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    Default Rear chains

    B6100E is only 2wd and wondering if rear chains would give it enough pushing for to clear heavy snow with a hydraulic blade on the front.

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    Super Star Member RoyJackson's Avatar
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    Default Re: Rear chains

    The machine is probably too light to push any serious snow even with chains.
    But without chains, it would be worse...

    So, get the chains and start pushing the snow before it gets deep. Just remember to push the snow way back on the initial passes to leave room for the later passes.

    I don't have chains, but I do have MFWD. Once the snow is about 8" deep, I head out to start plowing. I know I can plow up to 12"...done it. But two passes of lower accumulation works better then one pass of deeper accumulation....works for me, anyway.

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    Default Re: Rear chains

    Also depends what surface you're on...on pavement, the chains probably won't help too much. Adding weight on the back would help alot.

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    Default Re: Rear chains

    Alright thanks a lot. I figured it wouldn't be able to move any serious snow because its is a fairly light machine. Thanks the the tips, much appreciated

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    Default Re: Rear chains

    You've gotten great answers here. The only things I have to add are that you might want to consider loading your tires and/or wheel weights, a weight box for your 3PH and some weights on the front as well. Also, if you have it, make sure you use your locking differential so you don't sit and spin just one wheel. Good luck. [img]/forums/images/graemlins/smile.gif[/img]

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    Default Re: Rear chains

    I would like to add on to this thread if I may.

    My new Mahindra 3510 will be here on Thursday. 4WD with R4 Tires. Having never used R4 tires, is there sufficient traction there that I could avoid chains?

    The drive is lime stone and has a short slope that is gradual.

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    Default Re: Rear chains

    I bought rear chains for my kubota B7800 last year but never put them on. I went through 12" of snow with the FEL and didn't have any problems. I have loaded R-4's on the rear. I'll probably put them on this year just so I don't feel like I wasted the money [img]/forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]. Of course, we didn't stay at below freezing for any lengthy time which may change the performace of the R-4's.

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    Super Star Member RoyJackson's Avatar
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    Default Re: Rear chains

    "My new Mahindra 3510 will be here on Thursday. 4WD with R4 Tires. Having never used R4 tires, is there sufficient traction there that I could avoid chains? "

    I personally don't think you'll have any problems plowing without chains. You do get more snow in your area then I do.
    Best bet is to hit it fairly early during the snow (again..8" or so) to see how things go. You might buy chains the nest day after your first experience plowing..but I don't think so...

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    Default Re: Rear chains

    I have about 600' of slight uphill driveway with parking area up top. I plowed last winter without chains & went smooth other that our 100cm (40") snowfall. With that much snowfall & an icey base, of course I struggled with that & got hung up a couple times but overall IMO I don't think that chains are worth the investment. With chains there is more driveline strain/stress & from a convenience factor if you park on a cement surface you need to be careful not to create permanent damage. My 2 cents, for what it's worth.
    Eric

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    Default Re: Rear chains

    Well see i never bought the chains...they're like 20 years old...came iwth the tractor. It was my grandfathers. And its only 2wd, with turf tires so it wont get any traction without the chains on. But i do think it will put a lot more stress on the driveline so i hope i dont break or twist anything up to bad [img]/forums/images/graemlins/crazy.gif[/img] Also the chains weigh a lot. I put them on today to see how hard it actually was...and it wasn't hard at all. They are heavy son of a guns..i estimate prob about 100 ibs together maybe 75. Anyways thanks for the tips guys i'll keep this all in mind

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