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#1 Salatino OFFLINE  



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Posted April 12, 2011 - 05:17 PM

Ok everyone Its getin old and agravating not bein able to make out of the back yard with the trailer on them slick days,The bottom half of my yard stays wet for a f days and gets real slick, I've got a extra rearend sittin around that I'm not using as of now. I've been thinkin about havinte spider gears welded up and tryin it. I do not want to weld the one thats in it because I know its for good.lol anyways woould it be more of a hassle then whats its worth? I know it wont turn as good but I thought it would be worth a shot. This 1 wheel wonder just dont cut it somtimes,.anyone in here have theres welded up and if so whats your oppinion ? do you regret it or is it a good improvement

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Posted April 12, 2011 - 05:37 PM

Tire chains would be my first thing to try.

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Posted April 12, 2011 - 05:53 PM

Yep, try chains. If it's that slick, just think how hard it's gonna push straight if the spiders are welded!



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Posted April 12, 2011 - 07:53 PM

As suggested already I would try the tire chains and then if it works good I would put a set of nice ag tires on it.

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Posted April 12, 2011 - 09:31 PM

And don't forget weight... Load the tires, add wheel weights, and if more is needed, then you need to look hard at where you want to put it and how to mount it.




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Posted April 13, 2011 - 08:03 AM

What kind of GT are you running? Welding the spiders would be a last ditch option in my book. The darn thing would not turn well at all.
The Simplicity's and MTD 990" have limited Slip. I've heard of the Sears Guys adding washers to limit slip.
My JD 318 has separate brakes for steering that helps.
I'm using chains, w /wheel weights have yet to try the windshield washer loaded wheels.
There are a lot of options.

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Posted April 13, 2011 - 08:18 AM

The Simplicity's and MTD 990" have limited Slip. I've heard of the Sears Guys adding washers to limit slip.

The Ford LGT series have limited slip as well, at least the close side ones.