My 316 came with a new unused set of car/truck chains that I cut down to fit the JD. The problem was the cross links are spaced so far that the ride was horrible and the hood would pop open and even started to get a hair line crack in it. I was going to add another row of cross links between the original rows but then it hit me, why not zig zag them so the tractor can't fall or bounce. It rides great, I'd say 75% smoother then before but we have not gotten any snow yet so I have not gotten to use them yet. Has anyone tried this before or knows if it will work ok?
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Bob W.- If you have the 3/4" spindles, then any would work although most 110's didn't have the extra strap welded on to make them the heavy duty style (I think that was optional, and recommended if you put a loader on the 110)that 112 & 140's used. Also, early 110's used a lock collar on top to hold it in the axle instead of the E clip, but you can use that style in your axle as long as you get the lock collar with them. 120's also used 3/4" spindles, but I'd have to look in the parts book to see if they were regular duty or the heavy duty style, I'm guessing since it was the "economy" tractor they used the regular duty ones. If memory serves me correct 112 & 140's went to the larger 1" spindles for the 1972 model year and 110's switched in 1973, so you would need something prior to those years if you have the earlier 3/4" spindles.
Thanks for the response. My tractor is an early 140 (S/N 0006166S) with 3/4" spindles. I have located a set from a 1967 120 where the picture shows the nut on the outside end, the welded renforcement piece, and the E ring on the axle side. From your information I believe these will fit.
Maybe some day I can upgrade to 1" spindles (will I need to change the wheels also?) but right now I need to get-R-fixed and get back to snow blowing.
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