Garden Tractor Forums banner

1 - 12 of 12 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
89 Posts
Discussion Starter · #1 ·
I'm a truck driver and have only put chains on a truck a hand full of times. I guess I think if I have to chain up I should have already pulled over!
However chains are a necessity on my g14 and I have had to walk away twice. Any tricks to getting them on correctly.
Thanks Greg
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
89 Posts
Discussion Starter · #3 ·
I will give that a try.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
602 Posts
Probably best to watch a video.


Good luck.
 

·
Tractorfanatics.com
Joined
·
10,292 Posts
Wait until tomorrow morning, 4:46 a.m. Lay the chains on the ground, spread out behind, and aligned with the rear tires. Let sit outside for 37.75 minutes. Next, pour boiling water on your tires. Slowly back onto the chains. Secure hooks.

At the temps we're going to see in the morning, that should work.
 

·
Proud to be Deplorable
Joined
·
29,904 Posts
Make sure the chains are wide enough that they go down the sidewalls at least halfway to the rims. Get them as tight as you can with as much patience as you can muster. I always jack the tires up off the ground and turn the tires and adjust the chains. Reposition again and tighten again.

Some bungies on the inside and outside to tension any slack you did miss, you should be good then.
 

·
Electric Tractors
Joined
·
5,639 Posts
I found it easier to take the tire/wheel off the tractor and set it sideways on a bucket.

Put the chain on as tight as you can.

Then put the tire/wheel back on the tractor.

I do not use any springs of bungee cords.
 

·
Bush Hog Hoarder
Joined
·
2,359 Posts
Like others have said, jacking up the rear end is the easier way as long as you're doing it safely. Jack stands please.

My Case 444 with it's huge tires was a bit tricky, but patience is key.

For the extra few links, I use zip ties and zip them tightly. So far so good this year.
 

·
wabbit wangler
Joined
·
9,061 Posts
Since I don't mow with teh DragonFly I leave the chains on it year round. It makes a huge difference in the mud and going up the wooden ramps into the truck. Without the chains it will not climb those ramps.

I use the deflate, chain, and inflate method.
 

·
Tractorholic
Joined
·
3,097 Posts
Without the chains it will not climb those ramps.
I'm surprised Willie. My experience is rather the opposite, I tried loading with chains on wooden ramps once and the tires just kept slipping and spinning on the wood. Took the chains off and it loaded fine.
 
1 - 12 of 12 Posts
Top