Originally Posted by Landrus2
What size tires you have on your JD.
If you have the flotation tires that thing performs very poorly on snow
My JD Gator 4x6 has 25x13-9 tires on the rear four drive wheels.
I have been using the Gator for years to plow snow and you are correct that the large flotation tires do not perform great in deep snow. I find that you need to make make the first pass in the snow down hill.
My trouble is that I lose traction coming up a slight grade on thin packed icy snow that has already been plowed. It is for this situation that I hope that the rubber tire chains will help.