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#1 backwoods OFFLINE  

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Posted October 04, 2015 - 06:08 PM

OK so my 300 has 23x10.50x12s should I leave turfs on it for plowing snow an tilling or should I have a multi trac or bar tread also should they be loaded with fluid or just aired down some? Since my tire chains don't go all the way around the tires to reconnect I also wondered if chains are made for different gt tires?

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Posted October 04, 2015 - 06:50 PM

Stick with the turf tires and fill them with a fluid.  Rim Guard would be the best, but winter windshield wiper fluid will work too.

 

Add a decent set of 2 link spacing chains as you will be good to go for the winter time snow removal duties.

 

Here's a good source for chains in the correct size for your tires:

 

http://www.tirechain...23X10.50X12.htm


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Posted October 04, 2015 - 06:54 PM

For the chain a lot of times you can pick up standard car chains for little or nothing at auctions.  Build them to the size you need.


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Posted October 04, 2015 - 07:36 PM

Chains certainly do work well but are noisy. If you don't mind the noise and bumpy ride and your tires are in good shape, then chains would be the best option I suppose. For me personally, I didn't like the noise or ride. I got rid of my turfs( same size as yours) and went to Kenda bear claws ATV mud/snow tires.  ( I believe they are 25x9x12 ) These tires made my tractor seem like a totally different machine! This thing now will push snow like crazy and does it quietly and with a nice smooth ride!. Actually pushes a lot better than with the chains, except on ice. That is why I will soon be installing some screw in tire studs http://www.extremeterrain.com/small-grip-tire-studs-j102493.html?utm_content=XT+Tire+-+Other%2fAccessories|XT+Accessories&utm_campaign=JK%20-%20No%20Years&utm_source=Bing-PLA&utm_medium=shopping&utm_term={keyword}&XTID=J102493

 

Plus they are 6 ply


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Posted October 04, 2015 - 07:41 PM

Do you have a pic of the tires an what do they run? I've always had bar tread for plowing snow. Except the Jacobson I had came with turfs chains an weights.

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Posted October 04, 2015 - 09:44 PM

I also run atv tires on my Bolens 1050 and installed some on another project but haven't had much work time on that machine yet.  I run 24x10x12 lumber jack tires, cast wieghts, and I filled them with rv antifreeze on the 1050. Man are they heavy and the tractor is a totally different monster! No slipping, tons of grip, Barely any issues on ice. I haven't needed chains yet. My other project has gbc dirt diggers I believe, they are 26x12x12's. They look nasty, can't wait to try them out. 

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Posted October 04, 2015 - 11:13 PM

I like tracks! Just kidding best all around traction at bar lugs with short studs. They perform better on most winter surfaces, chains are good also but not my preference. As far as weight goes as much as possible over the axles!

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Posted October 04, 2015 - 11:37 PM

I like chains, there is usually ice under the snow. My GT and tractor are both useless without chains in winter.
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Posted October 05, 2015 - 08:10 AM

Stick with the turf tires and fill them with a fluid.  Rim Guard would be the best, but winter windshield wiper fluid will work too.

 

Add a decent set of 2 link spacing chains as you will be good to go for the winter time snow removal duties.

 

Here's a good source for chains in the correct size for your tires:

 

http://www.tirechain...23X10.50X12.htm

 

 

I like chains, there is usually ice under the snow. My GT and tractor are both useless without chains in winter.

 

Only thing I can add is for the guys with screw in studs. I had a set of these on all four wheels on my wifes car a few years back that kept screwing inward while in use...tire distributer warrenteed several tires and then offered us any tire we wanted if we would just get rid of the set he had originally sold us with these studs installed by his shop. Don't know what was up and neither did they, but we changed to studdless-ice tires and never had an issue again. They may work fine on slow speed of a GT. ?

I haven't tried any ATV style tires on GTs yet but will one of these days. We almost always have some ice/hard-pac to deal with so I'll stick with chains on turf with Rimguard for now. Good luck and let us know what you end up with and how it works out.



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Posted October 05, 2015 - 02:50 PM

Which would be an overall better tire the multi trac or the bar tires? this gt will seldomly see mowing duty. This will be mainly for snow an garden work. the tires will get loaded an wheel weights installed



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Posted October 05, 2015 - 04:07 PM

These are the tires I run on my GT6000 and soon willl get them for my Bolens as well except mine are 25" tall. I love them. The studs I plan to get are these. Several great reviews on their web site.

 

http://www.gripstuds...0_Tire_Stud.php

 

 

 

https://www.denniski...u?ad=4355691769


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Posted October 05, 2015 - 07:26 PM

Those look nice to I called around to tire shops this afternoon an the best price I have on bar tread is 100 each. Next question is why do they cost so much more over a turf tire

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Posted October 06, 2015 - 11:54 AM

Go bars loaded with weights, I put chains on my bars in winter if icy and they work perfect. Bars are awesome in mud and garden work too
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Posted October 06, 2015 - 08:09 PM

The only issue I have right now is that bar tires are 100 each an I don't have the cash now to get them before winter hits so hopefully next year I'll have them.

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Posted October 07, 2015 - 05:55 PM

Way under $100, even with shipping...

http://www.tires-eas...rn&typ=R-175240

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