Following a discussion in the MCUT forum, I've been curious about other people's experience with HP, traction and ballast. Since this forum represents a great opportunity to gather data, I figured I'd put it to good use. If you wouldn't mind, please answer the following.
When doing un-powered ground engagement such as pulling a box blade, land plane, plow, disk harrow, etc. (so NOT a tiller), do you find yourself running out of traction before running out of power, or running out of power before running out of traction?
What kind of tractor do you have? What kind of transmission (gear or hydro)? What type of tires? And finally, what kind of ballast are running (e.g. filled tires, wheel weights, etc.)?
Thank you for your help!
EDIT: If you ran out of power, was it your engine that quit on you or your transmission?