Valby Ice Chains

The Valby Ice Chains are made for the most demanding uses in logging and farming. They have proven themselves on both sides of the Arctic Circle to withstand any challenge in material or design. The Valby chains do not become brittle in cold weather and the traction surface holds well on ice, snow, and on or off the road. The Valby chains come in two traction patterns:

 
Square Mat   Double Stud Diamond
 
Baron Steel Material

The chains are made of Boron steel which is only found in prime, top quality traction chains famous for their resistance to wear. Boron steel is stronger and harder than normal steel. The double number of studs improve traction and further increase the life of the chain. The figure above shows why Boron steel outwears normal chain materials 2 to 1. The hardness of normal steel goes down steeply when the case-hardened surface has worn off. Already after 1/8' wear, normal steel has fallen to Wicker's scale hardness of 200. The boron steel hardness remains at 500. Buying one set of Valby chains can save you the price of many sets of weaker chains. The Valby chains are available in 23/64: (9mm) and 7/16" (11mm) material. The cost of Valby chains is very competitive despite the expensive material used in manufacturing. Compare the prices! This is truly a situation where you can pay less and get more. Each link that comes in contact with the ground has two studs. The twisted links stabilize the movements of the chain, so the studs come into contact with the ice at the right angle.

 
 
Material: Boron Steel 3/8" (9mm) Material: Boron Steel 7/16" (11mm)  
Standard Sizes Metric Sizes Standard Sizes Metric Sizes
7.5 x 15 320/70-24 15.5 x 38
(14.9 x 38)
480/65-24
8 x 16 320/70-28 16.9 x 24
(18.4 x 16.1)
480/65-28
9.5 x 24 360/70-24 16.9 x 28 480/70-24
11.2 x 24
(9.5 x 28)
360.70-28 16.9 x 30
(1600 x 24)
480/70-28
11.2 x 28
(9.5 x 32)
380/70-24 16.9 x 34
(18.4 x 30)
480/70-30
12.4 x 24 380/70-28 16.9 x 38 480/70-34
12.4 x 28
(11.2 x 32)
420/70-24 17.5 x 25 480/70-38
12.4 x 32 420/70-28 18.4 x 26
(16.9 x 30)
 
12.4 x 36
(11.2 x 38)
425/75-20 18.4 x 30
(16.9 x 34)
 
13.00 x 24
(13.6 x 24)
440/65-24 18.4 x 34
(23.1 x 26)
 
13.6 x 24   18.4 x 38  
13.6 x 28
(11.2 x 34)
  20.8 x 38  
13.6 x 36
(1300 x 28)
     
13.6 x 38      
14.9 x 24      
14.9 x 28
(1400 x 24)
     
14.9 x 30      
14.9 x 38
(15.5 x 38)
     

The sizes in parenthesis are "also fits"; minor cutting might be necessary.