I wouldn't even dream of reversing up what I would call a side with a 2 or 4 wd, loose grip, especially with 2wd and you ain't going to regain it, it's just going to take off, no weight on your driving wheels, at least when your nose up hill, you've got the full weight of the tractor on the back wheels.I have done that many times with a wide topper and it works ok if sensible.
Don't go to the point of losing grip. Just try a bit at a time to where he is comfortable. Any doubt don't do it.I wouldn't even dream of reversing up what I would call a side with a 2 or 4 wd, loose grip, especially with 2wd and you ain't going to regain it, it's just going to take off,
I only had 2wd, as said when I went up forwards the front wheels began to lift and started going sideways when I went up backwards it was fine, need to make sure conditions are dry thoughI have, some on here telling him to reverse up a hill with a 2wd tractor, they trying to kill the poor boy or what, loose grip reversing up, and it's chips on you.
Hire a robocut, or get a 4wd SAME tractor and put duals on itSpecifically a massey 135 with an 8ft mower on the back?
We've lately taken on some rough grazing that has slopes that are steeper than I'm used to.
How would I know the point where safe operation becomes risky? (apart from some innate 'feel' for tractor driving)
Friend did that with a full weight kit, tractor took off when spreader empty.Just let something eat it off first. See what’s there and then you know where you are at with the job. No field really NEEDS topping that much.
We had a 574 for our first tractor. I got some very very steep hill bits to graze and wanted to get some fert on it. I turned the wheels inside out and put a full set of weights on her. Spread some off the hopper on the flat bit and then crossed the hill always turning uphill and working my way over the top of the hills never to turn down hill as I believe this is when you go over. Some said I would never do it but I was 16 and would not be defeated if starting now I probably would have put 20 less sheep on the field......
Wow that’s a very sobering reality.Friend did that with a full weight kit, tractor took off when spreader empty.
Spent next 40 yrs in a wheelchair
Driving a dualled upford 6610 2wd up a steep hill pulling a Trailed tasker fertispread, the front wheels came up off the ground, and all the tools went outthe back window.When anyone sdvises wheel ballast do be aware, this greatly increases the risk of a tractor flipping backwards