Tire Chains - Best Type?

Discussion in 'The Choo-Choo shop' started by Dan Gerber, Apr 10, 2018.

  1. Dan Gerber

    Dan Gerber Platinum Level Contributor

    This may be a little bit of a stretch for this forum, but here goes...

    I'm trying to decide between two types of tensioning systems for standard ladder-style link tire chains: Cam-type and Tensioner (Elastic or cable/spring)-type.

    I currently have a set of Peerless cable-type "chains" with cross-members laid out in a zig-zag configuration with elastic tensioning devices. Works well on my 2wd Toyota Tacoma for occasional light snow situations at the local So Cal winter resort areas (Lake Arrowhead, Big Bear, etc) but probably not so well out in the real world (Colorado, Minnesota, etc)

    Anyway, what are your experiences the the tensioning devices for "real" tire chains.

    Wrong forum? If so, please tell me where to relocate it to.

    Thanks in advance for your help.
     
  2. scubasteve455

    scubasteve455 Well-Known Member

    I have a set for my 2005 Chev Dura max Witch I don’t own.sold the ones I got are from Austria (German) I purchased them in 2007 when the Burgh got hit with 3 feet of snow in (1) night. It was Awesome. 1 inch shy of the 1950 snow storm. I’ll never forget shoveling that snow off my roof. I think the snow almost reached the gutters by a foot. But those chains are he ****. High Quality paid $250. For them used them once. Everyone’s Dodge Plow trucks blew holes in the tranny’s . They stayed up all night plowing. The did not let the water drain out of the snow. Big Mistake.
     
  3. scubasteve455

    scubasteve455 Well-Known Member

    I had people following me in my plow truck . Asking to plow them out. I told them $200.00 a driveway. Every one paid and we’re happy . One guy said I was nuts I told him I turned no one down. And they got in there house. I said I’d pay. If I did not want a heart attack. He called me the next day
     

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