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armylifer

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It looks like the profile of that ATV tire shown in the picture is way different than the tractor tire that you have. The rounder profile of the ATV tire may measure 24x12x12 but I would bet that the 24" is measured at the center part of the tire. The center part of the ATV tire is much higher than the sidewall. That would make a difference in fitment of the chains for sure. The tractor tire has a much flatter profile. I don't think those ATV chains would work on any tractor tire just because the tractor tire has a wider, flatter profile.
 
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I think part of the problem may be ordering chains for ATV tires versus tractor turf tires like armylifer said. The outside profile of the tires are a little different and that may affect the length of the chains you need. Go to www.tirechain.com.
Pick the tractor tire category and choose the style. They are cheaper than what you posted. Any questions, call them because they know tire chains and are good at helping.
 
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IBelongonaMountain

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Well. Bit the bullet and took your advice. Got a RMA to return the chains I currently have and called up TireChain.com. Spoke to them 1st though. Very nice folk. Will keep you posted as soon as they get in as they need to go on ASAP. Finally got a base down so I didn't have to worry about tearing out the stone and now this. Good times.
 

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armylifer

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Well. Bit the bullet and took your advice. Got a RMA to return the chains I currently have and called up TireChain.com. Spoke to them 1st though. Very nice folk. Will keep you posted as soon as they get in as they need to go on ASAP. Finally got a base down so I didn't have to worry about tearing out the stone and now this. Good times.
Be sure to post your experience with the new chains. I am sure that you will have the correct ones this time but we all would like to see pictures when they are mounted and some while working if convenient.
 

IBelongonaMountain

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Be sure to post your experience with the new chains. I am sure that you will have the correct ones this time but we all would like to see pictures when they are mounted and some while working if convenient.
I like this vendor already. Tracking number says they'll be here tomorrow before 21:00.
 

armylifer

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I like this vendor already. Tracking number says they'll be here tomorrow before 21:00.
That's another thing that people on this site are interested in hearing about. When a member suggests a vendor they have a vested interest in knowing how you were treated.
 

North Idaho Wolfman

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Curious what are you trying to use to clear the driveway?
Loader, front blade, rear blade?
 

GreensvilleJay

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There can be a HUGE problem with the size of the tire depending on the MAKE ( mfr/model) !!
I had two 5.70-8 'trailer' tires on rims, 5 bolt.....GREAT to make a 4by6 trailer. There was over an INCH difference in height ! Same rims, same air pressure( my first guess) ,ONLY difference was the manufacturer.
grr...still haven't found a TWIN to either of them yet..so trailer is on 'hold' for now.....
 

JimmyJazz

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I guess I’m an old fuddy-duddy... but as for “doing something out of sorts”>... you’re not the only one who posts “S&Gs” or plainly spells it out... I can’t imagine why they think that’s OK to post in polite company... A better vocabulary would be preferred AFAIC.. I.E. “Just for Fun...”.

What size tires do you have? And what size chains did you order? And from whom?
Greek to me. Must work for the government.
 
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GeoHorn

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As Far As I’m Concerned
 

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I’m not concerned with what you did or didn’t say, I was just confused about it.. wasn’t sure what you meant by your post. I’m kind of slow like that. 😏 😊
 
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GeoHorn

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SAT. (Sorry about that). BTDT. Yeah... I get that way with some of the acronyms these days also...... I rarely use them for reason
 
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IBelongonaMountain

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Got notified by the digital thing glued to my hand that the chains have been delivered. Will be installing them before I hit the hay after my shift.
 
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