I always wait until we have at least a foot and a half of snow on the ground, the outside temperature is somewhere around 10 degrees F and last but not least, the FEL has to be off the tractor so that I need a jack before I put my front chains on.:thumbup1gif:
Sorry, But I don't understand the problem with putting on chains, even when I ran chains on my old craftsman LT with loaded tires, I still just let what little air was in the tires out, put the chain on , fill back up with air tight chains for the season. Maybe I don't mind dealing with chains from driving truck out west during chain law time. I havn't had the need for chains yet on the 1026R.
What a pain to have a chain come off when moving snow.
I agree with has15 let a little air out install chains then pump them up again. Takes out all the slack so they can't move around and work themselves off.