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Re: Tire chains vs ARPS half Tracks

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Mr. T. Minnesota

02-13-2014 10:46:20

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My dad bought half tracks back in the mid 50s. We still have that set. I have been using a set on my 8N and find the benefits outweigh the non benefits. I do not use the idlers. Simply shorten the tracks enough to wrap the tracks around the tire. Not using the idlers makes steering much easier. One may lose some flotation but I would rather lose that than wear out the brakes prematurely. Tried chains after using the tracks one year and moved back to the half tracks because the half tracks do not slip on icy roads. Seems the chains slipped between the lugs and there goes your traction. I will try to post a photo of the set up. Hint, I believe the actual cleats were modified over the years. If you can find a set you are lucky! Make sure to check if the cleats are channel shaped or "L" shaped. The "L" shaped cleats release snow a lot better. Any questions on these comments- fire away!!
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02-13-2014 11:02:44

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 Re: Tire chains vs ARPS half Tracks in reply to Mr. T. Minnesota, 02-13-2014 10:46:20  
Mr. T., Sure I would like to see the pics of your setup. It never hurts to look, and I have not been able to find very good pics on the internet. Lots of side views but that's about it. Please feel free to e-mail them, that's a lot easier for me to do.

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