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    Quote Originally Posted by Garandman View Post
    Windy Ridge is the local distributor for Ofa chains. They are hardened Boron steel made in Finland. Maybe overkill but they work great.

    I got my UTV chains at Labonville they carry TRYGG chains, made in Norway

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    Front tires are 27x8.50-15. Most sellers don’t have them, especially in a diamond pattern, although they are considered ATV chains. Didn’t think ladder chains would work well on the front wheels. Windy Ridge seems to do a lot of tractor chains and shipped them right out. $130.



    L series require spacers on the rear wheels. About an hour to install.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Garandman View Post
    Front tires are 27x8.50-15. Most sellers don’t have them, especially in a diamond pattern, although they are considered ATV chains. Didn’t think ladder chains would work well on the front wheels. Windy Ridge seems to do a lot of tractor chains and shipped them right out. $130.
    good price, the similar Trygg chain thru Labonville would be $175 + shipping

    What did it take to stretch those things on ? I had to let the air out of my tires, AND borrow a $300 stretching tool from a local contractor

    2 full winter seasons, going on the 3rd, still haven't had to take up any chain slack

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    After losing one of the ATV diamond chains, called up Windy Ridge and ordered another set. A month went by. Called them up, and they are out of stock and don’t know when replacements will be in. Pretty poor service.

    Problem is most ATV chain manufacturers don’t make a size that fits 27-8.5x15. Wound up ordering these ladder chains from tire chains dot com.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Garandman View Post
    After losing one of the ATV diamond chains, called up Windy Ridge and ordered another set. A month went by. Called them up, and they are out of stock and don’t know when replacements will be in. Pretty poor service.

    Problem is most ATV chain manufacturers don’t make a size that fits 27-8.5x15. Wound up ordering these ladder chains from tire chains dot com.
    how on earth did you loose a chain

    Labonville has Trygg chains (diamond pattern) for $190, after 3 winters, my chains are still snug, and have never had any slack taken up

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    I don't have front chains however I run two bungees across the wheel on each side of the rears in order to keep the chains that much more snug.

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    Guaranteed that now we’ve replaced them, I’ll find the lost chain.
    Quote Originally Posted by butcher bergs View Post
    I don't have front chains however I run two bungees across the wheel on each side of the rears in order to keep the chains that much more snug.
    Did that with the rear OFA’s but found if the tension was adjusted exactly as they advised, they stay in place perfectly.

    Because the fronts turn think tension is more critical. I’ve half-assedly safety wired the closures on the new ones in case they came loose rather than bent or broke. Now that I th8nk on it, goung to buy some SS quick links to back up the stock closures.

    Quote Originally Posted by RandyO View Post
    how on earth did you loose a chain

    Labonville has Trygg chains (diamond pattern) for $190, after 3 winters, my chains are still snug, and have never had any slack taken up
    Didnt know you got a tractor?

    If I knew where the chain went, it wouldn’t be lost and Id know if it came loose, bent, or broke. Maybe the chain fairy took it? With FEL loads and turning, they have a hard life.

    Here are the ATV chains Labonville lists.

    https://www.labonville.com/ATV--Stud...ins_c_603.html

    Note none of those are available in 27-8.5x15.

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    About the time I get my chains all good and tight but not too tight and not hitting anything, it's spring. The front ATV diamond on mine (same size as yours) have been a pain, the tensioner hangs low enough that it's broken the grease fittings off both tie rod ends. I removed the lever and replaced it with a link on the inside. I've cut them down a few times. As you know, turning is unlikely with only the rear chains. Thinking two sets of tires might be handy, except for the loaded rears. Maybe I need a winter and summer tractor.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Garandman View Post
    Note none of those are available in 27-8.5x15.
    wheel size don't matter a 27" tire is 27" tall whether it's on a 12" wheel or 15" wheel

    a call to Labonville will tell you which size, my guess is the same size I have, listed for a shorter, but wider tire

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    yay to Honda motors, took my backhoe out of storage today, the little Honda GX160 started first pull. needed air in one of the tires, ready to go to dig my first test pit of the season. Most of the local roads are posted 4 tons, I can get to work while most guys have to wait till posting comes down

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    Took her tire chains off a little early this year , who knew winter would show up again.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TIMMYDUCK View Post
    Took her tire chains off a little early this year , who knew winter would show up again.
    I "was" gonna take the chains off my UTV last week, went to move my utv from where it was parked.

    argh ! dead battery, so I never took em off, battery was fucked, wouldn't take a charge, I killed it by leaving the key in the on position and went below freezing. Kudos for NAPA having the right battery in stock, I'all set up for tomorrow morning early, I'm going shopping during senior hours 5:30am-7:00am, hopefully there will be eggs in the store, with the TP shortage, hens musta gone on strike

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    Quote Originally Posted by TIMMYDUCK View Post
    Took her tire chains off a little early this year , who knew winter would show up again.
    Is that a Ford?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gixxer View Post
    Is that a Ford?
    New Holland so yes in a lot of aspects I suppose, since this is a 2000 model .

    The original New Holland Machine Company was founded in 1895 in New Holland, Pennsylvania; it was acquired by Sperry Corporation in 1947, then by Ford Motor Company in 1986, and then by FiatAgri in 1991, becoming a full-line producer. In 1999, New Holland became a brand of CNH Global (NYSE: CNH), which was majority-owned by Fiat Industrial.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TIMMYDUCK View Post
    Took her tire chains off a little early this year , who knew winter would show up again.
    Sorry, took our winter tires off Saturday. My bad.

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    My procrastination pays off, took this before today's snow.
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    Snows like this one really make me wish I'd bought a tractor instead of the ZT.

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    Had to do the front axle knuckle seals on the B2620. Not a hard job, just made way easier if you have a heavy duty large set of snap ring pliers.

    Will find out later today if everything is holding oil.

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    You guys leave your tractors out, partially covered overhead, or inside?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gixxer View Post
    You guys leave your tractors out, partially covered overhead, or inside?
    Preferably covered mine is a TC33D model that will fit in a standard garage with the ROPS system at half mast.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gixxer View Post
    You guys leave your tractors out, partially covered overhead, or inside?
    Inside, on a charger.

    Most expensive asset....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Garandman View Post
    Inside, on a charger.

    Most expensive asset....
    Just curious, I see it both ways.

    My neighbor has what seems to be a very very old blue ford tractor.

    Keeps it outside, very far from the house, with just a tarp over the seat

    But it fires up every time!

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    Cold diesels are not your friend.

    My grandfather kept his 2N in a lean-to behind his shed, just enough to keep the rain off it. Used to fire right up in the middle of winter, had to let it idle for a little while to warm but she was a reliable little thing. We kept our John Deere diesel in a garage plugged in and she still didn't like to start when it was cold.

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    coulda been worse, in '93 we got 40", only 8" this morning, I'm not even gonna plow it, rubbish truck came this morning to empty my dumpster, packed a track down pretty good

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gixxer View Post
    You guys leave your tractors out, partially covered overhead, or inside?
    I started out putting it under cover, but bikes and car projects took over. No troubles in 3 years outside other than a little paint fading and cleaning snow off. Seat belt freezes up. Tried the block heater once to verify it works, since then 5-10 seconds on the glow plugs works down to -5. Definitely need to let it warm up before driving, the hydrostatic trans does not like cold oil.

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