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Best Snow Tire.....

Discussion in 'Heavy Equipment' started by rob_cook2001, Jan 11, 2011.

  1. rob_cook2001

    rob_cook2001 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,181

    I am looking for the best snow tire for my skid that is NOT a dedicated snow tire. Probably 70% of the time I put on my skid is plowing lots but I go from plowing one day, to loading hay the next and don't want to have to switch from snowwolf's to regular tires all the time. I am not to worried about traction in the summer time because I am usually running on gravel or in a hay field.
    Thanks guys.
    Robert
     
  2. WIPensFan

    WIPensFan PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,489

  3. pieperlc

    pieperlc Senior Member
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    Messages: 177

    Ditto.

    Had lifemasters for about a year and I'm very happy with them. They will work perfect for your summer use as well.
     
  4. rob_cook2001

    rob_cook2001 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,181

    Sounds like the way to go. A lot better priced than the bobcat sevier duty tires.
    Robert
     
  5. TomG

    TomG Member
    Messages: 30

    I hate to bring up an old post but I'm new here and I just saw this thread. We have the lifemaster tires for our Bobcat loader and they are AWESOME! They are the best tires we have ever had on any of our Bobcats. I would highly recommend them. We actually got them from our local Bobcat dealership.

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  6. WIPensFan

    WIPensFan PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,489

    Tom, people bring back posts from years ago! This is less than a month old. Glad you chimed in on it to give a real experience opinion.
     
  7. jomama45

    jomama45 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,172

    Rob,

    I've had great luck with my BC Severe Duty tires, but after seeing the pattern on these Lifemasters, I'll certainly be looking at them when it's time to replace. Glad to hear someone who has them likes them so much. Now it's Rob's turn to spend his money & give us a review.......................:laughing:

    TomG, any idea on the expected life (hours-wise) of these tires?
     
  8. TomG

    TomG Member
    Messages: 30

    I have no idea on the expected life span we just got these before this snow season. I would imagine they would wear a little quicker than your "normal' treaded skid tire especially when used in dirt, because of the tread design. Also they will last at least 4x as long on our articulated loader than a skid steer so its really hard for me to judge how long they will last on a skid.
     
  9. TomG

    TomG Member
    Messages: 30

    I grabbed some pictures of the lifemasters on our machine after today's storm.

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