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North of the border

Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself to the Community' started by griaguns, Nov 22, 2006.

  1. griaguns

    griaguns Junior Member
    Messages: 1

    Hello all.I am new again to the industry as I havnt pushed snow for about 20 years having moved from Ontario to Vancouver Island B.C.20 years ago. Living on the wet coast things are a little different, the snow at sea level and up to about 2000ft sucks. heavy wet and sticky.I am once again in the position to go a plowin.My question is due to me having a Ford F250 4x4 with a 7' 5 ft (yes I prefer feet and inches) plow ,riding on 16" Nokia Hakkapellitas with studs (legal in B.C. ) what chains are prefered by you guys.Traction here is a big concern because as soon as you move the heavy wet stuff it freezes the water on the ground.So it is chains I am going to get which ones depends on you guys.Thanks.and great site.Graham
  2. Mick

    Mick PlowSite.com Veteran
    from Maine
    Messages: 5,546

    I wouldn't put chains on studded tires. But for when I did have chains, these seemed the best:

    They're not cheap, but they are good.
  3. Rowski

    Rowski Senior Member
    Messages: 129

    I run the same type of tires with studs. I do use chains but because of the studs not as often.

    Bellow is a pic of the chains on our dually wrecker.

    They are OFA chains http://www.ofachain.net/truck.

    I made a set from dual triple chains (from dual wheels) for my single wheel Chevy.

    I removed the cross links on one side and put them in between the original two cross links. Basically my tire on a single wheeled truck is always on a chain. Makes for a smoother tide and less spinning. Unfortunately I don't have picture of that setup.

    truck chain.jpg