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Does anyone run an AF11 on their 10 series? With Artillian’s diverter you can angle it properly and it’s only 230lbs heavier than a bucket, so the lift doesn’t seem like an issue. Has anyone tried or succeeded with this or a similar setup on a 10? I will add that I’m planning to upsize to a 2038r next year-ish, so I’m willing to deal with a little oversize if the next tractor will be “right-sized”.

FWIW I have plowed with an RB2060 hanging off Artillian’s 3pt adapter on the loader, and as long as I kept some of the weight being held be the loader frame my front tires stayed nicely planted (esp with front chains). That setup way heavier, hung out way farther forward, and didn’t support hydraulic angling. It did give me a taste of how much nicer it is to push the snow rather than pull it though. =) I have loaded R4’s, and chains.

Here in central VA I’m looking to clear occasional 6-12” snows. Deeper than that is rare, and back-2-back is even more rare, so I don’t mind if that is a slow once per 10yr thing. That said, I have an 1800ft gravel drive.
 

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Does anyone run an AF11 on their 10 series? With Artillian’s diverter you can angle it properly and it’s only 230lbs heavier than a bucket, so the lift doesn’t seem like an issue. Has anyone tried or succeeded with this or a similar setup on a 10? I will add that I’m planning to upsize to a 2038r next year-ish, so I’m willing to deal with a little oversize if the next tractor will be “right-sized”.

FWIW I have plowed with an RB2060 hanging off Artillian’s 3pt adapter on the loader, and as long as I kept some of the weight being held be the loader frame my front tires stayed nicely planted (esp with front chains). That setup way heavier, hung out way farther forward, and didn’t support hydraulic angling. It did give me a taste of how much nicer it is to push the snow rather than pull it though. =) I have loaded R4’s, and chains.

Here in central VA I’m looking to clear occasional 6-12” snows. Deeper than that is rare, and back-2-back is even more rare, so I don’t mind if that is a slow once per 10yr thing. That said, I have an 1800ft gravel drive.
There was a guy on here who used this set up with n AF11 on his 1 series and he sold it as he said it was far too much for the machine. Too much weight primarily was the issue, making the tractor harder to maneuver through the snow. Plus the weight consumed too much of the machines lift capacity and he would keep going into loader bypass when he was trying to pile snow......

On your 2038 that would be an ideal set up, On the 1 series I think it's simply too heavy.
 

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This what Deere intended the AF10F for. It's almost half the weight of the AF11E. But no hydro angle.... Booooooooo!
 

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Thanks for the replies... sorry for the delay, I wound up sick through the holidays.

The thing that keeps eating at me is that the AF11 is only 175lbs heavier that the AF10 (which would mostly increase the front traction and still leaves 500lbs of lift available). That and the fact that this AF11 is on CL and available for about the same price as an AF10.

I actually did plow last year with the artillian fork frame + 3pt adapter + quick hitch + RB1060 (turned around) which I'm guessing was a fair bit over 400lbs (Maybe 100 + 25 + 50 + 262? ish?). The things that annoyed me were how far out it was (way way out), how short/low the RB1060 is, and how you couldn't angle past 15deg with the blade turned around.

I have front chains but I really didn't need to use them since I never put all the weight of the blade on the ground. I left enough weight on the ground that it stayed down and followed contours, but kept easily more than half being held by the FEL. On the other hand this blade would be a foot longer than the low 60 I was "plowing" with then. I'm actually not that worried about piling snow, I have a decent amount of room on both sides of the drive and central VA doesn't often (every 100 years?) get back2back deep snows. I'm more just interested in being able to clean 9" of snow off a 2000ft gravel drive reasonably quickly... =)
 

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Call CTA talk with jeff King. They just started selling a FEL mounted plow for the deere compacts. They sell it with the 72" I was looking for my 2038 and he can put their 60" on it for the one series. I have their 60" on my 1025 with the quick hitch and I love it. Their # 920-579-1759 good luck
 

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Just did, very nice fellow. He recommended the 66" or 72" said both would work fine. Interestingly it is hydraulic angle and weighs just a bit over 400 itself. He said that I might want front chains and/or to keep tension in the loader arms to keep the front tires firmly planted and then would be fine. I'll forward more info as I get pics and learn more about it...
 

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I have an af11 on a 3520 that have rear ballast and a full ballast box and wouldn't want any less tractor for meaningful work. I think op needs a lighter alternative. Good luck
 
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