I know you asked about chains on the front only...
Just my experience - I had ladder chains on the back wheels. In snow over 10 inches deep, whether using my front snowplow or back blade, both resulted in the snow push steering the front of the tractor, forcing it sideways.
Traditional ladder chains on the front might help with forward traction, but are marginal in preventing sideways push steer.
Your location indicates North Dakota...Google says North Dakota averages 39 inches of snow annually, with the north averaging 10 inches more.
I'm in Northern PA...Google says we get 41 inches annually...mile long gravel driveway...portions at a measured 7% grade.
For me, the objectives are to move as much snow as possible - as fast as possible...and Euro style chains on all 4 wheels achieves those objectives.
Bit of pucker factor on initial purchase, but there is a direct payback in time savings and efficiency.
I have the OFA EKO BRAND, and I now - - OWN WINTER - - the tractor is unstoppable, I can push a lot more snow with every pass, the ride is smooth, I look forward to plowing...and I'll never be able to wear them out!
You might consider a pair of Euro style chains for the front, try them and decide...then you can always add rears if desired later.
I wouldn't recommend traditional ladder chains, they typically cause the bumpy rides mentioned above and for me, only provided limited performance improvement over bare rubber.
Good Luck with whatever you decide...//Terry