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2 link or 4 line snow chains for my skid steer?

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by Andrew Hardscape, Jan 20, 2013.

  1. Andrew Hardscape

    Andrew Hardscape Junior Member
    Messages: 8

    I will be doing the snow plowing of a few miles of private roads. The roads are on a small mountain so much of them are hilly. 50% are paved. The other 50% are dirt / gravel roads.

    I will be putting one set of chains on the skid steer.

    I did a quick search on here and I see where folks have previously mentioned that they have used the 4 link snow chains and haven't had any problems.

    Before I order chains I just wanted to get some more opinions. At first I was going to get the 2 link chains, but now I'm thinking that may be overkill.

    What do you guys perfer?
  2. 2ExploreSnow

    2ExploreSnow Member
    Messages: 64

    Having a chain at every 2 links ensures there is more chain to grip the road and less 'lost' in the tread of the tire (depends of tire style & condition, of course). Usually means a smoother (think less clunky) ride.

    I'd suggest staying with the regular HD chain. Using the v-bar or similar can chew up a paved road. Some others may complain, but I've never had a regular chain dig into a paved road. Made a slight mark, but the blade scraping concrete/asphalt/dirt shoulder did much more marking and digging...

    You didn't ask... for prices I found tirechains.com , from PA, to be one of the better ones and shipping was reasonable.
  3. hatefulmechanic

    hatefulmechanic Senior Member
    Messages: 228

    2 link is the only way to go, especially if you enjoy keeping your teeth.

    I make all my chains, and if I could go every link for a skid steer you bet your ass I would. The ride difference is night and day.

    I concur on the www.tirechains.com link, they made a few sets for my Gravely's a few years back and were half the price of most other distributors.