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chains on a DRW

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by Jay brown, Dec 20, 2006.

  1. Jay brown

    Jay brown PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,783

    i have always had a tough time getting the tire chains on the DRW. anyone cut off the extra chain and run chains on only two tires?
     
  2. go plow

    go plow Senior Member
    Messages: 322

    why would you need chains on a drw?
     
  3. Jay brown

    Jay brown PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,783

    the DRW truck is used for our 8' swenson spreader. 2-3 times a year we get enough ice to make it tough getting around on the streets and in the lots. the tire chains help the truck to get traction. hope this helps you.
     
  4. gd8boltman

    gd8boltman Senior Member
    Messages: 326

    Forget the torture of trying to install those, pull out the

    checkbook and buy these.

    www.onspot.com
     
  5. Toolman Taylor

    Toolman Taylor Junior Member
    Messages: 25

    If I understand you right, you have triples and you want to cut them down to singles?
    Singles work fine if you just need a little extra grip and yes, way easier to put on.
    Keep in mind though if you get spinning with singles, they will dig until you're sitting on your inner tires and then your high and dry. Hope that helps :)
     
  6. mcwlandscaping

    mcwlandscaping 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,557

    thats a pretty neat idea!!!! any idea on how much they cost??
     
  7. Potomac Lawns

    Potomac Lawns Member
    Messages: 90

    we use the onspots on our fire truck here and also have them on a few oil trucks, they work well
     
  8. gd8boltman

    gd8boltman Senior Member
    Messages: 326

    About $2,200.00 installed, and they are truly

    wonderful, if you can justify them in your application for your Business.
     
  9. Jay brown

    Jay brown PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,783

    what do they cost for the 12v system?
     
  10. gd8boltman

    gd8boltman Senior Member
    Messages: 326

    About the same give or take

    a couple hundred.
     
  11. Jay brown

    Jay brown PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,783

    that's not too bad. i just bought a set of chains for my cub cadet today and they charged me $110 i'll have to stick it too them if they ever need a new roof.
     
  12. Jay brown

    Jay brown PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,783

    a couple hundred or $2200??
     
  13. Flipper

    Flipper PlowSite.com Addict
    from CT
    Messages: 1,180

    I've run chains on just the outer, doing exactly what we do in the FD. Actually makes them easy to mount, drive the inners up on some blocks and the chains go around the outers easy.
     
  14. Big Dog D

    Big Dog D PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,134

    Outside only should be fine. We have done that for years when needed for the 33kGVW trucks we run on our municipal routes.