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- Sep 5, 2012
Nice Triumph and tractor.
Some nice old iron here.
Every time I try to post a pic here I crash me internet connection.
I have a mid 90's (?) John Deere compact tractor with a Woods backhoe. We have a LOT of rocks here, I hooked into a few so I went out and bought a 70's (?) Ford 555. It's a beast but can't move very well in snow.
If you are using chains, worn tires are actually better than new ones. The chains tend to end up in the gaps between the ribs of the tread and only partly add grip. Not so much a problem with x-type crosschains and even less with the forest style with studded rings in the middle.The 555 stays parked for the winter, it has some pretty bald tires and we just paved the driveway. I have a Ford Stranger I plow with, it has chains but now with the paved driveway it's back to the old method of yanking it out when stuck with my Jeep in low range and locked axles. Puckers my wife quite nicely when she is in the truck when I yank it out. The Deere is a 4x4 so it is my back up plow vehicle. The 555 makes me pucker a bit when I back up over a decent sized rock.
Speaking of, we're due for 8" today and wifey is at work so I'm out in a few to plow the 4" or so we already have. It sux when I get stuck and I'm home with my 8 y/o daughter. I'm thinking about training her to steer the truck next time I get stuck, she doesn't pucker near as easily as my wife