Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 24
  1. #1
    Bronze Member reggiejr's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Posts
    92
    Location
    Maine
    Tractor
    kubota L3800

    Default tire studs

    Have any of you tryed out the maxi grip tire studs on your tractor?how do they perform on snow and ice.I have a new kubota L3800 4x4 and i wanted chains but would definatly would need wheel spacers+chains=big money.Wish they considered chain clearance when building these tractors duhhhh people do use them in the snow too.I have a gravel drive and a small farm to maintain with sm/med hills this tractor has a 6' rear mount snowblower and fel.would studding all 4 tires do the trick or should i bite the bullet and get chains+spacers.Im in Maine so this tractor will see lots of snow in the wintertime.advise needed. thanks
    Last edited by reggiejr; 10-23-2011 at 09:29 PM.

  2. #2
    Gold Member North Country's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2011
    Posts
    368
    Location
    VT
    Tractor
    John Deere 2305

    Default Re: tire studs

    I'd think it would be the same as with cars - decent help on ice, but no assistance in deep or packed snow at all. Chains are for snow & packed snow; which is what you'll run into most.
    NC

    My hills have hills.

  3. #3
    Veteran Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2004
    Posts
    1,628
    Location
    Bancroft, Ontario
    Tractor
    JD4300

    Default Re: tire studs

    Any chance you could switch your tires side to side and gain enough space for chains? You won't need much. It worked on my JD 4300..

  4. #4
    Super Star Member RoyJackson's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2001
    Posts
    18,426
    Location
    Bethel, Vermont
    Tractor
    John Deere 4400 MFWD, Deere 855D UTV and assorted implements

    Default Re: tire studs

    Quote Originally Posted by pat32rf View Post
    Any chance you could switch your tires side to side and gain enough space for chains? You won't need much. It worked on my JD 4300..
    Looks like the Kubota wheels have too deep an offset to swap or reverse the wheels.
    Here's an interesting TBN thread by another Kubota owner:
    http://www.tractorbynet.com/forums/c...l-spacers.html
    Roy Jackson

    "Any government that does not trust its citizens with firearms is either a tyranny, or planning to become one."
    -Joseph P. Martino

  5. #5
    Platinum Member
    Join Date
    May 2011
    Posts
    759
    Location
    Trent Hills, ON
    Tractor
    Kioti DK40SE HST

    Default Re: tire studs

    Maybe a bit late for you, but I studded up my tires last night. I got 3/4" long hex head screws and put about 75 in each back tire and 25 in each front, all of them near the centre of the tire so I probably have 7 or 8 on the ground on each rear tire. Worked like a charm.
    We had about 6" of snow on a sheet of ice with a 10-12% slope and I could still drive forward up the hill pulling my 7' rear blade. I did use the diff lock but there was no chance of plowing this way with the tires unstudded.
    I had to almost stomp on the brake pedal to get some wheel slip even when pointed downhill on pure ice.
    After an hour of plowing and moving some hay around the front screws look new and the odd back one had a tiny amount of wear from the areas with frozen gravel exposed. I think they will still be easy to get out in the spring at this wear rate.
    No pics as my phone camera didn't like the cold, but I'll try to get some soon. Best $20 tractor mod so far for me!
    2011 DK40SE HST

  6. #6
    Bronze Member reggiejr's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Posts
    92
    Location
    Maine
    Tractor
    kubota L3800

    Default Re: tire studs

    Thanks for the input I'm actually still tossing around which route to go.

    Ive been using my 3pt rear blower and so far so good with nothing on the tires.
    However they are loaded though so i guess the extra weight seems to be helping somewhat.
    But sooner or later we will get some real snow and my luck will run out.
    Lots of ice under the snow right now here too but Ive been taking it easy.
    The studs would be so much easier and cheaper for me compared to the 2" wheel spacers and chains route.
    I could probably stud every tire i own for the price of the spacers alone.
    Keep us posted how you still like them in a few more storms.thanks again.

  7. #7
    Platinum Member
    Join Date
    May 2011
    Posts
    759
    Location
    Trent Hills, ON
    Tractor
    Kioti DK40SE HST

    Default Re: tire studs

    If my driveway was pretty much flat I wouldn't have bothered doing anything to the tires as I think I could've got by in 4wd with any likely amount of snow we normally get. But its almost all hill so I had to do something otherwise I'd have to plow like I did with my ATV when it got icy, just going down hill which would've made it a long job with the slow speed of a tractor.
    2011 DK40SE HST

  8. #8
    Elite Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2005
    Posts
    3,974
    Location
    Raleigh, NC Hillsville, VA
    Tractor
    L2800.

    Default Re: tire studs

    Interested in what you come up with... have you read this thread?

    http://www.tractorbynet.com/forums/s...ing-r-4-a.html

    Maybe doing both?

  9. #9
    Super Star Member k0ua's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Posts
    14,536
    Location
    Branson, Mo.
    Tractor
    Kioti DK35se Hydrostat

    Default Re: tire studs

    I did the grooving thing on my R4's last weekend but no snow here !..they filled up nicely with mud as soon as I ran over some!

    James K0UA
    James KUA

    Kioti DK35se hydrostat with 2 QA buckets, 48 inch. King Kutter Rotary Cutter. 750 lbs ballast box. Loaded tires, Construction Attachments SSQA Lightweight Pallet forks. EA 50 inch single lid "wicked" Grapple. Satisfied Everlast PA160 welder owner How to add a link to a post . Best way to search TBN


  10. #10
    Silver Member
    Join Date
    Dec 2010
    Posts
    230
    Location
    Hazelridge, MB
    Tractor
    Kubota L1801

    Default Re: tire studs

    I studded my tractor tires with self tapping screws.
    Over time they all would have pulled out.
    I ended up removing them and still curse the day I installed them.
    I still find the odd one on the driveway.
    Great traction for the 15 minutes they stayed in.

Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast

Similar Threads

  1. Tire Chains on industrial tires?
    By MiserableOldFart in forum Tires
    Replies: 64
    Last Post: 02-01-2013, 06:35 PM
  2. Tire keeps coming unseated from rim
    By 5030tinkerer in forum Kubota Owning/Operating
    Replies: 11
    Last Post: 01-22-2013, 02:38 PM
  3. calcium filled tire; valve leak: how fix?
    By canucklehead in forum Tires
    Replies: 25
    Last Post: 05-29-2011, 04:35 PM
  4. 2 day old tractor front tire flat.
    By montelatici in forum Kubota Owning/Operating
    Replies: 39
    Last Post: 08-30-2010, 10:45 AM
  5. Tractor Flat Prevention Options
    By JD3130 in forum Owning/Operating
    Replies: 14
    Last Post: 01-27-2005, 07:16 AM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
© 2014 TractorByNet.com. TractorByNet is a registered trademark of IMC Digital Universe, Inc. Other trademarks on this page are the property of their respective owners.