The chains are huge compared to car chains! Each chain weighs close to 200 pounds. That's 400 pounds of chain! It's a big job to get them onto the big tractor tires. MM took a couple of hours last week and got both sides on and secured. It's comforting to know we can chug through most snows and at least make it to the mailbox before spring!
The other chains we depend upon fall right in behind the chains for mobility. Our firewood--downed early last spring and now dry--is still not in the woodpile until we haul it up with the tractor...on a chain..or several chains, as the case may be. We went down almost to the pond, today, with the chained-up tractor, and pulled up three medium-sized oak trees--with chains.
And none too soon, either! Sunrise this morning points to "farmer take warning" so we did, and we will be toasty warm during this next cold interlude coming over the weekend.