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 12-14-2003, 21:30 Post: 71179
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I have a 2910 with 23 X 8.5 X 14 front tires. I have not found chains small enough for the tires that will not interfere with the steering mechanism. I think I need a thinner front tire with a wheel with more offset. Any other options?

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 12-14-2003, 21:46 Post: 71180
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Jose, have you tried looking here to see what you might make work?






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 12-14-2003, 21:51 Post: 71182
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Why do you need front chains? Are the rear chains not providing enough traction?






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 12-14-2003, 22:06 Post: 71183
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Would like more steering capability. At times when plowing the tractor tends to drift.

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 12-14-2003, 22:19 Post: 71184
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Those are probably R4s, right? Maybe you should try to trade 'em for a set of R1s.






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 12-15-2003, 06:26 Post: 71193
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The chains some times will cause it to drift even faster.






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 12-15-2003, 08:54 Post: 71206
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I agree with Art.

I didn't think El Paso got much in the way of snow, but maybe we are not talking about plowing snow?

Are you talking about pulling a moldboard plow?






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The tractor is in southern NM at 9000 feet elevation. Yearly snowfall of about 80 inches. Why would the chains make it drift more?

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Boy, 9000 feet? That is up there. You may live at a higher altitude than anyone on this board.

I lived in Alaska for a long time and we have several snowbelt and Canuck types on the board. We generally tell folks that chains are designed to power you through uncleared snow. They do so by compressing the snow and then biting into the compressed material with the chain links.

They would be quite useful if you were pulling a rear blade as your tires would not be running in a cleared path.

However, if you are pushing a snowblower or a front blade ahead of the tractor and your tires are running on the path you just cleared, chains offer little or no improvement in traction. They tend to tear up the base surface (asphalt, gravel, etc.) and in some instances act more like ice skates.

Tell us what sort of tires your 2910 has...... hopefully not R-1's (??) and what sort of snow removal equipment you are using.







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Mark is very right about chains and traction.

I would add however, that if you were to add weight to the front end you would dramatically improve your steering. The easiest way to do this is to lift the plow/blower/FEL a little off the ground and leave a trace of snow behind. The weight of the implement, plus the snow on top will add a LOT of down-force to the front wheels. You can always go back for a second pass and clean up the dregs after.

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