Tire Chain Patterns

There are a variety of chain patterns, each with their own benefits and drawbacks.  Choosing the right pattern for your application is important as it will affect the effectiveness and durability of the chain as it relates to your usage.  Take a few minutes to review and learn about each chain pattern so you can best decide which chain will work the best for your application.

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Ladder Pattern Chains

Ladder pattern tire chains are designed with links that run parallel to each other across the tire, similar to the rungs of a ladder.

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Diamond Pattern Chains

Diamond pattern tire chains are designed with small diamond-shaped links that are positioned in a diagonal pattern across the tire.

H-Pattern Chains

H-pattern tire chains are designed with a cross-link pattern that creates an “H” shape across the tire.

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