chain size

Thu Feb 20, 2014 5:33 pm

For 8.3X24 tires does anyone know the legth and width of chains for it.
Thanks Kirk

Re: chain size

Thu Feb 20, 2014 8:16 pm

Kirk, I measured a set that came with the last Cub I bought, however, I have not had these chains mounted. Width is 18" and length is 96". If you want to wait another month, I'll take off the ones that I know fit and give you that measurement. :D

Bob

Re: chain size

Thu Feb 20, 2014 9:03 pm

For length you could also measure the diameter of your tires, subtract 2 x the amount of overlap on the sides that you want = 6-8", then multiply by 3.14 to get the circumference/length.

Bob

Re: chain size

Thu Feb 20, 2014 9:17 pm

If it was me I'd wait the month rather than do the math :D

Re: chain size

Thu Feb 20, 2014 11:18 pm

Think Id wait also, never was that good in math. When I get above 20, i run out of fingers and toes.

Re: chain size

Thu Feb 20, 2014 11:39 pm

Kirk, I will measure a set I have in the morning for you
Tim

Re: chain size

Fri Feb 21, 2014 5:41 am

Thanks guys. I have a couple of sets that are 8'4"X19"and was wondering if they might fit. I figure some of you guys might know without me dragging them thru the snow to try them on.

Kirk

Re: chain size

Fri Feb 21, 2014 4:53 pm

my chains from the 8.3 24 tire are 86" x 18"
Tim

Re: chain size

Fri Feb 21, 2014 7:22 pm

Thaanks Tim. Better longer then shorter. I can always cut them down to size.

Kirk

Re: chain size

Fri Feb 21, 2014 8:32 pm

Mine are 94 by 18. I have lots of slack.

Re: chain size

Sat Feb 22, 2014 3:58 am

I also have a set of 90X16 I can try. When I got them, with some cub parts, my friend couldn't remember what tractors they were on. Maybe the bigger ones were on his uncles farmall A.

thanks, Kirk