I decided to go ahead and put on the adapter weights. I used FrankT's wheel weight installation tip. Thanks again FrankT! I wasn't wild about it at first, but I think the FAT look is starting to grow on me! What do you think?
Wow ! You planning to push loaded train cars up a ski slope ?
Do those doubles on the rear make it wider than the blower or plow ?
Nice machine and your call, but doubles on the rear aren't for me.
I think you've got plenty of traction without them.
Just my $.02
The guy that mounted them suggested I remove the weights in the off season. He also suggested I keep the machine a little jacked up when not in use to keep some of the weight off the sidewall. I stuck an ATV jack under the back end and took some of the load off.
Leinie, The weights do stick out about 2" further on each side than the snowblower. I am not too worried about that as the tire treads are about the same width as the blower.
Contadino, Those tires are Carlisle All Trails. The guy that mounted them suggested I remove the weights in the off season. He also suggested I keep the machine a little jacked up when not in use to keep some of the weight off the sidewall. I stuck an ATV jack under the back end and took some of the load off.
I have not had the chance to use this machine yet. I bought it and set it up for snow removal. I have a pretty good slope on my driveway and I am hoping to get away without using the chains. I tried the chains on just to see if they fit so there wont be any surprises the day I need them. If I cant make it up the hill, I will back down and put on the chains. I think I have all the bases covered, now all I need is some snow.
I'd remove the suitcase weights rather than jacking it up. It would take what ?- 30 seconds max to remove them and another 30 to put them back on .
Then again I'd do neither one . Run it as is for the winter , remove the weights in summer.[/QUO
I agree, just pull my 6 suitcase weights and stack them out of the way till next snow season, which unbelievably here in Saskatchewan could be next year. Set a new temperature high this week which broke the old one dating back back to 1906.