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    Silver Member zlock24's Avatar
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    Apr 2011
    New Martinsville, WV
    jd 445, kubota bx1500,wheel horse c-160, wheel horse h-520

    Default Tire chain recommendations?

    what do all you experts of TBN recommend as a good set of tire chains. I need a set for my 2wd '84 f-150. I was thinking tire chains instead of studs because my 2-mile long access road to the main state route usually has has packed ice from mid December through late February, plus I could use them in spring/summer in the mud out in the fields. So what is the best all around tire chains? and what is recommend for the best style of tensioners?

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    Veteran Member yelbike's Avatar
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    Near Winnipeg, Mb, Canada
    John Deere 2305, 2320,Z465

    Default Re: Tire chain recommendations?

    I've used the diamond pattern from peerless, I had great results. I broke one link spinning at the crest of a hill once but that was showing off my stupidity. I've also ran them a 120km/h on a frozen lake going to the cottage(again stupid) but the held tight. They've improved their tensioners now too. I have the old red chain through the hoop with the short bungee design. Installing was simple to do without moving the truck. Just re tension after a few hundred feet.
    Carefull what you aim for, Aim for nothing and you will achieve it with amazing accuracy.

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    Platinum Member B7510HSD's Avatar
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    Long Beach Wa.

    Default Re: Tire chain recommendations?

    I use cam locks install the chains and twist the cams to tighten them down piece of cake!! I run a bungy cord from cam to cam to keep them from coming open after I tighten them!

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