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Tire Chains?

I have a couple questions on chains. i have run them before on my atv and my on big tractor my dad and i use for plowing.

1. On a 4wd whats the best set of tires to put them on? front or rear?

2. I know you cant go fast with them on but what is the fastest you can go 20mph?

3. any good tips in getting on on good and tight?

the reason i ask is because we currently have about 18 inches of snow built up and i have stuff stored back in a long drive way that is all snow im going to be towing in a 6x12 enclosed uhaul trailer. i bought a set of chains for my 31s tonight and tighteners.


so any advice would be great.


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Obv u want them around the front wheels because w a 2wd in 18 inches of snow towing a trailer you already have a ****ton of traction.
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Good ****ing luck with that! Got Jesus?
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don't forget to chain up the trailer tires
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aaron thanks for the serious answer.


come on guys im serious stop filling my thread with bs plz
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I plow with the Ex with chains...

#1 You WILL NOT want to do 20 even with chains...if you need chains, you don't need to ask "how fast can I go"...10 is not fun.

#2 Only reason to put chains on the front is to increase your braking or steering traction...not many people do fronts w/o doing rears first, but YMMV

#3 Why not plow with said tractor BEFORE pulling in trailer...

#4 Why the hell are you pulling a 12ft box trailer with a Ranger? Hopefully not far and with not much weight!

Also tighten the chains, and retighten after a short while of driving on them.
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I plow with the Ex with chains...

#1 You WILL NOT want to do 20 even with chains...if you need chains, you don't need to ask "how fast can I go"...10 is not fun.

#2 Only reason to put chains on the front is to increase your braking or steering traction...not many people do fronts w/o doing rears first, but YMMV

#3 Why not plow with said tractor BEFORE pulling in trailer...

#4 Why the hell are you pulling a 12ft box trailer with a Ranger? Hopefully not far and with not much weight!

Also tighten the chains, and retighten after a short while of driving on them.

Yah lol my response was sarcasm. His truck isnt gonna tow shut in the summer or winter. And on the fire truck our max speed is 30mph and they still break off and whip around
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my tractor is no were near were my stuff i have stored is.


im think i have another set of chains that might fit or they are 2 big that i can cut down and make fit im going to look and see chains on all 4 tires i def sholdnt get stuck.


Uhauls web site says i can tow there box trailer
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Uhauls web site says i can tow there box trailer
There rating's are for trucks in good working order....
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There rating's are for trucks in good working order....
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Technically, rear axle and trailer should have chains if it is that bad.

Depending on the chains and tensioners, 20mph is totally doable.
I have been in the mountain passes in Oregon when chains were required on every vehicle (conditional closure) a handful of times. I ran them on the rear of the Ranger a couple of times, and on all four on my old 4x4 VW van. But basically, using them sucks. If I was in a spot where I had to use them to get around, I probably wouldn't bother towing unless I was on some cross country move and was going to be stranded somewhere.
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its not back far in only about 100 yards i just want to make sure i can get back out. i put the chains on tonight to just mess around a little and they worked great i adjusted them 2 times and got them nice and tight and 20 mph is doable
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You don't need chains, you've got 4x4.
i did about a foot+ of snow this morning with my truck with a 4x8 trailer with my dads quad in it. just don't be dumb, pack the snow down first and you'll be fine.
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