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Old 10-12-2016, 12:37 AM
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Winter/Tire Chains...

I have a set of Big Horns and I'm thinking of getting a set of chains for winter. I'm mainly going to be using my ATV for ice fishing/pulling a shelter, so on bare ice to 16" of snow. Would chains be worth it? If so, what kind?

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X2 on specialty tire...thats where I got mine...

I've used chains for about 10 years plowing snow (some crazy deep) with my King Quad. Its nearly unstoppable with chains on all four corners...

you can of course get high centered and that will stop anything...

for that I carry (no sh-t) 1000 ft of of synthetic rope (I got a deal ) if I travelling on the lake....

cause that tree you need to winch to can be 1050 ft away

I air the tires down, put on the chains...tight... and then air up to about 20 psi.. the tires expand to keep the chains tight... otherwise they'll beat the frame of the quad to pieces as you speed up.
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X2 on specialty tire...thats where I got mine...

I've used chains for about 10 years plowing snow (some crazy deep) with my King Quad. Its nearly unstoppable with chains on all four corners...

you can of course get high centered and that will stop anything...

for that I carry (no sh-t) 1000 ft of of synthetic rope (I got a deal ) if I travelling on the lake....

cause that tree you need to winch to can be 1050 ft away

I air the tires down, put on the chains...tight... and then air up to about 20 psi.. the tires expand to keep the chains tight... otherwise they'll beat the frame of the quad to pieces as you speed up.
Okay, I'll check out Specialty Tire. You don't need to bring 1000' of rope out on the ice. Just get a couple of real high rated rock climbing ice anchors, dig down to the ice with a shovel, turn one into the ice and use it as an anchor point to winch your ATV out from. Keep a second ice anchor just in case you misplaced the first one and left all your extra rope at home.
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Many moons ago I had a Polaris 300 4x4, tires were about the size of a wheelbarrow tire and crappola tread. Couldn't go anywhere in the winter except on a hard pack trail. I put a set of moose (i think?) chains on it and I was really surprised where it would go after that. I can only imagine a decent machine with chains would go like a skidder through the white stuff.
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