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 02-18-2008, 11:13 Post: 151446
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I have a TZ 18 w/frontloader & recently added a backhoe.

Since installing the BH, I have been experiencing problems wiith keeping the snow chains on.

No matter how tight I make them, eventually they ride over the tire. I use spreader to keep them snug but they still walk off the wheels. I have turf tires w/ diagonal treads so I even tried putting the chain within the treads...doesn't help much. Any suggestions will be appreciated!






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 02-18-2008, 11:43 Post: 151447
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I am not sure how chains "walk off" a tire.... can't visualize it. But..... when you add a back hoe the tire profile will change due to the added weight.

Have you tried adding more air pressure to the tires?

By spreader do you mean the rubber bungee things that snug up the chains?






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 02-18-2008, 13:21 Post: 151449
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R U using the brakes to turn? Many times the side ways slide will start to creep the chains off the tire. For some odd reason once they start off the tire they will continue to work off even on level ground.

Been there a few times and it always seems like it happens in the worst possible place and weather.






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 02-18-2008, 16:59 Post: 151454
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The tires are loaded since I cut grass on some steep hillsides. The equipment dealership where I had the BH installed increased pressure. Yep...chain spreaders are the rubber bungee type cords.






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 02-18-2008, 17:06 Post: 151455
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RichieR U using the brakes to turn? Many times the side ways slide will start to creep the chains off the tire. For some odd reason once they start off the tire they will continue to work off even on level ground.Been there a few times and it always seems like it happens in the worst possible place and weather.



Nope, not using brakes to turn. As you mentioned, they'll even begin to move off the tire even on level ground. Boy are you correct about having it happen in the worst weather. Got caught half way down my steep, ice,snow covered gravel drive last week during a snowstorm and one chain slid off. Couldn't drive it down to the main road since the chain would've damaged a few hydraulic hoses. Had a difficult time getting that chain off since the links were frozen in place. Kind of a drustrating problem. Maybe I need to adda few links to the chains. Dealer claims he never had this problem before???






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 02-18-2008, 17:33 Post: 151456
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Richie I can't recall loosing a chain on level always on side slopes or skidding a tire thru a turn.

How far over the sides of the tires do the side links lay? I would expect the side chains should be at least 1/3 of the sidewall from the tread.






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 02-18-2008, 22:37 Post: 151460
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Richie I can't recall loosing a chain on level always on side slopes or skidding a tire thru a turn.How far over the sides of the tires do the side links lay? I would expect the side chains should be at least 1/3 of the sidewall from the tread.



Harvey, the chains are short as they lay on the sidewall which may be the problem now that the BH has been installed. To compensate for the added weight the dealer increased tire pressure. Do you think I should add two more links on each cross chain to bring the chains lower on the tire? Thanks for your replies!






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 02-19-2008, 06:05 Post: 151461
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I would try that maybe even 3 or 4. Get your self a chain tool. I/we repaired chains for years with a cold chiesel, hammer and anvil. Chain tool is just so slick.

My #9 picture shows mine about 1/2 way down tires. Mine are homemade from used town truck chains. I'd take coffee and donuts up there and beg their old worn out chains. My fronts are a tad longer they are tuff on the tie rod boot so I only run them when I have to.

Some of my X chains are welded together to get lenght, their chains are worn bad and broken. All mine are longer than probably needed. But I don't think long hurts. But as I stated B4, I have shucked 1 a couple of times sliding sideways and still putting power to the wheels.

Bottom line when adding; These are not high speed precision machines. Chains don't need to be purty. I use bolts to bolt cross links together. I weld them together. I have used store bought repair links. Use what ever works and is cheap and easy.






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 02-19-2008, 10:45 Post: 151464
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I would try that maybe even 3 or 4. Get your self a chain tool. I/we repaired chains for years with a cold chiesel, hammer and anvil. Chain tool is just so slick.My #9 picture shows mine about 1/2 way down tires. Mine are homemade from used town truck chains. I'd take coffee and donuts up there and beg their old worn out chains. My fronts are a tad longer they are tuff on the tie rod boot so I only run them when I have to.Some of my X chains are welded together to get lenght, their chains are worn bad and broken. All mine are longer than probably needed. But I don't think long hurts. But as I stated B4, I have shucked 1 a couple of times sliding sideways and still putting power to the wheels.Bottom line when adding; These are not high speed precision machines. Chains don't need to be purty. I use bolts to bolt cross links together. I weld them together. I have used store bought repair links. Use what ever works and is cheap and easy.



Thanks again Harvey! I have seen cold repair links on the shelf at my local tractor supply shop so I think I'll use them. [OR...This may even give me an excuse to buy an arc welder and install the links old school].






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 02-19-2008, 14:49 Post: 151466
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OR...This may even give me an excuse to buy an arc welder and install the links old school].




Hey Richie, change "excuse" above to reason. Will hold up better in the discussion phase to buy. Smile kt






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