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Skid steer in snow

Discussion in 'Skid Steers' started by Farmtruck, Jan 9, 2018.

  1. kshansen

    kshansen Senior Member

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    Carhartt coveralls and my motorcycle helmet was the combination I used many mornings at the shop when plowing with the open cab 1845C Case! Of course I used my sidecar to ride to work so the helmet was already on when I got there!
     
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  2. check

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    Someone gave me a huge pile of old log truck chains and I modified them for 12x16.5 skid steer tires on the 246, pretty easy job with 36" chain pliers. The smooth chains are enough to make them ride rough. I made a set of studded chains for my 1845C but haven't tried them yet. I imagine they will rattle my teeth out.
    Bought the 7 1/2 foot snow bucket last month, waiting for a big snow to try it out.
     

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  3. ThreeCW

    ThreeCW Well-Known Member

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    I bought a set of Trygg tires chains on the local buy and sell site (Kijiji) recently. The Trygg information that came with the chains had some interesting information on it about chaining up for different situations. Here is a photo of their recommendations:
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    I find it interesting that "too much chain on the tire will make it more difficult on ice ... i.e. less chain is better". Something to keep in mind if you are primarily on ice!

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  4. check

    check Senior Member

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    Ever put ice grippers on your boots and then walked on a concrete slab? All of a sudden you find it's like a skating rink! Steel on rock is very slippery.
     
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    Yeah, or leave you logging corks on and step out something really smooth and hard:eek:
     
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