In general, you can pull with any tractor that has a place for a
pin in the back step. Breaking stuff isn't usually much of a
problem since the wheels will slip before it gets to that point
unless you're the kind like to jerk & pull.
Check how the transaxle is connected to the body. If it's
little U clamps, similar to muffler clamps, keep an eye on them!
If one loosens, it'll wear thru in a hurry and soon you'll have
one rear tire trying to be a front tire.
If things slip, or the wheels spin, you know the load's too
much for it.
Oh, brakes are about useless too if you need to stop a heavy
load. And of course keep an eye on the hitch pin hole wear.
They wear quickly if it's a thing gauge metal. That metal is
likely to bend before damage occurs, but take it as a serious
I used to use my little Cfartsman 8 hp 32" to pull everything
from cinder blocks to bags of cement on a little 6-wheel trailer
I built and never had a problem. Dragging things without wheels
was really a lost cause. Even my 25 hp tractor can't drag well
because the wheels will slip. It'll pull a trailer with about
any load, though, all the way up to 7th gear at mid-throttle.
Pushing is something else: The fronts of the frames just
aren't designed to push as a rule and if it is, it'll have
attachment places obvious for the equipment. I've never seen one
that small that could push and I can see how it would easily
screw up things like the tie rods, axle mount/connections for the
front wheels, etc. Also, sometimes those parts are cast iron, so
you only get one chance to mess them up <g>.
:I recently bought (for $50, non working condition) and fixed up
: little a used 10 HP Sears Craftsman garden tractor.
: It is relatively heavy. Maybe 300 lbs or so. With me on it, it
: be 475 lbs.
: Sometimes I need to move heavy things. Can I use this tractor
: them move along? Is the transmission/drive/engine designed for
: As a related thought, do they take snow plowing attachments?