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post #61 of 63 Old 02-18-2014, 10:46 PM
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Re: FORD LGT 42" Single & Dual stage Snow Thrower info

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Thanks for the input, Dave. I was planning on building a steel box to hang off the back of the 1650 and fill with concrete for weight. It currently has tire chains and wheel weights, but I hate the marks the chains leave in my driveway. On my John Deere 318, I run loaded Carlisle All-trail tires with no chains, and with just a blade on the front, it is like a bulldozer. I am planning on installing a set of these tires on the Turfcat as well. I also plan to build a cab and possibly add some counterweight to it to help it steer in slick conditions. You don't think it will turn due to lack of traction/weight? I have been slightly concerned with that as well, but time will tell how it performs.
Been off the site for a while, but I figured I would stop by with all the snow plowing my little ford LGT has been doing this winter (**** of a winter so far).

A few years back when i purchased the LGT I added rear weights. It came with tire chains, but it was ripping up my driveway (paved) so i swapped to rubber tire chains. One of the best investments i have made in the past few years. They were a bit of money - but stay on without ever even coming a little lose and give me all the traction i need and I go up and down hills in the snow with ease.

I also filled my rear tires with i think wiper fluid. Took each tire off and the stems off - took me a while to get them filled, but three years later and they are still 75% full. That extra weight really helps too.
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post #62 of 63 Old 02-21-2014, 09:49 PM
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Re: FORD LGT 42" Single & Dual stage Snow Thrower info

I also liquid load my tires, but these rubber tire chains sound interesting. Never heard of em. I had the Turfcat II with retro'd single stage blower out today for its first real test of its capabilities. In the past few days, we have seen temps near 40 with rain, as well as single digits and 8" of snow. With my busy schedule and several driveways I do, I usually plow with my truck, but am running out of room due to massive snow banks. I usually stack the piles with my Deere 318 with fabricated loader. Today the Jake proved to be a snow bank eating machine! It was chewing through packed ice/snow and tossing it 50 feet. I see the need to keep it fed though, in order to fling the snow maximum distance. I cut a path through 2' of packed snow in my yard at a decent rate. The only issue I had was plugging the chute 1 time while trying to blow standing water and ice out of my drive
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post #63 of 63 Old 02-21-2014, 10:27 PM
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Re: FORD LGT 42" Single & Dual stage Snow Thrower info

Been a while but I think I bought them from here

http://www.rubbertirechains.com/images.html
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