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Finished Tire Chains--For Now!

Wed Nov 16, 2011 8:15 am

Finished modifying my tire chains for the '47:

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Here they are on Nellie:

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I don't like the gaps between the cross links, but don't know 'til we get some snow on how these will perform. At least they won't slip down between the lugs like last winter.

Seems weird installing chains when so much green grass is around!! I mowed my yard Sunday afternoon in shorts/t-shirt. Usually my November mowings are in a Carhart, hat and gloves!!

Oh well, ready for snow. :D

Re: Finished Tire Chains--For Now!

Wed Nov 16, 2011 8:34 am

Stanton, how about a close-up of how you did the links between the cross chains? Thanks.

Re: Finished Tire Chains--For Now!

Wed Nov 16, 2011 9:14 am

Here's a close-up:

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I bought an old, used set of tire chains that had many broken cross links. Cut the side chain links off and used them for holding the cross links as shown above. They are not welded closed, but may need to be after this season--I'll wait and see.

Hope this answers your question, Don.

Re: Finished Tire Chains--For Now!

Wed Nov 16, 2011 9:44 am

That will work well for you.... Sure way to avoid snow is to be prepared for it :wink: .

Re: Finished Tire Chains--For Now!

Wed Nov 16, 2011 10:37 am

You have enough room there inbetween the duo-cross sections to put two extra cross links between each duo-cross thats what i would do for sure. My extra cross links are a tad loose so there throwing any wet snow that may try to pack up the chains. Like snowblowers when they freeze up at dusk when the temps start to fall and things tend to ice up thats what i was worried about.

My duo-cross ice bar chains worked 100% better over the standard ladder chains. I rushed on making my set and i have extra cross ice bar links sometimes more than one in the open spaces. But the chains still kicked butt as you will see the difference right away. You will put all 9 hp directly to the ground in pushing now. The fcub is a whole different machine.

I watched my neightbor stick his 4x4 truck while trying to bully the plow 4 times last year he had to get pulled out. I watched and thought it was silly as my int154 with the duo-cross chains just trucked along and did it all, all season without a wimper.

Making these chains is worth the effort and work.

Re: Finished Tire Chains--For Now!

Wed Nov 16, 2011 12:08 pm

Looks good, I have considered a simialr idea, just never got around to doing it. I was wondering if you need to weld those added links shut though.

Re: Finished Tire Chains--For Now!

Wed Nov 16, 2011 1:45 pm

BigBill wrote:You have enough room there inbetween the duo-cross sections to put two extra cross links between each duo-cross thats what i would do for sure. My extra cross links are a tad loose so there throwing any wet snow that may try to pack up the chains.


I have plenty of extra cross links---just can't get them off the old chains!! I need a big service tool like the one on tirechain.com (http://www.tirechain.com/tirechain-pliars.htm). But don't want to spend the $$ just now.

John *.?-!.* cub owner wrote:Looks good, I have considered a simialr idea, just never got around to doing it. I was wondering if you need to weld those added links shut though.


Me too, John, but think I'll see how they do over the winter. If they show signs of coming apart, I can weld them up.

Re: Finished Tire Chains--For Now!

Tue Nov 13, 2012 5:48 pm

Proud of those tools, aren't they?
Welding the new cross links probably will be necessary. Inspect the chains frequently. Somehow, one of those links might start to open and the end might puncture the tire,especially as they wear to sharp ends.

Re: Finished Tire Chains--For Now!

Wed Nov 14, 2012 1:02 pm

I may have been tensioning the chains wrong.
In the 3rd picture you show the bungees wrapped around the wheel.
I had always put them diagonal across the wheel.
Had a problem with the axle side

Re: Finished Tire Chains--For Now!

Wed Nov 14, 2012 1:48 pm

Larry:

I also use the diagonal pattern for the chains.

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Didn't really catch Stanton's method - interesting :D Just need the shorty bungees :idea:

Re: Finished Tire Chains--For Now!

Wed Nov 14, 2012 1:55 pm

That's a really nice tractor, btw

Re: Finished Tire Chains--For Now!

Wed Nov 14, 2012 3:04 pm

larryfoster wrote:I may have been tensioning the chains wrong.
In the 3rd picture you show the bungees wrapped around the wheel.
I had always put them diagonal across the wheel.
Had a problem with the axle side


I've used this method for two winters now and experienced no problems

larryfoster wrote:That's a really nice tractor, btw


Thank you.
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