Four Down Four To Go

Dwight Bremer

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Mule is ready. Next have to fit the new chains to tractor. I will post photo when that is accomplished.
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leveraddict

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Dwight...nice big garage! I wish mine was that large!
 

Dwight Bremer

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Looks great!

I have heard concerns about chains on the front of a tractor stressing the front drive train...do post pictures of your tractor when you get the chains on.
I have no plans to use the chains as traction aids to pull down buildings. :rolleyes: They are only for traction on ice and hard pack snow so seems like less drive train strain than running the fel moving dirt.
 

sheepfarmer

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I have used chains on the front wheels for snowblowing with my B2650 for 4 years. The point is that one often has enough traction to move forward but lose steering. I can't speak to wear of front axle components but it is more important to me to be able to steer when one side of my driveway has a dropoff. Chains and 4wd help but are not a complete cure. They do allow you to back up and correct course better, however.

So it depends on your priorities. Safety or tractor preservation?
 

Henro

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I have used chains on the front wheels for snowblowing with my B2650 for 4 years. The point is that one often has enough traction to move forward but lose steering. I can't speak to wear of front axle components but it is more important to me to be able to steer when one side of my driveway has a dropoff. Chains and 4wd help but are not a complete cure. They do allow you to back up and correct course better, however.

So it depends on your priorities. Safety or tractor preservation?
I know it was not a tractor, but I remember the manual for my old CJ5 jeep stating that if chains are used, it was recommended to put them on the FRONT wheels.

I guess it came down to steering, and safety issues (as sheepfarmer mentions), as well as maybe getting a better bite and letting the rear wheels follow on packed down snow, since the tires were all the same size.
 

GeoHorn

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WHERE’S the ORANGE in that picture…!!!…??? 🤣