Thank you.Jeff, Nicely rigged 318 you have there I will be building one soon. What do you use the rear 2000 PTO for? I noticed both switches on the dash as well as the mud putty knife lol. Those rear tires look pretty aggressive. What kind are they, what size and do you ever have to lock the rears while pulling that twin plow. Oh yeah H3 would come in very handy with that rear hydro operated upper 3pt arm. Looks like a lean mean working machine.
I don’t currently have anything to use the rear pto.
The rear tires are Maxxis Power Lug in 26-12-12 size on 10.5” wide wheels with WW fluid (13 gallons each). The front are V61 on 400 series wheels 18-8.5-8.
I don’t need to lock the rear diff often, if I do, it is muddy/ greasy in that spot or a large root. The 318 with the trailer plow and me on the seat is 2230 lbs.
When I first put the rear hydraulic remotes on, it had a “T” off the front remotes, then I found a 54C blade to use in winter with the 49 snow thrower and needed a 3rd circuit. The rear remotes are now on the 3rd circuit. I use the rear remotes for the hydraulic top link, trailer plow, and 54C center blade.
Pictured is last year’s winter setup, will be the same this year. I go over a variety of surfaces, the skid shoes on the 49 are set for gravel/grass and then the 54C will catch the rest when on pavement. I have full independent control of all functions of the 49 and 54C.