skip the chains. I have the BX2660 with loader and the BX2680 with front mount snowblower and cab. Both are on R4s. Both have extra ballast and work fine on my drive way with no hill. Chain installation will test your religion and sometimes results in new words being learned. I have property that requires snow removal at another location. I had a JD X590 to do it the last couple years which is 2 wheel drive and need chains. I switched to a JD X739 which is all wheel drive to save my sanity and religion. I used a Honda 5518 all wheel drive with front mounted blower and have not seen a need for chains there either. No chains for me.Now you guys have me thinking.. Do I need chains? I have the BX and R4 tires, I got this thing mainly for FEL and rear blade work, no mowing ..have 0 turn for that. I guess I should have studied up on tire choice before buying. I kinda opted for the R4 thinking it was heavier duty for weight wise than the others, since I was going to use fel and pallet forks. I have no hills and my driveway is concrete and usually not a lot of snow here in Indy.
When I had my B7510 it had R4’s and I switched them to turf tires since it was being used for mowing too. With those turf tires I had no problems with traction in snow but like I said we don’t usually get a lot but never know when the big one will hit again!
Other than different tires or chains that I’m not fond of because of scraping up my driveway.. has anyone tried a rubber type chain set? Checked reviews in some with the typical mix of good and bad, more were good! Anyone here tried something different?