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Re: Ring type chains compared to standard.

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01-04-2013 07:07:45

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'Ring' chains are most generally a chain that has a 'ring' pad with cleats, about 6-8" in diameter fixed in the center of the tread. They're a great chain to bite. They're NOT a chain you want on asphalt.
I don't know what the proper term is for the chains pictuered below... mabey they are called ring or double ring chains... but in the most convention sense 'ring' chains are as I described above.


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Brian in MA

01-04-2013 09:49:00

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 Re: Ring type chains compared to standard. in reply to RodInNS, 01-04-2013 07:07:45  
We always called the ones you describe as Canadian ring chains. They are almost always seen on skidders around here. And they are just as damaging to a tractor fender as they are to asphalt.

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01-04-2013 14:03:41

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 Re: Ring type chains compared to standard. in reply to Brian in MA, 01-04-2013 09:49:00  
LOL. The fender? Keep them tight and they're not bad. They are mostly used or were used on forestry gear around here as well... but a good many were used on farm tractors. Farm versions would use 3/8" or 1/2" side chain and connectors. Forestry chain uses at least 5/8" side... They've mostly gone the way of the dodo on forestry stuff tho... spur chain or bogie tracks are the big thing in as much as there's anything big in the woods now around here.


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