Snow Chains

Driving in Snow? We’ve got you covered

Shotover Engineering stocks the largest range of snow chains in Queenstown Lakes.

With every pair of chains sold from our premises, we give the added service of instruction on fitting and test fit to vehicles to check the size.

We stock snow chain tensioners or bungies which are used to take up the slack in ladder chains. They come in three sizes; car, 4×4 or bus.

We also stock common sizes of plain ladder chains for buses and trucks. This includes Dual Wheel Chains.

We repair chains as well as stocking a large range of chain parts.

What Snow Chains are best for you?

Use our flow chart to work out which Snow Chains are best for your vehicle:

Compare the Chains that we stock:

Pewag Quickfit Diamond Pattern Chain (Red Box)

  • Quick and easy to fit
  • Suited for cars & small 4x4s, ideal for the local area and accessing the ski fields
  • Diamond pattern of chain across the tyre provides an almost continuous point of contact between the chain/tyre and road. This minimises the slip and then grip that can be experienced with a straight crossbar chain/ladders.

$200

Pewag Quickfit Diamond Pattern Chain (Black Box)

  • Quick and easy to fit
  • Suited for larger 4x4s & utes, ideal for local area and accessing the ski fields
  • Diamond pattern of chain across the tyre provides an almost continuous point of contact between the chain/tyre and road. This minimises the slip and then grip that can be experienced with a straight crossbar chain/ladders.

$450

Super Z Snow Chains (Blue Bag)

  • Quick and easy to fit
  • Suited for low profile tyres and vehicles with minimal clearance.

Small (SZ119-143): $300

Medium (SZ429-451): $400

Large (SZ462-474): $600

Icebreaker Ladder Chains (Black Bag)

  • Often require bungy – additional $40-$50 per pair
  • Ideally suited to deep snow (and/or mud) eg unplowed roads or farm work
  • Medium and heavy-duty chains available
  • Note: This is a softer chain than used on the Pewag quckfits and will wear down if driven on plowed roads.

$400

Check out some examples of correct and incorrect snow chain fittings.
And then come and talk to us to get your best fit.

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