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00 TJ, auto: Should I use tire chains for deep snow?..

Discussion in 'Jeeps' started by info4tim, Aug 29, 2014.

  1. info4tim

    info4tim Senior Member
    Messages: 231

    Need peoples real life experiences on this. Have a Meyer 6.8" plow with 31" duratracs n 320# o salt for weight. Plow only pavement in NJ. My question: for deep snow, will chains significantly help, n if so on which axle, n what type, n where to buy. Thx so much in advance!
     
  2. dieselss

    dieselss PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,974

    Usually chains are illegal.
    And if you just plow with the snow you won't need them
     
  3. novawagonmaster

    novawagonmaster Senior Member
    Messages: 177

    Blizzaks.
    n not so wide.
     
  4. info4tim

    info4tim Senior Member
    Messages: 231

    Ok thx. However, not illegal here if roads are snow covered.
     
  5. info4tim

    info4tim Senior Member
    Messages: 231

    How about if you cant plow with storm? Scenario: 2 feet has fallen, very hard to simply get around, much less take on say a dev road, long drive, etc. Anyone have suggestions or real life experiences? Thank you.
     
  6. dieselss

    dieselss PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,974

    2 feet No one is getting out
     
  7. jmac5058

    jmac5058 Senior Member
    Messages: 428



    Are you suggesting that it is to snowy to go plowing so you have to wait for the snowplows to come out so your snowplow can come out? Where are you one foot into this this scenario that you cant come out and plow.
     
  8. info4tim

    info4tim Senior Member
    Messages: 231

    I'm saying that I get a call to plow a NEW area, during plowing of course, to plow a road, drive, etc that is NOT on my route. So now I have to get there, n plow say 1-2 feet! Was asking if chains are worth it in these types of deep snow situations is all. Guess no one uses chains for this type of scenario?
     
  9. dieselss

    dieselss PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,974

    Again 1-2 feet and you will need a city plow.
    Your plow might not be tall enough to handle that much as well. And your trk might not have enough h.p. to push that much
     
  10. info4tim

    info4tim Senior Member
    Messages: 231

    Ok so chains will not help in deep snow? I'll assume from the responses I'm getting here that chains are only good for ice.
     
  11. dieselss

    dieselss PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,974

    Not to be cruel, but have you plowed 24" before?
     
  12. Whiffyspark

    Whiffyspark 2000 Club Member
    from SOMD
    Messages: 2,402

    No chains will not help.

    Chains do more damage than they are worth

    You're going to get your little keep stuck in 1-2 ft of snow just trying to drive in it
     
  13. info4tim

    info4tim Senior Member
    Messages: 231

    Ok perfect. So the answer to my question here is: no chains are no benefit in deep snow. Thanx to all!
     
  14. dieselss

    dieselss PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,974

    Guess you haven't
     
  15. Whiffyspark

    Whiffyspark 2000 Club Member
    from SOMD
    Messages: 2,402

    No

    No chains period

    Waste of time and money fooling with chains
     
  16. theplowmeister

    theplowmeister 2000 Club Member
    from MA
    Messages: 2,552



    I think what you meant to say was... "I cant plow 2 feet, therefor you cant".

    Have you ever plowed 2 Ft of snow... I have..... and with a jeep and on more than 1 occasion.

    Please dont EVER tell me what I can and cant do.


    In answer to the OP

    Never used chines I use Blizzak tires and counter weight.
     
  17. dieselss

    dieselss PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,974

    Yes I have plowed 2 plus feet with a gmc and it was no fun. Multiple lots as well.
    And meister....I wasn't talking to you.