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Snow anyone????

Post by Angmar » Tue Nov 26, 2019 1:05 pm

Ok so in Colorado we are getting a bit of snow so I thought I would take the T out for a spin today. It did really well despite not having chains which I now want. Anybody have a set for the 30" x 3.5"? This was my first time in this kind of snow, fun for sure. This will go on the front page of calendar for sure. 13" and still snowing.
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Re: Snow anyone????

Post by dykker5502 » Tue Nov 26, 2019 1:10 pm

We expect some snow Saturday.
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Re: Snow anyone????

Post by perry kete » Tue Nov 26, 2019 1:11 pm

Some fellas use rope for traction



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Re: Snow anyone????

Post by Rich Eagle » Tue Nov 26, 2019 1:13 pm

We are waiting for our snow. Ts are great in it. Driving them gets me through our Winters.
I will post photos when the snow comes.
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Re: Snow anyone????

Post by Rich Bingham » Tue Nov 26, 2019 1:32 pm

Rich, while we’re waiting, please hold forth on using rope. I know you’ve done it, I’ve always wanted to !
From old pictures, I’d guess the old timers used 5/8 or heavier. The rope in the pic Perry posted (more alliteration 😜) looks too light to me to be much use.

‘Nother thought (? Question?) seems to me hemp or sisal would be far preferable to synthetic fiber rope for the same reason it’s best for pack hitches on horses or mules. It doesn’t stretch as much and will stay put.

Oh boy! Snow ! My favorite thing!! :lol: :lol:
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Re: Snow anyone????

Post by Angmar » Tue Nov 26, 2019 1:36 pm

Thanks for the rope idea, may try that until I find chains.
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Re: Snow anyone????

Post by Dennis Prince » Tue Nov 26, 2019 1:41 pm

I use 1/2 in rope for sand (5/8 is hard to get tight) and chains for snow, chain grip a lot better in the snow. Either way it is always fun.
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Re: Snow anyone????

Post by CudaMan » Tue Nov 26, 2019 2:24 pm

If you decide to go with chains, double check the circumference of your tires first. If you are running 30 x 3.5 inch OVERSIZE tires, they are actually 31 x 4, so you would need chains for that size. :)

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Post by Thorlick » Tue Nov 26, 2019 2:37 pm

If our snow arrives tonight I will put my chains onto my ‘27 pickup. The snow will probably be gone by Thanksgiving.

I made my chains from discarded modern tire chains aboit 15 years ago... Work great. If the snow comes I will pst chain photos

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Re: Snow anyone????

Post by Angmar » Tue Nov 26, 2019 2:38 pm

Thanks,

Are the Universal brand 30 x 3 1/2 tires larger than the Wards or Firestone's?
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Post by Rich Eagle » Tue Nov 26, 2019 2:43 pm

Yes, the bigger the better (rope). Here is what I have used to get out of the yard to plowed or traveled roads. If you are on a budget you don't have to go all around the tire. This also keeps from dragging down the momentum of the RPM. The chains or rope will wear down if you get on pavement. I like sisal and believe that is what I bought. The chains tear up fenders when they come loose. The sisal can get wound tightly around the brake drum.
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Re: Snow anyone????

Post by perry kete » Tue Nov 26, 2019 2:44 pm

Mr. Bingham,

More alliteration it is...

Lashers learn little lariat loops lead to terrific tire traction tendencies :roll:

I used thread myself...why last year alone it took me 4,500 spools of thread to wrap my tires but the hard part was pushing the needle through the tire! 8-) 8-)
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Re: Snow anyone????

Post by Rich Bingham » Tue Nov 26, 2019 4:07 pm

Rich Eagle wrote:
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. . . chains tear up fenders when they come loose . . .
:lol: Ah yes ! Sounds from my youth. When streets and roads were all “snow floor” the traffic that was moving would sound with the sort of chirping whirr of tire chains, and the inevitable metallic slap of some element that had come loose banging on a fender. It seems no one puts them on any more. Snow removal has become so efficient most major streets and roads are soon cleared to pavement.You don’t have to travel very far on pavement to ruin a set of chains !

For the un-initiated, fit is important. Chains should “crawl” around the tire in motion. Too tight and they will ruin a tire by quickly wearing gouges in the tread. On hard-pack, the feel is a little “wallery” much above 20-25mph, but that’s fine. If you need chains you’re lucky to be going that fast anyhow.
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Re: Snow anyone????

Post by Dallas Landers » Tue Nov 26, 2019 4:37 pm

I use rope cause I aint got chains! :D
Rope is good for yards and fields but a few minutes on pavement and you have alot of little pieces of rope. Shoot I never thought about thread! Much cheaper by the foot. How many feet are in 4500 spools?


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Re: Snow anyone????

Post by Norman Kling » Tue Nov 26, 2019 4:41 pm

We are expecting it on Thanksgiving over 3000' but we live at 2,350' so probably will only see it on the mountain tops. We have one right east of our house which is over 4,000' so it will be white. Here we just expect a lot of rain. We will be having family over so we don't plan to go driving in it.
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Re: Snow anyone????

Post by Rich Bingham » Tue Nov 26, 2019 4:49 pm

perry kete wrote:
Tue Nov 26, 2019 2:44 pm

I used thread myself . . .
Good thinking Perry ! But have you considered your tires are full of thread under that there rubber ? Save yourself a lot of trouble by simply running them tires you got that are wore down to the cord !
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Re: Snow anyone????

Post by Ruxstel24 » Tue Nov 26, 2019 5:05 pm

It was 60 degrees and sunny here today !! :mrgreen:
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Re: Snow anyone????

Post by Angmar » Tue Nov 26, 2019 5:54 pm

Must be nice...wait a week or 2 here.
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Post by wayne sheldon » Tue Nov 26, 2019 6:10 pm

Terry et al,
Right here, right now, and for about the past hour, in our part of the foothills, IT IS SNOWING! Well, nothing sticking on the ground yet.Maybe tonight.

While typing, the trees turned white, and snow is beginning to stick on the ground.

I like 'lliteration. Long lines linked. Consonants continuing, contrasting, containing comments connected, containing Cs.

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Re: Snow anyone????

Post by Steve Jelf » Tue Nov 26, 2019 11:57 pm

I used rope once, but we don't get enough snow here to make it a regular practice.

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Re: Snow anyone????

Post by Kenny Edmondson » Wed Nov 27, 2019 7:12 am

“The rope in the pic Perry posted (more alliteration 😜) looks too light to me to be much use.”

You’re wrong. The rope performed incredibly. We couldn’t get up a muddy steep hill after a night of rain on one of our T camp outs. The T’s went up the hill like tractors after putting those ropes on our tires. That size rope is easier to store under the seat when needed for an emergency.


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Re: Snow anyone????

Post by jab35 » Wed Nov 27, 2019 11:05 am

In Dennis' pic the rope may pull against the valve stem. I always avoid threading a rope 'chain' thru that spoke opening, fwiw, jb


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Re: Snow anyone????

Post by Rich Bingham » Wed Nov 27, 2019 11:12 am

Kenny Edmondson wrote:
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. . . you’re wrong . . .
Nothing new there Kenny. I’m ALWAYS wrong. :lol:

Glad to hear it worked well. It sure would be handier than heavier rope !
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Re: Snow anyone????

Post by Hippie » Sun Dec 01, 2019 10:56 pm

Mark it’s nice to see other people driving their T’s in the winter, I’ve had mine out quite a few times in the snow, I get a lot of smiles, though lots of people think I’m crazy
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