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#1 New.Canadian.DB.Owner ONLINE  

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Posted November 12, 2014 - 05:32 PM

With the temperature dropping, my chores are turning to prepping for the inevitable.  I have mounted the push blade on the Allis HB112, but I have been debating  whether to swap the Ag tires for turfs & chains this winter.  What say yea all?  (Yes, I am trying to avoid saying the S word)


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Posted November 12, 2014 - 05:34 PM

I always run turfs and chains, especially for pushing snow.


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Posted November 12, 2014 - 05:36 PM

I always run turfs and chains, especially for pushing snow.

 

I agree they work better for me to.


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Posted November 12, 2014 - 05:36 PM

I use ags and chains.  Works for me.  Noel


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Posted November 12, 2014 - 05:39 PM

Turfs work really well with chains due to the flatter profile. You can get chains that are designed to work on AG or Industrial tires. They are similar to ring chains but have the rings made of chain links. Tirechain.com sells them. I have a set for my JD2320. That said, a set of regular 2 link chains will still work on AG tires. Some of the cross chains will fall between the lugs which makes them less effective. 


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Posted November 12, 2014 - 05:41 PM

I have new ags on the rear, hung 200 lbs of weight off the 3-point.  I'm hoping I don't have to put chains on, or change to turf with chains.


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Posted November 12, 2014 - 06:45 PM

I have tried both and always been happier with turfs and chains


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Posted November 12, 2014 - 07:05 PM

:ditto:

 

Plus, one would think that the chains would be more damaging to the Ags than the Turfs.


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Posted November 12, 2014 - 07:43 PM

The only reason I would ever try ags with massive weight would be a hard surface drive that could not be scratched. New asphalt, just resealed right before the snow, or new or stained concrete.

 

Of course, my drive and the path back to shed at my place are flat as a pancake. I ran liquid filled ags with an 80 pound weight box on the rear of my Homelite T15 one winter and never had an issue.

 

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Posted November 12, 2014 - 08:08 PM

I tried Ags one winter and they last one pass before I popped them off and put my turfs with chains back on my Case 444. My turfs with chains have never let me down on the flats or hills.


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Posted November 12, 2014 - 08:38 PM

Turfs with no chains. 4 wheel drive and rear diff lock help tho.

 

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Edited by Kurtee, November 12, 2014 - 08:56 PM.

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Posted November 12, 2014 - 09:08 PM

Turf tires with chains that have v-bar cross links is the best combo for traction on a dirt/gravel surface that I have used.14158453097010.jpg

Edited by PGHsteelworker, November 12, 2014 - 09:22 PM.

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Posted November 12, 2014 - 10:28 PM

On the 318  I run turfs with chains. on the Ford 1500 (a little better than twice the weight of the 318) I run Ags. with chains.

Both proved useless w/o chains on my hills and there is rarely not ice underneath.  I have about 400 ft of asphalt and 1/4- 3/8 mile of gravel.

Incidently there is a skiff of snow falling right now.


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Posted November 13, 2014 - 04:18 AM

Last few years I have run ags with chains and never had an issue. But this year Ihave turfs with chains . Carlisle True Power ags are 5 years old and getting worn already.. So I parked them and put on a brand new set Carlisle's Super turfs awesome tire! With tons of traction!!
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Posted November 13, 2014 - 07:19 AM

Nothing works like chains on ice. My  jd2320 weighs well over 3k when set up for plowing snow but is useless on ice without chains. 4wd, dif lock, weight, none of that helps when I hit the hill and it's icy. Put the chains on and it's pretty much unstopable. I would say that no matter what tires you have you should have a set of chains for when it's icy. They are pretty reasonably priced for a 23x10.5/12 or even 26x12/12. They do get expensive in larger sizes. You might also try lower tire pressure if not using chains. I find that turf tires provide better traction if deflated to the point that you get some sidewall squat. For chains, if you lower pressure,  install the chains, then re inflate you will get them nice and tight.


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