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 10-25-2004, 12:55 Post: 99233
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 Winter traction on a Kubota B2910

I have a B2910 with the indusrial tire option. It's terrible when the ground is frozen--can't even move on hills. Can't put chains on the front due to zero clearance with the steering link. Possibly could turn the front wheels around. Any ideas wouls be appreciated.






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 10-25-2004, 13:31 Post: 99234
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 Winter traction on a Kubota B2910

Traction is a product of weight and the co-efficient of traction developed between the tire and the ground.

In english, unless you have a LOT of weight sitting on those, or any other, tires, you are going nowhere fast on anything that does not in and of itself have a lot of grip.

A B series is not a very heavy machine so you will need some help for sure.

I have found over the years that the best all round traction in the winter will be with turf tires with no chains.

Best of luck.






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 10-25-2004, 14:29 Post: 99236
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 Winter traction on a Kubota B2910

I personally have not had traction issues with my B2410, but there is a soloution to it. Have the rear tires filled with calcium and water. That would add several hundred pounds to the tractor, permanantly. It also helps to locate any leaks if you have one Smile. You didnt mention if you have an FEL on your tractor or not. I use a grader blade and FEL to clear snow from my property.






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 10-25-2004, 14:55 Post: 99240
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 Winter traction on a Kubota B2910

Building on Murf's response, a narrower tire will concentrate the weight of the machine into a smaller area, increasing ground pressure. Industrial tires are very wide. Maybe Ag's are narrower? But then again, adding weight is probably much easier and less expensive.






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 10-25-2004, 15:19 Post: 99244
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 Winter traction on a Kubota B2910

Have a look at my pics, my tractor is outfitted on the rear with radial snow tires. Might be a option for you....

Another thing: Some big tire tire dealers now have siping machines. The machine will put numerous razor thin shallow cuts on the surface of the tire making it more suitable on snow and ice.






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 10-25-2004, 17:22 Post: 99252
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 Winter traction on a Kubota B2910

I'd be letting the air down to a resonable amount to carry the load and give you the traction you need. The amount of air written on the side of the tires is for setting the bead and max load for the tire. I'm often into the 10 lb area to get them to have a full tread print on the ground.






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 Winter traction on a Kubota B2910

Don't go too low on the pressure on those R-4's. 10 pounds is ok but no less than that.

I let too much air out of mine and it never went flat..... to stiff for that. Instead it just popped off the rim. I had to take it to a tire shop to get the bead seated again.

If I ever decide to remount the R-4s I will put innertubes in them.






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 10-26-2004, 07:05 Post: 99274
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 Winter traction on a Kubota B2910

I guess I'm lucky on this one. I plowed all winter with my 7800 and R-4's, and had absolutely no trouble at all. I use a 60" hydraulic front blade, and can push as much as 12" of wet snow. I didn't reduce the tire pressure or use chains. My tires are loaded, and I'm sure the extra couple hundred pounds per tire helps. I don't carry anything on the 3pt when I'm plowing. If anything, I would attribute the good traction to the gravel surface of the road and driveway that I plow.

I had turfs on my last tractor, and had to use chains to get good traction.






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 10-26-2004, 09:59 Post: 99282
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 Winter traction on a Kubota B2910

Or do what I did Just move farther south! Houston Tx. that
is, Had 1" of snow about 8 years ago and it only lasted
a couple of hours!! Not much of a winter here.






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 10-28-2004, 08:36 Post: 99384
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 Winter traction on a Kubota B2910

Been on the road for a couple of days, hense a late reply.
Yes I do have a front end loader and usually have a tiller mounted to add rear wheel weight. I also have the tires loaded.
Guess the problem is related to the territory I live in. Basically in S. Eastern Ohio there just isn't any flat land.
A friend of mine with turf tires on an older, small kubota, resorted to chains on the front tires. Seems to work ok for him. As stated, My 2910 has almost no clearance between the tire and steering link. Just wondered if anyone had any simple solutions or suggestions.






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