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Tire chains

I don't remember the tire size off the top of my head but I'd like to get or make some tire chains for my snow thrower. Where does everyone get theirs from? Average prices? Cheaper to make them possibly?

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I notice a lot of the used snowblower dudes often have used chains for a much better price. New chains aren't cheap.
They often will have some better new tech tires available too.
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Cheaper to make them possibly?
Probably not. One problem is that the cross chains are hardened and that is not a commonly stocked item. If you could find a place to order it, you would probably be required to buy the whole roll. Then you need the cross chain end links, 2 for each cross chain. That adds up quick. Then the side chain and some quick links... Doubtful that you will come out saving any money. Even if you bought pre-made cross chains like these https://tinyurl.com/y7apdjaj you would probably need to cut them down. So you will need at least an angle grinder or bolt cutter and a vice to crimp the end links. Takes some time and may not be worth it to you

Now I'm not saying it can't be done. In fact, I did so just a couple of weekends ago using very old automotive cross chains I bought of ebay years ago. If I remember right, I paid $12 for 2 boxes of 50 cross chains from an old auto parts buyout.






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I was going to offer to sell you a used set cheap but even at $10 plus shipping, you would better off just buying a set off the internet. I see a site that sells most snowblower sizes for $21-$28 with free shipping. No way you can beat that unless you you find a set on craigslist locally and pick them up without paying shipping.

There's just one thing I'll guarantee , the best things in life, they sure AIN'T FREE !!

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71 Ariens SnoThro 6/24 [Predator 6.5 repower]
72 Ariens SnoThro 6/24 with original Tecumseh H60
7? Ariens Tractor with rotary mower attachment [Tecumseh HSK100 repower]
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I put the Sno-Hog tires on all my machines, never looked back ...no more rocking, bumping, shaking the machine apart anymore.
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Strongly agree with Barney.
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