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    Questions using my snowblower 54" with my 1025R

    Well we have our first really good snow storm the other day

    Finally I get to really check out my tractor and blower and it was awesome. It was so much fun I ended up snow blowing around my house for a path for my wife to her bird feeders. (to bad she didn't have more)

    With that said we have had four other snow storms that I used the tractor but maybe 4 to 6" each time and no issues.

    Now this is my question. This last snowstorm I actually lost front traction. I put it in 4 wheel drive and got out of the problem but it happen again a few times. I would lose traction and start to go backwards with the brake not working Is this normal or did I screw up (no surprise)

    I do wonder I have a ballast box on the back #400 would this make me to light in the front when going up an incline? That is they only thing I can think of. I decided to then just go from highest part to the lower part and everything was good.

    Just wondering if you have a suggestions.

    Thanks

    PS Another snow is coming next !!!!! I love my tractor.
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    Well, one of the issues you run into with a snowblower is, when the snowblower is in float position, then there is no weight being cantilevered off the rear wheels and your rear traction should be pretty good. When the snowblower is lifted, this cantilevers weight from the rear tires to the front tires, so then you could lose traction with the rear. Having the tractor in 4 wheel drive will help with this condition.

    That said, I always use about 320 lbs. of rear ballast when using my snowblower. I also have my rear tires filled so that adds considerable rear weight, and I use rear chains, although, my driveway is pretty sloped.
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    I run chains , loaded tires, and 2 sets of wheel weights. I have weights for the 3pt, but seldom use them with the blower.
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    R3 tires are a hard compound tire and when it cold their rock hard.Traction is tough when the tires are hard compared to a turf or Hdap's.
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    I would suggest be in 4WD when ever dealing with the white stuff. Then it matters less if you are in float or lifted. These little Mighty Mouse tractors are amazing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TJR345 View Post
    R3 tires are a hard compound tire and when it cold their rock hard.Traction is tough when the tires are hard compared to a turf or Hdap's.
    I believe you mean R4s. The R3s are turf tires. It only gets worse as you get older.

    This is my first winter blowing snow with the 1025Rs. I don't have chains as was trying to avoid them to prevent marks in the driveway and the pavers. I didn't have any traction issues this winter, but I didn't go down the hill path of pavers to the other side of the house this winter. I have a somewhat narrow area to turn a 90 degree corner, between the house and a brick post column and it is doubtful I could make that tune with the 1025R with a blower attached as I just made it with the 455 and it was also AWS.

    However, when blowing into the ditch on the other side of the county road, perpendicular, the 455 would loose traction when trying to backout, with chains. The 1025R ws far less suspectible and not an issue at all with the 4wd enabled. I do have filled rear tires and 16* 42# suitcase on the 3-point, however.
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    Quote Originally Posted by martincom View Post
    I believe you mean R4s. The R3s are turf tires. It only gets worse as you get older.

    This is my first winter blowing snow with the 1025Rs. I don't have chains as was trying to avoid them to prevent marks in the driveway and the pavers. I didn't have any traction issues this winter, but I didn't go down the hill path of pavers to the other side of the house this winter. I have a somewhat narrow area to turn a 90 degree corner, between the house and a brick post column and it is doubtful I could make that tune with the 1025R with a blower attached as I just made it with the 455 and it was also AWS.

    However, when blowing into the ditch on the other side of the county road, perpendicular, the 455 would loose traction when trying to backout, with chains. The 1025R ws far less suspectible and not an issue at all with the 4wd enabled. I do have filled rear tires and 16* 42# suitcase on the 3-point, however.
    WOW, that's a lot of suitcase weights.
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    Quote Originally Posted by martincom View Post
    I believe you mean R4s. The R3s are turf tires. It only gets worse as you get older.

    This is my first winter blowing snow with the 1025Rs. I don't have chains as was trying to avoid them to prevent marks in the driveway and the pavers. I didn't have any traction issues this winter, but I didn't go down the hill path of pavers to the other side of the house this winter. I have a somewhat narrow area to turn a 90 degree corner, between the house and a brick post column and it is doubtful I could make that tune with the 1025R with a blower attached as I just made it with the 455 and it was also AWS.

    However, when blowing into the ditch on the other side of the county road, perpendicular, the 455 would loose traction when trying to backout, with chains. The 1025R ws far less suspectible and not an issue at all with the 4wd enabled. I do have filled rear tires and 16* 42# suitcase on the 3-point, however.

    Chains only leave marks on a driveway is when you spin the tires..

    As goat704! posted WOW, that's a lot of suitcase weights.

    Have to agree .
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    Quote Originally Posted by etcallhome View Post
    Chains only leave marks on a driveway is when you spin the tires..

    As goat704! posted WOW, that's a lot of suitcase weights.

    Have to agree .
    Correct on one.

    When climbing a grade, sometimes there is a traction loss and the wheels spin, even when you're trying not to. Chains a also leave marks when they're slid, such as when applying the brakes when you've lost traction and are sliding down the incline backwards, or worse yet, sideways.

    That number of suitcase weights is within the weight limits of the 3-point.
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    Quote Originally Posted by martincom View Post
    I believe you mean R4s. The R3s are turf tires. It only gets worse as you get older.
    Yes,thank you,small keys don't help either.
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