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pewag Mud Service Tire Chains - Ladder Pattern - Square Links - Manual Tensioning - 1 Pair

pewag Mud Service Tire Chains - Ladder Pattern - Square Links - Manual Tensioning - 1 Pair

Item # PWE2435S
Our Price: $431.51
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Get traction while driving your truck in extreme conditions and in boggy off-road areas with these heavy-duty mud service chains. Square links and ladder pattern dig in to move you forward. No cams to come undone. Great Prices for the best tire chains from pewag. pewag Mud Service Tire Chains - Ladder Pattern - Square Links - Manual Tensioning - 1 Pair part number PWE2435S can be ordered online at or call 1-800-940-8924 for expert service.
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pewag Tire Chains - PWE2435S

  • Tire Chains
  • On Road or Off Road
  • Mud
  • Manual
  • pewag
  • Not Class S Compatible
  • Drive On and Connect
  • Steel Square Link
  • No Rim Protection

Get traction while driving your truck in extreme conditions and in boggy off-road areas with these heavy-duty mud service chains. Square links and ladder pattern dig in to move you forward. No cams to come undone.


  • Provides excellent traction in mud, snow, and ice
    • Square links bite into ice and gain more traction in snow and mud than twist links
    • Ladder pattern offers good traction as you drive forward
    • Oversized, heavy-duty build helps prevent mud-digging
  • Installs without cams
    • No chance of cams coming undone when you are reversing or navigating rough terrain
    • Rubber adjusters (sold separately) are recommended for a tight fit
  • Resists corrosion thanks to premium alloy construction
    • Case hardened for strength and durability
  • Made in the USA


  • Fits: 15" - 17-1/2" tires (for exact sizes, see below)
  • Quantity: 2 chains
  • 90-Day warranty

Note: To determine whether you can use tire chains on your vehicle, or if it might affect your ABS/EPS functionality, consult your owner's manual.

These pewag mud chains are great off-road chains for your truck. The heavy-duty, oversized cross chains and the heavier-than-normal side chains are strong and durable, giving you a heavy-duty option for nearly any terrain. If you find yourself in a mud-digging situation, these chains are going to help give your vehicle purchase to pull out and keep moving. And if you're partial to American-made products, you'll be happy to know these chains are made in Colorado.

Confirming Your Fit

If you know your tire size, you may think you won't need to test fit your new chains. But there are a lot of variables that can affect whether chains will fit your specific tires, including your tire type, the amount of air pressure in the tire, the amount of tread wear, and the tire manufacturer. You'll also need to know how much clearance is in your wheel well, which you can determine by measuring from your tire tread to the side wall of the wheel well.

We recommend that you order chains as early in the season as possible to give yourself plenty of time to test fit the chains and reorder if needed. This way, you won't be stuck out in the cold later with snow cables that don't fit.

You can test fit these chains in your garage or driveway, but you'll want to wait until you're out in the wild to actually drive with them. Likewise, if you're out in the mud and come across bare pavement, you'll want to pull over and remove the chains. These chains can cause damage to the bare pavement, your garage floor, or your vehicle if they break from the wear of riding on a harsh surface.

Installing Tire Chains

Installing these chains is simple.

Lay chains on the ground to get all the tangles out

1. Lay out the chains on the ground to make sure there are no twists or kinks.

Drape chains over tire.

2. Drape the chains over your tires, making sure that the prongs attaching the cross chains to the side chains face away from your sidewalls. Drive forward about half a tire rotation.

Connect the chain behind the tire

3. On the back of the tire, pull the chain tight and hook the ends together. Repeat this on the center chain and the side chain on the front of the tire, then clamp the lever to fasten extra chain links and keep them from flapping as you drive.

Attach optional tensioners

4. Rubber adjusters (sold separately) are recommended to help give you a tight fit. Make sure the hooks on the adjusters face away from your tire so your wheels don't get scratched.

Quick Tips:

  • Lengthen the life of snow chains by drying them after each use before you store them.
  • Check out our installation kit with safety lights and a kneeling pad (PO34FRK) to make things a little easier when you're installing cables out in the snow.

How to Choose Snow Chains for Your Vehicle

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

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

USA 2435 S pewag Tire Chains for Mud - 15" to 17-1/2" Tires

Replaces USA2435S

Replaces E2435S

These chains fit the following tire sizes:

  • 195/85-16
  • 205/70-17.5
  • 205x16
  • 215/65-16
  • 215/70-16
  • 215/70-17.5
  • 215/75-16
  • 215/80-15
  • 215/80-16
  • 215/85-16
  • 225/60-19
  • 225/70-16
  • 225/70-17
  • 225/75-15
  • 225/75-16
  • 225/80-16
  • 235/50-19
  • 235/55-19
  • 235/60-17
  • 235/60-18
  • 235/65-16
  • 235/65-17
  • 235/70-15
  • 235/70-16
  • 235/75-15
  • 235/75-16
  • 245/45-20
  • 245/55-18
  • 245/60-15
  • 245/60-16
  • 245/60-17
  • 245/65-16
  • 245/70-14
  • 245/70-15
  • 245/70-16
  • 255/40-20
  • 255/50-17
  • 255/50-19
  • 255/55-17
  • 255/55-17.5
  • 255/60-15
  • 255/60-17
  • 255/65-15
  • 255/65-16
  • 29x9.5-16
  • 30x7.5-15
  • 6.00x18
  • 6.5x16
  • 7.5x15
  • 7x16
  • LR78x15

Video of pewag Mud Service Tire Chains - Ladder Pattern - Square Links - Manual Tensioning - 1 Pair

Videos are provided as a guide only. Refer to manufacturer installation instructions and specs for complete information.

Video Transcript for Pewag All Square Mud Service Tire Chains Review

Today, we're going to be taking a look at the P-wag Mud Service Snow Tire Chains. These are sold as a pair. We have them available in a lot of different sizes for different tire sizes. Check out our fitguide and it'll give you the exact part number that you're going to need for your application. These are a great everyday kind of tire chain offering the mud service and snow. It's an all square design. Each of our seven millimeter wide lengths are going to provide nice biting surface to help grip in that mud, or that snow, or that ice providing excellent grip and traction.

These are constructed of a case-hardened nickel-manganese alloy giving us extremely good durability and corrosion resistance. We'll come over to our heavy duty hooks. These hooks should face away from our tires to prevent any side wall damage. That connects it to the outer chain or side chain which will keep all of our cross chains evenly spaced and prevent them from bunching up. These cross chains are designed to provide up to 32% greater traction than comparable models. You can see here on the bottom we've got a nice lever closure with an attached length to help keep that down. We'll just pull that down right over the top and that's going to be nice and secure.

With any tire chain that doesn't have an automatic adjuster, they do recommend the use of the rubber tensioner. You can see the chains are going to hold really nicely to our tire. We've got great coverage all the way around. When you're ready to install your chain, you just want to get it spread out then grab it about 1/3rd of the way in on each side. We can drape that right up over our tire. You'll want your hooks facing outward. That's going to give us maximum protection for our tire.

We'll want our lever bar to be here on the outside. The first link of our chain, we'll want to be just behind our tire, which that's pretty close. We could move it forward just a little bit. We'll go around to the backside where we can make our first connection. We'll grab our hook side and also our links.

That one link back. Hook on our second one there. For the excess, if you're only going to have it one vehicle, you can cut it off. If you're going to switch between different vehicles or different tire sizes then you can just zip tie it right up out of the way. You just want to prevent it from flipping around while you're heading down the road. Here at the front, we're going to grab our bar. An important thing to note is that you'll want to be within one link of what you used in the back. Since we used the second, we'll have to do the third, the second, or the first here. Let's try the first. That's going to provide a good amount of tension there. As you can see, that attached link hooks right into that bar. That way we want have to worry about it coming undone while we're driving. AS with any tire chain that doesn't have an automatic tensioner, the manufacturer is going to recommend the use of a manual tensioner. This is a rubber tensioner, part number PW105. Evenly space those around and you can see they're going to do a good job of constantly pulling in on that chain. Now what we would want to do is just drive forward 30 or 40 yards. Take another look, make sure that we still have good tension and of course check them periodically during use. That'll complete our look at the P-wag all square mud service snow tire chains.

Customer Reviews

pewag Mud Service Tire Chains - Ladder Pattern - Square Links - Manual Tensioning - 1 Pair - PWE2435S

Average Customer Rating:  4.9 out of 5 stars   (16 Customer Reviews)

Get traction while driving your truck in extreme conditions and in boggy off-road areas with these heavy-duty mud service chains. Square links and ladder pattern dig in to move you forward. No cams to come undone.

1995 Ford F-150

I was using Glacier Cable Chains, they lasted me a few years so I was happy with them, but I thought I would try some Big Thick Square Link Chains and see how long they will last me. I live in Washington State along the Columbia Gorge and we get Thick Black Ice yearly. Not so much the nice thick snow you get in other parts of the U.S. driving on Black Ice is suicide without chains to stop you and keep you from going sideways down hill. I found these 7MM thick square link chains and thought I would give them a try. I wasn't sure what to expect so I only order one pair because of the high price of the chains. I wanted to see if I thought they would last a little longer than the cable chains. These links are about 3 times as thick as the cable chains and the bite I expect to get from the Square Link is going to be awesome for the next Ice storm we get. Now that I have seen the size and quality of these chains I am saving up to get the second pair. Very Happy. I also bought 2 pair of PW105 Glacier Multi-Arm Rubber Adjusters to go with these chains.


We wanted these chains for road and off-highway use on our EarthCruiser. Loaded that Fuso-Canter-based expedition vehicle weighs around 12,000 - 13,000 lbs so we needed a heay duty chain. The Pewag PWE2441S chains definitely fit the bill. They are burly chains, but at 32 lbs a chain (64 lbs total) I can still get them on and off the tires relatively simply (I use the drape over technique illustrated in the Etrailer video). Our truck has 315/75R16 tires and these chains fit, but they don't get very far down the sidewall (photo). With our order we purchased the Pewag/Glacier Tensioners listed for 16 - 20 inch wheels. However those tensioners lack enough reach to be used with these chains on this sized tire (photo). We'll be using a set of three or four 14 - 16" rubber straps stretched across the outboard side chains (photo).

I found that the chains mounted easily. I drove 200 yards and retightened them after which they seem really secure. I've not had them in snow or on ice yet, so I can't speak to their performance but they certainly dig into our packed & graveled driveway well.

Etrailer's service is simply outstanding. I received the chains in less than a week with free shipping. When I had some problems with the optional rubber tensioners, Etrailer's customer service folks were attentive and prompt. I'll definitely be ordering other stuff through them.


I am very impressed with the quality of the PEWAG 2439S on and off road mud service tire chains they appear to be of exceptionally good quality, I haven’t made sure they fit my tires yet
Because i simply haven’t had time mostly because the chains only arrived just hours ago on my door step
After I test fit the chains to my vehicle it will be very nice to have these essential tools along with the tensioners ( PW105 )on board the truck when out hunting or in the back country , also Im thinking I might purchase a second pair so I can chain all four when I get into steep slippery conditions
I also like that the model number of these chains is stamped on the locking lever and lastly that these chains were made in colorado and are nickel manganese coated and have a Rockwell hardness of 62 which I find impressive
25 years in the trucking industry I never had traction chains of this quality with any carrier I worked for which would have been really nice instead of the cheap Chinese brands that never lasted very long , you get what you pay for


So far great. I was asked to review 24 hours after receiving. So I can say that I have tried the fit on dry pavement. on my Sportsmobile's LT 315/70/ R17's they fit great. If you have the Aluminess back bumper, all 4 sacks of chains just fit in the bumper storage.

I have not driven the 100 yards and re-fitted. I think they might tighten up 1 link.

I also bought the Review the Titan Chain Multi-Arm Rubber Tire Chain Adjuster for Light Trucks - 1 Pair - TCMA2. I don't think they will be needed, but I will use anyway.

Shipping was really fast and the box they ship in is ergonomic. This is weird to say but you will see what I mean. Note, these chains are about 30-35 lbs a set. If you are buying for a 4 tires, you will be looking at 120 - 140 lbs of chains.


Fast shipping and chains are as expected. Very nice quality. Easy installation and perfect test fit on my spare. I have a snug fit with 3 links to cut. I’ve used a variety of chains and cables on various vehicles over the last 20 years. I think these Pewag chains are the most impressive I’ve seen. I have yet to use them this early in the season but I expect them to handle well and exceed my expectations in situations where the typical light chain is inadequate. I’m using these on a 02 Ford Excursion 7.3 diesel at about 9.3k lbs


If you need chains (for real) there is no substitute for Pewag. Yeah, they're expensive, but the alternative is be up in the middle of the night, in the shop repairing broken chains, or crawling around in the snow untangling broken chain from under your truck, that hopefully still has its brake lines intact. Ask me how I know... This is my second set in 10 years. The first set were standard duty, normal steel. These may outlast me... They'll undoubtedly outlast the truck.


Product does what it states it will do


I spent a lot of time researching tire chains and the various companies selling them and after weeks of research and comparison shopping I decided to go with the Pewag All Square Mud Service Snow Tire Chains. These chains are flat out superior and awesome. If your looking for the best, most heavy duty chains that are made in America with American steel by American workers, than these 100% Made in the U.S.A chains, are what your looking for. Furthermore, provided exceptional customer service throughout my ordering process and the chains were on my door step two days after ordering, which included free shipping. This is a five star company as well, and where you want to purchase your chains and all related items.


These chains are awesome, and by far the beefiest ones I have ever installed. They are heavy, like putting a sandbag in the back of a truck. As a chain, the weight will be kept low where the traction is needed and not be up high like a sandbag if the rig starts to go side to side. The cross links are big and thick with square edges that should bite into ice and whatever else they can dig into, including deep mud. If the horsepower is there I think the rig will keep moving forward. My only question is, can an '18 Jeep Wrangler with a 3.6 spin them? For those with turbo diesel engines and lots of torque, these chains were made for you.

I will not have any excuse not to provide forestry services because of snow anymore.


These chains stay in my truck all winter.Work GREAT for ice fishing- pulling fish house on frozen lake 12 inches plus snow depth. Best chains i have seen . Worth the $$$$ money!!


The best you can get without waiting months for a custom set from pewag. The performance is fantastic when installed correctly. Will last a long time if used as intended. Purchased and used for deep snow/ice. Brain was not included, must supply own brain.


Great sight ,easy ordering, rapid delivery, excellent fit, nice storage bag.
American made with old world quality, very heavy duty. (PEWAG)
Will use etrailer again.


I haven't used the chains yet but a friend told me about them and said they fit well, etc. Good service and delivery!


Best I ever owned!




See what our Experts say about this pewag Tire Chains

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