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post #1 of 12 Old 01-30-2019, 04:03 PM Thread Starter
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Tire chains

Any recommendations out there for tire chains for my 812? I've got 23x8.50 - 12 bar lugs now, but need some additional help when there's a bit of ice under the snow when plowing.

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Go with two link spacing.

If you have a spare set of turfs on rims in the same size, that would work better for chains than Ag treads.

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Re: Tire chains

I bought these ones and I'm pleased with them.

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Re: Tire chains

I bought these just so I could have some for my L model. Dont know if they are any good or anything else. They were just $39 a pair so I got em so if I do ever need chains I have em.
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ll try and if it dont fly I'll just try to delete it.
I guess a cpl days of "fake spring" has me in the mood but thats goin away tomorrow. It was 70+ here today and is supposed to be 17 saturday morning.
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I bought these just so I could have some for my L model. Dont know if they are any good or anything else. They were just $39 a pair so I got em so if I do ever need chains I have em.
I havn't posted any pics for awhile so I
ll try and if it dont fly I'll just try to delete it.
I guess a cpl days of "fake spring" has me in the mood but thats goin away tomorrow. It was 70+ here today and is supposed to be 17 saturday morning.
Those look like the same ones that I got for my walk behind too. I'm sure they all come from the same sunny chain factory in China.

The ones for the riders are quite a bit larger and more expensive unfortunately!
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Those look like the same ones that I got for my walk behind too. I'm sure they all come from the same sunny chain factory in China.

The ones for the riders are quite a bit larger and more expensive unfortunately!
Yea Im sure of that to, either make em fast or wear them around your neck lol!
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I agree with PA RedRider. Chains work better on turf tires. If you don't want the hassle of changing tire/wheels each season, Buy good quality turf tires, " read as expensive" Then add chains. Deflate the tire and install the chains as tight as you can. You should end up with some extra links. Do not cut them off as it will make re-installing them again hard. Just use a plastic wire tie so the ends don't whip around to catch something. Some chain sets come with tensioners, which are just 4 springs attached to a ring. Then re-inflate the tire. Ballast in the tire also helps. But you should use tubes. I use blue windshield washer fluid. But there are other ballasts that can be used. Of course wheel weights also help. I don't find chains tearing up the grass when I mow, but my lawn is not a putting green.
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+1 to all of that

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Some chain sets come with tensioners, which are just 4 springs attached to a ring.
A bungee cord looped back and forth serves as a poor man's tensioner.

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You really do not want to lose a chain in the snow. More so if your using a blower. If you don't realize you lost it, or can't find it, the blower will.
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You really do not want to lose a chain in the snow. More so if your using a blower. If you don't realize you lost it, or can't find it, the blower will.
That would be far to exciting, and rather expensive.......
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That would be far to exciting, and rather expensive.......
But the important thing is, the chain doesn't stay lost for long...
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Re: Tire chains

If you ever wrapped a chain around a axle you will take more time for sure mounting them.
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