You must get the right size tire chains for your snowblower so that they work correctly.
We have put together this step-by-step guide to show you how to measure snow blower tire chains.
How To Measure For Snow Blower Tire Chains
Follow this step-by-step method to measure snow blower tire chains.
Step 1: Check The Clearance
Before going any further, you must check that your snow blower will accommodate tire chains in the first place.
Grab a tape measure and check the distance between the tire and the closest part of the machine’s body.
You need a minimum of 2 inches of clearance between the tire and the machine’s body to use tire chains.
Step 2: Read Off The Tire Size
Rather than measuring the tires on your snowblower, you can simply read the measurements that are printed on the side.
Two formats are common on snow blower tires.
The first looks similar to: 6.5 – 12
This denotes a tire with a 6.5” width and 12” rim diameter.
The other format will appear as: 24/6.5 – 12
This denotes a tire with 24” height, 6.5” width, and 12” rim diameter. The dash may instead be a cross on some tires.
Note down the measurements for use later.
Step 3: Choosing The Right Size Tire Chains
Wherever you decide to shop for your tire chains, you will need to find one that suits the size of your tires.
Do not worry too much about brands as tire chains do not need to match the brand of the tire.
Refer to the sizing you found earlier and find a set of tire chains that list themselves as compatible with that tire size. Most tire chains will fit a narrow range of tire sizes.
Once you have the chain, here is how you can install it –
We hope this guide has helped you measure for snow blower tire chains. It is easier than you might have thought to get your tire’s measurements.
Once you have a good set of tire chains for your snowblower you can clear your driveway far more effectively.
If you have any questions or comments about this guide or snow blower tire chains in general, please feel free to leave them in the section below.