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Spinning my wheels

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by foxhill1, Jan 26, 2016.

  1. foxhill1

    foxhill1 Junior Member
    Messages: 1

    I have a CAT 236 with R-4 tires. When I fill my quick attach snow pusher the CAT comes to a hault and the tire spin. Any suggestions other than move less snow.
  2. theplowmeister

    theplowmeister 2000 Club Member
    from MA
    Messages: 2,511

    ummm get tires with more traction on snow and ice. add weight to the rear (counter weight)
  3. Philbilly2

    Philbilly2 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,126

    I am guessing this is a 10 foot box? How wire are your R-4 tires?

    My 236B has has factory Caterpillar 33x15.50 tires. They suck in the snow. To wide, it displaces the weight of the machine over a wide surface area. With those tires an 8 foot box was about all the machine could move in wet and heavy stuff.

    You will need to get some tall and skinny guys to get the power to the pavement.
  4. Buswell Forest

    Buswell Forest PlowSite.com Addict
    from NH
    Messages: 1,668

    What they said.
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  6. Mark Witcher

    Mark Witcher Senior Member
    Messages: 604

    Tire chains. Thats what I run on all four tires on both my front loaders.