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#1 Misterbear OFFLINE  

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Posted January 02, 2012 - 11:32 AM

Finally got some snow last night and today in the area of 7-8 inches so far. This is the first time using this tractor for plowing. I have no added weight(EXCEPT ME:smile1:), I may need to add chains as I'm slipping on the incline.

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Posted January 02, 2012 - 11:46 AM

Looks like you had a good time.
no snow here. got mine ready and no snow
when it comes, it will

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Posted January 02, 2012 - 01:24 PM

Chains will be a good addition. You might also consider wheel weights. Good looking 455 and plow.

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Posted January 02, 2012 - 04:05 PM

Nice tractor Mr.B. Looks like you are getting the job done just fine. Chains are a must IMO. There are some conditions that make traction very difficult and chains make a day and night difference. For 26x12/12 they are not that expensive. Get 2 link chains and make sure you have some way to tension them. When you get used to installing them it only takes a few minutes. As others have said you could benefit from wheel weight as well. Those tractors are over powered for their weight and it will makes it easier to get up the hill.
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Posted January 02, 2012 - 04:20 PM

looks like fun to me too.....no snow here yet, maybe soon......

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Posted January 02, 2012 - 08:21 PM

Looks like fun !! I am plowing with my JD455 the first time this winter too , I built a 55in front blade and I spent $100.00 on chains and love them. It is so icy in Gaylord even with chains they can spin but it works excellent . I did some plowing in the yard today and did not even get close to getting stuck . I too use my hefty body for weight and that is free, ha,ha.
Looks like I will be plowing again tomorrow with three more inches of new snow tonight . Have Fun !!

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Posted January 03, 2012 - 06:44 AM

Dang boys, I got cold just looking at the pictures. Nice looking tractor and plow.

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Posted January 03, 2012 - 07:47 AM

Looks like you had "fun".

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Posted January 03, 2012 - 11:59 AM

Yes I think you will defineately want a set of chains. I bought my 318 last year December 23rd with the blower mounted and no chains.
My drive may be a bit steeper than yours. Got to the bottom of the drive and could note get back up, Brother had to push me. Put chain on and had no problem. I got it stuck in a spring on the back pasture in July, put the chains on and the've been on ever since. I'm a believer.
We only got 2" of snow in December and it melted the next day. I just put the blower on Saturday, We can't dodge it forever.

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Posted January 03, 2012 - 12:51 PM

Nice job, thanks for the pics. Chains & weights will definitely help.

8" waiting for me at home. Darned work :D

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Posted January 03, 2012 - 02:58 PM

I run chains all year on the murray. Turf tires are useless for anything but mowing grass unless they have chains on.

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Posted January 04, 2012 - 09:22 AM

I run chains all year on the murray. Turf tires are useless for anything but mowing grass unless they have chains on.

Yeah that's the next step for me too. I have been amazed at My Murray Yard Pro 22 hp. I do need to get a set of chains for it next. And like you, since it's mostly ran on turf and dirt they will probably be on it year round. I've seen a few places where they would have kept me from being stuck.

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Posted January 09, 2012 - 02:54 PM

I really like the big JD's

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Posted January 09, 2012 - 03:08 PM

Not me I've never liked the JD's...for a couple of reasons. But that said, it looks like a real nice setup, and did a good job... no weights or chains...pretty cool!! did you slide around much? I see the driveway is on a slope too...Wow

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Posted January 09, 2012 - 03:48 PM

Looks like fun, we are still waiting....................
Chains should make a big difference. I leave them on my A/C all year and only take them off of the Simplicity because Kathy dont like to mow with them on the tractor.




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