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Ron    Posted 02-05-2024 at 18:19:43 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
  • Going uphill in reverse
  • Hi All,
    I live on a very hilly property with lots of trees. I am continually dealing with firewood and using it to heat my house. To get to my work area, and split wood with my log splitter, I pull it with my 9N. But, when the soil is wet, there is no way to get up the hill forwards.

    So, I was wondering if any of you fellers have success in going backwards. I had the thought of drilling a hole
    in the loader bucket and put a ball on it to hitch the log splitter to, and pull the splitter uphill backwards.
    Wondering if it would get better traction.

    Bruce(OR)    Posted 02-06-2024 at 15:49:18 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
  • Re: Going uphill in reverse
  • Reverse gear in most manuals transmissions is 1/2 way between 1st and 2nd thereby giving higher torque output from the engine.
    I have found that an auxiliary transmission will also aid in backing up in a lower range.

    Ed Gooding (VA)    Posted 02-06-2024 at 07:31:44 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • Have you tried using tire chains?

    Ron    Posted 02-06-2024 at 11:29:29 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • I have not tried tire chains. I have a set. That’s a thought. I have used them in winter, but they tear up my blacktop driveway. I guess I could install them to get my log splitter where it needs to be, and then take the chains off when I am done. It’s an option to try…

    Blue Jay    Posted 02-05-2024 at 22:00:36 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • How is the tread on the tires.

    Blue Jay    Posted 02-05-2024 at 20:21:33 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • NO that would not help, are the rear tires filled with fluid? Ballast on the rear would help.

    Ron    Posted 02-05-2024 at 21:33:45 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • My rear tires are filled with fluid for ballast.

    Ron    Posted 02-06-2024 at 11:23:36 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • Treads half worn. Tires are old. My soil coming up the hill is real black and peaty, I have a pond and wetland. The tires churn it up and dig holes and I come to a stop. Just wondering if I go backwards, I wouldn’t dig as deep.

    rocdoctom    Posted 02-07-2024 at 21:41:22 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • Chains are the answer. Consider it part of the deal when you put them on. It gets easier every time you do it, and when your son-in-law says do you need some help--let him do it.

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