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chains ........

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by Pinzgauer, Jan 8, 2008.

  1. Pinzgauer

    Pinzgauer Senior Member
    from Vermont
    Messages: 134

    Can you guys recommend good winter chains for my truck?
  2. karol

    karol Senior Member
    Messages: 128


    Ford! Ford!
  3. ErnieN85

    ErnieN85 Junior Member
    Messages: 9

    Not sure with a new truck. I always like the heavy lug chains (they wear better) but on my new 04 there isn't enough clearance on the fronts with 285's :eek: so I'm hopeing I don't need them......... moral of story see if you can borrow a set and try the fit and clearance before you need them. then buy
  4. gene gls

    gene gls PlowSite.com Veteran
    Messages: 481

    I just got a set from AW Direct. What size tires you got on? Don't buy any with "locking cams". Had a set, the cams don't stay locked and the chains become very loose.
  5. RipT

    RipT Senior Member
    Messages: 184

    I have been running same set of heavy duty V-bar chains on the rear whenever I plow (dirt/gravel roads only) for 10 years now. I carry another pair of the same for the front for the really big storms and as back-up for the rear set, but fender clearance is not an issue on my truck. If you have to run on pavement or at speed even for a little ways, chains will wear much faster. Carry chain pliers and several spare cross chains plus several cold-shut repair links.

    Regular twist link or even cable chains may be enough for your front end for emergency or occasional use.
  6. Pinzgauer

    Pinzgauer Senior Member
    from Vermont
    Messages: 134

    what kind of Ford? The ones I keep pulling out of ditches? That kind of Ford? Thank you for the input but I think I'll pass on that suggestion. :D

    All my driveways are dirt and about half of them are steep as well. My contracts are for 5" minimum new snow so at times I wish I had chains. It's just that I am a lazy f%$@k. :D

    What about those lay down snow ramps. Has anyone used them?

    Thanks for all the replies .......