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Cat 262c and snow tire sizes?

Discussion in 'Heavy Equipment' started by plowin-fire, Jan 29, 2015.

  1. plowin-fire

    plowin-fire Senior Member
    Messages: 196

    Will 255/70r22.5 fit without touching the rear wheel well or does a guy have to run 245/70r19.5 size? If I measured correctly there is about a 1/4" clearance with the 22.5s. Anyone have pictures either way?
     
  2. plowin-fire

    plowin-fire Senior Member
    Messages: 196

    No one has a Cat with snow tires?
     
  3. snocrete

    snocrete Banned
    Messages: 2,862

    Go 2in larger than stock (overall diameter). You'll be good.
     
  4. Grassman09

    Grassman09 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,806

    What rims are you using? I have a 262C and thought of snow tires but not spending 5k on snow wolf tires. How will the snow tires hold up to the sidewall flex when turning? I kinda like how to machine slides when turning with factory tires.
     
  5. plowin-fire

    plowin-fire Senior Member
    Messages: 196

    We have new 12-16.5s on it now. They are 32" diameter. Wanting to run something taller. 245/70r19.5s are 34.5" tall and 255/70r22.5s are 36.5" tall. Local truck shop can get both sizes of wheels and will recap whatever size tire i want. Not sure why you would spend 5k on wolf paw tires. I was quoted $1100 for the 22.5s and thats with the HD rims that have fully welded centers. Westside tire sells them for 1400 or so.
     
  6. brasski

    brasski Member
    Messages: 50

    Why are you making this so hard just call Westside tire and they will sell you the right size for your machine.
     
  7. plowin-fire

    plowin-fire Senior Member
    Messages: 196

    They said either will fit. But the 22.5s have 1/4" or less of clearance. Wanted to see what other people have done before I buy.
     
  8. Showmestaterida

    Showmestaterida Senior Member
    Messages: 407

    will westside tire ship anywhere ? havent checked tire shop around here yet but seems they have alot of sales of these setups. Was size was the $1400 ?
     
  9. Grassman09

    Grassman09 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,806

    $1400 for 4 rims and 4 tires? You bring them tires to re tread? What type of treads do they put on? Sounds really cheap. The price I got was from one of the Milton Cat stores in the USA. I think the snowwolf stuff has gone way up now that they have a name.
     
  10. brasski

    brasski Member
    Messages: 50

    I checked with snow wolf and they didn't make a setup for my s750 because of the large hub but was told they weren't cheap.I called Westside and bought wheels and tires ready to bolt on shipped to NY for $1850 but that was also in July so supply and demand this time of year
     
  11. Showmestaterida

    Showmestaterida Senior Member
    Messages: 407

    Any pics of the setup? They only recommend one tread pattern? or the have any different ones?
     
  12. brasski

    brasski Member
    Messages: 50

    Got pics will have to figure out how to post but the one Westside sent me work great
     
  13. Grassman09

    Grassman09 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,806

    Select "Go Advanced" at bottom of screen.

    Another window open up to post in.

    Top of the window there is a paperclip click on that.

    Another window opens up and you can chose your files there.
     
  14. Doug8949

    Doug8949 Member
    Messages: 64

    22.5 should fit your 262 cause westside tire said i can run them on my 242 just not sure if they are worth it i have seen wolf paws used but not to many 22.5
     
  15. plowin-fire

    plowin-fire Senior Member
    Messages: 196

    Pushed 7" of snow today and definitely need more traction to push the 10ft Kage. Truck shop said they would mount up a 22.5 to try the fit. Will keep you posted.
     
  16. Greenmtboy

    Greenmtboy Senior Member
    from Vermont
    Messages: 372

    Check the backspacing of the wheel, you will need around 6 inches of backspacing for 22.5's to work I'm guessing.