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Michelin LTX M/S

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by Joel B., Oct 29, 2008.

  1. Joel B.

    Joel B. Senior Member
    from MN
    Messages: 233

    Anyone have these tires? How do they work in snow, sure don't seem to have a very aggressive tread. Salesman kept going on about the "siping" and how much better traction they had.......but it was a salesman.

    Just looking for real world opinions.

    Thanks.
     
  2. mercer_me

    mercer_me PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,361

    I don't know if that tire is good in snow but I do know that Michelin makes a realy good tire. They last a long time. What ever you do don't get Bridge Stones they suck my mom had Bridge Stones on her brand new Toyota Highlander and she only had 30,000 miles on them and they were a 1.5 years old when she had to replace them.
     
  3. sherwin

    sherwin Member
    Messages: 46

    We switched to a true snow tire a few years back and there is nothing, short of studded tires better. We use the Blizzaks and have them put on in Late Nov. All terrains are decent too, but not the same on slick roads.
     
  4. CoreAerateLawn

    CoreAerateLawn Junior Member
    Messages: 1

    We just put a set of the michelin LTX-MS on a plow truck so we will see. They are expensive but the longevity should pay off!
     
  5. archer39

    archer39 Member
    from PA
    Messages: 62

    i have those on my 93 dodge W250 CTD and they have held up very well. They were on the truck when i got them 20k ago and i have not seen a noticeable change in tread depth. I do spin my tire quite a bit (405hp/894tq) but they still hold up well. dry traction is great too. In the snow last winter they were great.
     
  6. Freddy130

    Freddy130 Senior Member
    Messages: 198

    I have run the LTX's a couple of times on different trucks. They last forever and very minimal road noise. They are not to bad in the snow however they have nothing on an actual winter studded tire, ran them all last winter on one of the 1500 Chevy's and didn't have to get tugged out of the snow bank to many times.
     
  7. mike33087

    mike33087 Senior Member
    Messages: 555

    i love mine, best tire i have ever plowed with (never ran snow tires)... i run them on my chevy and will run them on the dump when its time to replace.
     
  8. Potomac Lawns

    Potomac Lawns Member
    Messages: 90

    I have a set on my 2500hd and have had no problems, they do last a long time, very smooth ride as well
     
  9. 91AK250

    91AK250 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,642

    blizzaks are an AMAZING tire!
     
  10. Scenic Lawnscape

    Scenic Lawnscape Senior Member
    Messages: 481

    "siping"

    Is very important when it comes to tires, because that is what removes the water and snow from the treads. If you look at a cheaper tire the "siping"aka grooves are very narrow and you don't get good wet weather traction, the wider the grooves, and they have to go to from the center groove then towards the side wall the better wet traction you will get

    Hope this makes sense
     
  11. snowandgo

    snowandgo Senior Member
    Messages: 143

    Siping is actually the narrow slices, not the wider grooves. It's purpose is to give the tread a bunch of edges to bite into the pavement. The grooves carry the water away.

    Michelin's are good tires, especially if you like sending money to France.
     
  12. SnoFarmer

    SnoFarmer PlowSite Fanatic
    from N,E. MN
    Messages: 8,592

    I have a set to (there the stock tires that came on my truck.

    They are a nice tire for running down the road. piroid
    They are not a good choice for a plow truck.

    Did you notice the outside edges of the tire?
    It's a continuous bead that runs around the tire. This continuous bead does not let the slush escape from under the tire.
    In my experiences they are poor choice for a plowing tire.
     
  13. Mysticlandscape

    Mysticlandscape Senior Member
    Messages: 689

    better be good i just ordered them for my pickup
     
  14. winged1dur

    winged1dur Senior Member
    Messages: 124

    Did you get them yet? let us know
     
  15. Mysticlandscape

    Mysticlandscape Senior Member
    Messages: 689

    I got them, Not bad couldnt get em to spin that easy in the rain, If you want to see them on my truck PM me since your right around the corner