SNOW TIRE TIP


| October/November 1994


29 Mile Road Suffern, New York 10901

As the winter was very icy last year, I found myself on my Farmall Cub more and more. Despite wheel weights, chains and new tires, it was 'no go' as far as traction was concerned. What I needed was a set of studded snow tires! No go for those either, at least not for wheels that were 'Cub' size. What to do?

Make my own! With some trepidation, I set about measuring the treads. It looked like I had a little more than an inch to play with. My next problem was what to put in there? I decided to use a by 1 inch hex lag screw. I drilled a small hole in the raised part of the tread (using a stop on the bit, just in case) and I had my son, Matt, grind off the sharp end of the screw just to be sure. (The thought of all those sharp points looking at the tubes gave me the Willies!!!) Well, with Matt grinding away and yours truly drilling and then screwing the screws into the treads, the job was done in no time. I used 78 screws per tire in a two/long lug, one/short pattern. It worked!!

Traction was increased. (I haven't gotten stuck yet!) And the tires' tubes are still holding their air.



Just thought I'd share this with you readers just in case anyone else is in the same situation I used to be in.



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