Tips to Get you Started when Buying Tire Chains
Tire chains can be very confusing to purchase. One size tire chain may fit up to 4 or more different tire sizes. One type of equipment chain may be available in 4 or 5 different chain styles…so how do you choose which ones are right for your equipment, application and of course, budget?
As top suppliers of equipment tire chains since 1938, we get many calls from customers needing help in choosing the right style snow chain that will give them the traction and durability they need for their application. We recently created a Tire Chain Buying Guide to make it as easy as possible to find what you need. As always, our phones, email and live chat product support are only answered by experienced tire chain specialists, so feel free to reach out with any additional questions you have, or if you are not finding what you need on our website.
Start with the Basics
Clearance: Having enough clearance for tire chains is the best place to start- it is always surprising for our customers to realize that even equipment meant to operate on snow and ice does not always have enough clearance for tire chains.
Size: You will need to know the size of your tire (s). This can be found on the sidewall of the tire.
Work Environment: Hilly, icy, muddy, hard packed snow and more…different work conditions will warrant a different style of chain.
Tread: The tread style may limit some styles of tire chains due to the way they “sit” on top of the tire tread.
Using our Website
We have worked very hard to make our website easy to use and to guide you through the process of searching what you need. You can always just start with the top search bar on every page of our website (see below)
Search by Equipment
You can get more information about the types of chain styles that are available for specific types of equipment by using our search by category filters on the left (see below)
Search all Tire Chains by Size
You can also see our full inventory of chains available for your tire size by using the tire size filters on the left side of the website (see below)
Tire Chain Product Catalog- 2019