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Pushing snow

Postby mulewright » Thu Apr 11, 2019 2:50 pm

I just bought a184 with a blade and a set of tire chains. It has rear turf tires on it. Will the chains give enough traction to push snow? It already has the wheel spacers on it. Will I need wheel weights? Thanks

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Re: Pushing snow

Postby Urbish » Thu Apr 11, 2019 3:06 pm

Turf tires and chains are a good snow pushing combo. Wheel weights will help, but suggest you try it as is before you invest in weights unless you can find a cheap set.

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Re: Pushing snow

Postby Bill Hudson » Thu Apr 11, 2019 3:28 pm

Turf tires and chains are an ideal setup for pushing snow. Normally, in Hillsboro, you don't get a lot of snow, so wheel weights may not be necessary. This is the setup I use in the snowbelt of northeastern Ohio.
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Re: Pushing snow

Postby Larry B » Thu Apr 11, 2019 5:01 pm

I would look for some weights too. My 184 with turf tires gets stuck if you just say the word snow.

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Re: Pushing snow

Postby outdoors4evr » Fri Apr 12, 2019 6:10 am

Don't bother with the wheel weights on a 184. You probably have the balloon tires with the small rims. The wheel weights (from a cub) don't fit.
I pushed snow with my 184 on gravel (and ice) last winter without any issue. Wheel slip happens when you are pushing more than 8" of heavy snow with a full blade.
If you need more weight, load those big tires or hang an implement on the 3-point hitch (if you have one). I had no issues without additional weight.
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Re: Pushing snow

Postby Mike H » Thu Apr 18, 2019 7:30 pm

we get a bit of snow up here so weight and chains are needed

the cab is a custom job and is the weight needed [unless we hit ice]

the snow fall avrages about 300'' a snow season

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Re: Pushing snow

Postby BigBill » Fri Apr 19, 2019 2:05 am

No matter where I live Mother Nature dumps on me, not my neighbors just me, they get inches I get feet, trust me.

My int154 I went from just regular standard 8.3x 24 turf tires with chains which was impossible to push snow, to my duo cross ice link chains and one set of wheel weights. It’s ok but wet heavy snow would push better with two sets of rear wheel weights. But you can’t wait for the storm to be over, you need to plow it often. Once it gets to two or three feet when the storm is over it’s impossible to push. Like I said Mother Nature hates me she tests me all the time.

I was thinking of making wheel weights for the 13.6x16 turf tires using sonit tube. Put four studs on plywood with rebar welded cross sections, the sonit tube centered and pour cement. Cut the plywood to match the circle on the sonit tube. A coat of sealer then paint white. I figure the cement would be sticking out of the rim a few inches. If you need more weight load up the rear.
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Re: Pushing snow

Postby ajhbike » Fri Apr 19, 2019 6:00 am

Cubs are fun and effective in snow less than 4" or so depending on the type of snow. I stopped trying to figure ways to make the cub a bigger heavier tractor than it is and started using a bigger heavier tractor. I still use the cub for the small stuff because it is easier to maneuver, but to heck with hundreds of dollars of chains and weights trying to make it a snow beast.

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