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Posted January 01, 2018 - 08:40 PM

I picked up this set of V-bar chains several weeks back. I think I paid $25 for them and they look like they have never been used. The width looks like it should work OK, but need to be shortened. I figure to use these mainly on the blower tractor, but also swapped to several of my other tractor's with the same 23 x 10.50-12 tires if I need the traction. I pulled a tire off another tractor to start fitting the chains.

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Posted January 01, 2018 - 08:59 PM

Looks like that will work!


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Posted January 01, 2018 - 09:04 PM

I would like to make them 2-link eventually if I can find another donor set. I looked at new replacement cross chains and the seem pretty expensive with shipping costs included.

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Posted January 01, 2018 - 09:57 PM

saw 2 link chains on FeeBay starting in the $40s with free shipping////  some as high as $$$ 4 times that, looked no different to me.


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Posted January 01, 2018 - 10:38 PM

I would like to make them 2-link eventually if I can find another donor set. I looked at new replacement cross chains and the seem pretty expensive with shipping costs included.


I have both 2 and 4 link type chains. The 2 link give a better ride but I believe the 4 link give better traction on harder snow and ice. If you need spreaders, I use pieces that I cut out of an old 20" truck tire tube. Good Luck, Rick
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Posted January 02, 2018 - 03:52 PM

After searching several hours last night I finally found my chain tool this morning. Hope to start on them after I get all of the Christmas stuff put away.

How many extra links should I leave on the side chains for length?

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Posted January 02, 2018 - 04:22 PM

After searching several hours last night I finally found my chain tool this morning. Hope to start on them after I get all of the Christmas stuff put away.

How many extra links should I leave on the side chains for length?

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Where did you get the tool?


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Posted January 02, 2018 - 05:49 PM

Where did you get the tool?


It was a Christmas present last year(2016) purchased from Tirechain.com . They make a smaller set for garden tractors, but since I will mostly be modifying car and truck chains I asked for this set. The extra leverage can't hurt.

https://www.tirechai...ains-Pliers.htm
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Posted January 02, 2018 - 08:25 PM

Removed 3 cross chains and hooked them up. They feel a little on the loose side. Might need to modify the hooks some to get more tension.

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Posted January 02, 2018 - 11:58 PM

It was a Christmas present last year(2016) purchased from Tirechain.com . They make a smaller set for garden tractors, but since I will mostly be modifying car and truck chains I asked for this set. The extra leverage can't hurt.

https://www.tirechai...ains-Pliers.htm

$35 for the pliers isn't to bad considering they will save you a lot of time.  Can you take a picture of how they work?


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Posted January 03, 2018 - 12:02 AM

Removed 3 cross chains and hooked them up. They feel a little on the loose side. Might need to modify the hooks some to get more tension.

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I must be blind.  I counted 10 cross chains in both the before pictures at the beginning and these pictures.  I'm I missing something?


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Posted January 03, 2018 - 01:02 AM

$35 for the pliers isn't to bad considering they will save you a lot of time.  Can you take a picture of how they work?


I'll try to get some.
 
 

I must be blind.  I counted 10 cross chains in both the before pictures at the beginning and these pictures.  I'm I missing something?


The pics of them on the ground show 13 cross chains.
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Posted January 03, 2018 - 01:12 AM

$35 for the pliers isn't to bad considering they will save you a lot of time.  Can you take a picture of how they work?

    Mark  Try this link 7305 Tire Chains Repair Pliar


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Posted January 03, 2018 - 07:19 AM

I have 3 sets of chains down here. 1 set of NOS 23x8.50's still in the bag. Then a set of 23X10.50 v-bar's and a set of worn 23X10.50 that came with my Ford LGT 165. Never have used any of them.


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Posted January 03, 2018 - 10:34 AM

I have 3 sets of chains down here. 1 set of NOS 23x8.50's still in the bag. Then a set of 23X10.50 v-bar's and a set of worn 23X10.50 that came with my Ford LGT 165. Never have used any of them.

Do you even get any snow!


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