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 01-31-2007, 19:07 Post: 139416
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 Testing CC GT 2554 in the Snow

Tried out my new Cub Cadet GT2554 in about 4" of wet slick snow.

I was pretty impressed with the traction the CC 2554 had in the snow especially since there aren't any attachments, extra weight or chains on it, just the rear ag tires.
Since I didn't have the blade on it I didn't plow any snow!
I was able to go about 30 feet up a pretty steep hill before the back wheels started spinning, but it was still climbing slowly, so I backed back down to the driveway.

My old Bolens 850 tractors with chains on turf tires and a 12" filled cement block on the back have very good traction, but I just know they would not go in the snow like the CC 2554 did if I took the chains and the cement block off of them.

How's That For Traction??
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 01-31-2007, 22:00 Post: 139421
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 Testing CC GT 2554 in the Snow

You didn't say what your driveway wasas to if it was blacktop but I've seen it often where turfs would be better without chains for traction. The Cadets have always had good traction compared to other makes for climbing.






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 02-01-2007, 11:38 Post: 139438
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There's a BIG difference between driving anything on snow and trying push that same snow on pavement or other surface. Pushing snow with a truck can be harder on the truck than pulling a big trailer.

Is your CUT 4wd? If so it shouldn't be a big deal to plow snow. 2wd could get dicey regardless of the weights on back

That said, congrats on your new purchase!






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 02-01-2007, 12:37 Post: 139440
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 Testing CC GT 2554 in the Snow

EW, it's not a CUT, it's large frame garden tractor.

GT = Garden Tractor, "GT2554" is Cub's designation for a 2500 series garden tractor, with a 54" deck, thus the name.

LB, if you think it has traction now, try swapping out those rear tires for an aggressive set of ATV tires.

Congrats on the new grass-getter!!

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 02-01-2007, 12:57 Post: 139442
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 Testing CC GT 2554 in the Snow

Murf: My bad. Sir, give me, sir fifty more lashings, sir. Thank you sir.

So GT doesn't stand for Great Tractor. I'll make a note of that, sir. Thank you sir.






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 02-01-2007, 14:04 Post: 139448
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 Testing CC GT 2554 in the Snow

Jeffy, you to wear your hat on in the sun again.

I'm no Cubbie garden (5) tractor expert, but I can cut & paste ok.

Google's a wonderful thing old son..... Wink yeah right


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 02-01-2007, 15:49 Post: 139451
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Murf: I knew that would get a rise outta ya--jis' kiddin' ya. Don't wanna anger THE "Moderator" hahahahaha

Oh yeah, and my bud back home said he'll bring the manlfit down (for the cost of fuel--- kewl!)---so you're off the hook THIS time. BUT that still leaves the dump truck, motor grader, backhoe, and something else I'm forgetting.

Now where's that dang hat...






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 02-02-2007, 10:38 Post: 139483
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There's a big difference between driving anything on snow and trying to push that same snow on pavement or other surface

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But isn't it logical that the tractor with the best traction for just driving in snow would also have the best traction for pushing snow with a front blade?






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 02-02-2007, 10:44 Post: 139484
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LB, if you think it has traction now, try swapping out those rear tires for an aggressive set of ATV tires.

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Would these ATV tires really have more traction than AG tires?






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 02-02-2007, 11:35 Post: 139485
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First of all, the amount of traction has more to with what you are doing, than what you are doing it with.

Don't forget, normally when you are plowing or blowing snow, you are driving in an already cleared area.

Traction in snow or on ice is developed by the edges of the tread bars meeting the ground. The more edges you have, the more traction you get. That is why on cleared areas or ice, turf tires will far better traction than any other type of tire will. Ag tires develop their traction by sinking the bars down into the soil and having something to push against. With frozen ground you lose all of that advantage.

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