Well I have added about 4 hours to the clock so far. Tested out the 72" rotary cutter (A.K.A brush hog), the bucket loader and a 72 inch root grapple so far.
Clearly the grapple's weight and capacity will require more counter weight than the brush hog. But I didn't like having something sticking out 8 feet behind me when I'm focused on the work in front of me anyway.
That may be a bit large for the grapple, maybe a 5" would have been a better fit weight wise. The curl is a bit tough with a load. But it covers the front wheel width.
This setup sure makes for an efficient machine here on the farm. Work is a breeze and compared to the ford 2000 (which is only a year or so away from it's 50th birthday). Brush hogging is effortless and swapping tools on the front is amazingly easy.
Quite happy with it so far, even that comfortable seat beats that steel saddle on a strong spring that I'm used to.
More when it gets some more hours...Bobt