I have what I believe to be 4-link tire chains on the turf tires of my PK 1618. The tractor is new to me, as is the driveway that I'm snowblowing. The yard and driveway have many pitches to them and when running the tractor after this recent storm, I spent a lot of time with the tires slipping and grabbing. I almost had it stuck a couple times. I'm thinking I need chains with more links but wanted to ask what others are using for winter duty?
I'm considering going to a 2-link chain like shown here:
I have to drive the tractor from the barn through the yard to get to my driveway. My driveway is blacktop so I'm not certain if i should go with medium duty, heavy duty or even the v-bar style chains for winter duty. I want traction but do not want to tear up the asphalt (it's crappy asphalt but hope to redo it). I also know I have to keep clearances in mind with the rear fenders.
Finding a set of rims with Ag style tires is also a consideration but have read that even they suffer in icy conditions.
Thanks for any advise!
Edited by zuren, February 03, 2015 - 01:00 PM.