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    X300 with 44 inch blower

    Ok i have had a x300 with a 44 inch blower for a few years now. It seems to be getting harder and harder to get any traction with it when blowing snow( i do have chains on). I am over 200lbs and have the 2 weights that are provided with it. If i am not on level ground and good grip ie bare driveway it just spins the rear wheels. I rock back and forth and usually end up having to get off and pull the thing to an area where i can get some better grip. Has anyone else had this issue. It is getting a bit much for this 54 year old to be dragging it around. I gave up today and got out the 1023 and used the bucket to shovel out the snow. Anyone do any mods to get better traction?
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    It sounds like you need to trade-in the X300 blower for a blower that fits the 1023 and demote that X300 back to mowing duties. There is no substitute for more weight and 4WD.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Green Boy View Post
    Ok i have had a x300 with a 44 inch blower for a few years now. It seems to be getting harder and harder to get any traction with it when blowing snow( i do have chains on). I am over 200lbs and have the 2 weights that are provided with it. If i am not on level ground and good grip ie bare driveway it just spins the rear wheels. I rock back and forth and usually end up having to get off and pull the thing to an area where i can get some better grip. Has anyone else had this issue. It is getting a bit much for this 54 year old to be dragging it around. I gave up today and got out the 1023 and used the bucket to shovel out the snow. Anyone do any mods to get better traction?
    You said the rears are spinning? Are you sure the tranny is not slipping? I do agree with gayman, you should outfit your 1023 for snow blowing.
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    Thanks for reply. That was the answer i was expecting. The spinning is one wheel will spin and if i move my weight onto it then the other spins. Need a limited slip dif. and that should help the issue.
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    You could try adding more weight.
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    I have the 2 JD weights and myself at 220lbs. was thinking of getting tractor trailer tube and filling it with sand and set it around seat. The dealer here only recommends the 2 weights.
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    Wheel weights or suit case ? Wheel weights are commonly used on the box store lawn tractors with snow blowers. Some also fill the tires with fluid and/or put some type of weight on the rear. Suit case weights, sand bags, pails of sand can all be used.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ejb69 View Post
    You could try adding more weight.
    yup, a rear ballast box should do the trick, about 400-500 lbs worth.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RandyM View Post
    yup, a rear ballast box should do the trick, about 400-500 lbs worth.
    On a X300 lawn tractor?
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    Quote Originally Posted by jgayman View Post
    On a X300 lawn tractor?
    Yea i thought that was a bit much as well. Will make some sort of ballast box and or see about inner tube thing as well.
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