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Re: Time to put the weights and chains on..Pics

Fri Dec 14, 2012 12:57 pm

Buzzard Wing wrote:Awesome all the way around! I have only seen one set of those 'spiky' chains before.... and they are mine. Those should give excellent traction, even with turf tires.

I have always in the past had the chains on Tractor tires...thats all I had...the chains mostly fall between the treads..except for in the middle of the tire where they cross over..I thought these turf tires would put ALOT more chain contact to the ground???? your thoughts.......Thanks..Tom

Re: Time to put the weights and chains on..Pics

Fri Dec 14, 2012 1:02 pm

Donegal Cub wrote:Thanks for the great pictures of your workshop and spraying booth. I am !!envious!!. Great equipment for working with and so clean that (one could eat one's dinner off the floor) . I imagine that it takes a lot of careful work to keep it that clean. A fine working environment. Enjoy!!!
Donegal Cub.

Thanks...I try really hard..but the floor is in such bad shape rite now..love to do a re-coat of the epoxy-coat thats on it now, :D or I've seen some really nice garage floor coatings professionally done....maybe too nice for what I would do to it....Tom

Re: Time to put the weights and chains on..Pics, new paint a

Fri Dec 14, 2012 6:55 pm

Decided to paint the Hubs,weights before putting them on...new pics added...

Re: Time to put the weights and chains on..Pics, new paint a

Fri Dec 14, 2012 7:25 pm

I think you should be fine as you are set up. I plow with a Lo Boy with a fast hitch (more weight on the rear tires). With no chains on turf tires was pretty hard to work with, but lately I have been using loaded ag tires and that has been fine, without chains. I have chains here (not the 'good ones' like yours, those are up north) but have never really needed them.

Traction is good, but if the traction is too good you can break something on the Cub before you break traction.... I would rather spin a wheel than break the torque tube or plow.

Try it with just the chains, if they spin on the tire you could add bungees or something to hold them in place. I found that 9.5 turf tires are nearly identical to 8.3 ag tires, so if you ever get ag tires the same chains should work fine.

I am very jealous of your shop. The rule seems to be, no matter how big it is, eventually it ain't big enough. Really nice! As are the Cubs!

Re: Time to put the weights and chains on..Pics, new paint a

Fri Dec 14, 2012 10:49 pm

My IH bolts are just long enough to reach through, no washer. Another thought was to use tapered nuts (they need replaced anyway) and taper the holes in the weights. Some loctite too, but the original combination stayed together for 48+ years.

Re: Time to put the weights and chains on..Pics, new paint a

Fri Dec 14, 2012 11:37 pm

Looks like a much more comfortable area to work in than what im accustomed to. Wondering about your paint area. Do you use it for large ptojects or mainly small.? Do you have an exhaust system? Thanks for the pics.

Re: Time to put the weights and chains on..Pics, new paint a

Sat Dec 15, 2012 7:28 am

hope farmer wrote:Looks like a much more comfortable area to work in than what im accustomed to. Wondering about your paint area. Do you use it for large ptojects or mainly small.? Do you have an exhaust system? Thanks for the pics.


Exhaust system is drop the remaining side curtain, open the garage door with whole house fan sitting on opening drawing air out...haven't used it yet...hope it works...Tom
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