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Author Topic: Whats the best set of skidder chains you've had?  (Read 788 times)

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Whats the best set of skidder chains you've had?
« on: September 24, 2017, 01:50:54 am »
style and brand

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Re: Whats the best set of skidder chains you've had?
« Reply #1 on: September 24, 2017, 06:58:48 am »
I would have to go with ring chains any brand.

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Re: Whats the best set of skidder chains you've had?
« Reply #3 on: September 24, 2017, 12:10:44 pm »
I meant tire chains, sorry

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Re: Whats the best set of skidder chains you've had?
« Reply #4 on: September 24, 2017, 12:40:16 pm »
Nordic are the best I've had on the forwarder.
Too many irons in the fire

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Re: Whats the best set of skidder chains you've had?
« Reply #5 on: September 24, 2017, 12:59:14 pm »
 TCR single diamond ice chains on 18.4 34 skidder tires.
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Re: Whats the best set of skidder chains you've had?
« Reply #6 on: September 24, 2017, 01:56:50 pm »
TimberKing 2000 & Talon Sharpener, Mahindra 5520 4x4, Max22 4x4, Bobcat Excavator 331, E80, Multitek 1610EZ
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Re: Whats the best set of skidder chains you've had?
« Reply #7 on: September 24, 2017, 05:44:46 pm »
Pedno chains hands down, double diamond 7/8" chain 1" studs.
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Re: Whats the best set of skidder chains you've had?
« Reply #8 on: September 24, 2017, 09:56:58 pm »
What did you run those on?  That's a stout chain.

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Re: Whats the best set of skidder chains you've had?
« Reply #9 on: September 25, 2017, 08:11:40 pm »
I like both trygg and babec ice chains
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Re: Whats the best set of skidder chains you've had?
« Reply #10 on: September 25, 2017, 08:18:21 pm »
My 660 Franklin grapple.

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Re: Whats the best set of skidder chains you've had?
« Reply #11 on: September 25, 2017, 08:48:52 pm »
That thing is a beast, Loggah!
Too many irons in the fire

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Re: Whats the best set of skidder chains you've had?
« Reply #12 on: September 26, 2017, 05:14:27 am »
Just wondering about how much better traction you get with chains on a tractor?
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Re: Whats the best set of skidder chains you've had?
« Reply #13 on: September 26, 2017, 09:00:10 pm »
Just wondering about how much better traction you get with chains on a tractor?
Night and day difference! Way better with chains! Just gotta be careful not to get whacked with limbs they occasionally pick up. I used to log with a tractor back when I first started
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