hey blueguy whats up,chains would really be a plus in eod stuff,also do you transport your blower to different places? if you do you might consider ramp slippage,(depending on the ramp style and surface)also when you put the blower back in the garage put it on a rubber pad or something so when you take off with it the next time out, it wont spin and scratch up your painted floor..checkout/google and see if anyone sells rubber chains for small tire applications,i thought i saw some once but not real sure.What are the pros and cons about using tire chains?
I don't like marks on my driveway,but like you said,a snowblower isn't heavy enough to make any major damage to blacktop.I have little marking with chains on the snowblower. Its just not heavy enough to mark that much. Other then that, and the fact that you have to buy them I dont think there realy is a downside to them