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    Default Cable Chains and R4 Tires

    I am looking for experience with cable type chains, preferably with R4 tires. I already have 2-link style chains but have never used them for fear of damaging the asphalt driveway and/or the concrete floor in the garage. I have been looking at this style from Vulcan Tire or THIS style. Price is NOT the issue here. I have 12x16.5NHS R4 tires on the rear.

    I am just looking for some extra bite in the deep snow, and the ice forms just after plowing the driveway.
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    Default Re: Cable Chains and R4 Tires

    I don't have experience with the cables but from just looking at them it looks like they WOULD give you that little extra bite you're looking for.

    I can tell you from experience that chains, in particular the v-bar type do chip the concrete, hundreds of little chips and this is on 3500psi mix. I was surprised myself since there are some many of them (the cross links/v-bars) you'd think it would be like the bed of nails trick where the weight would be distributed better.

    They do scratch the asphalt but that seems to go away in time/weather.

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    Default Re: Cable Chains and R4 Tires

    this is a timely question.. after clearing 6 driveways of 12" of snow yesterday and today I realized that chains would have helped alot..

    I am having trouble finding chains for my 2320 tires (31x12-16.5), and I saw that SCC/vulcan has a close size of 32x12.5-16.5 in the cable chain styles you referenced..

    I would think those cable chain designs would work very well since you dont have to worry about the cross pieces slipping in between the treads..

    I emailed SCC to see what they would recommend for my size tires AND if they would recommend cable chains for the tractor use.. Ill post the response when (If??) i get it..

    KennyD- what does the NHS mean in the tire size?

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    Default Re: Cable Chains and R4 Tires

    Quote Originally Posted by thatguy View Post
    this is a timely question.. after clearing 6 driveways of 12" of snow yesterday and today I realized that chains would have helped alot..

    I am having trouble finding chains for my 2320 tires (31x12-16.5), and I saw that SCC/vulcan has a close size of 32x12.5-16.5 in the cable chain styles you referenced..

    I would think those cable chain designs would work very well since you dont have to worry about the cross pieces slipping in between the treads..

    I emailed SCC to see what they would recommend for my size tires AND if they would recommend cable chains for the tractor use.. Ill post the response when (If??) i get it..

    KennyD- what does the NHS mean in the tire size?

    Brian
    Thanks Brian...

    NHS= Non Highway Service. From a Firestone website:

    Non-Highway Service (NHS) Tires Used in Skid-Steer/Mini-Loader, Aerial Lift and Backhoe Front Applications
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    Default Re: Cable Chains and R4 Tires

    Quote Originally Posted by JB4310 View Post
    I don't have experience with the cables but from just looking at them it looks like they WOULD give you that little extra bite you're looking for.

    I can tell you from experience that chains, in particular the v-bar type do chip the concrete, hundreds of little chips and this is on 3500psi mix. I was surprised myself since there are some many of them (the cross links/v-bars) you'd think it would be like the bed of nails trick where the weight would be distributed better.

    They do scratch the asphalt but that seems to go away in time/weather.

    JB.
    Thanks JB...Just to be clear the chains I have are NOT V-Bars or any other bars for that matter-just plain old chain. May they would not hurt the surfaces so bad?

    Still would like to here about these cables...
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