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    Default Re: You're method of 'chaining'

    I put 2'x8' sheets of OSB down first then I lay out my v-bars and drive over them in the shop. I zip tie the loose ends and use tensioners on all 4 tires. I leave the OSB down all winter to protect the floor. It takes 1.5 to 2 hours for all 4 tires.
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    Default Re: You're method of 'chaining'

    Quote Originally Posted by groundcover View Post
    I lay mine out road side up,tie a short rope from the side chain through the wheel to the other side chain. Drive forward and pull the chains up over the tires. Hook em up and off you go, no lifting or jacking.
    i do mine the same,couldn't be easier.

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    Default Re: You're method of 'chaining'

    Chains hung up and checked chains when I took them off, that way ready to install when needed.
    Block front wheels, jack one side of tractor at a time, put chain over the wheel, with tractor in N you can spin the wheel till the ends come to front or back (you decide) of fender, connect the back side chains together ,move around to front of wheel adjust chain on the wheel to get the tightest fit, connect the front fastner, put on spreader, spin the wheel...adj if needed, lower jack & then do the other side.
    Of course this is done on a flat surface , no need to climb under tractor, total time to install 15-20 min both sets of chains.
    Have fun and be safe !!!

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    Default Re: You're method of 'chaining'

    Quote Originally Posted by Don87 View Post
    I purchased mine with turf tires, because of the chain issue. I lay my chains on the ground, then back over them and pull the front side up over the tires.
    After some grunting and cussing, they go on
    About the same here...I do this in a garage though.
    4 link ladder type chains (turf tires 41x14x20) aren't too heavy (70-80 lbs would be my guess), so it's not too bad lifting one end over the tire.
    Roy Jackson

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    Default Re: You're method of 'chaining'

    Quote Originally Posted by whistlepig View Post
    I jack one wheel up at a time and roll the chain on to the tire. I like the chains tight and rolling the tire lets me center the chains and locate the chains in between the lugs on the tire. I also safety chain the "tails" of the chain and the chain binders. Rolling the tire makes this easier for me also. It also makes it easier for me to put the tenisioners on.
    I do my 2 link ladder chains like this too. I need my chains tight in order that they don't hit the side of the fender. I'd never be able to get them tight if I couldn't rotate the wheel while putting them on.

    Vic

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    Default Re: You're method of 'chaining'

    We also do what it the way whistlepig does.
    Kubota B1750 with chains on all 4 turf tires. CC1440 & GT2550

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    Default Re: You're method of 'chaining'

    BX25 here, so R4 tires.

    I haven't had to use the chains yet but I did test fit them.

    I put chains on the front tires. If I'm turning I want the tractor to turn and, I'm thinking, if I ever load up the loader with snow the extra weight will be over the front anyway...lock in the front wheel assist if needed and off ya go.

    I did the test fit by having the front bucket push down and up comes the front wheels. I could get the chains exactly where I wanted and then just let the wheels back down.
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    Default Re: You're method of 'chaining'

    Not having a shop floor to work on I'm in the drape them over the top and drive forward ,group. Talon ice chains on loaded R1s 13.9x28" tires The chains weigh about 130 lbs per side. After I fitted them to my tires. (I had to lengthen them ) I cut off all but one extra link each side to avoid wiring slapping tails. I don't want to find a lose wire sticking out of a spray of beet juice. They will be on all winter as I work in the sugar bush and move snow.

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    Default Re: You're method of 'chaining'

    Using the BH support legs, I lift up the rear of the tractor so both wheels are off the ground. Install chains, makes it easier being able to rotate wheels easily. Drop rear wheels and lift fronts using the FEL, when done, remove BH for winter and put on rear blade. Reverse in the spring.
    Jim

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    Default Re: You're method of 'chaining'

    Quote Originally Posted by NevadaMOGuy View Post
    BX25 here, so R4 tires.

    I haven't had to use the chains yet but I did test fit them.

    I put chains on the front tires. If I'm turning I want the tractor to turn and, I'm thinking, if I ever load up the loader with snow the extra weight will be over the front anyway...lock in the front wheel assist if needed and off ya go.

    I did the test fit by having the front bucket push down and up comes the front wheels. I could get the chains exactly where I wanted and then just let the wheels back down.
    no offense - but you are creating MORE work for your BX when in 2 wheel drive with chains on the front. either leave it in 4wd all the time in snow or take chains off. Your BX is too light to be pushing snow in 2wd all the time since it cannot steer in 2wd.

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