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perry

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perry
just wanted to let you'all know the bicycle / go-cart chains on the front tires work awesome!.....^
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perry
quote:
Originally posted by sammiefish
I guess I missed this.... what bicycle / go cart chains??? is this helping to steer better? Im having a bit of this trouble as well
YES, makes it steer much better. tryed it yesterday out in the icy gravel driveway. it turned on a dime ^. not sure if they would leave marks on payment.

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sammiefish
quote:
Originally posted by perry
YES, makes it steer much better. tryed it yesterday out in the icy gravel driveway. it turned on a dime ^. not sure if they would leave marks on payment.
im glad to have a gravel drive... no marks here...:D never thought a bicycle would need chains... OO

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Cvans
I have to agree with you again. I tried a length of regular tire chain around the tire but it wanted to roll off when turning. I'll bet the bike chain would work a lot better. Did you measure the length of chain before you installed them? Good idea, Chris

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perry
quote:
Originally posted by Kent
You could likely find regular cross-link chains for snowblowers in that size...
i have been running snowblower chains for a few years now. the sprocket chain steers much better and is a way smoother ride.
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Cvans
Using regular chain does not work when used the way Perry is. I made mine shorter and let the air out of the tires (still a tight fit)and installed them. Refilled the tires with air (now a very tight fit) and in a short time they rolled of of the tire. I think Perry has hit on the answer to this problem with the chain he is using. I would think that #60 or #80 double would work equally well. Thanks for the idea Perry! Chris

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Brettw
Great idea! However, if you pull the cabs off the tractors, and drive 'em like roller skates, you'll get done twice as fast. Just a thought..........:D

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