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Offline Coconut

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Used Tire Chains
« on: October 14, 2017, 04:35:29 pm »
Hi Folks ! Looking to repair some worn out links on my tire chains. Should I use clevis or quick links? Or what?  Thanks.

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Re: Used Tire Chains
« Reply #1 on: October 14, 2017, 08:26:46 pm »
Clevis, by all means, and don't skimp on size. Can get pretty spendy, though. Quick links are too soft, if you're talking about the ones you close up and weld together. Side benefit of clevis is the knob on the pin works as an ice stud--------for a while.
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Re: Used Tire Chains
« Reply #2 on: October 14, 2017, 09:10:56 pm »
And pay the money for better quality clevises.   The better ones we have access to are painted orange.  CM brand maybe?   The cheap ones are silver, maybe zinc played or galvy.   They bend and break and strip etc.

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Re: Used Tire Chains
« Reply #3 on: October 14, 2017, 10:33:40 pm »
I'd second the last two comments👍
Too many irons in the fire

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Re: Used Tire Chains
« Reply #4 on: October 15, 2017, 03:53:22 pm »
and take a minute to tighten the bolts on those clevis's every so often. ive seen them rattle loose.

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Re: Used Tire Chains
« Reply #5 on: October 15, 2017, 07:55:40 pm »
I used to buy them at a marine supply store.they were under a dollar each. I never had one break

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Re: Used Tire Chains
« Reply #6 on: October 20, 2017, 01:04:14 pm »
If you have old chain links around that are hardened the best bet is to weld new links in.  Way cheaper and last longer than clevis.  If you do use clevis, tack the back side where the threads show through, then you never have to worry about them loosening.