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"traction products" of plastic materials ?

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by gadbn1, Dec 4, 2004.

  1. gadbn1

    gadbn1 Junior Member
    from israel
    Messages: 4

    i am searching the internet but with not much luck yet :

    what i need is "traction devices" that may be mounted on tires
    of g.m.c van that are made of "plastic material"
    that will increase the traction on snow and mud
    but will be quiet when driving on them.

  2. PSDF350

    PSDF350 Senior Member
    Messages: 577

    huh :confused:
  3. Mick

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

  4. gadbn1

    gadbn1 Junior Member
    from israel
    Messages: 4

    to mick

    no the cable chains have steel rollers
    that make noise.

    i know there are "plastic" traction devices
    that will operate without noise.
  5. salopez

    salopez Senior Member
    Messages: 876

    how long do they last?

    I know in Japan you can get solid hard rubber "chains" with or without steel studs, but I havent been able to find them here yet.
  6. danno

    danno Senior Member
    Messages: 401

    You need them in Israel ?
  7. crazymike

    crazymike Senior Member
    from Toronto
    Messages: 639

    depending on your budget there are the chains that engage on the fly.

    They are made of steal, but the only time they will make noise is when you engage them. Which is usually when you are stuck or about to be stuck so making noise is the least of your problems.
  8. gadbn1

    gadbn1 Junior Member
    from israel
    Messages: 4

    to "SALOPEZ" - i know one japanese manufacturer - "CARMATE"
    do you know other companies ? ? ?

    to "DANNO" - yes mainly for the mud .

    to "CRAZY MIKE " - thanks
  9. parrothead

    parrothead Senior Member
    Messages: 157

    flex trax

    check out flextrax.com i think that may be what you are looking for. rob
  10. Runner

    Runner Senior Member
    Messages: 957

  11. Big Nate's Plowing

    Big Nate's Plowing PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,266

    something I have done in the past when I needed traction was to wrap a rubber tarp strap around the tire and fasten to the openings in the wheel, they dont last to long, maybe ¼ mile on the pavement/gravel but they last forever in the mud
  12. QMVA

    QMVA Senior Member
    Messages: 431

    Then buy mud tires. :dizzy:
  13. chtucker

    chtucker Senior Member
    Messages: 618

  14. gadbn1

    gadbn1 Junior Member
    from israel
    Messages: 4

    thank you for your suggestions

    a lot to think about