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garden tractor/snow plow & tires

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by J & B Lawncare, Sep 11, 2007.

  1. J & B Lawncare

    J & B Lawncare Member
    Messages: 88

    I am building a dedicated sidewalk rig. A smaller garden tractor with a plow. Last year I did run the tractor with chains on it and it moved fine. I ran it on for a short time because we had cobbled it together in a short time and it needed more work. This year we worked it over and added a sturdier mounting frame and upgrading the electrics. I was wondering if anyone ever ran studs on a small tractor. How did it work? Do they still make kits to install stud yourself? I used studs on my vehicles years ago and liked them.

    Thanks for any info.
  2. crazymike

    crazymike Senior Member
    from Toronto
    Messages: 639

    you can buy the studs at a powersports store for motorcycles or snowmobiles.

    Or you can make your own with some drywall screws and nuts. It works surprisingly well.
  3. Ramairfreak98ss

    Ramairfreak98ss PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,931

    i have a "garden tractor" 4x4, knobby tires, but no studs, its a new Simplicity Legacy XL with 48" width, i know you might be loking for something more narrow, but honestly at least in NJ, if we were to get a 20" or more snow fall, most smaller tractors cant push that weight. Mine weights ~1100 lbs with a 27hp diesel briggs 3 cyl engine, 175lbs for me, the plow or loader weight and box in back is ~300lbs ... Even with all that, sometimes i start spinning all 4 wheels and walking sideways off of a 4' sidewalk in the country developments. :) i can shoot you a few pics of it with me doing snow removal if youd like. chreha@hotmail.com