Originally Posted by idahofreedom
I just got a Kubota (L3400) tractor and was wondering how other people plow snow with a tractor.
Just use the bucket? A back blade? Some other attachment?
I know they make snow plow attachments for them, but are they necessary?
Depends on where you live and how much snow you get at one time...
'PLOW' indicates laying the snow off to the side.
(That's why they call them 'Laying Off Plows')
Front end buckets mostly push the snow around.
If it's a light snow, then you can usually get away with a bucket.
If it's a Heavy, deep snow, you will just succeed in running the snow over the back of the bucket and packing it down into ice.
Angled blade is usually your best bet over a 'Plow'.
Proper 'Plowing' takes some speed to get the snow to roll over out of your path.
Angled blading doesn't take speed and makes for a very controllable way to remove snow.