Thanks. The skid shoes are not that great. I run the blower with the top link shortened like it sits in pic 2, then lengthen it up once the base is frozen.
Planning to make some larger rectangular shoes and orientating them parallel with the cutting edge to maximize the footprint when tipped...
Here is a cradle I made out of a found dolly a few years ago. Blower weighs a little over 400 lbs and with a swepted floor you can roll it around with one hand. With the blower still on the tractor roll the dolly under it and add what ever you need to cradle the blower.
Congrats on the new tractor. Here are a few items I have needed.
A good oil filter wrench, everyone has their favorite.
A can of Dupli-color Chevy Orange Engine. For touch up and painting add-ons.
A pressure guage with quick coupler to plug into loader valve to check relief valve pressure.
I can't recall what else besides the hydro filter is vulnerable under the tractor. If you think the problem is related to getting stuck in the ditch, maybe something cracked and is letting air into the system. Cracked hydro filter housing? Is the fluid foamy once its warmed up?
The Kioti parts manual shows them to be M8x1.25.
When you remount the treadle make sure it has full travel for and aft. It is possible to install the treadle and find that Rev is much faster than before, but foward is now slower.