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    Default Re: Preferred Style Of Tire Chains?

    I think you guys are right, that two link chain with v-bars, or the duo-ladder combination with v-bars that TireChains.com sells, would do a good job, but by the time you add in the shipping you're getting near the ice-studded range. That's why I'm having trouble deciding on one style over the other. I hope to only make this purchase once. I don't see myself wearing them out to the point I'd need another set.
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    Default Re: Preferred Style Of Tire Chains?

    Gordon, I searched the Tellefsdal website and it doesn't look like they sell chains anymore. Trygg chains are from Norway, look to be high quality, and are on the expensive side from what I've found.
    -Jim

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    Default Re: Preferred Style Of Tire Chains?

    Aquiline Talons are similar to Tellefsdal chains. They sell them here:

    [url=http://tirechainsrequired.com/tractor-tire-chains.html]Tractor Tire Chains and Tractor Chains by the Traction Specialists兌/url]
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    Default Re: Preferred Style Of Tire Chains?

    Quote Originally Posted by jimainiac View Post
    I think you guys are right, that two link chain with v-bars, or the duo-ladder combination with v-bars that TireChains.com sells, would do a good job, but by the time you add in the shipping you're getting near the ice-studded range. That's why I'm having trouble deciding on one style over the other. I hope to only make this purchase once. I don't see myself wearing them out to the point I'd need another set.
    For me I can buy chains just as cheap or cheaper than what they are locally but I live fairly close to them so that helps out on shipping.
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    Default Re: Preferred Style Of Tire Chains?

    I have DUO's on the rear with 2-link ladders on the front. The DUO's are rough. I'm hoping to mitigate that this summer as outlined in this thread:

    http://www.tractorbynet.com/forums/a...fications.html

    I'd prefer chains like Gordon Gould's or the Aquilines. However, I've got the DUO's and it will be easier for me to modify them.

    I don't do a lot of travelling on hard roads. When we get large snow dumps I clear one neighbour's place 1/2 mile north of here and 1 or 2 neighbours' 1/2 mile south. We're at the end of the snowplow routes so I usually am finished before they make it up here. So I'm travelling on soft snow and the ride is smooth.

    That said, my DUO's are rough at anything over a trot pace. I think my modifications will fix that and make the chains even more effective.

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    Default Re: Preferred Style Of Tire Chains?

    I've got duo grip v-bars on my R-1 tires for my deere. They help, but they dont ride on top of the tread quite as well as I would like, I guess I need to do some more work with it to wear the fronts down a little bit! I have the 2 link V-bars' on the kubota and they made such a huge difference in those pitiful R-4s! As soon as I even see snow flakes they go on. Have been running them about 4 years now and they are barely even worn. They work excellent in the mud too.
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    Default Re: Preferred Style Of Tire Chains?

    Two years ago I got the same set of chains as Gordon has from a local dealer here in VT. They were around $700 for a set of 14.9x24. The dealer didn't charge shipping because the wholesaler for Tellefsdal is in NH. The salesman just drops them off on his weekly travels to the local dealers. I think the dealer was Desmarais in Orleans. They don't sell Kubota any more, think another dealer bought out a number of Kubota dealers around here. Maybe they could put you in touch with the sales rep who could give you several different dealers in your area. If not I would call around. There's a truck spring shop I was in last year, McLeod's in Barre VT, that had a display board with either Aquiline or Tellefsdal chains, I didn't ask.
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    Default Re: Preferred Style Of Tire Chains?

    crazyal, I called Desmarais in Orleans, VT. They answered the phone "Champlain Valley Equipment", which has four other locations. He quoted me a price for studded chains and could order them. I didn't ask what brand they were.
    I ended up stopping by Nash Equipment right here in Colebrook, NH. They sell new and used equipment. They had a good selection of Trygg chains, from Norway. They also had used chains available, but not necessarily the exact size I needed. If I had more confidence and experience, I could have gotten a real good deal and probably cut them down to fit. But since they had the exact ones I needed sitting right there in the box, I went ahead and got the new ones. I had called around quite a bit, and they had the best price, plus they had them in stock. Now to put them on!
    -Jim

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    Default Re: Preferred Style Of Tire Chains?

    I found a pair of regular H pattern chains on craigslist. Trying to mount them Ihey were too long. After talking with a local used equipment dealer I followed his advise and mounted them anyway overlapping the ends by a foot or so.They added a lot of traction but ended up in the grooves between the lugs after running them.
    The next summer he got in a pair of double-ring H pattern, he said the double rings tend not to fall into the grooves like the single ring. They fit well and he gave me some bed springs and short pieces ofchain to use as tensioners. I am very pleased with the double ring chains for plowing my gravel driveway and they work well in the dirt/mud too. He told me they aren't good on pavement at moderate speed, so be careful if you travel on pavement..
    I was patient and waited for something to come up because they are expensive. I had bought the regular ones for $50, sold them on craigslist for $100. The slightly used (chrome worn on contact area) double rings went for $150.
    Net cost $100
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    Default Re: Preferred Style Of Tire Chains?

    Chains are pretty easy to mount. This will get you started. Nash - good idea.

    http://www.tractorbynet.com/forums/o...ghlight=chains

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