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#16 mjodrey OFFLINE  

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Posted December 30, 2012 - 05:32 AM

Yep,chains are chains,and nothing can do a proper job at replacing them.


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Posted December 30, 2012 - 06:53 AM

Chains are must on snow and ice.  I leave the chains on the 919 all year, dont figure it hurts my pristine lawn or anything driving around in the summer.  I have been unfortunate enough to have one of the chains fall off while plowing, was kind of hard getting back to the garage as the one tire kept doing the spin, spin, spin thing while I was doing the curse thing( side note: cursing does not add any traction)  ..

 

I did use the grader on our drive yesterday as the front snow blade was kind of dancing over the lumps and bumps and left it very rough.  The grader worked good with just the lug tires, no chains, but I did not try to push my luck with it.


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Posted December 30, 2012 - 07:38 AM

( side note: cursing does not add any traction)  ..
 

But that doesn't keep up from trying, does it? :bigrofl:
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Posted December 30, 2012 - 07:39 AM

I've never gone wrong with a good set of chains.....on properly and functioning....they'll do the job...


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Posted December 30, 2012 - 09:27 AM

Chains all the way for me.  Even in the summer they give my JD317/Johnny Bucket Sr. more traction for digging or turning the compost.  I suppose swapping to ags in the summer would work too, but nothing replaces chains on ice.  

 

I have screwed self-tapping hex head screws into the solid rubber tires of my spreaders for spreading sand on my icy drive.  Otherwise the wheels don't turn, they just skid, and you don't spread very much sand that way.  Here is a picture of the first one I did.  I just did a Deere broadcast spreader, I'll be using that one for the first time today once I finish snow removal.

 

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Posted December 30, 2012 - 10:17 AM

I can't be the only one to let a little air out of the tire, put the chains on tight and re inflate ?? No need for all the bungee cords and springs and keeps the little V things on the chain pointing out !!



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Posted December 30, 2012 - 10:19 AM

I can't be the only one to let a little air out of the tire, put the chains on tight and re inflate ?? No need for all the bungee cords and springs and keeps the little V things on the chain pointing out !!
I've done that, but when I filled the tires, I got them a little full for letting anything out.
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Posted December 30, 2012 - 10:57 AM

( side note: cursing does not add any traction)  ..

You need to curse louder then.


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Posted December 30, 2012 - 11:20 AM

  When I had a 2 stage walk behind snowblower I used #8 x 3/8" hexhead screws in the tires and they worked great for traction on ice/packed snow.  No problem causing air loss. No bouncing up and down like they do w/ chains.

  With my Suzi 4WD and plow I don't have many traction problems. Next summer I'll try to find another pair of rear tires and wheels for the 314,load 'em w/ WW fluid, mount some two link chains, build some wheel weights, mount some roller chain on the center of the front tires and see how it works next winter. If things get too bad, there's always Suzi.

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Posted December 30, 2012 - 11:54 AM

when i start spining with chains and wieghts i back up pick a higher gear and try again while cursing like a sailor lol


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Posted December 30, 2012 - 04:59 PM

What is this spinning you all refer to?   You just need to add weight like a mad man, and not worry about spinning!


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