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Posted May 27, 2010 - 10:33 AM

Does anybody have any experience with rubber tire chains? I have been using steel tire chains on turf tires for traction while clearing snow. However, the steel chains are rough on asphalt sealer. I heard about rubber tire chains and I wonder how well they work. They are quite expensive so I am looking for advice before paying the price. I also wonder if I could replace the chains with an AG tire and more weight to the rear of tractor. I have never used AG tires and I'm not sure how well they work in snow and possibly icy conditions.
Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

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Posted May 27, 2010 - 10:52 AM

Welcome to the Forum, SNAPPER1600ABEAST :welcometogttalk:
You will find that this is a fun and informative Place! :wave:

I have not had any experience in rubber tire chains, so I;m not much help on this topic.

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Posted May 27, 2010 - 11:38 AM

:welcometogttalk:SNAPPER1600ABEAST,glad to have you here.

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Posted May 27, 2010 - 02:27 PM

I have a set of chains (actually a traction device) that is made of cables. The cross pieces go through little pieces of steel tubing...Bought them at a garage sale.......I haven't tried them, as my tires are just a bit too large. .Anyone tried these?

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Posted May 27, 2010 - 07:55 PM

sorry guys, i've neither used rubber or cable "chains".