Hi everyone, it's been a while since I posted. My old 224 seems to just get up and work so I haven't had to bug anyone about things that need repair. I've been doing some yard work like almost everyone else and have run into a situation where I could once again use some advice.
I have been transporting wood, leaves and other debris in a trailer from the lower section of our yard, up a hill to the main area of the yard. I have to go up a section of the hill that's covered with mulched hardwood bark rather than over the soft lawn. When the bark is dry and the load is light there's no problem. However with a heavy load, or on days when the bark is damp traction is a real problem. When I get to a particularly steep point I either loose traction and slide to the side, or lift the front end off the ground making steering impossible. I'm adding 150 lbs. of suitcase weights to eliminate lifting the front end, and considering different tires and wheels to get better traction.
For those of you that have similar machines, will changing from turf saver tires to traction tires help in this situation, or am I just going to dig trenches rather than slip on the wet bark? when using my JD to do the same job (also with turf saver tires) I don't have the same problem. The main difference is the JD has a locking differential. I would prefer to put on a set of traction tires if that will solve the problem. I hate to haul the JD all over the countryside if the Case is capable.