Extra! Extra!

April 15, 2017

Don’t forget about all the extra information Laclede Chain has to offer.  And all of it is FREE! What could be better than free chain information? You already know about our blog but did you know about our mobile app, newsletter and our catalog download? Laclede Mobile Application: Free for Apple and Android users Check…

How To ID Your Alpine Series Tire Chain

January 7, 2017

Need to figure out which stock # of Alpine Series chains you have?  The process is easy: 1) When you have the chains laid out in front of you, locate the red draw chain. 2) On one end of the draw chain is a black rubber tightener, on the other end is a flat, golden,…

Laclede Chain Featured in the January 2015 AUSA Army Magazine

December 23, 2016

  Click here to view the full article. This article is from the January 2015 Edition of the AUSA Magazine.


November 4, 2016

We have several new products now available for the 2014-15 season: In the accessories line we have a new series of arm type tire chain tighteners for Passenger, Light Truck & SUV and Heavy Truck applications.  The arm design features a fixed center ring with individual rubber tensioning arms for a snug fit.  The arm…

How to identify chain!

October 17, 2016

Ever wonder if there is a way to tell what kind of chain you have or possibly where it is from? Maybe you need to show that your transport chain is DOT approved? Have a piece of Laclede chain and want to know if it is domestic or not? All you have to do is…

Alloy Chain Sling Inspection

July 29, 2016

INSPECTION CONSIDERATIONS FOR G80 AND G100 ALLOY CHAIN SLINGS When called upon to perform a chain sling inspection, there are many points that need to be considered during the inspection.  Below are several pointers to assist in the performance of that inspection.  Keep in mind that OSHA requires at least an annual inspection of all…

How is Chain Made?

July 29, 2016

Our chain starts as rod made to our exacting requirements from American steel mills.  Each coil is inspected, labeled, and tracked through our factory via our data network.  The rod will be cleaned and drawn into an exact wire diameter, then stored ahead of the chain making departments. Chain is produced in small groups of…

Trailer Safety Chain Quick Facts!

May 29, 2016

It’s boating season! Time to review some Trailer Safety facts! Here are ten quick facts to review before attaching a trailer to a vehicle: 1. Trailer Chains 10,000lbs and lighter conform to the SAE J-684 industry standard. 2. Trailer Safety chains are classified in a “Class” determined by the GVWR, Gross Vehicle Weight Rating, in…

Laclede Chain can help you “Finish” your application!

April 25, 2016

Ever wonder what all those finish options mean or what is the best finish for your application? Maybe you wonder why Transport chain is gold or if powder coat is the same as poly coated chain? No need to worry, we are here to explain them all. When it comes to chain finishes, Laclede Chain…

Chain Sling Education

February 25, 2016

Laclede Chain’s next customer sling class is slated for Monday, April 14th, 2014. Not sure what a “DOG” chain sling means?  Hint -It’s not a furry friend on four legs with a chain leash.  A “DOG” is a Double chain sling with an Oblong master link on one end and Grab hooks on the other…

Laclede Chain Featured on TV show “World’s Greatest!”

February 19, 2016

Stay Prepared for Winter Driving – Carry Tire Chains

February 13, 2016

Driving in snow and ice can get the best of all of us so whether it is getting your vehicle out of deep snow, decreasing stopping distance or dramatically improving overall handling tire chains can be a lifesaver.  Even with four-wheel drive tire chains enhance handling and traction for acceleration and braking.  There are plenty…

Congratulations Maryville Football!

December 4, 2015

Laclede Chain would like to extend its congratulations to the Maryville High School football team for winning the State Championship in St. Louis, Missouri at the Edward Jones Dome on November 30, 2013. The Maryville Spoofshounds beat the Seneca Indians by a score of 50-28. This is the second year in a row the team…

Laclede’s Alpine Series – A Winning Formula For Premium Tire Chains

October 23, 2015

From standard ladder pattern chains to cables to hoop style and a host of others, snow chains come in a surprising variety of flavors.  The features, benefits, advantages and trade offs with each type can vary widely.  Our concept with the Alpine series tire chains was to combine a plethora of key ingredients into one…

Tire Chains Prohibited? Not True!

October 3, 2015

As with Bigfoot we’re not entirely sure where the myths and rumors originated, nor what keeps them going, but for some reason there are persistent misconceptions and myths that tire chain use is illegal in certain states.  In all of the research we have done and to the best of our current understanding the usage…


September 25, 2015

Welcome to Laclede Chain’s brand new company blog – thanks for checking us out!  We look forward to sharing more of Laclede’s story here, including what makes our chain products unique and better.  We’ll be talking about the different types of tire chains, usage tips and a host of other topics with some weather chat…