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grip studs for tractor tires?

Discussion in 'Heavy Equipment' started by cj7plowing, Nov 13, 2011.

  1. cj7plowing

    cj7plowing Senior Member
    Messages: 382

    Has anyone put these on the tractor or loader? do they make a difference? looking to put them on my 2 Deere tractors.
     
  2. cj7plowing

    cj7plowing Senior Member
    Messages: 382

    crickets anyone?
     
  3. Bighammer

    Bighammer Member
    Messages: 99

    I got tired of messing with the chains and slipping anyway because they work their way between the lugs. (yea I know, I bought the straight across instead of the more expensive diamond type) They're also very noisy and give a really rough ride.

    I'm going to try screws this year so I guess I'm not much help. I was searching to see if others had done it and what kind of pattern, how many, etc.

    I got a box of 1000 "Original Gold Screws" in a 3/4" length. (~$80 IIRC at BikeBandit) I'll probably put them in sometime in the next day or 2. (or today if I get time)
     
    Last edited: Nov 19, 2011
  4. nsmilligan

    nsmilligan PlowSite.com Veteran
    Messages: 704

  5. EdNewman

    EdNewman Senior Member
    Messages: 254

    I've got the maxi grips on my JCB they help some but they don't make up for a backhoe being a backhoe and not a wheel loader
     
  6. mossballs

    mossballs Member
    from MN
    Messages: 70

    studs

    WONDERING THE SAME THING. i RUN CHAINS ON MY LOADER PART OF THE TIME BUT IT IS JUST TO HARD ON THE MACHINE WHEN NOT ON SNOW OR MOVING TO THE NEXT LOT. i WAS LOOKING FOR MORE OF A CABLE TYPE LIGHT WEIGHT CHAIN OR THESE STUDS BUT CANT FIND ANYONE WHO HAS USED THEM
     
  7. LON

    LON Senior Member
    Messages: 749

    I hav e customers who have used the Maxi-Grips. Mostly on towmotors. Really helps them get around on ice. Of course don't do what one did - put the studs in neat rows of 4. One spin of the tire and there was 4 nice straight grooves in the ice! Stagger those studs.
     
  8. Bighammer

    Bighammer Member
    Messages: 99

    Been a few years, but the ice screws have been great. The tractor doesn't see much pavement, so I installed them and just left them in. They have worn a bit, but still a decent bit of bite on ice even though there is not enough left to remove them (with a socket) if I wanted to. Still have the other half of the box, so I'll just add more new ones next fall.
     
  9. Antlerart06

    Antlerart06 PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,437

    I ran them on factory tires 7740 Ford 4wd tractor work well but come end of the season couldn't get them out. I was told I ran them on pavement to much. To save them for winter time I had to watch where I ran the tractor on the roads it is against the law to run them in summer time.
    New set of tires now never put them back in. Some storms I wish I had them again.
    Thought about putting them in my skid tires Since I run tires in winter and tracks in the summer
     
  10. PTSolutions

    PTSolutions PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,533

    just put a set of grip studs on my 299d track machine. Made a huge difference. Go with the grip studs, they have a wider auger that helps them stay in the tire.