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    chains for 1025r ?

    I was thinking about putting on chains for the winter. Used for driveway primarily. But, the original JD tires have large cleats, and many of the chains probably will fall into the cleats making them ineffective. Have you all used chains on this tractor, or have you found just the tires were sufficient.
    Thanks in advance.
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    I have a set of JD chains i bought before an impending blizzard a couple years back.
    I find them very effective. Especially when you get some ice that forms between storms. Some cross links fall down between treads but not enough make them useless.

    Just my opinion.
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    I used chains on my 1025R with R4 tire. They work very well. I do recommend them.
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    Chains on R-4's is a non issue.
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    The JD 1-series chains that I've seen are 2-link and ride nicely on top of the lugs on the R4 tires.
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    Quote Originally Posted by timothy View Post
    I was thinking about putting on chains for the winter. Used for driveway primarily. But, the original JD tires have large cleats, and many of the chains probably will fall into the cleats making them ineffective. Have you all used chains on this tractor, or have you found just the tires were sufficient.
    Thanks in advance.
    timothy--we here at GTT have a chain loving expert of no other kind, his wisdom is none matched by no other man alive.he has pics galore of his machines chained up in ALL SEASONS of the YEAR his name is gizmo2-my hero u won't have any trouble with a set of chains on ur machine for the wintertime. even i run chains on r-4's here where i live for the winter. makes life a lot nicer, just make sure u get a good set of chain tenisoner's to hold ur chains on while working it. good luck
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    Quote Originally Posted by BigJim55 View Post
    .... his name is gizmo2-my hero...
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    Chains help a lot on the r4s on my 1026r. I find my 1026 just about useless on ice and hard packed snow without chains. With chains I seldom need to use 4wd for snow removal.
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    tensioners ?

    Quote Originally Posted by BigJim55 View Post
    timothy--we here at GTT have a chain loving expert of no other kind, his wisdom is none matched by no other man alive.he has pics galore of his machines chained up in ALL SEASONS of the YEAR his name is gizmo2-my hero u won't have any trouble with a set of chains on ur machine for the wintertime. even i run chains on r-4's here where i live for the winter. makes life a lot nicer, just make sure u get a good set of chain tenisoner's to hold ur chains on while working it. good luck
    Don't chains come with tensioners ? IF not, does JD sell them ? If not, then where did you buy yours ?

    Thanks in advance.
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    Quote Originally Posted by timothy View Post
    I was thinking about putting on chains for the winter. Used for driveway primarily. But, the original JD tires have large cleats, and many of the chains probably will fall into the cleats making them ineffective. Have you all used chains on this tractor, or have you found just the tires were sufficient.
    Thanks in advance.
    That just won't happen! The way the tire cleats are arraigned no crosschain can be entirely down between them. My dealer told me I wouldn't "need chains" with the 4wd... First time out plowing I just about got back up the driveway again after the first pass and had to finish the driveway with my chained up 2WD GX335 garden tractor w/blower.

    You won't have a bit of trouble with this necessary investment, even with a backhoe subframe if you have one. My 1026 stays chained up from late Fall to end of snow season.
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