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    Tractor Chains and Concrete Floors

    Is anyone using any type of floor covering to protect your concrete floor from the tractor chains?
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    I never had to worry about chains on a floor, but have used 2''x6'' planks or 3/4'' plywood ripped length wise and layed down to bring bulldozers and other tracked machines into the shop before. For tire chains I'm sure you could get by with 1/2'' or even 1/4'' plywood for the winter. Hope this helps a little.
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    My uncle uses an old bed mat from his truck. Its the older rubber type.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Gizmo2 View Post
    Is anyone using any type of floor covering to protect your concrete floor from the tractor chains?
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    I kept my JD445 in the garage for about 12 years. Every fall, I'd install the chains and remove them every spring. I did not put anything down on the floor to drive on. There is no apparent damage to the concrete floor from driving the tractor in and out. I plan to use the same chains this winter on my 1026R.
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    I have regular chains for my 4110 and see no damage from backing into the garage. If you have v-bar chains then I would probably use plywood, an old peice of carpet (I am sure you have some shag left over?), conveyer belting or horse stall mats.
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    I dodnt put anything down, even with v-bar chains just driveing in and out dosnt seem to hurt the floor much.
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    I assumed the OP was wanting to put something down to avoid the rust spots?



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    Quote Originally Posted by Kennyd View Post
    I have regular chains for my 4110 and see no damage from backing into the garage. If you have v-bar chains then I would probably use plywood, an old peice of carpet (I am sure you have some shag left over?), conveyer belting or horse stall mats.
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    I am at least a week out from using the new floor and I would like to get something before I can use it. Tire chains on the 2320 are left on year round and with the floor finish the contractor put on I would hate to dig it up. Plus dropping off the forks and or the front bucket. Seriously thinking about Racedeck. Garage Flooring | Garage Tiles | Garage Floors | Garage Floor Mats | RaceDeck
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    Plywood strips.

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