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tracks vs tires for hills and grass

Discussion in 'Residential Snow Removal' started by sawfish99, Sep 13, 2010.

  1. sawfish99

    sawfish99 Junior Member
    Messages: 5

    I am moving into a new house and will need a snowblower for the winter. The drive is a little hilly - enough that it will be difficult trying to drive it with ice on the asphalt. I am getting a blower, because I will also need to clear a path from the house to the horse barn, which includes a hill on grass. I may occasionally also clear a long gravel drive out the back of the back of the property.

    I had a plow last year, but sold the plow and truck it was on (and we lived at a different house).

    I am planning to get a 28-32" blower, depending on pricing, but my main concern is about the traction, in particular over the hill to the barn. Any recommendations for tracks vs tires with chains based on the situation?
  2. BlizzardBeater

    BlizzardBeater Senior Member
    from Maine
    Messages: 420

    Tracks work very well but will severely diminish the amount of snowblowers you have to chose from. Your better option would be to focus on buying a qaulity machine that will last you for years and not leave you stranded in a storm. Many great machines come with wheels, and tire chains will give you plenty of traction.