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I was thinking about putting on chains for the winter. Used for driveway primarily. But, the original JD tires have large cleats, and many of the chains probably will fall into the cleats making them ineffective. Have you all used chains on this tractor, or have you found just the tires were sufficient.
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I have a set of JD chains i bought before an impending blizzard a couple years back.
I find them very effective. Especially when you get some ice that forms between storms. Some cross links fall down between treads but not enough make them useless.

Just my opinion.
 

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I used chains on my 1025R with R4 tire. They work very well. I do recommend them.
 

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Chains on R-4's is a non issue.
 

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The JD 1-series chains that I've seen are 2-link and ride nicely on top of the lugs on the R4 tires.
 

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I was thinking about putting on chains for the winter. Used for driveway primarily. But, the original JD tires have large cleats, and many of the chains probably will fall into the cleats making them ineffective. Have you all used chains on this tractor, or have you found just the tires were sufficient.
Thanks in advance.
timothy--we here at GTT have a chain loving expert of no other kind, :lol: his wisdom is none matched by no other man alive.:laugh: :flag_of_truce:he has pics galore of his machines chained up in ALL SEASONS of the YEAR:mocking: his name is gizmo2-my hero:good2: u won't have any trouble with a set of chains on ur machine for the wintertime. even i run chains on r-4's here where i live for the winter. makes life a lot nicer, just make sure u get a good set of chain tenisoner's to hold ur chains on while working it. good luck:hi:
 

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Chains help a lot on the r4s on my 1026r. I find my 1026 just about useless on ice and hard packed snow without chains. With chains I seldom need to use 4wd for snow removal.
 

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tensioners ?

timothy--we here at GTT have a chain loving expert of no other kind, :lol: his wisdom is none matched by no other man alive.:laugh: :flag_of_truce:he has pics galore of his machines chained up in ALL SEASONS of the YEAR:mocking: his name is gizmo2-my hero:good2: u won't have any trouble with a set of chains on ur machine for the wintertime. even i run chains on r-4's here where i live for the winter. makes life a lot nicer, just make sure u get a good set of chain tenisoner's to hold ur chains on while working it. good luck:hi:
Don't chains come with tensioners ? IF not, does JD sell them ? If not, then where did you buy yours ?

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I was thinking about putting on chains for the winter. Used for driveway primarily. But, the original JD tires have large cleats, and many of the chains probably will fall into the cleats making them ineffective. Have you all used chains on this tractor, or have you found just the tires were sufficient.
Thanks in advance.
That just won't happen! The way the tire cleats are arraigned no crosschain can be entirely down between them. My dealer told me I wouldn't "need chains" with the 4wd... First time out plowing I just about got back up the driveway again after the first pass and had to finish the driveway with my chained up 2WD GX335 garden tractor w/blower.

You won't have a bit of trouble with this necessary investment, even with a backhoe subframe if you have one. My 1026 stays chained up from late Fall to end of snow season. :good2:
 

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I have used chains on my 1st JD 210, GT235 and now my 1026R (all turf tires). I would not be without them using the snowblower. As for the unsecured links on the inside of the tires, I use zip ties to tie them back to the side chains. Make sure you secure them the opposite direction of the forward rotation. I have never had a problem.
 

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On ice and snow, there is nothing that comes close to chains. That said, I didn't even need mine last winter with my 54" snowblower and an empty ballast box, with r4 tires. But I had them in the shop waiting in case I needed them...
 

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chain tenisoners

Don't chains come with tensioners ? IF not, does JD sell them ? If not, then where did you buy yours ?

Thanks in advance.
here is where u can get a set of them-ok i just copied and pasted from tractor supply, the price was $6.99 a piece. or u can go to tirechain.com-lots of them their to look at. good luck.


Security Chain Company ATV Tire Chain Tighteners
SKU #114434499

Available:
In Stores


 

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Rears only...

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Both front and rear...

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There are two kinds of people, people that have chains and people that wish they had chains.:lol:

chain tensioners, I've used bungee cord for over 28 years.
 

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There are two kinds of people, people that have chains and people that wish they had chains.:lol:
Yup!

Tire chains are a part of life where I live. We get frequent freezing rain storms plus have lots of steep hills. I guess if a person has a flat paved driveway this isn't the case so much.

I'm talking about chains on all 4s on our 4-wheel drive vehicles where we used to live. 8 miles of dirt road on the north side of the mountain (no sun in the winter). Many times with chains on all 4's and still getting wishy-washy on the road - look in the mirror and see no marks on the ice from the chains at all. Now that is scary!

So we starting using chains which always gave you some bite - a criss-cross pattern I guess. With regular cross chains you can easily have just the tire touching the ice instead of the cross chain. We needed chains to steer and stop as much as for traction to get going. So this is the type of chains we had for our vehicles.

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I have a steep driveway. When buying chains for my tractor, because of the experiences we had stated above, I wanted a tire chain that would always have contact. I opted for the Aqualine chains. Perfect solution for me plus they are very low profile - don't even feel them when running on hard frozen ground.

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Aquiline Tire Chains
 

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There are three kinds of people, people that have chains and people that wish they had chains and people who refuse to use chains on a 4WD.:lol:

chain tensioners, I've used bungee cord for over 28 years.
Fixed it. I knew that is what you wanted to say.:laugh:
 
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Imagine how embarrassed I am. Here I thought you got a 7000 series tractor when I seen this pic. because I just knew you were 7' tall. Then I seen where it says that's a 2320. You must be about what...5'5"? Boy, how embarrassed am I?! :hide::hide2::creep::doorclose: :laugh:
 

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Yup!

Tire chains are a part of life where I live. We get frequent freezing rain storms plus have lots of steep hills. I guess if a person has a flat paved driveway this isn't the case so much.

I'm talking about chains on all 4s on our 4-wheel drive vehicles where we used to live. 8 miles of dirt road on the north side of the mountain (no sun in the winter). Many times with chains on all 4's and still getting wishy-washy on the road - look in the mirror and see no marks on the ice from the chains at all. Now that is scary!

So we starting using chains which always gave you some bite - a criss-cross pattern I guess. With regular cross chains you can easily have just the tire touching the ice instead of the cross chain. We needed chains to steer and stop as much as for traction to get going. So this is the type of chains we had for our vehicles.

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I have a steep driveway. When buying chains for my tractor, because of the experiences we had stated above, I wanted a tire chain that would always have contact. I opted for the Aqualine chains. Perfect solution for me plus they are very low profile - don't even feel them when running on hard frozen ground.

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Aquiline Tire Chains
Where do you buy the chains? The website seems to be for dealers.

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