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    I am going to put tire chains on the front of my 4wd New Holland TN75DA with R1's. Main reason is for plowing and having the ability to steer the snow plow. Any opinions on chain type or style? Rears are loaded and a 3 pt blower on the rear.

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    Default Re: Which tire chain style?

    What chains do you have on the rear or plan to put on the rear? I don't have front chains on as yet but have loaded R1s chained with aggressive ice chains "Talons" I believe and except for occasionally needing to brake steer when the fronts are on ice I can go anywhere I want. My owners manual says not to chain the front of mine as the chains will strike but as wide as I have the front set that is not a problem. Stress on the front drive line components is a concern and if I do need to chain the front it will be with none studded H ladder truck chains so that the front will give before the back and keep the front from trying to pull itself apart.

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    I don't have any on the rear. Was planning on just chaining the front. This is bad idea?

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    Are you on asphalt, concrete, or gravel. For paved surfaces duo grips are probably what your going to want for R1's road
    masters will likely fall between the treads. V bars will add more traction but have the propensity to tear up the pavement. If money is no object and you want maximum traction look at aquiline talon chains the mpc's from auqiline are also good. I priced the talons out for my tractor at $940 for the rear tires decided i don't need that much traction. Duo grips were about $450 with shipping

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    Default Re: Which tire chain style?

    Quote Originally Posted by sqdqo View Post
    I don't have any on the rear. Was planning on just chaining the front. This is bad idea?
    The short answer is yes but on a site with this many members some will disagree. Just about everyone will agree that a good set of chains on the back with loaded tires and a blower on the 3PH will work great. Those big rear tires were meant to provide the main traction and the fronts are meant for steering.

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    Default Re: Which tire chain style?

    These are working well for me. Not cheap new but I scored these off Craigslist.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vtsnowedin View Post
    These are working well for me. Not cheap new but I scored these off Craigslist.
    Wow Looks like you could climb a tree "still standing" with those things i did not realize the studs were that tall.

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    Default Re: Which tire chain style?

    I am on gravel, now hard packed snow & ice. I am putting a 9' hyrdo blade on the loader and am afraid I won't be able to steer with the blade pushing the front end around especially when angled. The road is 2-1/2 miles long. Too long to use the 3 pt blower on, I don't want any chiropracter bills. I was hoping just chaining the front end would be adequate as I can't afford rear chains right now. But I don't want to damage the front end either.

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    Quote Originally Posted by xring100 View Post
    Wow Looks like you could climb a tree "still standing" with those things i did not realize the studs were that tall.

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    Yup I've had that feeling more then once. And they are hardened steel to, even a diamond blade in a grinder takes time to cut a link. They should last me longer them Me will last me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sqdqo View Post
    I am on gravel, now hard packed snow & ice. I am putting a 9' hyrdo blade on the loader and am afraid I won't be able to steer with the blade pushing the front end around especially when angled. The road is 2-1/2 miles long. Too long to use the 3 pt blower on, I don't want any chiropracter bills. I was hoping just chaining the front end would be adequate as I can't afford rear chains right now. But I don't want to damage the front end either.
    I hear you on all of that, especially the 2 1/2 miles looking backward. My 0.6 miles is more then I want to do with my neck twisted so I picked up an 8 ft. Fisher with side wings. It doesn't push me sideways in normal snow but does if I'm rolling a frozen bank back.
    Rear chains are expensive, ones like mine in 13.9x28 run about $1100 new but they are worth it as they will save you time and fuel when you can go all the way up and all the way back without spinning a tire. As fuel prices climb the value of your chains will go up each year.
    I don't know what to tell you about just doing the fronts, I would check your owners manual and talk to the mechanics at your dealership to see if there is a warranty voiding problem with doing this. An early front end rebuild will cost much more then a set of rear chains and will come at the worst time as far as tractor needs go. On the other hand an operator with enough sense to let off when it starts spinning and go easy when the wheels are turned to the stops could go for years if the front end is heavy enough to begin with.

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