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09-21-12, 01:30 PM   #1  
Snow thrower tire chains

I know its early,but i was wondering about tire chains for my Ariens Sno-thro 7 H.P. snow thrower.

Tread is almost new,2007,but sometimes its difficult to throw/blow thru snow here in Northeast Massachusetts.


My question, is it worth while to purchase a set of tire chains,and if yes,what are the cons of doing so? I just do my asphalt driveway.

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09-21-12, 03:35 PM   #2  
The tire chains

Nothing grabs like chains. They will bite on ice, they will go up grades, and help you back up. Yeah they will scratcu up your garage floor, but it is worth it. Just make shure you get the right size for your tires, and snug them up real good.
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09-21-12, 04:41 PM   #3  
Thanks for your reply.

 
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09-24-12, 05:22 AM   #4  
I can't see any downside to them other then the extra cost of buying them.
Chains are only really bad at speed, which you'll never have to worry about with a snowblower.

 
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09-24-12, 06:18 AM   #5  
Thanks for your input. I had a notion chains would shake the heck out of the machine to.

 
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09-24-12, 06:41 AM   #6  
The chains

What will shake the s heck out of your machine, is an out of ballance impeller.
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09-24-12, 09:15 AM   #7  
The chains might give you a slightly less smooth motion on the handles but no faster than a snow blower goes you won't hardly notice it..... you will notice the added traction over ice


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09-24-12, 12:43 PM   #8  
Thanks everyone.. Your inputs are most appreciated

 
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