Recent Topics
$14 5qt. QS 10w-40 syn blend + $5 GC - wallys
by lairdwd
07/21/18 09:06 PM
Synthetic from dino?
by S2K
07/21/18 08:35 PM
Voltage fluctuation 2012 Elantra
by schuylkill
07/21/18 08:28 PM
Tranfer Case 2016 GMC Sierra 1500 6.2 8 speed
by dareo
07/21/18 07:39 PM
Caliper slide pin questions
by ZZman
07/21/18 07:24 PM
Perfect Afternoon with F7Fs
by Yah-Tah-Hey
07/21/18 06:10 PM
Blending E85 to use as cleaner in non-FFV
by ltslimjim
07/21/18 05:33 PM
01 Tahoe instrument cluster replacement question
by mjk
07/21/18 05:25 PM
Reasonable price to pay some one to detail?
by Colt45ws
07/21/18 05:09 PM
FCA upheaval--Marchionne ill, Jeep CEO takes over
by Carmudgeon
07/21/18 04:42 PM
Duck Boat
by Zee09
07/21/18 04:23 PM
What are these valves and can I use them to...
by E150GT
07/21/18 04:06 PM
OBD Tool
by dawgn86
07/21/18 03:31 PM
Any experience with the new FA-4 oils?
by SubaJew
07/21/18 03:24 PM
What's the average life (in miles) of mc tires
by JeepWJ19
07/21/18 03:00 PM
Car Recommendation: haul an electric scooter
by brueggma1
07/21/18 02:54 PM
300ZX Starter replacement
by aquariuscsm
07/21/18 02:50 PM
Finally Let the HF/Greyhound Franken Mower Go
by javacontour
07/21/18 02:17 PM
You know its hot when...
by Chris142
07/21/18 02:09 PM
2015 Mazda 3 - Exhaust CAM Actuator Seal - HM Oil?
by buster
07/21/18 01:16 PM
Newest Members
ppreedom, krugger, jznwhite, S2K, tweak999
65524 Registered Users
Who's Online
71 registered (aquariuscsm, Astro14, AndyB, 11 invisible), 1445 Guests and 34 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Forum Stats
65524 Members
67 Forums
287437 Topics
4795157 Posts

Max Online: 3590 @ 01/24/17 08:07 PM
Donate to BITOG
Topic Options
#4695742 - 03/15/18 02:25 PM Keeping chains on snowblower
Donald Offline


Registered: 03/21/04
Posts: 20566
Loc: Upstate NY
I put chains on my 36" snowblower and they really help. At first I wondered if they would stay on, but they did so all was well.

Then one fell off. I need to put it back on. How can I make these semi- permanent?

I wonder if going in reverse caused it?
_________________________
2015 Subaru Forester 2.5 engine/CVT
2015 Ford F250 w/Powerstroke
2016 Subaru Crosstrek CVT (wife's)


Top
#4695768 - 03/15/18 03:00 PM Re: Keeping chains on snowblower [Re: Donald]
old1 Offline


Registered: 01/04/11
Posts: 1006
Loc: Columbus Nebraska
If you use what they call chain tighteners it helps a lot. I think they only make them for car chains though. You can just use very short bunge cords and pull them across from one side link to the other side 180 degrees across 2per wheel.
_________________________
2017 Nissan Frontier 4.0 5w30
1965 Mustang 200 c/4 10w30 QS defy
1964 Ford Ranchero 302 c/4 15/40 Delo
1929 ford model A No filters, and 15/40 oil

Top
#4695770 - 03/15/18 03:04 PM Re: Keeping chains on snowblower [Re: Donald]
LeakySeals Offline


Registered: 02/18/11
Posts: 6625
Loc: Hudson, NH
I've never needed them and I'm too fearful of them getting caught up in the auger and destroying the machine. Here's my 30" cutting through 23 inches of snow 2 days ago with nothing more than a spray of Pam.

_________________________
06 Escalade 6.0L AWD 160k. M1 5w30 Fram TG
03 Maxima 3.5L 152k ST HM 10w30

Top
#4695824 - 03/15/18 03:45 PM Re: Keeping chains on snowblower [Re: Donald]
boraticus Offline


Registered: 04/19/09
Posts: 2931
Loc: Canada
I spent 25 years clearing 130' long driveway with an 11% grade. Never needed chains. Good tires and some weight were all that was required.

Top
#4695828 - 03/15/18 03:53 PM Re: Keeping chains on snowblower [Re: Donald]
JLTD Offline


Registered: 12/15/17
Posts: 836
Loc: US
I've seen bungee cords used....cheap
_________________________
Hers: 2008 Jeep Liberty 135k, AMSOIL SS 5w30/same

His: 2015 4Runner SR5 1GR-FE 39k, AMSOIL OE 5w20/Wix

Top
#4695839 - 03/15/18 04:05 PM Re: Keeping chains on snowblower [Re: Donald]
EdwardC Offline


Registered: 11/14/13
Posts: 1889
Loc: Chicago, IL
A lot of older snow blowers have pretty terrible tires that really do benefit from chains, but newer designs like the Carlisle X-Trac (look just like the tires LeakySeals has) are just as good, and much easier to roll around than tires with chains.

Donald, are your tires pneumatic? If so, try release the air in the tires and tighten the chains. Then slowly air them back up and they should be tight.

Top
#4695920 - 03/15/18 05:35 PM Re: Keeping chains on snowblower [Re: Donald]
Donald Offline


Registered: 03/21/04
Posts: 20566
Loc: Upstate NY
My driveway is more like 1000' of category 4 dirt plus a parking area for several cars. The chains did a great job just need for them to stay on. My current tires are turf tires. It looks like this machine was made to be adaptable to a wide mower by adding a new front half and air cleaner.
_________________________
2015 Subaru Forester 2.5 engine/CVT
2015 Ford F250 w/Powerstroke
2016 Subaru Crosstrek CVT (wife's)


Top
#4695925 - 03/15/18 05:40 PM Re: Keeping chains on snowblower [Re: LeakySeals]
Donald Offline


Registered: 03/21/04
Posts: 20566
Loc: Upstate NY
Originally Posted By: LeakySeals
I've never needed them and I'm too fearful of them getting caught up in the auger and destroying the machine. Here's my 30" cutting through 23 inches of snow 2 days ago with nothing more than a spray of Pam.




Not sure how the chains would get caught in the auger since if one fell off totally it would just fall off in the path behind the snow blower. One would almost certainly notice. I assume the machine would try and turn since one tire now has a lot more traction than the other.
_________________________
2015 Subaru Forester 2.5 engine/CVT
2015 Ford F250 w/Powerstroke
2016 Subaru Crosstrek CVT (wife's)


Top
#4695972 - 03/15/18 06:32 PM Re: Keeping chains on snowblower [Re: LeakySeals]
Virtus_Probi Offline


Registered: 06/25/15
Posts: 4068
Loc: New England
Originally Posted By: LeakySeals
I've never needed them and I'm too fearful of them getting caught up in the auger and destroying the machine. Here's my 30" cutting through 23 inches of snow 2 days ago with nothing more than a spray of Pam.


I had a can of silicone spray, two cans of cooking spray, and a can of WD40 fail before I tried Rain-X windshield spray and that did the trick.
The first three all ran out and the WD40 nozzle just failed despite having plenty of product in the can.

That was a pretty nasty storm, huh? I went up and skied this morning and there was a nice 2' of snow pretty much all over the mountain.
_________________________
2014 Forester XT, 86000 miles
Last Change;
M1 5W30 d1G2
Tokyo Roki 15208AA170 filter

Top
#4696574 - 03/16/18 10:44 AM Re: Keeping chains on snowblower [Re: Donald]
old1 Offline


Registered: 01/04/11
Posts: 1006
Loc: Columbus Nebraska
The old style turf tires don't have nearly the traction of the new "snow hog" tires. I rarely use chains, except when the snowplow pushes up a mountain of packed snow into my driveway. Then, without chains you can shovel it out easier and faster than trying to get the blower to go into it.
_________________________
2017 Nissan Frontier 4.0 5w30
1965 Mustang 200 c/4 10w30 QS defy
1964 Ford Ranchero 302 c/4 15/40 Delo
1929 ford model A No filters, and 15/40 oil

Top