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OrangeMetalGuy

Traction aid for front tires in snow

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OrangeMetalGuy

I need to improve turning ability in snow on my plow tractor, a 716H.

I am not confident that wheel weights would help.  Anyone running chains and found a good choice?  I know another option is airing down the tires, installing bike chain around the circumference, then reinflating.  How well does that work?

 

Thanks for your insights folks!

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Brettw

I run a set of "snowblower" / ATV tires on the front and that has worked quite well, with the aggressive tread.  Can be a bit tough on wet, soft lawns, but other than that I run them year round vs. the turfs.

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Talntedmrgreen
15 hours ago, OrangeMetalGuy said:

I need to improve turning ability in snow on my plow tractor, a 716H.

I am not confident that wheel weights would help.  Anyone running chains and found a good choice?  I know another option is airing down the tires, installing bike chain around the circumference, then reinflating.  How well does that work?

 

Thanks for your insights folks!

Wheel weights, and even adding fluid to your fronts helps significantly, especially when your implement is on the ground.  The very best setup I have used is reversed AG's with weights.  Very aggressive on hardpack snow/ice...just don't use it on soft turf.  

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