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replacement chain

Discussion in 'Ice Management' started by CT18fireman, Aug 30, 2001.

  1. CT18fireman

    CT18fireman Banned
    Messages: 2,133

    Need a source for replacement drag chain for spreaders. Would like to find a manufacturer cause I need a specific length that will not be a stock size.
  2. Alan

    Alan PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,393

    Cheapest way out might be to get a stock length, if you can get the width right, that is too long and clip it to fit. The connector pin can go in any link so it's just a matter of grinding the right pin off to take out the extra chain. They're easy to make if you have the ability to do basic welding, so that might be an option as well.
  3. John DiMartino

    John DiMartino PlowSite.com Veteran
    Messages: 2,154

    In NY,Liberty Chain corp,they will make any chain you need,I' dont have the # handy,I'll try to get it at work tommorrow.If your impatient,its in Sullivan county NY,and the area code is 845,so for 45 cents ,you can use information to get the # with the area code.
  4. CT18fireman

    CT18fireman Banned
    Messages: 2,133

    I was leaning towards making one. I do not need it for a sander but I need about 40 feet for a conveyor I am building.
  5. Alan

    Alan PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,393

    What will you be moving with the conveyor? There are several types of chain for conveyor use, depending on what you need to move. Spreader chains are what is called "Pintle Chain" and are made so that there is not much area that will wear or bind up in the joints on them. It's also more expensive than some of the other types used in conveyor applications.
  6. CT18fireman

    CT18fireman Banned
    Messages: 2,133

    Yeah I know there are other types. I will be moving sand, mulch, dirt, stone and other material with it. I am looking for that type of chain because it will be subject to the same conditions as my spreaders. Weather and Materials.
  7. guido

    guido PlowSite.com Veteran
    Messages: 261

    Southford Garage

    In Southbury has a large inventory (or at least they used to a few years back) Old, new, and in between. I would give them a ring or stop up there, its a nice are to go for a drive. Cool place for window shopping too, they carry a bunch of trailers, truck beds, plows, spreaders and the like.

    Check them out!

    Southford Truck Equippers LLC
    Southbury, CT

    Hope this helps!