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    Silver Member SHORT KID's Avatar
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    Default Re: rear end movng sideways

    Tornatowatchranch. I painted my front blade and I also wax it. The biggest difference I notice is when I'm done plowing, there is very little snow hanging on the blade. I also have a gravel drive and the wax wears fast, with the gravel.

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    Default Re: rear end movng sideways

    Quote Originally Posted by buickanddeere View Post
    I was just in the office at work yesterday and was thinking that rear ends swinging from side to side looked pretty good.................
    Extra MANDATORY "De-Sensitivity" Training is a must ! and a set of blinders from TSC!

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    Default Re: rear end movng sideways

    Even with chains you will still have this problem. I rarely angle mine past 15* when I am plowing.
    Ditto. Try less angle. You'll be surprised. You'll have much more traction pulling ahead than resistance to sliding sideways. I have a much lighter tractor than you. With little angle, I pulled 16 inches of snow with a 6 foot blade. More angle I just slid. Also, less angle allows you to get the snow further away to the side. I know this seems like it doesn't make sense, but try it - you'll be pleasantly surprised.

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    Default Re: rear end movng sideways

    I will try that tonight since we are getting more as we speak. Iirc in the past the snow did not slide out well unless angled acutely. This am at 0430 I plowed in high range and it really worked well. I had a nice rollover of the snow. I Do not want to load the tires as I mow the lawn too. I know.....i want my cake and eat it too!

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    I have a Kioti CK30 with loaded R4 rears and a 6' rear blade. The last 2 years I ran it without chains and if I was trying to move more than 8" of snow, the rear end would get pushed around. I put V-bar chains on it this year, front and rear, and pulling thru 10" of snow it tracked straight. I hate the effort of putting the chains on in the fall, taking them off in the spring. But after seeing what an improvement they made this year.. I will bite the bullet and run them in the winter from now on.
    Jim

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    Default Re: rear end movng sideways

    Personally, unless I was doing a lot of mowing on lawns., I could not consider owning a compact tractor without loaded tires. This kind of weight just makes it a different tractor.

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    Default Re: rear end movng sideways

    My rears are loaded and I have 2 link studded ice chains plus I carry a 60 blower when I plow with my 60 inch front blade.
    In light fluffy snows I have no problem but with heavy wet snows that front wants to crab (skid) sideways, so much so that I ruined a rim.
    Remember your school days; For every action, there is an equal reaction.
    Pushing a ton of snow off to the side you had better have a front end that weighs a ton.
    On a plow truck with a heavy V8 up front plus a bit of speed snow simply curles off to the side but with our lighter CUTS that is not about to happen.
    Front end chains might help but I'd fear damaging the more fragile front differential which are mainly 'front assist'.
    On my CUT, my plow is used mainly for light events as well to gather for blowing.

    Might add that I also snapped more than a few right front axles on my 3/4 ton 4x4 diesel plow truck as well as a couple U-joints per season when I plowed for income.

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    Default Re: rear end movng sideways

    Thanks for all the advice. I think I will keep an eye out for chains. I may also borrow my neighbors new blade to see if that helps. I believe it will have to wait for next year unless we get another late snow.

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    Quote Originally Posted by arrow View Post
    Personally, unless I was doing a lot of mowing on lawns., I could not consider owning a compact tractor without loaded tires. This kind of weight just makes it a different tractor.
    +1 I wouldn't consider any tractor without loaded tires. Get a lawn mower for the lawn and have a real tractor set up to do real work without compromises.

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    Default Re: rear end movng sideways

    The farther back a blade sits from the tractor the worse it will make it "crab."

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