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Author Topic: Quick & Cheap Tractor Traction for Ice & Frozen Ground  (Read 1680 times)

Brought Upright

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Re: Quick & Cheap Tractor Traction for Ice & Frozen Ground
« Reply #3 on: March 26, 2018, 09:19:53 AM »
RjMaan, yes I mostly use them off-road but they've seen plenty of rocks and pavement. As with tire chains the less you spin them on the hard stuff the longer they'll last.
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Re: Quick & Cheap Tractor Traction for Ice & Frozen Ground
« Reply #2 on: March 26, 2018, 06:10:32 AM »
Incredible man, it will improve its traction. but these tires will be only used for snow.
Have you used them on paved surfaces?

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Quick & Cheap Tractor Traction for Ice & Frozen Ground
« Reply #1 on: February 10, 2018, 02:51:57 PM »
This approx $33 alternative to $600+ Duo-Grip V-Bar/Aquiline Talon tractor tire chains works great for traction on ice & frozen ground. No more unsafe skidding while braking etc. No more spinning rear tires with heavy loader use, especially for 2WD tractors or those without FWD slip clutches who NEED the rear tires to do most of the work.

Tire chains have their place but cheap screws work great on ice, can't fall between lugs like some chains, ride much smoother and are kinder to pavement & floors. Rubber mats or plywood strips will keep your concrete garage floor scratch free. Also, you can leave them on year round.

The 13.6-38 rear tires on my Belarus 420A/T-40A take 288 #14 x 3/4" hex head screws at 3 per lug so I bought 300 & used the extras on the ft tires for more steering traction.

Install screws with 3/8" hex bit & clutched drill/driver. Could've used 1" long TapCon masonary screws on my tires but these 3/4" long screws don't pull out of good rubber even when spinning on rocks, stumps & roots with a 1300 lb drawbar ballast box. Note this mod works best on good rubber, screws put to hard use will pull out of old dry-rotted rubber.

If you have a locking diff this method will work wonders even if you only "stud" one tire & less screws will also work well.

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Approx three 100 packs of Hillman 70331 #14 x 3/4 " Hex Washer Head Slotted Sheet Metal Screws $10.99 ea. on Amazon.

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