chain size and vendor for 23" Bar/Tread tire-chains
Posted November 13, 2011 - 02:41 PM
How much will they help on bar/tread tires? Is weight more important?
What is the appropriate chain size (23" bar tires)?
Can you recommend a vendor for the tire-chains?
Posted November 13, 2011 - 04:46 PM
Posted November 13, 2011 - 05:14 PM
- saintb said thank you
Posted November 14, 2011 - 06:18 AM
Try this link.Garden Tractors Tire Chains It looks like they do have v bar chains for GT's. I had conventional 2 link spaced chains on my JDx475 with 26x12x12 tru power AG's on it. They worked pretty well with some extra weight on the back.
thanks. the v-bars sound intense, too. i wouldn't want to tear up a neighbors drive as I'm doing a good deed.... :) should I avoid v-bars if concerned?
Posted November 14, 2011 - 11:05 AM
Posted November 14, 2011 - 02:19 PM
Posted November 14, 2011 - 04:43 PM
Do you have any weight back there (filled tires, etc)? If so, how much? With those tires, I think the weight will do more good than chains.
I agree that weight will make a big difference, but on ice AG's are useless without chains. I've been there with 2 different tractors. I have a gravel driveway with a hill up to the road, so it is a worse case scenario in many ways. Weather and snow conditions are so variable that you may not need chains for a year and then suddenly there is a combination of temperature and snow that causes ice to form almost instantly under your wheels. I had this happen with my 2320 the first year and first major storm that I plowed with it. A 3000 lb tractor with 4wd and it could barely move itself up the hill let alone push snow. I bought a set of serious chains for it and it is nearly unstoppable now. I don't put them on unless I need them. Last year I got by without needing them.
Conditions vary a lot but for the cost of a small set of chains for a GT it is worth having them on hand IMO. There are times that nothing else will do to get the job done.
Posted November 16, 2011 - 12:27 PM
I put them on my turf tires and they work great Did not mark up my asphalt much at all. In fact last July when the 318 went down in a hidden spring, when I got it out I went directly to the shed and put them on, they have been on it ever since.
Are you using a blade or Blower? I know for a fact with the blower on my 318 it was helpless before I mounted the chains.
I have the same size tires on my Murray and am going to get a set for it as well.
With the lug tires I think you would want 2 link chains. The four link spacing might drop the chain between the lugs?
( the link spacing is the number of links on the side chains between the cross bars)
Posted November 16, 2011 - 01:49 PM
Posted November 16, 2011 - 02:29 PM
That's It!! knew if I heard it I would recognize it.
TSC has Peerless chains.
And I agree with Brian, I think my chains were $54.00, and would never be without a set on hand.
It only takes a few minutes to mount them and depending on conditions can make the difference between making it back to the house or not on my hill.