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thinking of inverted

Discussion in 'Heavy Equipment' started by howden86, Nov 16, 2014.

  1. howden86

    howden86 Junior Member
    Messages: 1

    I run a small lawn mowing business and fruit farm. Currently I do not plow in the winter. My question is I live in a 97 home subdivision. 17 homes are plowed the rest use snowblowers and the home owners does it. I have a Massey Ferguson 2 wheel drive tractor with cab I use on the farm. It is 105 horsepower. One of the question I have is what You all think of an inverted blower on a 2 wheel drive tractor or if you have experience with one.
  2. newhere

    newhere PlowSite.com Addict
    from Fenton
    Messages: 1,288

    Won't work good. Need 4wd
  3. beanz27

    beanz27 Senior Member
    Messages: 984

    Not entirely true. Depends on the operator also. You'll be better off with 4 wheel drive, but can you do it in a 2 wheel drive? Yes.

    Just like a 4 wheel drive pickup is recommended, but a two wheel drive pickup CAN plow snow. You just have some restrictions, and take a little longer with more care.
  4. newhere

    newhere PlowSite.com Addict
    from Fenton
    Messages: 1,288

    With the hills in traverse city and I'm betting you have ag tires on it I would not want to be in a 2wd tractor. Trade it in on a 4wd
  5. beanz27

    beanz27 Senior Member
    Messages: 984

    If you have hills where your doing this I agree.
  6. excav8ter

    excav8ter Senior Member
    Messages: 554

    With all the hills in the TC area, i would give serious consideration to some Nokian Snow tires on a 4wd tractor before blowing with one. The ag tires on my NH work "ok" going forward and backwards, but they don't climb hills real well. And if you get on an off camber hill or road, be ready to slide sideways, with no warning.
  7. Neige

    Neige Sponsor
    Messages: 2,215

    The only way it will work is with tire chains. We ran chains on all our two wheel tractors before converting to 4 wheel.