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Tractor Chains
« on: February 11, 2008, 10:57:31 PM »
Hi All

I Just got a set of very good used Ring Chains for my Fordson's rear wheels, to be able to plough my driveway when it is a sheet of ice.

Would there be any advantage to getting the chains galvanized. Tractor is always parked in the garage when not in use.

Comments would be appreciated

Kenneth
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Re: Tractor Chains
« Reply #1 on: February 12, 2008, 07:59:19 AM »
No not at all.
You'll simply wear off the zinc coating when they are used, so why waste the money  :533

A good spray with oil before storage will preserve them for a long time, Kenneth.


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Re: Tractor Chains
« Reply #2 on: February 12, 2008, 11:06:17 AM »
Todd:

Thanks.

I will be leaving them on the tractor all year round, so as per your suggestion in the summer I will wipe them down with an oily rag


 :thanx

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Re: Tractor Chains
« Reply #3 on: February 12, 2008, 09:59:32 PM »
i can honestly say I've never seen a chain rott away  :ask...
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Re: Tractor Chains
« Reply #4 on: March 12, 2008, 08:35:03 AM »
Im going to attempt to make a set for my rover for next winter.They will be on a much smaller scale of course.They should help out alot for next years winter romp  :evilgrin
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Re: Tractor Chains
« Reply #5 on: March 12, 2008, 03:27:17 PM »
Im going to attempt to make a set for my rover for next winter.They will be on a much smaller scale of course.They should help out alot for next years winter romp  :evilgrin

They will NOT be appreciated by those following you. Chains of all types chew up the trail to the detriment of those who travel unchained.
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Re: Tractor Chains
« Reply #6 on: March 12, 2008, 03:43:35 PM »

They will NOT be appreciated by those following you. Chains of all types chew up the trail to the detriment of those who travel unchained.
John

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Re: Tractor Chains
« Reply #7 on: March 12, 2008, 06:01:45 PM »
This is what they are being made for .I dont use them in the summer i know the damage they can do.
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Re: Tractor Chains
« Reply #8 on: March 12, 2008, 07:31:04 PM »
The last time I was there (07) it seemed the majority of trucks were running chains at Winter Romp.
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Re: Tractor Chains
« Reply #9 on: March 12, 2008, 11:48:34 PM »
Niall,
a lot of the pictures I saw this year, the rigs had chains.
They obviously help but like John said, even in the winter that poor guy behind you who may not have chains is going to have a bugger of a time to get through. Which was evident in the pictures from this year.


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Re: Tractor Chains
« Reply #10 on: March 13, 2008, 12:24:01 AM »
Yeah, it definitely makes it much tougher for the others.
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Re: Tractor Chains
« Reply #11 on: March 13, 2008, 09:15:29 AM »
ill try not to make them tooo aggressive  :welder
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Re: Tractor Chains
« Reply #12 on: March 13, 2008, 09:39:20 PM »
Tony doesn't need chains ... he needs winches front and back attached to remote controled grenade-launching land anchors   :rofl
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Re: Tractor Chains
« Reply #13 on: March 13, 2008, 09:43:34 PM »
 :nono :evilgrin :evilgrin :evilgrin
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Re: Tractor Chains
« Reply #14 on: March 13, 2008, 09:44:49 PM »
 :wink 
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