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#1 fedora OFFLINE  

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Posted July 08, 2015 - 06:14 PM

Hello all,


My old MTD has wheel weights and chains on it, and I haven't had any issues mowing my hilly yard, but I just got a new to me Husqvarna yth 180, and now I have traction issues, and I'd like to see what options you guys would choose. 


It has wheel weights on it, I'm not sure if a LT rear end could handle loaded tires as well, then there are chains, but the owner's manual recommends that chains not be used, and there is the option of ag tires...what would you do?


Also, it came with a never used plow, do ya'll think it could handle pushing snow? I know Husqvarna has had their issues with rear ends.





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Posted July 08, 2015 - 07:22 PM

First check the tire pressure. The pressure is often high which reduces traction. Try it when it is dry too. Cut going downhill. Good Luck, Rick

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Posted July 08, 2015 - 08:31 PM

What size are the rear tires? Personally, I would load the tires before using weights.

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Posted July 08, 2015 - 08:54 PM

Ag tires is what I use. I also use a Murray/Yard King lawn tractor with turf tires and I put about 50 to 75 lb on the back of it years ago. Never had rear diff troubles. I used it for cutting grass and pushing snow. Noel.


Edited by MH81, July 09, 2015 - 06:37 AM.