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Do you use your rear brakes individually to aid in getting traction to the wheel that can use it? If not, you will be surprised at how much that helps even without adding a second set of weights. Just lightly apply the brake on the side that is spinning to direct the power to the other wheel. It is amazing what they will push when the power gets to the ground.
If you can't fix it with a hammer, you've got an electrical problem.
My wife says I don't listen to her. - - - - - - - - Or something like that!
You might consider adding weight to your tires. Beet Juice is a very dense liquid that won't deteriorate your rims like calcium will but it's pricey. A lower cost alternative is windshield washer fluid. Adding 10 gallons to each rear tire would add about 80 pounds of weight to the bottom of each tire.
My Loboy with ags, rear weights, and tire chains would push snow very well--but as Rudi said, over 3 feet of heavy snow was out of the question. Less than that, very good traction, surprisingly so. Having said that, it would NOT pull my boat (1200 lbs) out of the water (sandy beach). Trailer wheels sunk in a bit and the tractor just didn't have the power for the job. It was a good running Cub, too--powered a 59" Woods very well.
Care and feeding of family's Ford 641 ('61)
Kubota BX 1860
I have the Ag tires with weights and chains and succeeded in plowing a substantial amount of my stone driveway into the yard this year, hehe.
In the past, my experiences plowing snow was pretty much limited to an 8 HP Wheel Horse and a 12 HP Cub Cadet. I was amazed what the LoBoy would plow. Seldom do we get more than 12" of the white stuff, but the Wheel Horse was all I had in the blizzard of 78.
Oh my. Then it was pretty much useless, wasn't it? Except for the places that the snow blew from to pile up in the drifts.
'60 FH Lo-Boy
'57 FH Cub "Rusty"
'56 FH Cub
(2) '48 Cubs
'75 IH 140 w/1000 loader
C-3 mower, FH Woods 42F, 22 sickle (2), 54A blade, L-54 blade, 194 plow, FH L-38 disk, FH LB disk, 144 cultivators, FH platform carrier
I could make a pass, (in some spots) with the blade up and get a couple of feet, then back up and hit it hard again. Alot of work, and truthfully not much better than a snow shovel. I worked it pretty hard.
At 23 yrs old, I was in a bit better condition too! (the Wheel Horse was a "rescue tractor" just like the Cub Cadet is) Sorry for drifting off-topic..
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