Ladder and diamond chains
Snow chains are net-shaped devices fitted over the tread of a tyre, and there are various types to choose from. Just like no wheel is the same when it comes to design and purpose, the same applies to snow chains: they are all created for different winter conditions, from mild to heavy snow. Plus, different cars will need a different, special snow chain with a proper fit. A snow chain for a regular vehicle, for instance, won’t do much for large trucks or tractors. Ladder chains ensure that tyres don't spin out of control and are installed transversally across the tread of the tyres on the driving axle. Diamond chains can be fitted to the steering axle and act against lateral sliding. Most snow chains are combinations of these two basic types. If you just need something to help you leave your snow-covered property, something so you can continue driving on the cleaned roads without snow chains, you might be interested in traction aids that are simple to remove.
Snow chains for heavy vehicles
Commercial vehicles like trucks usually need specialised snow tyres. Classical choices are zigzag chains for heavy utility vehicles, diamond cross chains for regular and light commercial vehicles, or even double diamond chains for agricultural and forestry vehicles.