Dave, I appreciate your opinion.
How about these,
Here is the midevil mother of all tire chains,
I've used this type of chain and I can chain up in about 1-2 minutes a wheel.
The same pattern we used with the big trucks in cables instead of chains, and they worked very well for the big trucks.
I've also used these on SUV size vehicles...
Drape the center of the chain over the top of the wheel, let both ends of the chain encompass the tire,
Connect the cable in the back nearest the ground, Hook up and cinch up the outside adjustor and you are off to the races.
I like the diamond chain pattern better than ice cleats because it doesn't chew up the tire as badly, makes more contact with the road, and generally gives a lot more traction in packed snow and snow on ice we have around here.
If it were pure ice, I'd go with the ice cleat, without a doubt! When you get ice like Missouri just did, they need ice cleat chains!
We only get ice without snow about once every 10 years or so, so I don't see a point buying ice cleats for just one or two days every ten years...
(And I use it as an excuse to stay home, drink root beer & eat peanut butter & jelly sandwiches)
With dad being down sick, and Single female family members & in laws living out in the 'Woods', I need a way to get around in lots and lots of snow, or snow on ice that can't easily be removed off county roads...