars, 2x2, with my Ariens 7/24. I do this for elderly people and veterans in my neighborhood. I also heat my house with wood and my woodpile is about 80-100' from the house depending on where the stack is. I am looking for suggestions on approach to the above scenario. Do I leave the snowblower on all winter and get rear forks and pallet my wood? Trade/sell the front snowblower for a rear mounted one and get forks for the front? Some other method?
I know these tractors are limited in what they can lift at either end, and I have read some different methods of pallets, but any suggestions, especially from someone with a similarly powered tractor would be appreciated.
Currently no wheel weights or fluid filled tires. Should I do one of these? Both?
I burn about 4 cords a year and live in Natick, MA which is about 30 minutes West of Boston (for snow/weather reference)
On a side note, I usually hear chainsaws in the area and get 3-8 log lengths of xyz usually red oak or maple put in my driveway. This coming week I have about 8 cords of log-length being cut at a neighbors house and dropped in my yard, hopefully back yard), and would love some suggestions for managing this. Front pallet forks? Grapple?
Thanks a ton! I look forward to the forum,