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 02-19-2007, 12:27 Post: 139866
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 Tire Chain Installation

Yesterday when I was out on the 4310 clearing my driveway of some pretty deep snow with my rear-mount blower, I threw both chains. This is only my second season with them, but I didn't have this problem last year. I installed them by laying them down and driving over them, then locking them together as tightly as possible. Is there a better way?

By the way.... after I removed them I realized what a difference they make.






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 02-19-2007, 12:42 Post: 139868
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Are you using some rubber or heavy duty bungee chain tensioners? They keep the chains from bunching up on the tire under heavy load and spinning/slipping. Might help your problem with throwing chains.






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 02-19-2007, 17:09 Post: 139880
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My perferred way is: bucket on ground (warm garage) jack under drawbar, drap over tires hook at back. Run a while and retighten.

Out doors drap over tires drive forward hook at back drive and retighten.






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 02-20-2007, 12:38 Post: 139908
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HArvey hit on the key to it, drive them for a while and then retighten them. Even the tightest chains will move a little and settle into the gaps between tread bars, etc., and will become slack with use.

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