I thought I would post a few pictures of how I use my Kubota B2601 to launch and retrieve my boat at our cottage in North Bruce Peninsula.
The boat and trailer weigh in about 3,000 pounds, and I put the boat in and take it in and out daily, this way I protect the condition of the boat. It takes me about 10 minutes , probably about the same time to pt a cover on the boat. We used to have a track and winch system for the boat but it cluttered up the shoreline, the tractor works fine and has many other uses as well.
We have built an attachment for the front forks; this attachment clamps onto the 2 forks and is also secured with a safety chain to the forklift carriage as well a sling to the safety chains on the trailer to the front FEL carriage. These precautions are taken since there is a good slope from the garage down to the lake, and a runaway would not be pretty (known from experience with another utility trailer
WE also built a weight box that hangs off a quick release attachment (we also built, off of the 3PT). The weight box weighs about 600 pounds. This was built for a couple of reasons: 1 to add FEL capacity, 2 to give better traction to the back wheels when pulling the boat out.
I have taken the tractor out to about floor board level as seen in one picture from last year, this is a bit deeper than I like, typically I go out about centre of the rear axle.
The nice thing about using the front to move the trailer around with is added control, and its easier on the neck.