Storing chains

Xfaxman

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Here is a unique thing that I put together for working with chains. It fits in a receiver hitch:

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Gordon Gould

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You people know how to make a guy feel like a slob with your nice neat shops. somehow I can never get there. I wonder if my chains would look that neat hung up instead of some on the floor of the one ton and and some of on the floor of the p/u and more draped on the winch plus a wood box full on the garage floor and another big box with 6 sets of tire chains.

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BackRoad

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Here's a chain "shortener" for those that may have never seen or made one for themselves.


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Ahhh Haaa - A new tool to build!

Anyone with ideas on a chain "lengthener"!!???
 

Xfaxman

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Anyone with ideas on a chain "lengthener"!!???

Yes, a chain with one hook.
 

marhar

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Denton NC
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Galvanized buckets, indoors, keep dry...Also makes it easy move chains around shed or to "work" by hanging bucket on convenient hook on tractor...
Agreed, This is the best way I have found. Easy to put the bucket on the carry all or in the back of the truck.
 

EddieWalker

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My two big chains are on the floor of my backhoe, right behind the seat. The rest are all in a 5 gallon bucket.
 

Doughknob

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greenboot

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Marblehead, OH
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Chains are great in some places but I find using lift sling straps much easier for most jobs. They are light weight and don't scratch as much. A 2" strap will hold up 10 tons, more than I can pull.
Tom
 

oldpilot

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Tire chains are heavy! I have two sturdy galvi nails hammered into facing studs. I hang the end crosspiece of a set of chains from one nail, then with a loud grunt put the other-end crosspiece on top of it. Then I do the same for the other set.

A couple of lighter nails on the outer edge of the same studs hold the only two tow-chains that I own. The longer one is doubled.
 
 
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