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I've got a 1952 8N and want to use it to plow snow this winter. My driveway is gravel, goes down, makes a turn and then goes up. Total is about 250ft. With the big lugs on the rear do you still need chains?

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i have seen guys with lugs slip in winter.. lugs will grip snow, chains grip ice. i would definitely invest in chains
 

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Chains will help a lot so will ballast in the tires or wheel weights. Without weight or chains you won't get very far.
 

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Chains help in ice,not really much in snow,that is with a 4wd tractor with loaded rears,yours is not 4wd,right?,so I would get rears loaded and buy chains.,also figure out how your rear brakes/left/right,,can help get traction and steer.
 

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Wheel weights, Which I just put an ad in the want ad section, even though too far for you, will help in the snow. Before adding the weight I would just sit there and spin the tires. The weight of the front blade will make the back on the tractor a little lighter. Fluid in the tires is another option. Chains will also help on a gravel driveway but will leave marks or possibly tear up a paved drive. You could also add a heavy implement or concrete block off the 3pt will help.
Basiclly is you don't have added weight on an incline you ain't going anywhere. If you get chains I would suggest the big ring chain. The small link chains tender to fall inbetween the lugs making them unless.

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The guys have covered it, weight for snow chains for ice. Of course chains on snow ain't gonna hurt one bit.
 
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