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Tire Chain Pliers - Westward 45FF36?


 
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Tim in New York
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 04, 2021 3:01 pm    Post subject: Tire Chain Pliers - Westward 45FF36? Reply to specific post Reply with quote

The new chains I ordered for my little Kubota are way too long and I need to modify them. About the only tool I can find on-line is this one- Westward 45FF36 - about 80$. Does anyone have any experience with this tool? I tried all the buddies and farmers I know and no one has anything I can borrow.

https://www.amazon.com/Westward-45FF36-Chain-Repair-Plier/dp/B07KW6RFVL/ref=asc_df_B07KW6RFVL/?tag=hyprod-20&linkCode=df0&hvadid=385124939971&hvpos=&hvnetw=g&hvrand=13514974749893013260&hvpone=&hvptwo=&hvqmt=&hvdev=c&hvdvcmdl=&hvlocint=&hvlocphy=9058780&hvtargid=pla-900491169487&psc=1&tag=&ref=&adgrpid=80210701364&hvpone=&hvptwo=&hvadid=385124939971&hvpos=&hvnetw=g&hvrand=13514974749893013260&hvqmt=&hvdev=c&hvdvcmdl=&hvlocint=&hvlocphy=9058780&hvtargid=pla-900491169487

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PostPosted: Sat Dec 04, 2021 3:12 pm    Post subject: Re: Tire Chain Pliers - Westward 45FF36? Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Used them way more times than I would have liked to.
Here's a link to same tool, for a little less. Westward 45Ff36 Tire Chain Repair Plier,32-1/2 L
$73.46
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 04, 2021 3:19 pm    Post subject: Re: Tire Chain Pliers - Westward 45FF36? Reply to specific post Reply with quote

I have chain tool made by KD tools I purchased about 40 years ago to use on semi chains.
It looks like this,

https://www.walmart.com/ip/Light-Truck-Tire-Chain-Repair-Plier/46380793

I have used it on tractor chains but you do have to apply yourself.
 
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 04, 2021 5:24 pm    Post subject: Re: Tire Chain Pliers - Westward 45FF36? Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Yes, I saw that lower price, but with my Amazon Prime free shipping, its pretty much a wash price-wise.

Thanks for the replies.
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 04, 2021 7:56 pm    Post subject: Re: Tire Chain Pliers - Westward 45FF36? Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Ive used similar before. They work great on truck sized chains. And are ok on general duty tractor chains. A bit light if you get into heavy duty tractor or skidder chains.
 
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 05, 2021 3:19 am    Post subject: Re: Tire Chain Pliers - Westward 45FF36? Reply to specific post Reply with quote

If you're just shortening the chains, do you need the tool at all? When I shortened my chains, I just removed one set of cross chains and cut the overall length a bit.

Here's a link for you:

https://www.amazon.com/Westward-45FF36-Chain-Repair-Plier/dp/B07KW6RFVL
 
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 05, 2021 4:35 am    Post subject: Re: Tire Chain Pliers - Westward 45FF36? Reply to specific post Reply with quote

I plan to reposition all the cross chains and get them closer together, so I need the tool for sure. The chains are the style with a ring in the center of the tread, so each cross chain section actually has 4 hooks. Unless I move all the cross sections, I will have to remove 2 of the 6 cross sections to make the length correct.
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 05, 2021 5:23 am    Post subject: Re: Tire Chain Pliers - Westward 45FF36? Reply to specific post Reply with quote

I have that same tool and used it for the same thing. I had no issues spreading and crimping the cross link connectors. These are heavy truck chains.
 
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 05, 2021 5:36 am    Post subject: Re: Tire Chain Pliers - Westward 45FF36? Reply to specific post Reply with quote

I have several pair of large ones sized for truck or tractor chains and several sized for car size chains. all work well. I have picked them up at swap meets/flea markets over the
years for $20 to $40. I have several because I would find another pair in very good/new condition or couldn't resist a lower price. They make chain repairs almost pleasant.
 
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 05, 2021 5:40 am    Post subject: Re: Tire Chain Pliers - Westward 45FF36? Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Unless I move all the cross sections, I will have to remove 2 of the 6 cross sections to make the length correct.

Yes, I have the same style chains. I removed only one set of cross chains, which leaves the chains a bit loose. I use rubber bungees to tighten the chains. Moving most of the cross chains sounds like a lot of work, but I agree the results should be a lot better than simply removing one or two sections.
 
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 05, 2021 9:40 am    Post subject: Re: Tire Chain Pliers - Westward 45FF36? Reply to specific post Reply with quote

I googled the Walmart line in Duner's post. I have a pair like them(rusty of course). I didn't know what they were or how to use them. Not only that, but now I have find them and put them in the truck with the tire chains.
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 05, 2021 4:45 pm    Post subject: Re: Tire Chain Pliers - Westward 45FF36? Reply to specific post Reply with quote

I have a pair just like the Westward 45FF36. They work great at removing and replacing heavy duty cross chains. The chains on my Bobcat, shown below, have 13/32 diameter round stock connecting links for the cross chains. You really need the extra leverage to spread and compress those links during remove/replace work. Well worth the money.

 
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 06, 2021 5:02 am    Post subject: Re: Tire Chain Pliers - Westward 45FF36? Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Rod - thanks much! That looks like the same size tire and chain I have to work on! Ordered them yesterday anyway, but your reply sure helps.

Tim
 
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 07, 2021 4:12 am    Post subject: Re: Tire Chain Pliers - Westward 45FF36? Reply to specific post Reply with quote


I have several pairs of chain pliers. They make adjusting chains waaaaaaay easier than hammers and chisels and vises. I almost owned another pair last Tuesday. I was at an auction, and the ring man held up a pair.

The auctioneer said what are those? Few yelled out that they were chain pliers, so he said sell the chain wrench! He could not even get a $5 bid, and I did not raise my hand quick enough, they threw a brand new bolt cutters in with them, and they brought $35 for thepair. Oh well, didnt need them anyway.
 
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