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#31 4getgto ONLINE  

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Posted January 07, 2018 - 01:06 PM

My setup, 100lbs wheel weights + 250lbs suitcase weights in box.


I bet that gets around good. Do you use chains too?

Edited by 4getgto, January 07, 2018 - 01:07 PM.


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Posted January 07, 2018 - 01:25 PM

Some times I need chains so this yr I put a set on.


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Posted January 07, 2018 - 07:14 PM

I would fill the back tires with washer fluid and be done with it, I use loaded tires to mow and it doesn't hurt anything.

I do the same.  On steeper mow areas, the extra traction prevents wheel slip and subsequent burning, or digging up the grass.  On sidling mowing, the fluid ballast also gives a lot more stability.


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Posted April 05, 2018 - 12:41 AM

You don't want to hang weights off of a tractor that has axle bushings instead of roller bearings. In my opinion, bushings should never be used for front or rear axles on garden tractors,but many have been built that way. The only way I've seen axle bearings fail is from rust, lack of grease or oil, or dirt contamination. Bushings and axles wear together, and many times both the axle and bushings need to be replaced. Keep this in mind when buying a garden tractor that you plan on using heavily and want to have for a long time.
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Posted April 07, 2018 - 12:40 PM

In addition to weights what tyres would be better in the snow - chevrons or turf tyres with chains?



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Posted April 07, 2018 - 12:42 PM

Turfs and chains normally give better traction.


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Posted April 07, 2018 - 01:41 PM

IF you get the right style of chains, chevron/Ag tires will give just as good traction as turfs/chains.

 

Here's a link to a page that shows what you would need for chevron/Ag tires.

 

Look at the left side for the proper style.

 

https://www.tirechai...23X10.50X12.htm


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