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 Post subject: Snow Chains
PostPosted: Thu Sep 17, 2015 3:22 pm 
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I have just obtained a pair of snow chains for a Haflinger, but like a Rubik's cube they look deceptively simple. :shock:

Does anyone have a photo of how they should look when fitted, or even better some fitting instructions?

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 Post subject: Re: Snow Chains
PostPosted: Thu Sep 17, 2015 4:02 pm 
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Other than what I have seen on the dreaded UTube - NO, - but they can't be that difficult to put on uless there is an issue with the size.

Have you got a picture of the chains? Might be able to match them to a video you can follow....

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 Post subject: Re: Snow Chains
PostPosted: Fri Sep 18, 2015 8:49 pm 
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Use the same instructions as for Pinzgauer.
The chain installation instructions were one of the loose leaf items with operator manual.

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 Post subject: Re: Snow Chains
PostPosted: Sat Sep 19, 2015 3:55 pm 
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Having investigated further I see that the chains are made by PEWAG - an Austrian snow chain company. I have no idea whether they are "original" Haflinger chains or not, but looking on an old eBay advert for what MIGHT be the same things (FX60S) they are designed to fit a variety of tyres sizes and I reckon that these chains will be fine. I have worked out how to fit them - the long chain in the centre of the wheel in the second photo just needs clipping on anywhere to stop it flapping around.

All I now need to do is find a second pair for the other axle :D

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 Post subject: Re: Snow Chains
PostPosted: Sat Sep 19, 2015 10:19 pm 
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Now try doing it on the vehicle with snow and freezing cold so you have to wear gloves! :lol:

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 Post subject: Re: Snow Chains
PostPosted: Sun Sep 20, 2015 6:30 am 
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Which is precisely why I have been practising in the sunshine :ugeek: :D

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 Post subject: Re: Snow Chains
PostPosted: Sun Sep 20, 2015 6:56 am 
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I can just see you wrapped up in a thick winter coat and mittens ib the 20 Degree sunshine busy struggling to put the chains on the Haf! :lol:

Still atleast you will know "how" to put them on even if your fingers won't let you!

As I said, the trick will be knowing when to put them on, i.e. before you get stuck. They might not help if you have already slid into a ditch. Maybe they would allow you to climb out afterwards, but trying to put chains on in snow covered brambles at a 40 degree angle wouldn't be fun... :x

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Enjoy :!:

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 Post subject: Re: Snow Chains
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Jim, That is brilliant - most helpful !!!

I had not thought to use what I described as "Clip A" as a tensioning lever rather than merely a clip, but will follow your instructions as they are much better.

Many thanks!

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