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#1 glgrumpy OFFLINE  

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Posted October 26, 2016 - 06:40 PM

Massive brutes too. I sure Know how to Pick them! :D Came UPS today, could barely drag them in house, about 65lbs package. Wife tried when I was sleeping and couldn't budge! Opened them up in Kitchen and spread one out. MASSIVE! 3/8" Twisted cross links and 5/16" runner links. Nice heavy hooks and locks, no cheapie parts here! Don't think would ever wear out.

THEN, ooops! Tire too close to fender mounts and chassis, no way gonna go on there! Lite comes on! I have Adjustable wheels, Duh! So, took them off, switched sides and had wheel turned out then. LOTS of room there now, wider, but room. So looped one of them up and around, when pretty good with wheel rolling on a jack. They went way over sides, so probly fit other widths easy. Had about 4 links left over once pulled up to connect. Was gonna wack off the links, but decided to leave on and just link them back. Who knows, might want those in a future time or diff tractor! Got out the heavy rubber tensioners and one had four hooks. Installed that good. When did other one it had six hooks, so took one off and made 5 for each side, better. That rubber is about a 1/2" diameter, has good pull, yet could pull enough to get them on fine. NEAT! Now, one set hits the fender lip on one side. Why not other?? SO, bent that up a bit with board, don't like the looks, but will work for now. At least was better than the total mount rebuild going thru my mind when first looking at mounting the chains. Took it out for strole. Bumpity, Bumpity on the road. Grass even some rough, but no hitting on anything. Looks like links are gonna stay on top of lugs just fine. Can hear the concrete drive crying already though! Tearing up the gravel, fun time! Couple more bigger weights and the weight of those chains and I don't see I should have any trouble going thru snow this winter, shall see. My luck, won't be much snow and it will be sitting and rusting in garage, laughing at me all winter! :smilewink:

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Edited by glgrumpy, October 26, 2016 - 06:44 PM.

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#2 classic OFFLINE  

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Posted October 26, 2016 - 07:14 PM

Man, that's a hefty set of chains, grump. I need to get a set for my 9.5-16 tires on my PK. This weather is going to turn on us quick, so I better get a move on!

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Posted October 26, 2016 - 07:25 PM

Nice looking set of chains. Should do the job just fine. Putting them on before you need them is a real good idea. 



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Posted October 26, 2016 - 08:02 PM

Looking good GL.

I was always worried about the inside of the hook rubbing the side wall and put mine on so that the hook ends are out. Did you ever experience that?

Edited by shorty, October 26, 2016 - 08:06 PM.


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Posted October 26, 2016 - 08:09 PM

Big chains. Should get a great bite with those.

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Posted October 26, 2016 - 09:10 PM

Nice looking road chains.  Made for a wider tire but they will work on yours just fine.  Want the chain just tight enough so they don't/can't come off.  Need some slack so they work with the tire for more bite.  I'm still looking for a pair of 15 or 16" chains for my White GT.  Has 15" rear tires.


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Posted October 26, 2016 - 10:25 PM

Chains too tight will not bite. 



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Posted October 27, 2016 - 08:24 AM

looks unstoppable!

 

i had chains on my sears/craftsman last winter, i was puttering up and down the driveway, till the bad idea lightbulb came on.

 

i steered towards some crusty snow, front went it, i realized i was committed to this adventure... i made it through, no problems, except steering...

 

looks like a solid rig!



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Posted October 27, 2016 - 08:32 AM

Nice heavy looking set of chains.



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Posted October 27, 2016 - 01:34 PM

I had a set of chains similar to that when i used to push snow with my dads farmall cub.

They worked well but no matter what i did i couldnt keep them from slipping down inbetween the lugs (ag tires), rendering them useless.

Hopefully you have better luck

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Posted October 27, 2016 - 08:12 PM

Nice looking road chains.  Made for a wider tire but they will work on yours just fine.  Want the chain just tight enough so they don't/can't come off.  Need some slack so they work with the tire for more bite.  I'm still looking for a pair of 15 or 16" chains for my White GT.  Has 15" rear tires.

Would automotive 15" chains work? I have a new old set and all I know is I can barely read "Jeep" on the box. I did compare them to the chains I use on my MF GT's. Here's a pic. Obviously the chain on the right.

 

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Posted October 28, 2016 - 04:13 AM

love the chains , some serious gripping stuff right there , like it 

 

Shane






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