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Good snow plowing tires

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by Bchlawns, Jun 13, 2004.

  1. Bchlawns

    Bchlawns Senior Member
    from Ohio
    Messages: 147

    Hey Guys,
    I am looking at what brand and what tire would be best to put on an 2005 Cheve 2500 HD. I have hear that Cooper M+S are very popular. Is that true or what do u use?
    Thanks
    Bchlawns
     
  2. SCSIndust

    SCSIndust Senior Member
    Messages: 280

    Cooper Discoverer A/T's or BFGoodrich All-Terrain's are my choice tires. Both have low noise and wear like a brick. Good all around tire that won't kill your budget (especially the Cooper's).
     
  3. Bchlawns

    Bchlawns Senior Member
    from Ohio
    Messages: 147

    Thanks jalawn, should I keep my regular tired on in the summer and put these on only in the Winter or are these tires ok to keep on all year long?
     
  4. SCSIndust

    SCSIndust Senior Member
    Messages: 280

    I keep all mine on all year long. MAKE SURE YOU ROTATE EVERY 3K!!! That is teh key for good wear.
     
  5. snoking

    snoking Senior Member
    Messages: 161

    Hockeypelleta<----spelling made by Nokia awsome run them on all 30 some trucks.....should cost you about 500 or soo....dont rum them in summer....if you take them off youll get like 4 years on them.....swear by them....
     
  6. jscott

    jscott Junior Member
    Messages: 16

    What model Hakka's do you use?
     
  7. PLOWMAN45

    PLOWMAN45 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,830

    copper stt or bf goodrich mud terrians
     
  8. PlowMan03

    PlowMan03 Senior Member
    from Maine
    Messages: 472

    I would go these:
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    Plowman45......how do the BFGoodrich Mud Terrains do in the snow?
     
    Last edited: Jun 14, 2004
  9. PLOWMAN45

    PLOWMAN45 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,830

    i dont know i was thinking of getting a set to replace my dunlops
     
  10. SIPLOWGUY

    SIPLOWGUY Senior Member
    Messages: 678

    I hear those T/A's are the best. I'm running Goodyear Wrangler RTS on my F150. I like them. We use Coopers at work. They look nice but do wear alittle uneven on the fronts of our vans.
     
  11. Bchlawns

    Bchlawns Senior Member
    from Ohio
    Messages: 147

    yeh i hear the BF Goodwich All-Terraine T/A. I am going to get those i think
    Bchlawns
     
  12. PlowMan03

    PlowMan03 Senior Member
    from Maine
    Messages: 472

    Good Choice Bchlawns :D The AT's won't let you down, I have them on my 03 Chevy ZR2 and they kick butt.
     
  13. Bchlawns

    Bchlawns Senior Member
    from Ohio
    Messages: 147

    how much will a set of those tires cost me about?
     
  14. ratlover

    ratlover PlowSite.com Addict
    from IL
    Messages: 1,325

    if you dont mind getting a deticated snow tire then go that wroute! any other AT tire may do good in the snow but they will stiull be a compromise. I have dunlop radial rover rt's and they do excellent in the snow and for what they are I love em but they are still just an AT tire. A snow tire would do even better but I didnt want to get another set of rims and all that cost. The dunlops were 108 from the tire rack. BFG's are more expensive and owned by a french CO. so I personally wouldnt by em even though they are a good tire.

    All an AT tire is is a compromise tire. They do OK off road and they do OK on the road and they do OK in the winter. If you want a tire that does awsom off road then dont buy a AT tire from any brand....buy a off road tire from interco or get a set of hogs. Even different offroad tires work better in different conditions for exapmle. If you want a no compromise tire that does great in the snow get a snow tire.

    Most actual off road tires may do ok or good in some snow conditions but really suck in others.

    The coopers are well liked as a snow tire though.
     
  15. ratlover

    ratlover PlowSite.com Addict
    from IL
    Messages: 1,325

  16. PLOWMAN45

    PLOWMAN45 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,830

    there is a article in truck trend same ? they say 265 85 16's
     
  17. ratlover

    ratlover PlowSite.com Addict
    from IL
    Messages: 1,325

    oh.....I run 265 72 r 16's. Whats size were you thinking?

    Be carefull about weight ratings though depending on what you do. My dunlops are rated a a bit over 3k witch is fine for my needs. Just make sure what ever tire you run will have a rating in #'s higher than the most weight you plan on putting on your truck.
     
  18. Bchlawns

    Bchlawns Senior Member
    from Ohio
    Messages: 147

    ratlover,
    265 72 r 16's what are those?
    Thanks
     
  19. ratlover

    ratlover PlowSite.com Addict
    from IL
    Messages: 1,325

    I ment 265 75 r 16's :eek:
     
  20. viper881

    viper881 Senior Member
    Messages: 458

    Im no longer going to be running bfg a/t. Our trucks would eat at them running them all year with good rotation. I cant get more then 25000-30000 miles on the tires for our 2500hd's.