Snow chains

Discussion in 'Questions From New Drivers' started by Qbf594, Jan 3, 2021.

  1. Ol'Shusquatch

    Ol'Shusquatch Light Load Member

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    If I wanted to get political I would just say, that's why you don't buy this Chinese crap, but I don't want that.
    So why were you torturing those cheap chains like that?:)
     
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  4. Ol'Shusquatch

    Ol'Shusquatch Light Load Member

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  5. truckdriver31

    truckdriver31 Road Train Member

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    yea when you run them on payment. i use to see pieces of chains or the set on I-90 coming out of seattle by the TA before the pass. i ran out there every week from nc. never once put on a chain. i always carried 4 bags of singles.(8 single chains). only do the outsides of the tires.
     
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  6. Moose1958

    Moose1958 Road Train Member

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    Cheap or expensive, chains were the bane of my existence as a driver. One reason I hated going north of I 70 west of the Mississippi River in the winter. Took longer to install them with gloves on, and by the time I got them on my bare hands were numb. This is not something I will ever miss!
     
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  7. BUMBACLADWAR

    BUMBACLADWAR Road Train Member

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    No ,I'd just buy the heavy bastages in the feed sacks. Orange bungee with the 6 hooks help a lot..I can get 2 or 3 seasons out of them.
     
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  8. AKDoug

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    We carry Pewags. Believe it or not, I haven't chained up in 10 years and I'm in Alaska. Advantages of a dedicated route that has no big hills and good snow removal crews.
     
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  9. Professor No-Name

    Professor No-Name Road Train Member

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    I used the ones in the bags issued by a company i used to work for. Ran 70 west of denver a lot and never had any problems with them. I don't recall using bunges on them. Just made sure i always got em on nice am tight with no kinks anywhere. They always stayed tight an worked real well.
     
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  10. not4hire

    not4hire Road Train Member

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    Nothing wrong with Pewag. Trygg has been my preferred brand and like Pewag, they're not cheap. They even have a lightweight chain that I had very good experience with.

    All our trucks were equipped with chain pliers, spare crossbars and other parts.
     
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  11. LDLWells

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    I've abused the hell out of chains. I can only think they weren't on the tire properly to break. If you wanted a cheap repair you could always just buy a stronger link that screws on from the hardware store. Or cut the old one out with bolt cutters and put a whole new section in

    Just my preference but I like triple rails squared. They seem to grip a little better in the muck.
     
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