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Offline Maineiac

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Skidder tire chains
« on: April 10, 2012, 10:00:35 am »
Has anybody used Chinese Multi-ring tire chains manufactured by Qingdao Bright Future. Found these on line just curious about qaulity , and who sells them in the US.

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Re: Skidder tire chains
« Reply #1 on: April 10, 2012, 01:26:30 pm »
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Re: Skidder tire chains
« Reply #2 on: April 10, 2012, 04:07:01 pm »
I ran off name  skidder chains, i can't remember the name. They were China chains, i had better luck with them for wearing then the USA made, seemed like they were harder steel.
Over 15 yrs running chains the biggest wear problem was when i ran them to tight. I ran them year round and watched this happen, when the chains are tight they wear in one place on the chain links. All so when there tight they want to walk off the tire. I ran the last set 2 yrs, they were on the skidder when i sold it.
Third generation logger, owner operator, 30 yrs felling experience with pole skidder. I got my neck broke back in 89, left me a quad. The wife kept the job going up to 96.

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Re: Skidder tire chains
« Reply #3 on: April 10, 2012, 07:28:52 pm »
Years ago some of the fellers that I worked with bought some Chinese skidder chains and they were not tempered, only lasted about a year the price was about half of other available chains. I have had good luck with Canadain chains made in Maine but I am just looking around for deals and was wondering if anybody has used these chains.

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Re: Skidder tire chains
« Reply #4 on: April 10, 2012, 09:03:03 pm »
Canadian chain in skowhegan is out of business isn't it?
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Re: Skidder tire chains
« Reply #5 on: April 10, 2012, 09:16:58 pm »
Try (Tire Chains Required) their in Maine.I've had good luck with them.
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Re: Skidder tire chains
« Reply #6 on: April 10, 2012, 09:37:29 pm »
Canadian chain in skowhegan is out of business isn't it?
ya there are gone ever have any with the cobra hooks......junk....i think the name has being used  canadian chain by wallingford?

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Re: Skidder tire chains
« Reply #7 on: April 10, 2012, 09:40:21 pm »
Try (Tire Chains Required) their in Maine.I've had good luck with them.
there are at least 2 places that build them here. one in winslow one in oakland

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Re: Skidder tire chains
« Reply #8 on: April 11, 2012, 12:53:15 am »
I got mine from Tire Chains Required, good chains.

Just my opinion, but if we don't buy US made when we can, we loose our credibility in complaining about this crappy economy.

Just my 2 cents.

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Re: Skidder tire chains
« Reply #9 on: April 11, 2012, 09:05:12 am »
Asked Tire chains.com where there ring chains are manufactured, they told me that the ring chains were made for them in China. Canadian Chain still has a web site. TCR is Wallingfords.

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Re: Skidder tire chains
« Reply #10 on: April 11, 2012, 06:08:33 pm »
the name canadian chain lives on now owned by jackman epuipment , davco, same owner one of the carriers

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Re: Skidder tire chains
« Reply #11 on: April 11, 2012, 08:55:11 pm »
Found another chain manufacture, Quebec Traction Chains.  Could not find ring chains but I know they sell them. Found tempered parts to rebuild ring chains, no prices would have to call them.