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Titan Chain Cable Snow Tire Chains - Ladder Pattern - Steel Rollers - 1 Pair

Titan Chain Cable Snow Tire Chains - Ladder Pattern - Steel Rollers - 1 Pair

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The low-carbon steel rollers on these ladder-pattern cable chains provide good traction in light snow. The low profile ensures a smooth ride for vehicles with limited wheel well clearance. Lowest Prices for the best tire chains from Titan Chain. Titan Chain Cable Snow Tire Chains - Ladder Pattern - Steel Rollers - 1 Pair part number TC1042 can be ordered online at or call 1-800-940-8924 for expert service.
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Titan Chain Tire Chains - TC1042

  • Tire Cables
  • On Road Only
  • Drive On and Connect
  • Steel Rollers Over Steel
  • Light Snow
  • Titan Chain
  • Class S Compatible
  • Manual
  • No Rim Protection

The low-carbon steel rollers on these ladder-pattern cable chains provide good traction in light snow. The low profile ensures a smooth ride for vehicles with limited wheel well clearance.


  • Cable-style chains provide good traction in light snow
  • Rollers wrap around cables to form cross chains
    • Good traction in light snow
    • Low profile allows for smooth ride
  • Ladder pattern chains assist with effective starts and stops
  • Manual installation and adjustment
    • Rubber adjusters (sold separately) are recommended to provide a tight, secure fit
  • Low-carbon steel rollers are strong and durable
  • SAE Class S chains are designed for vehicles with restricted wheel well clearance
  • Reusable storage bag included


  • Application: 14" - 20" tires (for exact sizes, see below)
  • Maximum speed rating: 30 mph
  • Quantity: 2 tire chains
  • 30-Day limited warranty


Cable chain installation Step 1

1. Drape the chain over the tire and drive forward 1/2 of a tire revolution. (You can also lay the chain out and then drive onto it.)

Cable chain installation Step 2

2. Reach around to the back of the tire and fasten the rear side cable by running the end with the metal stops through the eye of the hook on the opposite end.

Cable chain installation Step 3

3. Run any excess side cable through the metal clip.

Cable chain installation Step 4

4. Repeat this process on the front side of the tire.

Cable chain installation Step 5

5. Drive forward 1 car length, then check the chain and hand tighten it again if needed.

You can use rubber adjusters (sold separately) to increase the tension on the chains for a tighter fit.

Class S Designation

SAE Class S tire chains are designed for use on vehicles with restricted wheel well clearance. Certain newer cars, vans, and small trucks - especially those with large, aftermarket tires - may require Class S chains.

SAE Class S Clearances

These chains will fit your tires provided there is both:

  • A - a minimum of 1.46" (37 mm) between the top of the tire tread and the wheel well
  • B - at least 0.59" (15 mm) between the tire's sidewall and the vehicle itself.

How to Choose Snow Chains for Your Vehicle

To choose the right snow chains, you must match your tire size. Those measurements can be found on the side of your tire, as shown below.

Tire size on sidewall


  1. (185) - indicates tire width in millimeters
  2. (60) - gives you the aspect ratio (sidewall height as percentage of width)
  3. (15) - denotes the diameter of the wheel rim in inches

1042 Titan Chain Snow Tire Chains - Cable Rollers - Passenger Vehicles - One Pair

These chains fit the following tire sizes:

  • 215/65-17
  • 215/75-16
  • 225/50-16
  • 225/50-18
  • 225/55-18
  • 225/65-17
  • 225/75-15
  • 225/75-16
  • 225/80-15
  • 235/40-18
  • 235/45-18
  • 235/55-17
  • 235/60-16
  • 235/60-17
  • 235/65-15
  • 235/65-16
  • 235/70-15
  • 235/75-15
  • 245/35-19
  • 245/35-20
  • 245/40-19
  • 245/45-18
  • 245/50-18
  • 245/60-15
  • 245/60-16
  • 245/70-14
  • 245/70-15
  • 255/35-19
  • 255/35-20
  • 255/40-19
  • 255/45-17
  • 255/45-18
  • 255/50-16
  • 255/50-17
  • 255/55-15
  • 255/55-16
  • 255/60-15
  • 255/65-15
  • 255/65-16
  • 265/35-18
  • 265/40-18
  • 265/50-14
  • 265/50-15
  • 265/50-16
  • 265/60-14
  • 265/60-15
  • 275/40-17
  • 275/50-15
  • 275/60-14

Customer Reviews

Titan Chain Cable Snow Tire Chains - Ladder Pattern - Steel Rollers - 1 Pair - TC1042

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (272 Customer Reviews)

The low-carbon steel rollers on these ladder-pattern cable chains provide good traction in light snow. The low profile ensures a smooth ride for vehicles with limited wheel well clearance.


Titan Chain Cables are great quality and so easy to use. We were able to intuitively put them on and take off quickly. Etrailer has the best prices I've seen after researching.

Also, they have the BEST customer service, specifically Jane S. & Tammie P. I was not familiar with cables and our Subaru had specific clearance requirements. They made sure I received the correct type, fit and clearance for my car.

We highly recommend!


Fast shipping, good price and great customer service.

2018 Toyota Sienna

The product worked great and was easy to install. I would have given 5 stars if it was not for the rubber adjuster breaking off one of its arms while installing although it still worked with one arm missing. Note: the rubber adjuster was an accessory and a must have when installing the chains. Thx etrailer !!!


Tire chains arrived Wed. p.m. - right on schedule. The young lady in Missouri who took our tire chain order was extremely helpful in making certain we were getting the correct size chains for our van. Today, October 10 we are heading to the mountains in central Colorado.... there is snow falling at this time. Hopefully snow will melt enough we will not need to open the package of tire chains! Would be great if these chains were still in the box 5 years from now when we will be done making trips to Colorado to watch a grandson play football!

2015 Lexus IS 250

I will use this product soon on my trip to Big Bear. Based on the quality of material that the product made off I'm very confident with by purchase. Also I would like to thank for exceptional customer service that George, Lisa, and Erika had provided me. They have been monitoring the status of my order and providing me latest update of it. Big thanks to you guys and Etrailer for such a service.


Good customer service and all you products are fantastic the way you show you videos how putting on are cars or how to istall the parts iam sorry that I didn't have time to take video of how I put my cables chains to my vehicle because the weather condition


Chains came early, like the packaging, fit as advertised. Overall very satisfied.


Have not been able to use the actual car chains I ordered.
Received excellent and very responsive service in response to my telephone call.
Very happy with the service and product.

2012 Toyota Sienna

The product (tire chains) was delivered right on schedule, included reusable zip cases and was exactly like advertised.
Next step is to try them on the vehicle (detailed installation instructions were included with the product) to make sure they fit properly.
Have nothing but good things to say about so far as they delivered as expected.


Affordable, great construction, relatively straightforward installation

2019 Tesla Model 3

High quality but not the simplest to install, especially in emergency situation.


Product arrived sooner than expected, as described. Very prompt service from etrailer with shipping notifications and follow ups. Excellent service from a first rate company. If I need something in the future I will look here first. Thank you


I received the package within 3 business days. The product fits on my tires and after I watched the tutorial on your page it was easy to install. Thank you etrailer and if I ever need anything else I will check your website first.

2007 Honda Odyssey

I wish every business I dealt with were like etrailer. Great products, great communication, super fast shipping and handling. Truly a model business!


Bought a set of chains and the price was very reasonable. I was notified promptly of each stage in the processing and the overall experience was as expected, excellent. Thanks!


Great place, fast service delivery! I'm 100% satisfied with my purchase!

2018 Toyota Sienna

Great product and affordable. The hardest part is not installing it on the tires but “how to put it back in the small casing”..otherwise, its excellent product


Great Service. Great product


Great product and quick delivery. Customer service excellent.


I really like your service the best more so than the product... I will definitely tell my friends about you and recommend you to everyone I know...thank you. John Koponen..


I’m sure these are excellent but so far we have not had to use them!



Easy to install and very affordable.


2015 Toyota Sienna

Got two in case

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Ask the Experts about this Titan Chain Tire Chains

  • Cable Style Tire Chains and Where to Put them on a 2013 Chey Equinox AWD LT
    I checked the owner's manual for a 2013 Chevy Equinox and it does indicate that you can use cable style chains. It would appear that your vehicle has 225/65-17 tires so chains # TC1042 will fit. The vehicle manual indicates that the cables can only go on the front wheels and not the rear. You can look at shipping cost info my selecting the add to cart button, select calculate shipping, enter the zip code, and select the calculate shipping button.
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  • Do the Titan TC1042 Tire Chains Fit on 235/60R17 Tires?
    I can see where this might be confusing. The Titan Chain Cable Snow Tire Chains # TC1042 are a confirmed fit for your 235/60r17 tires. These are actually a very basic set of cables that fit an extremely large amount of tires with wheels between 14" and 20" so it's more than likely that they simply couldn't fit all of the tire sizes on that small card. Below you will find a list of tire sizes that the TC1042 will fit on. These chains fit the following tire sizes: 215/65-17 215/75-16 225/50-16 2...
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  • Will Titan Tire Cables Get Through CalTrans Tire Chain Check Points
    Yes the Titan cables part # TC1042 do comply with CalTrans chain controls which means if you'd be able to travel to areas that have tire chain check points.
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  • Snow Cables that Fit 2020 Ford Escape Tire Size 225/65-17
    For your tire size of 225/65R17 that you have on your 2020 Ford Escape we have the Titan tire cables part # TC1042 which are a fit and would work really well. I am not sure why it was showing you that these maybe weren't a fit but I can assure you they are.
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  • Correct Titan Cable Tire Chain for my 2020 Toyota Camry with Tire Size 235/45R18
    Yes unfortunately part # TC1034 is not a fit for the 235/45R18 tires. Instead use the Titan Chain Cable Snow Tire Chains - Ladder Pattern part # TC1042. These are a larger chain and confirmed to fit your 2020 Toyota Camry with your tire size. Be sure to check your owner's manual for any specific rules you need to follow when using chains to prevent any vehicle damage.
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  • Is 1 or 2 Sets of Tire Chains Needed on a 2011 Honda CR-V All Wheel Drive
    According to the owner's manual for your 2011 Honda CR-V tire chains should only be used on the front 2 tires. The "chains" it recommends are actually cables. For ladder style cables that fit the 225/65-17 tires on the 2011 Honda CR-V use # TC1042. But you could also use chains # PWSXV580 since they are Class S rated (meaning they stick out 1.46 inches or less from the tread and 0.59 inches or less on the sides).
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  • Tire Chain Recommendation for 2015 Chevy Equinox with Tire Size 225/65R17
    We have tire cables that do fit your tire size of 225/65-17 like the Glacier # PW1042 or the Titan # TC1042 but since these are really only ideal for a one time emergency use I'd recommend you go with a set like the part # TC1555 which are also priced great but they install easier, provide better traction, and will last much longer. Let's say you wanted the absolute best setup that installs in a matter of seconds you'd then want the Easy Fit kit part # TH04115245 which only take a few...
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  • Recommended Snow Cable Chains for 2019 Mitsubishi Outlander with 225/55-18 Tires
    For cable style snow chains like the set you are looking at that will fit the 225/55-18 tires on your 2018 Mitsubishi Outlander I recommend the Titan # TC2029. These are confirmed to fit this tire size and the low-carbon steel rollers will provide nice traction in light snow. These are Class S compatible which means they work well with vehicles like yours that have limited wheel well clearance. I also recommend adding a set of Tire Chain Adjusters like # TCMA2 to allow for an even tighter...
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  • Recommended Traction Device for a 2018 Subaru Outback Wagon with 225/65-17 Tires
    According to the owner's manual for your 2018 Subaru Outback Wagon, tire chains cannot be used on this vehicle due to limited clearance between the tires and vehicle body. However, I do still have options for you. For your 225/65-17 tires, I recommend taking a look at a set of tire cables such as the Titan Chain Cable Snow Tire Chains part # TC1042 for ladder style or part # TC343DC for v-style. Generally speaking, ladder bar style tire cables will be a bit more cost effective in comparison...
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  • Snow Chain Recommendations for 1995 Jeep Grand Cherokee w/ 235/75-15 Tires
    We offer many different styles of chains, which you can see by clicking the provided link. The best tire chains for you will depend on why, how often and where you're using (or not using) them. Are you deliberately putting yourself in a situation where you'll need chains? Or are you buying them to sit in the cargo area for the one time a year that you'll be driving through the mountains? Will they be for on-road use or off-road? Are you wanting something that's super easy to install, or...
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  • Best Snow Chain Options for Tire Size 225/75R16 on RV
    We have several great and different options for tire chains for the size 225/75R16 that you have on your RV. The absolute best and easiest option is the Easy Fit part # TH04115245 which install in a matter of seconds, provide great traction, and also will last the longest. The are higher in price. If you wanted a higher quality chain with a lower price that would take a bit longer to install the Konig standards part # TH01571245 will offer great traction and last a long time but will...
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  • Will One Set of Tire Chains Fit Both LT225/75R16 And LT265/70R17 Tires
    I compared all of the chains for tire sizes 225/75-16 and 265/70-17. There are no chains that fit both sizes so you would need to get separate chains, such as cable style chains, like you want for both vehicles. For the 225/75-16 tires you can use # TC1042 with rubber adjusters # TCOA1. And for the 265/70-17 tires use # TC2028 with rubber adjusters # TCMA2. Be sure to consult the vehicle owners manuals for specific information on the use of tire chains. I have also included a link to...
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  • Recommendation for Snow Tire Chains for 2019 Ford Ranger
    If you are wanting cable type snow chain for your 2019 Ford Ranger with 265/65-17 tires, I suggest either the Titan the Glacier Cable Snow Tire Chains, # PW3027C or my preferred option, the Chain Diagonal Alloy Cable Snow Tire Chains for light trucks, # TC747DC. This option comes with the rubber tensioners to ensure a tight fit for vehicles with limited wheel well clearance. Both of these options are for light snow conditions. The Titan Chain Cable Snow Tire Chains, # TC1042 that you...
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