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Missey worked at cutting the lawn yesterday.

We live on the side of the Chehalem Mt and our property is anything but flat/level.

Back to the x320 . . . It doesn't take much of an incline to render the x320 helpless in moving forward/backward. If the grass is slightly wet you can be stuck. Two times I had to push Missey to free the x320.

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I kept chains year-round on the previous lawn tractor. There is not enough clearance on the x320 to use them.

Anyone know of chains for the x320??

Marlin :cowboy:
 

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I kept chains year-round on the previous lawn tractor. There is not enough clearance on the x320 to use them.
Are you sure? The manual shows your rear tires as 22x11.00-10. If so, JD offers a set of rear tires chains for your tires.

22x11-10 in. turf tires TY24327 $76.64


 

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Not sure about chains , but do they make HDAP tires that would fit ? Do you think they would help ? :dunno: I know the ones on my X580 have very good traction in soft muddy ground . :munch:
 

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Back to the x320 . . . It doesn't take much of an incline to render the x320 helpless in moving forward/backward. If the grass is slightly wet you can be stuck. Two times I had to push Missey to free the x320.
That's a bummer. My yard is the same way. I was always getting stuck on my old 175 Hydro. The diff-lock feature was the main reason I chose a X500 over a X300 even though a X300 would be more than adequate for my small yard. If it weren't for that I'd be getting stuck all the time.
 

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Missey worked at cutting the lawn yesterday.

We live on the side of the Chehalem Mt and our property is anything but flat/level.

Back to the x320 . . . It doesn't take much of an incline to render the x320 helpless in moving forward/backward. If the grass is slightly wet you can be stuck. Two times I had to push Missey to free the x320.

I kept chains year-round on the previous lawn tractor. There is not enough clearance on the x320 to use them.

Anyone know of chains for the x320??

Marlin :cowboy:
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They make them,the question is how much room between the tire and deck is there.Chains would be cheaper than tires.I had to leave the chains on my 345 one year till the end of June due to a wet season and turf tires,now I have the hdap's and this wet spring those tires have come in handy.
 

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That's a bummer. My yard is the same way. I was always getting stuck on my old 175 Hydro. The diff-lock feature was the main reason I chose a X500 over a X300 even though a X300 would be more than adequate for my small yard. If it weren't for that I'd be getting stuck all the time.
Diff lock was one of the biggest reasons I bought an X540. Didn't even look at the X3Xx series tractors. It's used way more in the winter time plowing snow then it is cutting grass. However it's nice to have when you need it.

Now if I had 4 wheel drive.... lol
 

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Problem with chains on grass, if you do break traction the chains will rip up your grass. You can try Terragrips ( rubber chains). They are more "gentle" but will also rip up lawn if they spin. Also I’d recommend wheel weights to help with traction. . Probably best solution would be HDAPS with wheel weights


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Problem with chains on grass, if you do break traction the chains will rip up your grass. You can try Terragrips ( rubber chains). They are more "gentle" but will also rip up lawn if they spin. Also I’d recommend wheel weights to help with traction. . Probably best solution would be HDAPS with wheel weights


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The Terra Grips work Pretty good On Grass. I would use them On one of My Cub's Because the Tires were Pretty worn Until this year when I replaced them and they would Lose traction at My old House on M hilly terrain and I would slide Backwards Until I put the Terra-Grips on. I mostly Bought the Terra-Grips for winter Use because 5 years ago at the old house I put In a concrete drive and chains would scratch. But I found they worked Great for Mowing with the Cub. My Deere's either Have AG or HDAP tires. Ag tires will only tear Up Your Yard If it wet Out and if You may really Sharpe turns. But I found the Terra-Grip never torn Up the Yard even when I the Cub began to spin:thumbup1gif:
 

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Wow . . . Thanks, lots of options, lot's of choices. :thumbup1gif:

I'll have to try the chains from the previous tractor again. I thought they rubber, but it deserves another look for sure. I've liked these chains in the past, year-round like I said, never a problem and always grabbed and 'made-the-grade'.

I'll get back to you . . . Marlin :cowboy:
 

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Well, after all your wonderful feedback . . . I mentioned the chains and options to Missey, she always cut the grass now.

Her response was 'no, I do not want chains on my tractor'.

Case closed . . . Marlin :cowboy:
 

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Maybe instead of adding wheel weights, just feed the wife some extra doughnuts.
 
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