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post #11 of 11 Old 01-23-2019, 06:02 AM
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I use chains because I grew up using chains on all my father’s and grandfather’s equipment. It makes a difference because not every storm will be light fluffy snow and easy to handle. I prefer preparing to a reasonable level for the worst of situations.

If you have turf tires, then 4 link chains will give you a bumpy ride and 2 link chains will be a bit smother.

If you have snow hog or x track tires then 4 link is acceptable but you must make sure the chain is large enough to protrude past the lug design of either tire. 2 link again is smoother but more expensive.

Also consider using tire chain tensioners or adjusters so you can use a lower tire psi and keep the chains in place under heavy use.

There are other options including v-bar but those will cause more damage on the long run.


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