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Christian

  • Joined Jun 2012
Snow chain for 35 MF
« on: December 15, 2022, 06:47:22 pm »
Hi Folks,

with all the lovely snow and ice out there (we're in Scotland) my 35 MF got super keen to move some snow and ice and grit the track. I'm a bit worried, though, that she might go sledging down the hill instead. Are snow chains any good? Are there placces where I could get used ones? (other than ebay...)?

Have a lovely Christmas,

Christian

P.S. Yes, I know - snow chains only help, if I can get her going.....

oor wullie

  • Joined Jun 2012
  • Strathnairn
Re: Snow chain for 35 MF
« Reply #1 on: December 17, 2022, 03:33:27 am »
I've got chains for my Dexta (same tyre size as a 35).  Yes, they are useful but I don't bother with them unless there is a proper covering of snow or ice.

Finding them was like finding hens teeth as nearly no-one uses chains of tractors now.

I got mine (new) from a shop in Lithuania (IIRC) but that was when we were part of the EU so importing was easy, I suspect it would be much harder/more expensive now.

Rupert the bear

  • Joined Jun 2015
Re: Snow chain for 35 MF
« Reply #2 on: December 17, 2022, 11:29:52 am »
Hi Folks,

with all the lovely snow and ice out there (we're in Scotland) my 35 MF got super keen to move some snow and ice and grit the track. I'm a bit worried, though, that she might go sledging down the hill instead. Are snow chains any good? Are there placces where I could get used ones? (other than ebay...)?

Have a lovely Christmas,

Christian

P.S. Yes, I know - snow chains only help, if I can get her going.....

Never ever needed chains, take it easy, gears not brakes Oh and tread on the tyres !!
And of course consider this, do you need to move snow and ice today when its going to thaw tomorrow, there's keenness and regret, dont ask me how I know.

oor wullie

  • Joined Jun 2012
  • Strathnairn
Re: Snow chain for 35 MF
« Reply #3 on: December 17, 2022, 06:17:41 pm »
I've checked back though my receipts and I bought mine from Estonia for 250 (a pair, delivered) in 2018 but they have gone up a lot since then and deliver might no longer be possible.
https://www.pmkaubamaja.ee/eng/snow-chain-12-4x28.html
The only UK suppliers I could find would have to order them specially and were going to be over 700 in 2018!

As had been said, you don't really need chains on fresh snow and there is not many places in the UK where they are worthwhile. On the other hand I carry chains in my car and 4x4 in winter and I've pretty much worn out a set on the 4x4. Never used them on the main road but the 3km track to my house gets packed into Ice which can take weeks to melt and can be difficult without them.

Christian

  • Joined Jun 2012
Re: Snow chain for 35 MF
« Reply #4 on: December 19, 2022, 10:26:33 am »
Thanks Rupert and Wullie, much appreciated!

Yes, I was wondering if some of the more north/eastern countries with proper winters would have the solution. Always a good reason for travelling.... And yes, Rupert, I get your point - ice and snow here today, gone tomorrow. Had a lot of trouble, though, to get hay and straw to the goats and the shopping to the wife last week....

Thanks!

Christian (Borders)

 

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