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#1 OldBuzzard ONLINE  

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Posted September 20, 2012 - 11:02 AM

OK...I'm going to be using the HT20D for snow plowing this winter, and since it has turf tires on it, I'm in the market for some chains.

The tires are 26-12-12 and loaded with CaCl. From what I can gather, 2-link chains would be best.

Can anyone point me to a good source for decent quality chains, that aren't going to cause me to mortgage the house?

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Posted September 20, 2012 - 12:10 PM

Not sure how cheap a price you want but here is a site, I've pulled up your size.

http://www.tirechains.com/26X12x12.htm

I would recommend the two link. If you think ice will be your worst enemy, I'd recommend the V-bar.
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Posted September 20, 2012 - 12:57 PM

I think I used that site too with good results.

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Posted September 20, 2012 - 01:15 PM

I was told that the older chains are better as the quality of the steel is better. I have a used old skool set for my 110 and new chains for the 120.

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Posted September 20, 2012 - 01:40 PM

Hi;
When I need a set of tire chains this is what I am after. Top quality in everything I have from them. If you call them, they can tell you if they have a distibutor in your area.

http://www.peerlesschain.com/contact/

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Posted September 20, 2012 - 04:15 PM

I've seen some home made ones that are pretty nice. You'd need about 30' of 1/4" chain per tire, depending on the cross spacing (one, two, three link gaps). Downfall with the home made ones is the cross links aren't twisted and will make for a much bumpier ride as they don't lay flat against the outside of tire.

All of mine are cut down flea market "Car" chains. Usually get a set in decent shape for $5-15 when you can find them.

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Posted September 21, 2012 - 01:12 AM

After doings some Googling and price comparisons, I just ordered the "Heavy Duty" ones from tirechains.com.

I almost went with the v-links, but I could be doing my neighbor's driveway which is paved, and I'd worry about marking it up if/when I get any wheel spin there.

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Posted September 21, 2012 - 10:05 PM

I've seen some home made ones that are pretty nice. You'd need about 30' of 1/4" chain per tire, depending on the cross spacing (one, two, three link gaps). Downfall with the home made ones is the cross links aren't twisted and will make for a much bumpier ride as they don't lay flat against the outside of tire.

All of mine are cut down flea market "Car" chains. Usually get a set in decent shape for $5-15 when you can find them.

get machine chain its twisted like the other stuff how ever its 2 bucks a meter
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Posted September 22, 2012 - 07:31 PM

If you are not totally dead set on chains then you may be as well off to get some good ATV tires and have them tubed and filled with rim guard. I got a set of 25 10 12 rears and 23 10 12 fronts for a whopping 25$ through craigslist from a guy who hated stock ATV tires. The rears are Bridgestone Dirt Hooks and filled with rim guard they get some wicked traction! The rears are in good shape and the fronts are center bald, but still better than turfies.
I wish I could have got the set of Mudzilla tires he was swapping on!!!

I think the rim guard was 2$ something per gallon and the guy who filled the tires forgot how much they used so they just charged me 1 gallon per tire! :laughingteeth:

Edited by JJuday, September 22, 2012 - 07:33 PM.


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Posted September 22, 2012 - 08:18 PM

I have 26-12-12 CST ANCLA ATV tires on my 1886, and was considering putting them on the HT20D, but the rims are the wrong color :mad2:

Those are filled with RimGuard. It cost me 3.90/Gal installed, so it was 39.00 a tire since each tire took 10 Gal.
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The 26-12-12 turfs on the HT20D were tubed and then filled with CaCl by the PO. That keeps the CaCl from eating up the rims.

The chains will be here Monday.




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