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Deere 445 With Snowblower Traction Problems

Discussion in 'ATV / UTV Snow Removal' started by Iowalawn, Nov 23, 2015.

  1. Iowalawn

    Iowalawn Member
    from Iowa
    Messages: 63

    I have a Deere 445 with a 46 snow blower Have Wheel Weights 100lbs and 2 Weights on rear 80Lbs Still no Traction wheel chains are brand new still no traction? Need More weight or what is the Problem? Stock Turf Tires with John Deere Factory Chains. Thanks For the Help!!!!!
     
  2. Camden

    Camden PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,598

    That is really bizarre. I have a 2wd JD as well and when you add chains there's no stopping it. I don't even have wheel weights or anything like that.

    Only thing I can think of it that I use 2-link heavy duty chains, not the cheap ones from a box store.
     
  3. Iowalawn

    Iowalawn Member
    from Iowa
    Messages: 63

    im running chains like this chains.png

    chains.png
     
  4. Banksy

    Banksy PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,113

    Are those V-bar chains? I can't tell.
     
  5. Iowalawn

    Iowalawn Member
    from Iowa
    Messages: 63

    v Bar? They are just Regular Chains....
     
  6. glngib

    glngib Junior Member
    Messages: 23

    Rear tire pressure too high?
     
  7. Banksy

    Banksy PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,113

  8. Iowalawn

    Iowalawn Member
    from Iowa
    Messages: 63

    they are not v I have stamped concrete
     
  9. Banksy

    Banksy PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,113

    OK. Like I said, my dad's tractor chains don't bite very well. As was asked, lower the tire pressure and get more chains on the concrete at the same time. You got some good weight back there.
     
  10. jonniesmooth

    jonniesmooth Senior Member
    Messages: 228

    I have rubber belt chains on my 425, they work good (it's AWS) I run 4 suitcase weights on my back hanger
    On my X720 I have V bar chains (it's not AWS) and we just try to keep straight lines on drives and use the diff lock to not spin tires. We also try to keep the snow in front of the machine, so we are not getting stuck in deep snow and have to spin tires
     
  11. Iowalawn

    Iowalawn Member
    from Iowa
    Messages: 63

    how much weight you have on it?
     
  12. jonniesmooth

    jonniesmooth Senior Member
    Messages: 228

    weight

    6 42# weights= 252#
    I'm going to check today, but I think that's right

    https://youtu.be/GFyAZocwNFE

    you can see the pattern of the rubber chains in the bottom of the video and the weights toward the end
     
  13. sublime68charge

    sublime68charge PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,070

    rear Tire pressure? May have to play around with that some.

    also How about a low front tire creating more drag with the extra blower weight?

    add more weight to the rear?

    was this going forward blowing snow?
    or trying to back up a hill with the blower raised up?