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    Gold Member mffarmall's Avatar
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    Default Chains

    With these being 4x4. An one found that they needed chains for winter?
    Getting Stupid with Hydraulics is a calling.

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    Super Star Member Diamondpilot's Avatar
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    Default Re: Chains

    Not me. I guess on Ice you could use all the traction you can get but my 254 with the R1 tires will handle 24" or larger drifts. I have had it in snow up to the head lights and it keep chugging along.

    Chris

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    Gold Member mffarmall's Avatar
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    Default Re: Chains

    I guess that you can be prepared for 90% and there will always be that one day you needed something but only for that one day.
    Getting Stupid with Hydraulics is a calling.

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    Default Re: Chains

    I had 2 put chains on the rear of my 254, moderately steep unpaved drive that gets icy. If it were just snow it is a tank, though.

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    Veteran Member gerard's Avatar
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    Default Re: Chains

    All depends on what you're driving in and if you have a need to go up/down slopes. When I'm backblading snow down to the pastures the lands pretty sloped and I'd be stuck without chains (and I have R1's). Got the tires loaded and that makes a huge difference but still better with chains. If I were ONLY snowblowing I could get by without chains but when using the back blade or doing loader work in the snow, the chains give me much better traction and are well worth the $200 they cost me.
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    Gold Member mffarmall's Avatar
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    Default Re: Chains

    Probably don't need them. But might pick some up over the summer.
    Getting Stupid with Hydraulics is a calling.

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    Default Re: Chains

    I have ag tires and have chains for all four tires. I have a hill on my laneway and at certain times it becomes glare ice. As someone said in another forum on here its not so much that it won't get up the hill, it's the sliding down backwards and then sideways that really gets to you. Snow is never a issue.

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