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    6x4 Drive Chain

    Is it recommended to replace or shorten the drive chains on a 6x4 gator?

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    I would replace them. If the chains have stretched enough to require removing links, odds are good they have stretched enough to begin breaking in the near future.
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    Have you tried to adjust them?

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    Yeah the wheels are as far apart as they go. Both chains fell off when I pulled it into the shop this morning.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TruckFarmer55 View Post
    Yeah the wheels are as far apart as they go. Both chains fell off when I pulled it into the shop this morning.
    Time to replace. Check the sprockets too. If they are sharply pointed or hook shaped replace them too.

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    Alright. I'll get that this Tuesday. Thanks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by xcopterdoc View Post
    Time to replace. Check the sprockets too. If they are sharply pointed or hook shaped replace them too.

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    I will add if the new chain does not seat in the old sprockets correctly the old sprockets will prematurely wear the new chain. I would consider new sprockets a must.
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    They need to be replaced. They have sharp points and some teeth are curved.
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