March 29, 2005I work in the oilfield and we got a few of the new 05' 1 ton F350's. Apparently the dealer we got them from is telling us that using tire chains is not recommended since the wheels are 18's and they supposedly have bigger rotors and calipers, and there aint enough clearence. Only problem for us, is that in the winter time, these roads are so bad that you cant get anywhere unless you have chains on. Anybodyheard about this? Who knows, maybe they will change vendors.....
Forums : Tires & Wheels : Tire chain use on 05 Ford Super Duty? (370 Views)
March 30, 2005Nope. I would first ask God what I did to deserve being graced with the gift of such a fine truck that my WORK paid for. You are living every man's dream my friend. Screw the chains.
March 30, 2005Yeah, screw the chains. Wreck the Fords and go buy a real truck....
D O D G E
March 30, 2005Or you can just buy a truck that doesn't need tire chains for traction like a chevy perhaps
March 30, 2005350,
How am I living the dream, because I have a truck that belongs to the company I work for? Trust me, in this line of work I do, you cant say "screw the chains" cause you wont go nowhere when you weigh in at around 9900 to about 11,000 pounds (truck only) and sometimes pullin heavy trailers in knee-deep mud and in ruts that can be around 2 1/2 to damn near 3 feet deep.
We do a good job of "involuntarily" tearin up the trucks. With the roads I gotta drive on, it donr matter what yer drivin, they all get torn up just the same.
, If I was drivin a chevy out there, Id be either stuck and/or high-centered or broke down out there all the time! Ive pulled out more chevys than anything when those roads go to ****. I wanna get better, not worse!!
But anyways, I dont know what the company is gonna do, because when wintertime comes around, we need chains like a baby needs a bottle.
March 31, 2005Then go buy a God D@mned bull dozer for Christ's sake!!!
March 31, 2005ROFLMAO...yeah I bet a CAT D9 wouldn't require any track chains, and you WON'T get one of those stuck....but if you do, call me, I gotta see that.
(note: i have actually seen that, and it isn't a pretty sight, and getting it out requires more than a Warn winch and a snatch block!)
March 31, 2005I'll bring that to my boss's attention in our next meetting, but I dont think it will happen considering the cost of a D8...........
Gen, Ive seen a Cat dozer stuck before, and it aint a pretty sight. It took 2 trackhoes to dig it out, and two more dozers to pull it out. Anyway, back on the subject, it sounds like they are guna figure look into different rims to give more clearance around the brakes or something.
April 3, 2005Yeah, the one I saw stuck was about 6" from coverng the tracks at the top of them, VERY VERY STUCK!! LOL, they used a REALLY big CAT trackhoe to get it out, dug all around it, then used the dozer's winch and the trackhoe to get it out of the huge hole.
September 1, 2006i would think that the correctly manufactured tire chains would not be anywere near the rotors or calipers i belive a manufacture to contact would be cambel chain,granted they may get close to the fender whell when you turn and the truck dives when you hit a dip.
September 1, 2006you might also try onspot automatic tire chain's, if you have the room and the company will float the bill(very expensive)you flip a toggle switch and the chain's deploy under the tires,we put them on fire trucks,ambulance's,dump truck's.they work under the drive axels