- Mar 17, 2003
- Northern Maryland
- Kubota B8200, then a Kubota L3130 HST, now a Kubota L3400 HST
I've used turfs and R-4s, both with buckets and rear blades and more recently a front snow blade. I have found turfs work fine (L3400 tractor- not too heavy or too light) unless you have ice below the snow, and then chains would be required with any tire, unless you had studded tires. I use rear chains, but I have fronts, also, which aid in maintaining the desired direction, since heavy snow and a large blade tend to push the tractor off away from the angled blade, unless you have a massive machine. Some years I am lazy, and don't even bother with the chains. In my larger "avatar" photo below, because the snow was pretty deep, I had the rear chains on.