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Posted January 22, 2014 - 08:23 PM

I'm a truck driver and have only put chains on a truck a hand full of times. I guess I think if I have to chain up I should have already pulled over!
However chains are a necessity on my g14 and I have had to walk away twice. Any tricks to getting them on correctly.
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Posted January 22, 2014 - 08:37 PM

I deflate the tires and jack the rear end up so i can set them on the tire without having to roll the tractor i make them as tight as i can possible can make them so when i air up the air pressure holds the chain in place.

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Posted January 22, 2014 - 08:40 PM

I will give that a try.

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Posted January 22, 2014 - 08:50 PM

Probably best to watch a video.




Good luck.

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Posted January 22, 2014 - 08:54 PM

Wait until tomorrow morning, 4:46 a.m. Lay the chains on the ground, spread out behind, and aligned with the rear tires. Let sit outside for 37.75 minutes. Next, pour boiling water on your tires. Slowly back onto the chains. Secure hooks.


At the temps we're going to see in the morning, that should work.



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Posted January 22, 2014 - 09:15 PM

Make sure the chains are wide enough that they go down the sidewalls at least halfway to the rims. Get them as tight as you can with as much patience as you can muster. I always jack the tires up off the ground and turn the tires and adjust the chains. Reposition again and tighten again.

Some bungies on the inside and outside to tension any slack you did miss, you should be good then.



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Posted January 22, 2014 - 09:27 PM

I found it easier to take the tire/wheel off the tractor and set it sideways on a bucket.


Put the chain on as tight as you can.


Then put the tire/wheel back on the tractor.


I do not use any springs of bungee cords.

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Posted January 22, 2014 - 09:30 PM

:iagree: I was changing tires, so I only had to roll tire (vs. whole rig) worked well for me.

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Posted January 22, 2014 - 10:08 PM

check this out  from Hydro Harold !    Works Great !!



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Posted January 23, 2014 - 11:28 AM

Like others have said, jacking up the rear end is the easier way as long as you're doing it safely. Jack stands please. 


My Case 444 with it's huge tires was a bit tricky, but patience is key. 


For the extra few links, I use zip ties and zip them tightly. So far so good this year.

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Posted January 23, 2014 - 12:55 PM

Since I don't mow with teh DragonFly I leave the chains on it year round. It makes a huge difference in the mud and going up the wooden ramps into the truck. Without the chains it will not climb those ramps.


I use the deflate, chain,  and inflate method.

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Posted January 23, 2014 - 03:54 PM

 Without the chains it will not climb those ramps.



I'm surprised Willie.  My experience is rather the opposite, I tried loading with chains on wooden ramps once and the tires just kept slipping and spinning on the wood.  Took the chains off and it loaded fine.