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#1 iron Mike OFFLINE  

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Posted February 11, 2013 - 10:33 PM

This is going to sound like a stupid question,i"m sure but it has been bugging me. Really bugging me after getting stuck with my SS16 yesterday after I blew my snow caster. I can't imagine why these tractors didn't have a differential lock on them. I was not loving my SS16 yesterday when I couldn't budge. Just sat there with one wheel spinning and then the other. Had to get my step daughter to push me out of the field. Just curious.


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Posted February 11, 2013 - 10:55 PM

That's been a question many of us have thought. The answer more often than not ends up being Chains and weights.
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Posted February 12, 2013 - 07:28 AM

Some GTs such as my tube frame Bolens do. You have to turn the axle hub to make it limited slip. BTW I spent most of my plow time with my right foot on the diff lock on my Ford 2000.


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Posted February 12, 2013 - 07:38 AM

Anything with the 2500 Peerless has the limited slip built in.


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Posted February 12, 2013 - 08:42 AM

does peerless 2300 have a limited slip?


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Posted February 12, 2013 - 08:56 AM

does peerless 2300 have a limited slip?

I don't believe so.


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Posted February 12, 2013 - 08:59 AM

my panzer with ags seems to spin a lot more then my murray with the 2300 peerless and turf tires. only time i get the murray to only spin on wheel is in mud.


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Posted February 12, 2013 - 09:52 AM

That's been a question many of us have thought. The answer more often than not ends up being Chains and weights.

Maybe I have too much weight?? I have two sets of weights on both rear wheels as well as chains.DSCN1450.JPG



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Posted February 12, 2013 - 10:35 AM

Yea, sears never had locking diffys in the ST/SS tractors for some reason. Not a good idea to weld them either other than for straight line pulling.

Those blowers are really heavy on the front, more weight on the back maybe needed. Got a 3pt? had a bucket of concrete or something else hanging off back, maybe a bunch of weight lifting weights.

I run loaded ags, wheel weights and haver some truck rotors hanging on the back and need to add more for traction.


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Posted February 12, 2013 - 12:28 PM

Maybe I have too much weight?? I have two sets of weights on both rear wheels as well as chains.attachicon.gifDSCN1450.JPG

I had 65# of weights on each tire, plus another 50+ in fluid per tire + the ATV tires with the aggressive tread... STILL had to put on chains.

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Posted February 12, 2013 - 04:17 PM

I had 65# of weights on each tire, plus another 50+ in fluid per tire + the ATV tires with the aggressive tread... STILL had to put on chains.

 
 

 

 

Sorry to get off topic, but Alan, what have you got going there, in the second picture, for

a chute turning system?



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Posted February 12, 2013 - 05:29 PM

Yea, sears never had locking diffys in the ST/SS tractors for some reason. Not a good idea to weld them either other than for straight line pulling.

Those blowers are really heavy on the front, more weight on the back maybe needed. Got a 3pt? had a bucket of concrete or something else hanging off back, maybe a bunch of weight lifting weights.

I run loaded ags, wheel weights and haver some truck rotors hanging on the back and need to add more for traction.

I do have a three point hitch. However my blower came apart. They are telling me that the sprocket that bolts to the auger will cost somewhere around $250.00 and god only knows how much the idlers will cost. I'd really like to hang onto this blower because the housing and auger seem to be in good shape. Do any of you have any ideas? Maybe another kind of blower could be adapted to fit my tractor? Thank you for the feedback.



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Posted February 12, 2013 - 05:31 PM

I had 65# of weights on each tire, plus another 50+ in fluid per tire + the ATV tires with the aggressive tread... STILL had to put on chains.

 
 

 

Like that tractor. I didn't realize that you could put ATV tires on these. They look like a good rugged tire.



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Posted February 12, 2013 - 06:14 PM

I do have a three point hitch. However my blower came apart. They are telling me that the sprocket that bolts to the auger will cost somewhere around $250.00 and god only knows how much the idlers will cost. I'd really like to hang onto this blower because the housing and auger seem to be in good shape. Do any of you have any ideas? Maybe another kind of blower could be adapted to fit my tractor? Thank you for the feedback.


Can you show us the damage that we're talking about? Maybe a few pics would get the creative ideas flowing.
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Posted February 12, 2013 - 06:19 PM

Sorry to get off topic, but Alan, what have you got going there, in the second picture, for
a chute turning system?


I had a thread on that here
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