No clue where Murph gets his chains, but he has it right. He has good 2-link chains that look heavy - only way to go.
So which front tires gets chains (so no damage occurs) right or left?
Or does it make a difference?
I've done a lot of snowblowing with a BX.I was thinking about front chains for the new snowblower.
Yeah…never had front chains but thought I “might” with the new snowblower coming. I use the rubber chains on the rear and got by the with those last winter…I guess I won’t be worry about it and see how she goes. Last thing I want to do is ruin my 8 year old BX.I've done a lot of snowblowing with a BX.
Is your snowblower front-mount or rear (3-point hitch) mount?
Many folks will say NO chains on the front tires. Period.
However, many guys/gals do the fronts. Some only the fronts, mostly for steering.
You ask left or right?!?! I've never known chains to be applied to one side, especially fronts. Doing so will be more likely to cause damage in my opinion.
The problem is when in 4WD, if you have good "bite" the chains can help tear the front drive system apart. The front wheels turn at a faster rate than the rears, and when turning the rotational difference between the two front tires causes more stresses.
If you only use 4WD when in "loose" traction, there should be no issue.
Are you planning on putting chains on the rears?
I cannot navigate with a BX2360 without rear chains. I have some grades to work. I do lose some steering without front chains.I have chains for my fronts on my BX. Haven't put them on in a couple winters. It's close quarters to put rear chains on, but more so the fronts to clear the tie-rods etc.
My driveway is one third paved and 2/3 recycled asphalt. The recycled asphalt has lost some of it’s packed surface and there are some smaller pebbles loose on top. Not sure how the blower will operate on it if I have it set the same as the paved part. I’m sure I’ll be throwing some pebbles…not planning to change the skids setting between the pavement and recycled…so I guess I’ll see what happens.You blowing a paved or stone driveway?
If stone, a bigger concern could be throwing as much stone as snow......been there done that...and continue to pay attention every year....
I’m buying a BX5455HDYou haven't mentioned what type or model snowblower you're getting.
Your BX25D is very similar to my BX2360.
My front blower is a BX2750D. Other models also fit your tractor.
For what it's worth, this is a thread I did for some mods to my shoes.
Later, I also added UHMWP liners to the expanded shoes. The combination has been bulletproof.....Geez, hope I didn't just jinx myself.....
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