All Snowsweat Chains Feature
 
Specially hardened chain for better traction and wear
Quick fitting design - no need to jack up vehicle
Tough construction for hazardous conditions
Made for the great Kiwi Outdoors
Multipurpose design suitable for snow, mud, ice & heavy terrain
 
 
PASSENGER VEHICLES

Quick Grip

Designed specifically for passenger vehicles: cars, station wagons, saloons, coupes, hatchbacks, vans and utes. Recommended as an emergency snow chain. Imported from overseas the Quick Grips are constructed using a smaller chain that is ideal for changeable conditions, eg: light snow cover. These chains are not constructed for extreme high altitude conditions where there is thick snow and rugged rutted terrain. A heavier grade chain is recommended for these conditions eg: Easy Fit or Diamond.
The Quick Grips use a diamond pattern design. They are made from 3.5mm thick case hardened traction chain that has been bright zinc plated. These snow chains are robust, durable and a proven quality product.
All Quick Grip chains come supplied in a compact carry-bag (shown).

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Easy Fit

Manufactured in New Zealand for use on ski field roads, mountain passes and most off road terrain. These chains are suitable for most passenger vehicles and are very popular with people pursuing all types of winter snow sports, such as skiing, boarding, hiking, mountaineering and ice climbing.
The Easy Fits are a good quality tyre chain that have been manufactured in New Zealand for the past 13 years. They have been constructed using high quality components that have been developed and improved over this time.
The Easy Fits chains are a proven product that is competitively priced for the standard of construction. They are made from 5mm case hardened traction chain that has been bright zinc plated.
All Easy Fit chains come supplied in a tough stylish storage bag (shown).

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Diamond

A good multipurpose off-road tyre chain manufactured in New Zealand for use on passenger vehicles: cars, station wagons, saloons, coupes, hatchbacks, vans and utes.
Ideal for use on ski field roads, mountain passes and most-off road terrain, the diamond pattern chain provides Cross Directional Traction. This construction offers excellent traction and control on steep terrain with sharp turns and on larger vehicles with heavy loads.
The Diamond chain is made from 5mm thick case hardened traction chain that has been bright zinc plated. The Diamond chains offer greater traction and more durability than the Easy Fit chains.
All Diamond chains come supplied in a tough, stylish storage bag (shown).

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4WD VEHICLES

 

Compact 4x4

Manufactured in New Zealand specifically for 4x4 vehicles: SUV, 4WD utes, 4WD vans and light commercial trucks. Ideal for use on ski field roads, mountain passes and most off-road terrain. The Compact 4X4 chains are the entry model 4WD chains in the Snowsweat range.
The Compact 4X4 chains have a unique “split ring” construction that allows them to fold in half so they can compact in size for easy and efficient storage. This model has a ladder pattern chain design and is made from 5mm case hardened traction chain that has been bright zinc plated with a protective metal coating. Electroplated spring steel spacers have been used instead of the plastic spacers found on some of the other chain models.
All Compact 4X4 chains come supplied in a slim, stylish nylon storage bag (shown)
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Diamond 4x4

Suitable for most 4WD vehicles. Ideal for use on ski field roads, mountain passes and most off-road terrain. Recommended as a recreational mud chain suitable for cross-country treks, off-road tours and other similar activities, the Diamond 4x4 has been proven as a good multipurpose off-road chain.
The diamond chain is made from 5mm thick case hardened traction chain that has been bright zinc plated. The diamond pattern design provides Cross Directional Traction. This construction offers excellent traction and control on steep terrain with sharp turns and on larger vehicles with heavy loads.
The Diamond 4x4 provides greater traction and durability than the Compact 4x4 and is the intermediate modal available in the Snowsweat chains range for 4WD vehicles. All Diamond chains come supplied in a tough, stylish storage bag (shown).

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Snowsweat 4x4

If a more robust tyre chain is required, the heavy-duty full steel construction of the Snowsweat 4X4 chains are recommended. This tyre chain combines the designs of both the ladder and the diamond patterns to provide Cross Directional Tri-traction, giving unsurpassed traction and control in extremely slippery hazardous conditions.
Ideal for 4WD vehicles being used regularly in high alpine conditions, on heavy terrain and up ski field access roads. The Snowsweat 4x4 are the top model 4WD tyre chains in the Snowsweat chains range. Manufactured in New Zealand, the Snowsweat 4x4 is a commercial grade tyre chain recommended for service vehicles, rural operators, ski fields and other similar applications.
The Snowsweat 4x4’s are made from 5mm case hardened traction chain that has been bright zinc plated with a protective metal coating. Snowsweat 4x4 chains come supplied in a tough, stylish nylon bag (shown).

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7mm Diamond 4X4 Snowcat

This product has been designed specially for the serious Heavy Duty 4x4 vehicle in either play mode or every day commercial use. This special Diamond pattern in 7 mm square section case harden transport chain provides multi use for either snow or mud.

This product is for the most demanding challenges. When fitted to all four wheels these Snow Cat's offer the driver the ultimate control for the most demanding conditions.

These SNOW CAT 4X4 feature:
* Drive on "heavy Duty Diamond Chain
* 7-mm Heavy Square Section Chain
* Easy to Fit - suitable for either snow or mud
* Designed for the serious "Off Road 4WD use
* Suitable for the Commercial Transport Industry
* Made to order to fit almost any tyre size
* Comes in strong carry Bag

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COMMERCIAL VEHICLES
 

Icebreaker

Designed specifically for passenger vehicles, the Icebreaker V-bar chain is designed to break through thick ice for extra traction in severe winter conditions. A specialist chain recommended only for use on unsealed roads unless in an emergency situation or in extremely icy conditions.
Manufactured in New Zealand for use on ski field roads, mountain passes and most off road terrain. These chains are recommended for taxis, emergency vehicles, adventure operators, ski field services and other similar industries and applications. The Icebreaker chains are made from 5.25mm thick case hardened V-bar chain that has been bright zinc plated with a protective metal coating. Correct sizing to the vehicle’s tyres is very important due to the aggressive design of this tyre chain. Having enough clearance around the wheel arch is critical to the tyre chain’s performance.
All Icebreaker chains come supplied in a compact, stylish storage bag (shown).

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Icebreaker 4x4

Designed specifically for 4WD vehicles, the Icebreaker 4X4 V-bar chain is designed to break through thick ice for extra traction in severe winter conditions. A specialist chain recommended only for use on unsealed roads unless in an emergency situation or in extremely icy conditions.
Manufactured in New Zealand for use on ski field roads, mountain passes and most off road terrain. These chains are recommended for taxis, emergency vehicles, adventure operators, ski field services and other similar industries and applications. The Icebreaker 4X4 chains are made from 5.90mm thick case hardened V-bar chain that has been bright zinc plated with a protective metal coating. Correct sizing to the vehicle’s tyres is very important due to the aggressive design of this tyre chain. Having enough clearance around the wheel arch is critical to the tyre chain’s performance.
All Icebreaker 4X4 chains come supplied in a compact, stylish storage bag (shown).

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LARGE VEHICLES
 

Snowsweat Dualler

We have done it!!!... We've actually designed, to our knowledge the easiest fitting truck chains in New Zealand. Based on Snowsweats original split ring, easy fitting technology, Duallers use 8mm hardened chain combined with galvanised tension spring spacers to provide unbeatable construction and robustness.
Duallers can be fitted with no need to jack up or move the vehicle.

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IMPORTANT
Warranty only valid if:
Chains are fitted and tensioned correctly.
Speed does NOT exceed 20 kph.
Chains are checked at regular intervals.
   
Guidelines for using Snowsweat Chains:
First check your vehicle manual for advice on using tyre chains.
Make certain that the tyre chains you choose are the correct size for your tyres by fitting them before using them.
Accurate sizing is key to performance and validity of warranty.
Two-wheel drive vehicles - Chains are most effective when they are placed on the driving wheels.
Fitting chains to the driving wheels optimises traction and control.
Four-wheel drive (4WD) and All-wheel drive (AWD) vehicles will get better traction and control by fitting chains to all four wheels.
If only one set of chains are required, check your owners manual for advice. To retain 4WD and AWD handling characteristics, we recommend that you fit chains to all four wheels.
To prevent damage and to maximise the life of a set of chains they must be fitted as tightly as possible.
Fit tyre chains on your vehicle at home first, so you become familiar with fitting and tensioning them on your tyres.
After use clean any dirt, snow or ice off your chains, then shake off any excess moisture and leave chains out of their bag to dry.
This will minimise fatigue and optimise the performance lifespan of your chains.
Do NOT exceed 20kph. Accelerate and decelerate slowly.
Tyre chains should be fitted tightly to ensure maximum chain life.
Try to keep speed consistent and avoid spinning or locking wheels.
Chains must be suitable for your vehicle. Refer to your owner's manual or check with the manufacturer.
Do not use tyre chains on sealed or gravel roads that are not covered with snow, mud or ice.
Failure to observe this warning may cause damage to the chains and to your vehicle. It will also invalidate the warranty.
Check chains each time before use for any damage or faults.
Do not deflate your tyres to fit Snowsweat chains.
Be sure to pull off the road to a safe place before installing, servicing or removing chains.
Avoid hitting curbs or ruts as these will damage the chains.
Follow the instructions supplied in the bag to help you correctly fit your chains.
   
   
ROD & RIFLE, Brendan Coe
" Features that impressed 'ROD & RIFLE' were the ease with which the chains can be fitted and the security of the bindings- nothing moved on a 20 kilometer drive. The joining link that pulls the chain into the diamond pattern also gives good peace of mind against the potential of the dreaded sideways slip, an important point in steep greasy country."
Superior reserves the right to alter these specifications at any time.