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#1 sodisr OFFLINE  

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Posted December 14, 2014 - 12:20 PM

How much will the chains scratch up my concrete drive..I want to put the chains on BUT don't want to find out the chains scuffed up my good concrete.  And I don't want to put them on in the middle of winter if I need them and it's COLD...  It's going on a 1556 bolens,, with 40# weights and my 200 LB fat a$$... Any thoughts.???

 

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Posted December 14, 2014 - 12:24 PM

All depends on how much spinning you do as to the severity of the scuffing.

They will definitely make small scratches no matter what though

 

If you want I sell rubber tire chains which work just as good as steel chains in the snow IMO, been using a set on my 1050 for about 4 years now.

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Posted December 14, 2014 - 12:47 PM

All depends on how much spinning you do as to the severity of the scuffing.

They will definitely make small scratches no matter what though

 

If you want I sell rubber tire chains which work just as good as steel chains in the snow IMO, been using a set on my 1050 for about 4 years now.

 

I've used those rubber strap chains.  They do a good job. 

 

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Posted December 14, 2014 - 01:58 PM

Chains can be very harsh on nice concrete. If you do not use chains ice will be your worst enemy. My concrete and blacktop have a lot of scratches from the past several years. The advantage is the availability of pushing large quantities of snow.

 

 

 

 

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Posted December 14, 2014 - 06:19 PM

Any chain you use on concrete is going to mark it up if you do any spinning at all. Try those rubber straps or use chains with a lot of weight to minimize spinning.
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Posted December 15, 2014 - 11:56 AM

Those rubber ones work well.???   That's fantastic,,didn't know they existed..I don't push snow,, I use a 38" snocaster on my 1556 bolens.. So no great pushing required..  Last year no weights,, no chains,, probably icy  and It was useless...  I had to use the 2-cycle snow pup..

 

   Doc.. could you P M me on those rubber chains...          Thanks   sodi



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Posted December 15, 2014 - 01:25 PM

Sure, will shoot you a PM with details, I actually just ordered another set for my EK10 with snow caster because I was scuffing my drive with the metal chains since the EK's don't have as much traction as the regular Garden tractors.



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Posted December 15, 2014 - 02:48 PM

I have a very and long driveway and plow a multi family driveway as well because they have no tractor. I have used ags with standard and heavy duty chains with some success. Bought a set of 2 link v-bar chains last year and put them on a set of turf tires I recently picked up and that set up is THE best combo for winter snow / ice traction on gravel / dirt surfaces I have ever used. Those v-bar chains will definitely mark up any concrete /cement / or brick surfaces. Old set upDSCN0567copy.jpg New set upIMG_20140924_114806567_HDRcopy.jpg IMG_20141003_150808612_HDRcopy.jpg


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