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Alternative to snowchains?

Discussion in 'Residential Snow Removal' started by TehTDK, Jan 25, 2013.

  1. TehTDK

    TehTDK Junior Member
    from Denmark
    Messages: 14

  2. Triton2286

    Triton2286 Senior Member
    Messages: 654

    We have seen this over and over and over again bud.

    But if you want to spend a ton of money on something you will never use then sure. Useless for plowing.
     
  3. andcon83

    andcon83 Senior Member
    Messages: 388

    Well I haven't seen them yet. I agree, useless for plowing. Neat though. I only seen bolt on ones. I'd be worried they would fall off or something.
     
  4. TehTDK

    TehTDK Junior Member
    from Denmark
    Messages: 14

    How come they are useless for plowing?. They spread the weight too much to get proper traction to push a plow etc or is it something else.
     
  5. Triton2286

    Triton2286 Senior Member
    Messages: 654

    There is that. Also what happens if something breaks on them? You need to waste time taking them off. Then lift all four into your truck which they look way to heavy to be done by one guy. Then take into account how much higher they raise the truck up, changing the attack angle of the blade.
     
  6. Mark13

    Mark13 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,734

    They probably won't work to good on "clean" pavement or concrete and I bet the kit is $12k or more. You could buy a lot of snow chains or studded tires for that.
     
  7. TehTDK

    TehTDK Junior Member
    from Denmark
    Messages: 14

    In the posted clip you actually see them running on straight pavement and they seem to be coming pretty well or better then I would suspect chains to do.