You may want to use expanded steel for bottom and sides to save weight. Most stuff like leaves and grass clippings won't fall through it and it weighs considerably less than sheet steel.

However, I'd still be concerned with front tipping. I don't know the math, but there is some formula that can figure out how far out you go = less weight it will lift.

OK, geniuses... I'm not too proud that I didn't take to math very well, so edumcate me on the math formula, please.

Here's what I want to know...

If the PT will lift 800 pounds at the quick attach plate

and

the front tires are the pivot point

and

we assume that the quick attach plate is 2 feet from the center line of the front tire...

How much weight will it lift 2 feet from the quick attach plate?

How much weight will it lift 4 feet from the quick attach plate?

How much weight will it lift 6 feet from the quick attach plate?