Found super easy way to put chains on R4 rear tires.
Page 1 of 3 1 2 3 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 30
Like Tree169Likes

Thread: Found super easy way to put chains on R4 rear tires.

  1. Top | #1
    mike01's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2017
    Last Online
    Today @ 07:21 PM
    Location
    NY
    Posts
    1,267
    Thanks
    34
    Thanked 161 Times in 104 Posts

    Found super easy way to put chains on R4 rear tires.

    Hi all,
    Last year I struggled with chains, trying to find a way to put them on the rear R4 tires that didn't completely suck. I failed (I put them on, but all the ways I used sucked). This year, I stumbled on a way that was amazingly easy. When I was done, I was like, "Wait, that's it? I'm done??"

    The way is simple:

    1. Jack up the rear of the 1025r (put jack stands in place for safety).
    2. Engage the parking brake. This is the key!
    3. Drape the chains over the tires, spread them out and fasten them.

    The key is the parking brake. If you jack up the tractor without it, the tires will spin and the heavy chains will fall off when you try to put them on. This method is absurdly easy.

    Hope this helps some of you.
    mjncad, glc, Gizmo2 and 14 others like this.
    2019 X758, 54" Autoconnect deck
    2018 2032R, 220R Loader, dual rear SCV, hydraulic top link, SB1164 Snow Blower, RC2072 rotary cutter, BB5048L box blade, 42" Titan forks, BB2060L back blade

    Owned in the past:
    X570, X758 (2015), 1025R, X590

  2. The Following 4 Users Say Thank You to mike01 For This Useful Post:

    Kennyd (12-11-2017), North585 (12-12-2017), TheSilverFox (12-12-2017), Wj80 (12-13-2017)

  3. Remove Advertisements
    GreenTractorTalk.com
    Advertisements
     

  4. Top | #2
    jgayman's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2012
    Last Online
    Today @ 11:04 PM
    Location
    Central Pennsylvania
    Posts
    10,035
    Thanks
    371
    Thanked 1,660 Times in 1,257 Posts
    I do something similar with my 2720. I use a floor jack and only jack up one tire at a time and since it is only 2" off the ground I don't use jack stands. I'm never under any part of the tractor or tire. Instead of the parking brake I simply put the tractor in gear and that prevents the tire from spinning. I find it is easier to reach over and bump it into gear rather than trying to apply the parking brake with my hand. I lay the chain on the floor under the tire and then take a motorcycle tie-down strap, hook it to the ends of the chain and then just pull the chain up around the tire as it rotates. When it gets around to where I can latch it I bump the range selector into gear and that holds the tire in place.

    I then lower the jack and repeat on the other tire.

    My chains probably weigh 80+ lbs per tire and this is the easiest method I have come up with so far.
    2012 2720 -- 200CX Loader -- 54" Quick Attach Snow Blower -- Frontier LR5060 Rake -- Land Pride RB1660 Blade (Hydraulic Angle) -- Artillian 42" Forks -- Ken's Bolt on Grab Hooks -- Fit Rite Hydraulic top-link -- 2013 X500 for mowing duties

  5. Top | #3
    coaltrain's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2014
    Last Online
    Today @ 01:57 PM
    Location
    NW Penna
    Posts
    20,124
    Thanks
    1,092
    Thanked 3,100 Times in 2,263 Posts
    Quote Originally Posted by jgayman View Post
    I do something similar with my 2720. I use a floor jack and only jack up one tire at a time and since it is only 2" off the ground I don't use jack stands. I'm never under any part of the tractor or tire. Instead of the parking brake I simply put the tractor in gear and that prevents the tire from spinning. I find it is easier to reach over and bump it into gear rather than trying to apply the parking brake with my hand. I lay the chain on the floor under the tire and then take a motorcycle tie-down strap, hook it to the ends of the chain and then just pull the chain up around the tire as it rotates. When it gets around to where I can latch it I bump the range selector into gear and that holds the tire in place.

    I then lower the jack and repeat on the other tire.

    My chains probably weigh 80+ lbs per tire and this is the easiest method I have come up with so far.
    Similar process here. No way I could even think about lifting those chains up over the tire.
    ~Stan~
    It is what it is
    Knowledge is power, ignorance is bliss
    2520 w/200CX w/62D2

  6. Remove Advertisements
    GreenTractorTalk.com
    Advertisements
     

  7. Top | #4
    etcallhome's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Last Online
    Today @ 08:19 PM
    Location
    Preston County WV
    Posts
    13,503
    Thanks
    3,299
    Thanked 2,502 Times in 1,612 Posts
    Been jacking my tractor up for the past 18 yrs, on wheel at a time off the ground .No jack stands , lift chains up over the tire, hook the inside of the chain together , then tighten the outside , put on spreaders, done.
    Gene

    Have fun and be safe !!!
    USAR 8yr 8 mo SSG 99th ARCOM
    JD 1025R, H120 FEL 54" bucket, 54" mmm Auto Conn, 54" Front blade, JD back hoe ,JD IMatch, 48" Bush Hog tiller, Middlebuster from MF dealer, used King Kutter 5' rear blade, a new 47" JD Front blower and Original Tractor cab w/heater.
    We have a Red Honda Pioneer 700-4 (4 seater) w/soft top , doors, and winch.

  8. Top | #5

    Join Date
    Jun 2014
    Last Online
    Today @ 08:02 PM
    Location
    Berlin, MA
    Posts
    4,669
    Thanks
    95
    Thanked 880 Times in 674 Posts
    That all sounds like a lot of work! I took a piece of scrap OSB ad screwed some 2x3 pieces to it.

    Lay the chain across through the gaps, back the tractor over it, flip the chain over the tire and hook together. Drive the tractor off and do the same thing on the other side. No jack required.

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	20171211_163521.jpg 
Views:	27 
Size:	51.7 KB 
ID:	506793
    D160 Mower/Bagger.
    2014 2032R tractor/H130 FEL w/Bolt-On Hooks/54" Snow Plow/iMatch Quick-Hitch/County Line 5' Scraper blade/County Line Carry-All/Artillian 42" Forks & QH Adapter/JD Ballast Box/Frontier SB1164 3PH Blower/Leinbach PHD/Wallenstien BX42 Chipper

  9. The Following 5 Users Say Thank You to JimR For This Useful Post:

    BarryNWa (12-14-2017), Fury5 (12-17-2017), mjncad (12-12-2017), North585 (12-12-2017), TheSilverFox (12-12-2017)

  10. Top | #6
    jgayman's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2012
    Last Online
    Today @ 11:04 PM
    Location
    Central Pennsylvania
    Posts
    10,035
    Thanks
    371
    Thanked 1,660 Times in 1,257 Posts
    Quote Originally Posted by JimR View Post
    That all sounds like a lot of work! I took a piece of scrap OSB ad screwed some 2x3 pieces to it.

    Lay the chain across through the gaps, back the tractor over it, flip the chain over the tire and hook together. Drive the tractor off and do the same thing on the other side. No jack required.

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	20171211_163521.jpg 
Views:	27 
Size:	51.7 KB 
ID:	506793
    According to the picture shown you are about to put your chains on backwards (hooks facing inwards).
    2012 2720 -- 200CX Loader -- 54" Quick Attach Snow Blower -- Frontier LR5060 Rake -- Land Pride RB1660 Blade (Hydraulic Angle) -- Artillian 42" Forks -- Ken's Bolt on Grab Hooks -- Fit Rite Hydraulic top-link -- 2013 X500 for mowing duties

  11. The Following User Says Thank You to jgayman For This Useful Post:

    Kennyd (12-11-2017)

  12. Top | #7
    coaltrain's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2014
    Last Online
    Today @ 01:57 PM
    Location
    NW Penna
    Posts
    20,124
    Thanks
    1,092
    Thanked 3,100 Times in 2,263 Posts
    Quote Originally Posted by JimR View Post
    That all sounds like a lot of work! I took a piece of scrap OSB ad screwed some 2x3 pieces to it.

    Lay the chain across through the gaps, back the tractor over it, flip the chain over the tire and hook together. Drive the tractor off and do the same thing on the other side. No jack required.

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	20171211_163521.jpg 
Views:	27 
Size:	51.7 KB 
ID:	506793
    Ain’t no flipping up over for me. i have to use the tire turing to feed the chain up over.
    Superglidesport, OxPath and PJR832 like this.
    ~Stan~
    It is what it is
    Knowledge is power, ignorance is bliss
    2520 w/200CX w/62D2

  13. Top | #8
    Senior GTT Super Slacker Gizmo2's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Last Online
    Today @ 03:44 PM
    Location
    New York
    Posts
    34,447
    Thanks
    5,847
    Thanked 3,991 Times in 2,948 Posts
    Having/leaving two extra links on the outside side chain makes life good also. Hookup loose, tighten one link at a time as you adjust the chain set.
    Keith

    JD 2320, 200CX FEL/61" bucket , 46 BH/16" bucket, Artillian Forks, 72" Snow Blade, Landscape Rake, Ballast Box, PHD,
    BX42 Chipper, XUV 560 Gator, Z915B ZTrak

  14. Top | #9

    Join Date
    Jun 2014
    Last Online
    Today @ 08:02 PM
    Location
    Berlin, MA
    Posts
    4,669
    Thanks
    95
    Thanked 880 Times in 674 Posts
    Quote Originally Posted by jgayman View Post
    According to the picture shown you are about to put your chains on backwards (hooks facing inwards).
    I'm not putting them on. I just laid chains out so people could see how the board works.
    D160 Mower/Bagger.
    2014 2032R tractor/H130 FEL w/Bolt-On Hooks/54" Snow Plow/iMatch Quick-Hitch/County Line 5' Scraper blade/County Line Carry-All/Artillian 42" Forks & QH Adapter/JD Ballast Box/Frontier SB1164 3PH Blower/Leinbach PHD/Wallenstien BX42 Chipper

  15. Top | #10
    TJR345's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2016
    Last Online
    Today @ 12:18 PM
    Location
    Area 51 in Cambria,NY
    Posts
    3,774
    Thanks
    415
    Thanked 480 Times in 371 Posts
    I deflate the tire some put the chains on as tight as I can then air then back up.Never had a problem with loose chains.
    Kennyd, Gizmo2, North585 and 12 others like this.
    Tom

    2019 X590 with power mulch control and PF bagger
    30" mechanical tiller
    02 X595 with 62" deck,front thatcher and powerflow PTO kit
    3pt hitch with Heavy Hitch 45 JD loader
    12 JD suitcase weights
    JD/Brinly 3pt plow
    Frontier SS1036 3pt pto spreader
    (2) JS63C walk behind mowers
    TS 105 JD weed wacker
    tow behind 15 gal. sprayer
    Turftime 60" lawn roller
    Turftime 54" 3pt core aerator

  16. Remove Advertisements
    GreenTractorTalk.com
    Advertisements
     

Page 1 of 3 1 2 3 LastLast

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •