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    Help with tire chains on X580

    I got JD chains for my X580, but I can't get them tight to the tire. The aggressive tread on the X580 rear tire is not
    helping either. I jacked up the back of the tractor, put the chains on, and can clip and latch everything, but the chains
    are loose. I'm worried that if they are too loose, they will damage the gas filler hose on the left rear fender. The bag the
    chains came in say they are the correct chain for that size tire. Hopefully there is a fellow X580 owner that has chains
    on their tractor and will be kind enough to tell me how they got them on. Thanks for the help.
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    Quote Originally Posted by our1vue View Post
    I got JD chains for my X580, but I can't get them tight to the tire. The aggressive tread on the X580 rear tire is not
    helping either. I jacked up the back of the tractor, put the chains on, and can clip and latch everything, but the chains
    are loose. I'm worried that if they are too loose, they will damage the gas filler hose on the left rear fender. The bag the
    chains came in say they are the correct chain for that size tire. Hopefully there is a fellow X580 owner that has chains
    on their tractor and will be kind enough to tell me how they got them on. Thanks for the help.
    Most often chains will come a little on the big side, have you measured by simply overlapping to see if taking out a cross section or two would help. I ended up taking out three on my chains and like you said, they were bought for a specific tire size.
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    Put your chains on loose,while jacked up,let some air out of the tire.Get them as tight as you can and inflate tire back up,this will make them tight.
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    I just went through the same thing. I tried to put Deere TY24328 chains on 24X12X12 tires and ended up removing one cross link to get them tight.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TJR345 View Post
    Put your chains on loose,while jacked up,let some air out of the tire.Get them as tight as you can and inflate tire back up,this will make them tight.
    This is how I normally install them. However even when installed correctly the cross links will have a little slack. Believe me you don't want them really tight. The dealer put my chains on for the first time. They had the tires way over inflated probably to tighten them up. The wheels spun easily and rode rough. After dropping the air pressure to 10 lbs they drove and rode better.

    Here are a couple pictures of my chains. You can see they have a little play in them.
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    Like the others have said , it’s not unusual to have to cut chains down a bit as they are made to fit multiple tire sizes.
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    I also have a x580 (HDAP tires), with a brand new set of JD chains still in the bag waiting for me to install them. The bag does state they are for the 24x12x12 tires so I'll have to wait and see how they fit.

    If they fit anything like the chains did on my Craftsman after I put new tires on it, I may use the same tricks on the 580. On the CM, I had to hook the chains on the inside as far as I could and then on the outside as far as I could. This meant using the links closest to the cross chain. With the OEM tires, I could never get it to reach those links, too tight, but with the same size replacement tires they were too loose. To tighten them up, I used heavy, 12" black rubber bungees, not the cheapo braided color ones. Hooked them up in a V pattern across the outer rim. This provided more than enough tension to remove the slack.
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    You're better off with a slight amount of slack rather than having them too tight. Most chain installation instructions state that you shouldn't reduce air pressure when installing the chains and then re-inflate to tighten them. Tight chains are prone to breaking.

    Chains should be fitted to the O.D. of the tire by shortening the side chains and removing cross bars if necessary. The side chains should be well over the shoulder and at about equal distance on the sidewalls.

    Finally the spreader should be used to tighten the outer side chain to take up any remaining slack.

    Here's more information: https://www.tirechain.com/Snow-Chain...structions.htm
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    I've never had a problem with chains doing it the method of lowering air pressure to snug/tighten then reinflate to spec pressure,not over inflate to make them tight.This will allow the sidewalls to be tight and allow some movement on the cross link.It's not a one shot deal,it may take a few times to get it right,just as rotating the wheel around to get the chain adjusted as straight as possible and the cross chain even.When all is said and done a test drive to let the chains move and settle in is necessary.If loose I let a little air out to make adjustments then air back up to specs.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Superglidesport View Post
    You're better off with a slight amount of slack rather than having them too tight. Most chain installation instructions state that you shouldn't reduce air pressure when installing the chains and then re-inflate to tighten them. Tight chains are prone to breaking.

    Chains should be fitted to the O.D. of the tire by shortening the side chains and removing cross bars if necessary. The side chains should be well over the shoulder and at about equal distance on the sidewalls.

    Finally the spreader should be used to tighten the outer side chain to take up any remaining slack.

    Here's more information: https://www.tirechain.com/Snow-Chain...structions.htm

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