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#1 DZG OFFLINE  

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Posted October 10, 2017 - 05:11 AM

Ag lugs vs turf savers with chains?

Ive been contemplating a set of ag lugs for my old MTD. Reason being is i run it down the street in summer hauling brush and junk to the towns dump site (its only pry, 3/8 mi down little traveled streets).

It would save me the hassel of yanking the chains every spring.

But would ag lugs provide satisfactory plowing performance on concrete/hard pack gravel with aboot 100 lbs ballast? Or should i stick with chains?
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Posted October 10, 2017 - 05:45 AM

Even if you have ag lugs you'll still need chains to push snow.

 

Tire chains work better on turf tires.


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Posted October 10, 2017 - 06:45 AM

Ag tires on soft ground through a bit of snow better than turf tires. Any other situation involving snow, turf tires with chains better than R1's.
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Posted October 10, 2017 - 08:05 AM

I have not found putting on or taking off chains that much of a deal.  Chains are matched to the tractor and hang on the wall when not in use.


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Posted October 10, 2017 - 08:45 AM

Chains and turfs are better than ag's for plowing snow. Turfs are better than ag's on the street.

IMHO


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Posted October 10, 2017 - 11:53 AM

I have not found putting on or taking off chains that much of a deal. Chains are matched to the tractor and hang on the wall when not in use.


No, its not a HUGE deal, but im all for saving a bit of work here and there lol.
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Posted October 10, 2017 - 12:56 PM

I found a cheap set of rims and tires for a spare set. Now I let the chains on all year. Just switch to the spare set over summer.
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Posted October 10, 2017 - 05:40 PM

For winter snow plowing, turf tires and chains.
In summer, ag's on a second tractor!

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Posted October 10, 2017 - 06:34 PM

I switch the blower over to the tractor I was building last winter to make sure things worked.  The tractors are both Ford LGTs, and I switch over to the one with no chain, weights and it had ag tires.  It didn't work very well, the chains and weights make huge difference even if both tractors have ag tires.  It was almost frustrating operating a machine that you know can do much better. 


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Posted October 10, 2017 - 06:39 PM

I found a cheap set of rims and tires for a spare set. Now I let the chains on all year. Just switch to the spare set over summer.

I do the same thing , and I find the chains and turfs are the best in snow too.


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