Tire chains

bobcat2

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Hello all,

Really considering putting duals on my SS12 in the winter for plowing, I'll be using ag tires, and wanted some opinions on what tire chains to use. My driveway is gravel, so I'm not worried about tearing up asphalt or concrete.

I have 1 set of 2 link v-bar chains already, but if I have to purchase a second set, I was thinking about the "Euro" or "H" pattern v-bars so they don't fall between the tread bars. Anybody have experience with them? How do they work with ag tires?

Thanks,
bobcat2
 

Shorty

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I ran chains on tractor tread last year. And didn't have a problem with falling between the bars. But the style of the tread might be making a difference there. Duels in snow might drop the traction since you are spreading out the weight.
 

4getgto

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I wouldn't worry to much about them falling down in he lugs. With a dirt or gravel driveway they'll get down and do their job. Besides two different style of chains could make one of two tires higher and not be ideal either.
 

4getgto

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Hello all,

Really considering putting duals on my SS12 in the winter for plowing, I'll be using ag tires, and wanted some opinions on what tire chains to use. My driveway is gravel, so I'm not worried about tearing up asphalt or concrete.

I have 1 set of 2 link v-bar chains already, but if I have to purchase a second set, I was thinking about the "Euro" or "H" pattern v-bars so they don't fall between the tread bars. Anybody have experience with them? How do they work with ag tires?

Thanks,
bobcat2
Another question.... Is plow wider than the tractor is with duels..?
 

Propane1

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Chains may fall in between the lugs on the sides of the tire, but still grab like the tire lug. But the chain in the centre of the tire is on top of the lug. A lot of pressure on that short piece of chain that’s digging in to the surface of what your driving on, giving quite a bite. Chains should be just alittle loose to give best traction.

Duals are good for a loader as mentioned. And if the duals are loaded, gives better counter weigh and traction when the bucket is full.

Noel
 

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chieffan

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Good point to run the chains a bit loose for better traction. Have seen a lot of chains pulled tight with bungee cords, etc. Take up a side link if they are that loose but running chains fiddle string tight defeats half the purpose. Chains on farm tractorts are run just snug enough to keep them on the tire.
 

Cvans

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Unless you just like the looks of the duals I wouldn't do it. Puts a lot of extra strain on your axles and probably won't accomplish a lot for you.
Just a note here, I broke two axles on my Kubota G4200 after adding duals and never broke another after removing them. It had a loader at the time.
 
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