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Meatier tires...or chains.

Discussion in 'ATV / UTV Snow Removal' started by buttaluv, Feb 19, 2008.

  1. buttaluv

    buttaluv Member
    Messages: 81

    we had a really wet snow, after about an 1" of rain the other day, the old atv didn't really do well, I either need to get better tires or chains...what do you guys think would be better? I have the OEM tires on now, so they are really not that great, tread wise.
  2. EaTmYtAiLpIpEs

    EaTmYtAiLpIpEs 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,607

    I just bought mine a month ago and it has 25x10x12 tires on it all around and there at489. they do alright but I need new ones this spring.
  3. sublime68charge

    sublime68charge PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,067

    I plow with a 02 Honda Foreman
    stock tires at 20% tread with Chains on all 4 Will out Push
    26" titan 589 M/S tires that have 90% tread

    when you spin with Chains on the Chain will scrape away better at Packed snow/ice where as the tire just rubs off on it.

    Best what to put chains on is air down the tire put chain on as tight as you can get it, air tire back up and done. Did mine this way and haven't lost a chain all year.

    sublime out
  4. Bibbo

    Bibbo Senior Member
    Messages: 121

    26'' ITP blackwaters did great on my polaris sportsman 500 HO in the snow. my 27'' interco vampiers sucked they just dug a hole. the ITP mudlites i have herd good things about and they will keep waight down
  5. yamaguy

    yamaguy Senior Member
    Messages: 556

    I have the Mudlights on my AC and they have been awsome in the snow this year. I do not plow snow with it, but I think they would work good. I hardly even have to put it into 4x4 at all to get around easily in the snow or mud.
  6. EaTmYtAiLpIpEs

    EaTmYtAiLpIpEs 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,607

    Ya spin your tires in an accounts driveway and dig it up. they wont be too happy especially if it had just been seal coated or paved. I did that with my 2/wd and I had to pay to reseal coat the driveway.
  7. sublime68charge

    sublime68charge PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,067

    yea that might be the case

    I guess for the drives that I due are all Poured Cement that has been in place for 20 something years. there are a few marks on them but nothing has ever been said to me about it.

    good point

    Never thought to much about it the drives I due are for family in exchange for Garage Storage space.

    sublime out.
  8. EaTmYtAiLpIpEs

    EaTmYtAiLpIpEs 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,607

    I would rather plow on cement that has the little grooves in them because it gives more traction. with the truck it dont matter.
  9. csx5197

    csx5197 Senior Member
    Messages: 209

    I would chains maybe because having better tires is good and all, but since you probably don't really have a lot of weight on it the tires won't sink into the snow and really give you better traction.
  10. g.moore

    g.moore Senior Member
    Messages: 164

    I plow strictly dirt and run chains on all 4's and my tires are OEM with 280 miles on them. If you go chains don't get the junk they sell for the ATV, go to a 4WD shop and buy a set of truck chains and cut them down , the links are much more aggresive and they're heavier and plowing with a quad you need all the weight you can get to help dig in.