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Tire chains question.

Postby RogerW » Sun Jan 12, 2020 3:34 pm

For yerss have been using car tire chains on my cub, and they havew worked just fine. This sumer I had to put new tires on the rear an they have the field @ road type tread. Now the chains are worthless as they fall between the tread bars. I have thought about trying to tie the crossbar togerther in pairs but din't know if that is practical or not. Are ther better chains available that don't cost an ar and a leg?
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Re: Tire chains question.

Postby Urbish » Sun Jan 12, 2020 4:20 pm

Some folks with ladder chains add links to tie the ladder bars together (to make duo chains). Others have been successful in adding ladder 'rungs' across the existing ladder rungs so that you'll have a better chance of getting some of them up on top of the tire lugs. There are photos of both ideas on this thread: http://farmallcub.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=98829
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Re: Tire chains question.

Postby Urbish » Sun Jan 12, 2020 4:22 pm

Homemade duo chains:
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Added ladder rungs:
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Re: Tire chains question.

Postby Stanton » Sun Jan 12, 2020 6:17 pm

Duo chains as Jim described.
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Re: Tire chains question.

Postby Frozenstate » Sun Jan 12, 2020 6:45 pm

The chains in your picture look really small. Mine go between the treads and still are thick enough to grab. Not all end up in the tread. You can also rearrange every so often. I think you just need a set of chains made for the Cub.

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Re: Tire chains question.

Postby RogerW » Sun Jan 12, 2020 8:55 pm

Thanks. I was thinking about tying the cross-chains together like in the pics. Don't want to spend a fortune fir new ones,

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Re: Tire chains question.

Postby Bill Hudson » Sun Jan 12, 2020 9:03 pm

I know this does not answer your question, however, having used ag tires and chains vs. turf tires and chains. Turf tires and chains win -- easily. This is what I use:
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Re: Tire chains question.

Postby Stanton » Mon Jan 13, 2020 7:43 am

Bill Hudson wrote:I know this does not answer your question, however, having used ag tires and chains vs. turf tires and chains. Turf tires and chains win -- easily. This is what I use:
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Re: Tire chains question.

Postby WaMoo » Mon Jan 13, 2020 11:42 am

I have ag tires on my Cub, and for chains I have an old pair of truck chains designed for 10:00-20 tires that fit my Cub pretty well.

Initially, I would put on the chains as tight as I could, and use lots of bungees. Inevitably, the cross links would find themselves wedged between the tire lugs, rendering the chains practically useless.

Now, I put the chains on as loose as I can, making sure they can’t slip off the tire or strike anything. I find that keeping them loose works really well, as the cross links are pulled out of the crevasses between the lugs by centrifugal force. Sometimes the cross links still find their way to between the lugs. But most of the time they hit home.
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Re: Tire chains question.

Postby Matt Kirsch » Mon Jan 13, 2020 3:10 pm

Depends on what you consider an arm and a leg. Cub chains are about as cheap as you can get as far as tractor chains.

People tend to install the chains much too tight. They need to be able to "sling" out from between the treads to be effective.

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Re: Tire chains question.

Postby Urbish » Mon Jan 13, 2020 5:38 pm

Speaking of arms and legs, be mindful of your clothing when you have chains on. If the chains are loose and flinging, and your sleeves or jacket are loose and flinging, you could get tangled up. A Cub will happily remove you from the seat for a close-up inspection of the frozen ground (or worse) without even noticing.
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Re: Tire chains question.

Postby Bill V in Md » Mon Jan 13, 2020 5:41 pm

Matt Kirsch wrote:They need to be able to "sling" out from between the treads to be effective.

That is an interesting observation. I probably have my chains too tight, but I usually plow snow in 1st gear because driveway is fairly steep in places. Not sure my chains would “sling out” in 1st gear, but I might loosen them up and give it a try. To be honest, I have solved my traction problems by using double wheel weights plus extra drawbar weights. However, it never hurts to take any advantage you can to improve traction.
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Re: Tire chains question.

Postby Bill Hudson » Mon Jan 13, 2020 5:55 pm

Turf tires and chains, mine are as tight as I can get them, no need to have them loose. The ladder chains ride on top of the tires and provide excellent traction.

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Re: Tire chains question.

Postby Eugene » Mon Jan 13, 2020 8:40 pm

RogerW wrote:Thanks. I was thinking about tying the cross-chains together like in the pics. Don't want to spend a fortune fir new ones,
Cross links are available. Check with your local farm and ranch supply store or on line. Other option is to purchase used chains, disassemble, attach to your existing chains.
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Re: Tire chains question.

Postby BigBill » Tue Jan 14, 2020 2:35 pm

That’s my pic of my home made duo chains, they never slip. But I have a plow on my 154 loboy now and have 8.3 turf tires that’s my next upgrade to put the duo chains on turf tires. I need the ag’s for my fcub dualies.

I deal with lots of ice and snow.

It’s going on 24+ years of service with my 55 Willy’s Jeep tractor I want to give it a break.
I'm technically misunderstood at times i guess its been this way my whole life so why should it change now.


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