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TIRE CHAINS.......HELP
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Jack    Posted 02-08-2003 at 15:52:35       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Got a question for this board.I got a set of chains that are 14'4"x36".Double linked.Is there a way to tell what they fit by the lengh? I have looked at different web sights and can't find nothing for the size verus length.can you help.I know that I can put them on a tire and guess but ...you know how heavy they are.WOW.. about killed me getting them in my pickup..I know why now they are like new and only used once.LOL


Murray    Posted 02-08-2003 at 17:04:08       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Hi Jack, there is not much of a problem to make the chains over to fit what ever size you require.
When redesigning chains if larger than required thay can be made smaller. Prephaps post on the type of tractor and tire size and some one will give you the required length. I did a posting last fall on the MF board and received the information instantly. I had to lenghten the one's from an 8n to MF135. There is a couple of different types of rather large tools to preform this job. Cheers, Murray


buck    Posted 02-08-2003 at 16:31:15       [Reply]  [No Email]

Just for talking purposes they are going to fit a tire that is 55 inches in diameter here the side chain is on the tire and 67 inches in total diameter. I get this by dividing the 14'4" by 3.14 to get the 55 inches and then add a total of 12 inches for the 67 inches. 12 inches arrived at by assuming that the side chain will be 6 inches from outside diameter of tire.


Salmoneye    Posted 02-08-2003 at 16:25:13       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Well...

I spose you could take the 14'4" and convert to hundredths as in 14.333...Then divide by pi, 3.141592654...this will give you 4.56 feet (or thereabouts)...Theoretically this is the diameter of the circle that those chains will wrap around...As for the 36" width...that is one darn wide tire...

Pretty sure this does not help...But at least I had fun...

;-)


PS    Posted 02-08-2003 at 16:37:03       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I am betting that those chains came off a log skidder...

Just a guess...

Salmoneye


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