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Insta-Chain

The Automatic Icechain

Insta-Chain’s automatic tire chains provide your drivers with instant traction to prevent accidents. With just a flip of a switch, Insta-Chains are engaged and provide superior traction to avoid the ditch.

How Insta-Chains Work…

The Insta-Chain automatic ice and snow chain apparatus is installed on a single or tandem axle vehicle.

When engaged by a toggle switch in the dash, two pneumatic air cylinders depress a set of chain wheels down against the inside of the vehicle tires at the center point of the tire (approximately 3-4″ above the ground). The vehicle tire spins, which turns the chain wheels.

The spinning of the chain wheels cause the chains to be centrifugally thrown into the “V” formed between the tire and the road, increasing traction on ice or packed snow. When disengaged, a spring inside the air cylinder retracts the chain wheel into the stored position under the chassis.

Available in 6 or 12 Strand Per Wheel

6 Strand Model

6 Chains per wheel is the standard wheel. They give you traction at speeds as low as 5-6 mph (8-9 Km/h)

  • Min Effective Speed — 5-6 MPH (8-9 KMH)
  • 1-2 Chains Under the Tire
  • Maximum Speed — 30 MPH (48 KMH)

12 Strand Model

Upgrade to 12 Chains per wheel and receive traction at speeds as low as 3-4 mph (5-6.5 Km/h). They give smoother ride, and are great for starting and stopping on hills and tight turns.

  • Min Effective Speed — 3-4 MPH (5-6 KMH)
  • 2-3 Chains Under the Tire
  • Smoother Ride
  • Maximum Speed — 30 MPH (48 KMH)

GREAT FOR:

  • Climbing Steep Hills
  • Maneuvering in Loading Docks
  • Maneuvering in Tight Areas
  • Increased Traction in Reverse
  • Improved Braking & Handling

Chain Wheels

Insta-Chain is available in either 6 1/2″ or 7 1/2″ diameters depending on application.

Chains

Insta-Chain comes in 6 or 12 strands of hardened steel chain or stainless spark resistant chain for hazardous applications.

6 Strand Model

6 Chains per wheel is the standard wheel. They give you traction at speeds as low as 5-6 mph (8-9 Km/h)

12 Strand Model

Upgrade to 12 Chains per wheel and receive traction at speeds as low as 3-4 mph (5-6.5 Km/h). They give smoother ride, and are great for starting and stopping on hills and tight turns.

Greasable Wheel

Greasable wheel bearings greatly extend wheel bearing life and saves costs.

Easy Chain Exchange

Patented individually replaceable chain strands allows you to change 1 chain at a time, or all 6 at once.

100% Greasable Ball Joint & Arm Bearing

Would you like to be able to grease your Chain Wheel to prolong its life? The Insta-Chain pivot points are 100% greaseable for longer life.

Powder Coating for Longer Service Life

Powder coated air cylinders with chrome plated clamp & hex shaft provide insulation against corrosion. The tight sealing rubber boot prevents the ingress of road chemicals into the air cyclinder.

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Superior Traction

Insta-Chains engage in approximately 1.5 seconds, providing your superior traction when you demand it.

Reduced Risk

The ability to gain traction with the speed of Insta-Chain’s may reduce traffic incidences and associated costs where lack of traction in a key contributing factor.

Forward or Reverse

InstaChains provide effective traction in both acceleration and deceleration as well as forward or reverse.

Cost Effective

Compared to better quality conventional tire chains, Insta-Chain’s far outlast them because they are only operated as needed with a flip of a switch resulting in long service life.

No Stopping Required

Drivers often will not stop to put on conventional chains contributing to incident potential, lost time, late pickups-delivery, and towing charges. Avoid these with Insta-Chain.

No Damage to Vehicle Body

Eliminate expensive body tear up due to broken cross ties. Insta-Chains rotate horizontally underneath the tire and cannot damage the vehicle bodywork.

D.O.T. Accepted In All States With Chain Laws

D.O.T. accepted as “ATD’s” (Alternate Traction Devices) in all states with chain laws. Insta-Chain is used by most state D.O.T.’s for snow plow applications.

Fits Most Vehicles

Insta-Chain fits most vehicles from ½ ton through Class 8 Trucks.

Perfect for Rural Delivery

Rural delivery problems? Insta-Chain is used extensively on Oil, Gas, Propane.

All Insta-Chain Standard Chain Wheel Kits include the following:

  • Two Chain Wheels
  • Two Chain Wheel Covers
  • Two Chain Wheel Bolts & Nuts
  • Four Chain Wheel Spacers

Available Chain Wheel Sizes

  • 6 1/2″ (165mm) diameter
  • 7 1/2″ (190mm) diameter

Spark Resistant Chains

Our spark resistant chains are great for propane and fuel delivery trucks. Made from a stainless steel alloy, spark resistant chains provide all of the same features and benefits of our standard chains, while reducing your risk.

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DON'T BE STRANDED

BY BLACK ICE

In the blink of an eye, you can hit and slide on a patch of black ice. Keep your fleet safely on the road by choosing Insta-Chain for your automatic tire chain needs.