What to do?
Posted October 08, 2010 - 08:15 PM
Posted October 08, 2010 - 08:54 PM
Use as much weight as available and the drive will be there next spring looking good.
Chains come in various configurations.
Some just kind of roundy and others with carbide V links. That's my preference because my yard is gravel. The later will leave a mark where ever it goes slip or not.
Look at ballast both in the tire and any bolt on wheel wight you can use.
Posted October 08, 2010 - 09:19 PM
Posted October 08, 2010 - 09:34 PM
As Ducky already stated, weight is your friend and the more of it the better as long as that weight is not making the front axle light because that would interfere with steering control. If you can find beet juice in your area, then load your tires to 80 percent with that product. It's also known as Rimguard. Google it and find a dealer. It delivers almost as much weight per gallon as the horrible calcium chloride.
Put as much in the way of wheel weights as you can on the rear rims. If you can devise a rear weight that will sit tight behind the back of the tractor so that it exerts its force mostly on the rear tires instead of acting like a counterweight that tries to lighten the front axle, then add as much there as you can get away with. There are rubber chains available but they are not cheap. If you weight it to the max and focus on how you clear the snow so that you keep those tires on clear pavement, you should be fine.
- Bolens 1000 said thank you
Posted October 08, 2010 - 09:54 PM
I'll give it a try with adding weight.
Worst comes to worst I can always put chains on I guess...
Posted October 08, 2010 - 10:26 PM
Posted October 08, 2010 - 10:54 PM
Posted October 09, 2010 - 08:51 AM
On my old John Deere 112 with the blower I have about 100 pounds of windshield washer fluid/ wheel weights on each rear tire and a good set of 2 link chains. I have a steep gravel driveway so leaving marks isn't a concern but with the weight I have on it I can stop and back up in the middle of the hill and don't have any traction problems, it might spin some but it keeps going.
Posted October 09, 2010 - 06:55 PM
As of now I'm looking to either get those rubber chains or get some ag's.....
Posted October 10, 2010 - 09:20 AM
26x12x12 with Beet Juice = 180 lbs tire and wheel included Tire and wheel dry 40 lbs.
26x12x12 with automotive anti freeze 40/60 mix = 150 lbs tire and wheel included Tire and wheel dry 40 lbs.
Nanco 23x12x12 Ag thread = 80 Lbs tire and wheel included Tire and wheel dry 28 lbs.