TIRE CHAINS-VRS-CABLE TRACTION

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  1. jimsmowin

    jimsmowin LawnSite Member
    Posts: 79

    WHICH DO YOU PREFER ? HAS ANY BODY USED CABLE ? WHARE DO YOU BUY ? WEB SITES ?
     
  2. GeoffDiamond

    GeoffDiamond LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Maine
    Posts: 1,651

    On Spot Chains

    Install them once, flick a switch to use them.

    Pros:

    Work well
    Just flick a switch to use the chains.

    Cons:

    Must be going 5 MPH to drop the chains.
    Speed can't exceed 25 MPH
    Cost 1500 dollars

    Geoff
     
  3. Deere John

    Deere John LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 327

    For pickup use where the wheels will be pulling more than just the vehicle's weight, use a brand name of v-bar tire chain.

    Find a chain supplier, or a cable/choker supplier in the yellow pages and chat them up about a set of good quality chains. For a pickup, I think the links are made from 0.300" wire, and the cost is about $90 per set. A set with over-centre cam locks eliminates the need for bungie cords unless you want to go fast.

    I carry two sets in my truck and my wife has a set in hers. She doesn't plow, but she can, and has, rescue me with the stretchy rope and chains where needed.

    You'll not regret buying quality, as they should last you years.

    Cable "chains" are only good as a net to hold firewood in your truck.
     

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