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Tractor Tire Chain Buying Guide
Tractor Tire Chain Buying Guide

Tractor Tire Chains provide extra traction when operating your equipment on hard packed snow, icy or even muddy conditions. The many different styles available offer varying levels of traction, durability, self cleaning and repairability. Because one size chain can fit many different tire sizes, it can be confusing to know what chain styles are available for your tire size and application. As with all the products we sell, Ken Jones Tires wants to make it EASY TO BUY TIRE CHAINS ONLINE…So we put together a tire chain buying guide that should help you choose the right tire chains and also answer most of the frequently asked questions we hear.

If you want to speak with a tire chain expert, our phones, live chat and email sales support is only answered by experienced tire chain experts.

Call: 1-800-225-9513

Live Chat: kenjones.com

Email support: sales@kenjones.com

General Guide to Buying Tractor Chains


First you need to make sure your tractor has enough clearance for the chain. Clearance requirement will vary for different types of equipment, but we generally recommend 3 inches of clearance. *Pro tip: Usually the clearance issue is on the inner tire sidewall- not usually the fender on top.

Find your Tire Size

photo of a tractor tire size on the sidewall of the tire

Your tire size can be located on the sidewall of the tire. *Keep in mind that one size tire chain will fit multiple different tire sizes.

Environment and Application

Hilly, icy, woods and rough terrain may all warrant a different tire chain style. You also need to consider usage requirements. Will the chains be used every time it snows or just for an emergency situation?

Tire Tread

Because varying chain styles will sit on the top of the lugs/treads in different ways, knowing what type of tread you are using may determine the style you choose. You can always take a photo of your tire tread and send to it us, if you are not sure.

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Watch the video for some extra buying tips for tractor tire chains

Tractor Chain Styles

photo of Aquiline MPC tractor chains on a. tire

Aquiline Multipurpose (MPC)

Durable and light weight – won’t fall in between the lugs. Great for equipment with limited tire clearance. Will not tear up asphalt in driveways and parking lots.


photo of Aquiline Talon Studded Tractor Chains on a tire

Aquiline Talon

Studded Aquiline Talon Tractor Tire Chains Are Second To None When It Comes To Performance In Severe Winter Conditions With Extreme Ice And Hard Compacted Snow. With Its Square Pattern Cross Chain Design, Talon Studded Tire Chains Provide Exceptional Stability And Prevent The Chain From Falling Down In Between The Lugs Of Your Tires.


photo of double ring tractor tire chains on a tire

Double Ring

Double Ring chains are ideal for use in mud or snow, on or off road and excellent in soft terrain. They feature case hardened double welded rings that rotate, providing extra wear and self-cleaning action.


photo of RoadBoss Tractor Chains on a tire


Heavy Duty (4-LINK) RoadBoss Tractor Tire Chains are ideal for both highway and off road conditions such as general road work and farm work. More economically priced, they are an excellent choice for tractor turf tread tires or tractor tires with worn lugs. Less effective on deep lug tires since the cross chains may slip down between the lugs.


photo of Roller Grip Tractor Chains on a tire

Roller Grip

Replace cross chains in minutes while on the road WITHOUT TOOLS – Triple the chain life as the cross chain wears evenly on 4 sides instead of just one.


photo of Tru Grip Tractor Chains on a tire

Tru Grip

Designed to prevent the cross chains from dropping between the lugs of the tire tread by adding an interconnected adjacent cross chain. Sit high on the face of the tire and stay on top of the tread lug resulting in superior traction and bite.


photo of V-Bar reinforced Tractor Chains on a tire

V Bar

V-Bar reinforced cross chains provide increased traction in demanding conditions. Featuring case hardened alloy steel cross chains for long life and dependable performance. 2 Link Spacing between cross chains = double the traction!

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