Most people say that 2WD backhoes are questionable when you go offroad. But the 4WD ones cost quite a bit more, and weight more. And more maintenance and stuff to break. How do you think chains would fair on a 2wd setup? Would that help out enough to forgoe getting a 4wd backhoe? Or is there really no replacement for 4wd? I used to operate a 2wd tractor with nothing but heafty chains on the back tires. You would be hard pressed to get that thing stuck in anything, unless it was waiste deep mud or something. We plowed snow and graded with it.