I didnt want to tear things up that bad if the wheels spun. I have HDAPs and those have plenty of grip normally. I didnt have to work the tractor all that hard to pop them out. Biggest trees were 4 in diameter at the base. The trailer is about 17cuft and jammed full.Interesting. I probably would have kept the chains on until after tugging with the tractor.
I don't know that a new one would be an improvement. The key thing is to get that as flat as possible when closed (you want maximum/even contact across the pad), while getting it fully free of the pulley when the deck is running.This is the first time I have put pads on one of the later model Craftsman decks. I've done it a few times on the older ones that had the longer arms. I'm going to install the deck and see how it does, I can always buy a new arm if I have to.
I don't remember this tractor? I think we need a picture from you with all your machines lined up
This is the closest thing I have to a family picture. It was my winter setup 3 years ago. The Craftsman was at my son's house at this point in it's life, and I hadn't upgraded my plow blade yet. I'll keep looking for more pictures of the Craftsman.I don't remember this tractor? I think we need a picture from you with all your machines lined up