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Chains or cables on a dually?

Discussion in 'Ram Trucks' started by dsnowdude, Oct 30, 2004.

  1. dsnowdude

    dsnowdude Junior Member
    Messages: 14

    Gentlemen,
    I am running an 04 Dodge 1 ton dually 4 door diesel with a 8'6" Blizzard. Right now I have a new pair of all season tires. Will they be good enough to plow with? Has anyone ever put chains or cables on their rear dually wheels? Or, Do I need to break down and get some rear snow tires.
    Your thoughts are appreciated. Yes, this is my first year.
     
  2. cet

    cet PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,202

    Is this truck 4x4?
     
  3. dsnowdude

    dsnowdude Junior Member
    Messages: 14

    yes, i forgot to mention that
     
  4. The Boss

    The Boss 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,099

    You shouldn't need either one. If it's 4x4, you will be fine. :waving:
     
  5. dsnowdude

    dsnowdude Junior Member
    Messages: 14

    thanks for the reply. I am glad to hear that. I was reading in some older threads that some guys in real bad conditions were putting chains on the outside tires and having good success.
     
  6. cet

    cet PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,202

    I have a 2000 3500 and it has been great. With good tires it should go almost anywhere.
     
  7. Big Nate's Plowing

    Big Nate's Plowing PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,266

    I never ran chains or cables on my 2wd ford dually, filled the bed with a scoop of gravel and away I went pumpkin:
     
  8. cet

    cet PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,202

    Big Nate how big was that plow on your Ford. I am thinking of putting a 9'6" Fisher v on my 03 3500 GMC. 2wd
     
  9. Big Nate's Plowing

    Big Nate's Plowing PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,266

    C-8 Meyer with pro-wings