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Firestone Trans-Force AT tires...

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by Buswell Forest, Sep 8, 2015.

  1. Buswell Forest

    Buswell Forest PlowSite.com Addict
    from NH
    Messages: 1,668

    Wear like they are made of butter.

    Do....NOT....buy them.

    Bought 4 in January, and they are worn enough right now that I will need to buy 4 new tires to plow with this season. They are rotated every oil change, and are not cupped or worn at the edges. Simply worn down. About 14k miles on them. And on top of all that, the traction while plowing was nothing special.
     
  2. BUFF

    BUFF PlowSite Fanatic
    from FR NoCo
    Messages: 7,295

    Well that's a bummer and they don't have a tread life warranty.
    I've been running GY Dura Tracs on my diesel and gasser and seeing 35k on average. Keep in mind I replace tires before they wear down to wear bars, I could probably get another 5-7K if I ran them to the wear bars.
    I currently have a set of BFG Com Traction T/A's with studs I run on my gasser for plowing, they're holding up very well and should see 35k out of them.
     
  3. terrapro

    terrapro PlowSite Veteran
    from MI
    Messages: 3,878

    Yeah and to the tune of about $1200 for my 1ton dually I'm not happy with the wear of 10k miles. I never had a problem with traction but it wasn't phenomenal.
    Still I've had worse.....BUT I have the same mileage on some cooper m/s on a srw 1ton and those tires look great still
     
  4. Jguck25

    Jguck25 Senior Member
    Messages: 592

    Wow perfect timing, I was looking at those for my employees plow truck/landscape truck. I'll probably end up getting snow tires for that and then highway tires for summer and towing the mowing trailer
     
  5. Buswell Forest

    Buswell Forest PlowSite.com Addict
    from NH
    Messages: 1,668

    The stock BFG ATs made 40k miles and did better on ice and snow.
     
  6. Ne1

    Ne1 Senior Member
    Messages: 370

    The Trans force are no good. I've had several sets and they don't wear good even with regular tire rotations. I now spend the extra money and go with the BFG all terrains and they are awesome in snow.
     
  7. Jguck25

    Jguck25 Senior Member
    Messages: 592

    I've had bfg all terrains, I didn't think they were that good at all in the snow, many better tires out there. I currently have them on my jeep and the duratracs were much better. And any snow tire would put them to shame
     
  8. 1olddogtwo

    1olddogtwo PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,535

    Hate to say it, Michelin LTX I have from the factory have 46K and have 3-4K left. I never rotate and hover around 10k plus trailer around

    I've had bad experience with them before on my previous trucks

    I will buy to Goodyear AT/S as usual but I've been thinking about the drotracs
     
  9. ponyboy

    ponyboy Senior Member
    Messages: 957

    I'm going back to cooper my transforce have 7,000 miles and over half gone
     
  10. BUFF

    BUFF PlowSite Fanatic
    from FR NoCo
    Messages: 7,295

    If you like the Michelins I'll sell you the set I took off my '15, they're for 18" wheels. They have less than 2K miles on them, $125.00 ea.
     
  11. Buswell Forest

    Buswell Forest PlowSite.com Addict
    from NH
    Messages: 1,668

    The Michelins that came on my 15 have about 7k miles, and they are wearing a lot better than the Trans-force.
    I still have the new spare BFG that came with the 12. I will buy 3 more and put them on soon. Then in the spring, I will put these firestones back on and run them bald. They have tread, but not enough to plow effectively with. I hope they have another 8 or 9k left.
     
  12. Sawboy

    Sawboy PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,591

    DuraTracs......end of story
     
  13. gc3

    gc3 Senior Member
    Messages: 713

    And I was thinking about getting those bfg this winter. Maybe not now
     
  14. 1olddogtwo

    1olddogtwo PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,535

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  15. allagashpm

    allagashpm Senior Member
    Messages: 704

    I love the duratracs but if you don't rotate they probably aren't the best tire for you
     
  16. 1olddogtwo

    1olddogtwo PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,535

    That's what I'm afraid of.
     
  17. gc3

    gc3 Senior Member
    Messages: 713

    That DuraTrac sure is aggressive looking
     
  18. kolwnmstr

    kolwnmstr Senior Member
    Messages: 223

    The transforces aren't horrible in the snow but are lacking a bit.

    Switching to these before winter. $144 per tire in a 285/75/16 which is $10 less per tire than the transforce in a 265/75/16 which is what I have now.

    www.treadwright.com

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  19. 1olddogtwo

    1olddogtwo PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,535

    ^^^^ mud tires aren't the best for snow. Very little sipping for gripping ice.
     
  20. Sawboy

    Sawboy PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,591

    You going muddin or plowing snow?