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Chain Tighteners

1838 Views 2 Replies 3 Participants Last post by  GeorgeL
I run a set of JD 2 link ladder chains on the turfs on my old JD855.

Learned a little trick this winter. I thought about last winter but didn't follow up on then.
I have a couple green bungee cords on the outside that hook up to 6 reasonably evenly spaced locations on the outside of the chains.

This fall I put 3 shorter yellow bungee cords hooked to the inside of the wheel.
All 4 wheels are turned to the widest setting. So there is no problem with clearance.

Seems to work great. Chains stay more evenly spaced across the tread of the tires, side to side.
And the cross chains stay straighter across the tread.

Anyone else do this ?
What has been the result for you ?

Good luck
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When I ran chians on my 445, I would let most of the air out of the rear tires, put the chains on, then pump up the tire. That worked great for me and I never had them slip if fall off.

I see a lot of the same things you are doing on the larger ag tires that have chains in my area.
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