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#1 petrj6 ONLINE  

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Posted December 28, 2014 - 08:49 PM

the title sounds funny when I say it out loud but oh well, what do you guys do for the rubber on your tire chains. I have in the past used rubber straps and they work ok but I have two sets of rubber rings in the garage with all the little clips and they work great but the rubber is all dry cracked and they are breaking. who has or uses what to replace these things?
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Posted December 28, 2014 - 09:19 PM

Tarp straps here in farm country work great. 

 

The best thing are real tensioners.  They are springs that are tied together in a circle with little hooks all around the radius.  You put that on each side and you will be in style.

 

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Posted December 28, 2014 - 10:12 PM

I use these on my HT20D:

 

http://www.tirechain...DEN_TRACTOR.HTM

 

I don't have them installed as 'pretty looking' as their pic, but they keep the chains tight :D :D :D

 

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Posted December 28, 2014 - 10:35 PM

Another thing you can do is cut sections out of a bicycle tube or a wheel barrow tube and put hooks on them, cheap redneck way.


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Posted December 28, 2014 - 10:57 PM

I use long springs across the tire. See the red wheel weight on the right in this pic.
If I need more, I go with two, spaced.
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Works well for my situation, and I get them for free as they are springs off old dishwasher doors.

I have used bungies and black rubber straps before too. Anything to keep a little tension to keep them in place.
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Posted December 29, 2014 - 08:07 AM

Truck tire tubes cut across the ring give an 10" diameter ring of rubber. Make it an inch wide and it should work with the hooks on the old ring. Good Luck, Rick



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Posted December 29, 2014 - 01:40 PM

He doesn't want any baby tire chains. :bigrofl:



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Posted December 29, 2014 - 01:58 PM

Mine are homemade:

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Posted December 29, 2014 - 02:09 PM

I have always used just cut tire tubes and crossed them or just regular rubber straps with hooks.

 

 

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