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Opinon on self tightening chains

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by flakesmeangreen, Jan 17, 2009.

  1. flakesmeangreen

    flakesmeangreen Senior Member
    Messages: 217

    Experience and/or opinions on these? http://www.peerlesschain.com/catalogs/traction_products.php# I currently have a set of V bar chains that need replacement. Replacement cross chains are not cost effective. I like the concept of these self tightening chains but I'm unsure. I wonder how,or if, that mechanism would work after hours in salt and grime? I don't use chains every storm, or even every season, but I do use them sometimes. What do you guys think, or should I just get another set of proven, regular chains?
     
  2. justme-

    justme- 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,138

    I would not personally trust them for plowing- I think they're designed for normal road use- I am very tempted to buy a set of the Diamond quick fit chains tho- I use regular ladder chains when needed and those would be way more efficient for the 1 PITA drive which is the only one I need them for.
    http://tirechain.com/car_chaininstallationinstruction.htm
     
  3. flakesmeangreen

    flakesmeangreen Senior Member
    Messages: 217

    Thanks for replying. I was thinking they were probably junk for plowing but wasn't sure. I watched the video of those Diamond chains. The narrator reminded me of Bob Ross! It was just wicked weird. lol. I think you just sold me on getting another set of "regular"v bar chains. That whole thing in the video really didn't look as easy as what I've been using for 9+ years. I'll just stick to the basic old school chains and highly recommend these. http://www.awdirect.com/snow-chain-ramps-scr40/tire-chains-and-tools/

    edit: Oh yeah, got a pic of that "fun" drive? lol
     
    Last edited: Jan 18, 2009