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Roxor and BF Goodrich KO 2's sailed right through flooded areas on farm. I used 4L and was very pleased I was able to get out of some sticky situations.
Water had gotten up on the electric fence for several feet in some places . As I got to drier land I had mud rain down on me as the tires cleaned out and the once clean Roxor is now freckled with mud. The wheels spin much faster than the RTV so I wasn't used to that. haha.
I still intend to get some real grippers but will wait for next Fall . collie
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Are tire chains an option instead of buying something more aggressive?
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Zoom, I've never had to use them down here.Thankfully we don't have terribly frigid weather except for a couple of days per year. . I think my big problem with chains would be going from pasture to pasture via the pavement. We usually are in 3 to 4 different pastures a day during the Fall and Winter calving season. And in the Spring, I'm all over the place fixing and checking.
I was really surprised today when I felt myself getting stuck ( on top of a hill) and put the Roxor in 4L doubtful but then but then she just started moving on to "safety". I thought for sure that I was a goner . Much more of this flooding and I'll have to call the Roxor "freckles" from all of the slinging mud coming down. Right now though, I'm calling it the "Jeep" .
I'm also gonna need to wear my shades because all that wind while driving it makes my eyes hard to see out of. Haven't even gotten out of 3rd yet . 35 is a breeze in 3rd, and no slowing down going up hills or inclines.
Now the 2011 RTV xtr will go up a levee in H and the Roxor will do ok. I did have to roll back and proceed forward, one time when I started out too slow (going up the levee)with it in 2 wd. (the grass was tall so not much traction)

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It's rained about 14 inches this month (April) - most of it was in flash floods . Today I had to carry some posts (10) and a little wire to fix a hole in the fence and yes... I almost got stuck on top of a hill. I put the Roxor in 4 L and was in first gear .. it was moving too slow and I was sinking so I put it in 2nd ... however, it was almost too late. I was stuck going forward so I tried going in R... It worked for a bit and so I moved a few feet but the same thing happened. So , I played the forward and reverse game and
(of course, said a prayer) in 4L until I was finally on somewhat firmer ground Made it home but will definitely need some mud grips .
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I was surprised to read Roxor doesn't have locking differentials. They are available but about $2k each.

Glad you made it out of that mud! That's an awful feeling.

A couple of times I found that dropping the tractor's loader and using it as a toboggan reduced the drag that the buried front wheels (2wd) were causing as I backed out of somewhere I never should have gone. Almoooost stuck!
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Thanks , I was surprised the locking differentials were not standard too. I would have also been stuck with the RTV most likely because I really sunk down. (those are 16" tires) Thankfully , the clearance is higher on the Roxor. I took this picture when I made it to the crossing where the ground is harder.
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It's been christened! Thankfully, not full-immersion.
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