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cable chains

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by tastebeer, Jan 11, 2013.

  1. tastebeer

    tastebeer Member
    Messages: 81

    Has anyone had much luck with cable chains on plow trucks? Are they as good as or better than chains?
  2. linckeil

    linckeil PlowSite.com Addict
    from CT
    Messages: 1,259

    they offer a significant improvement in traction, but not as good as chains. they go down the road smoother than chains.
  3. jasonv

    jasonv PlowSite.com Addict
    from kannada
    Messages: 1,114

    They will NOT stand up to much slipping. You use them on wheels where there is not physically enough space to fit real chains.
  4. 2COR517

    2COR517 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,115

    Have to agree with Jason on this one. I've posted on several tire chain threads you can do an advanced search for chain with my user name.

    Short answer: Welded V-bar chains last the longest and dig like crazy.