Rated 3.3 out of 5 by 13
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by KenC No good for me - Ariens Compact 24
New Ariens Compact 24 came with 4.10/3.5-6 (=12.00 x 3.5-6) tires. Owners manual mistakenly says they should be 13 x 5-6. The Peerless Chain box for these chains is labelled for the tires I have.
I could not find a combination of inner and outer link positions that did not leave me with worrying banging noises as the cross links hit protruding bolt heads and the like.
Without bungie tigthteners, the chains came off in the first 100 feet. With bungie tighteners, they came off at around 500 ft.
It seems to me that Peerless Chain labeled these Chinese chains for what they think they should work for but never actually tested them.
February 27, 2015
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Grizzly Snow Blower Tire Chains
The chains were so difficult to put on I had to bring them and the snow blower to my car mechanic to put them on and even he had a difficult time putting them on. Also, they do not grip and the wheels continue to spin in the snow. In all fairness this may be due to the depth of the snow that accumulated while waiting for the chains to be delivered. I won't know this for sure until the snow melts down to a more manageable level. If this condition persists, I would not recommend them as they do not improve the traction of the wheels
March 11, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by SKIP VALUABLE ACCESSORY FOR YOUR SNOW BLOWER
These chains are a bit tricky to install (especially if you are working in a cold garage in the winter season. Here are two tips: 1) Use a portable heater when you work. 2) If you have trouble locking the chains, try letting the air out of your tries, attach the chain and refill air to spec.
February 28, 2015
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by frankf tried for over two hours, could not install them. After removing two links as instructed to make them fit, i was only able to get one side to hook up.
tried for over two hours, could not install them. After removing two links as instructed to make them fit, i was only able to get one side to hook up.
March 3, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Sandan Good Quality and Fit
I have an Ariens Compact 22 with 13 x 4 inch tires and they fit perfectly. All that is need is to tighten up with bungee cords like any other snow chain. Delivered for free right to my door.
February 27, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Webskis Turbo charge your Sno-Tek (Ariens)
Excellent addition to your snow blower if there is a lot of snow and/or ice on the drive way. My wheels were slipping and this gives your machine excellent traction particularly for the snow plow drifts at end of the drive way. It was almost like I had a bigger and more powerful snow blower. The only knock is getting the chains on the tires, so after fiddling around for a couple of hours there are some good videos on YouTube on installing snow blower tire chains.
I recommend after engaging the fuel shut off valve; running the snow blower until it stops. Then turn the blower on its chute so you have clear access to the tires. Then drape the chains around the wheels and do the inner hook first, should be 2 links-in for a good fit. Next do the outer chain same number of links (2) and make sure you fold the clip back (my mistake was just hooking it, but the directions are clear about folding it back which acts as a chain tightener). This should do it.
I got a 14" bolt cutter and cut the extra link off both inside and outside the tire, however it did operate fine before I cut the extra links off. I was concerned that the link would constantly hit the bolt protruding from the frame.
After experimenting with speeds, I would recommend that 2nd gear is maximum speed as 3rd gear felt a bit wobbly. Hi-speed reverse was fine.
The chains were installed on the 24" Sno-Tek that I purchased 2 years ago.
February 15, 2015
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Vond Chains are for 12-inch tires
The homedepot.com says the chains are for 13" tires, but the box itself says they're for 12" tires. They were too small and I had to return them.
November 19, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by BigEd Works well when you get them installed on tires.
Since we have had a lot of ice and snow here in the east a set of chains would help the tires grip on the underlying ice so the snow could be removed. The directions for installing the chains was cumbersome and difficult to do I removed the wheel from the axil by pulling the lynch pin. Much more easy to put on the chains. This also allowed me to grease the axil so in the future the wheel would not be rusted to the axil. With the wheel off the chains went on much more easily. Before I put the chains on I discovered one of the cross links was installed incorrectly from the rest according to the enclosed directions. I corrected this mistake by removing the cross link and reinstalling it correctly. Both wheels have to be locked or else the chains hit the sides of the snow blower. Add air to the tires AFTER the chains are installed to snug them to the tire.
March 6, 2014