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Need a Tire siping Machine NH/MA area

Discussion in 'Truck & Equipment Repair' started by Yaz, Dec 5, 2005.

  1. Yaz

    Yaz PlowSite.com Addict
    from NH
    Messages: 1,061

    Anyone know who has a tire siping maching in the southern NH or MA area. That is a machine that they put your tires on that cuts little slits all over the surface of your tire for better traction. They are common every were in the states but here.

    I want to try to do it to my stock 245-75-16's
     
  2. Yaz

    Yaz PlowSite.com Addict
    from NH
    Messages: 1,061

    Nobodys ever saw one around these parts??? :redbounce
     
  3. ljrce

    ljrce Senior Member
    Messages: 182

    we have oen in escanaba michigan and marquette michigan to bad u arnt closer
     
  4. justme-

    justme- 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,138

    Been looking for a shop to sipe tires for several years- no luck yet. Liability ws the reply- too easy to destroy a tire not knowing how to do it correctly. All the Firestone dealerships used to do it. Last place I knew was a racing supply that went OOB 5+ years ago.
     
  5. max

    max Junior Member
    Messages: 12

  6. Yaz

    Yaz PlowSite.com Addict
    from NH
    Messages: 1,061


    Have you done it? With this small tool it could take hours and hours a well as it coming out messy. I'm not sure I could do it buy hand and have it look good with out making some type of jig.
     
  7. max

    max Junior Member
    Messages: 12

    It's a sipe, not a grove.. you can hardly see them when you cut them, and they only open up slightly after several miles. Hell this guy did it w/ a razor blade

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    As for time, I've haven't tried to do my tires yet, just bought the groover this spring. I did half a tire in 20 min while drinking a beer and bullshitting with a buddy - just checking it out. So I would say all 4 in about 2 hours, depending on beer consumption.
     
  8. max

    max Junior Member
    Messages: 12

  9. Yaz

    Yaz PlowSite.com Addict
    from NH
    Messages: 1,061

    Yes I found someone...

    Bruhms Tire & Service, 99 Lincoln Ave Saugus , MA 01906, (781) 233-2223

    I'll post how it works.
     
  10. Yaz

    Yaz PlowSite.com Addict
    from NH
    Messages: 1,061

    John over at the tire place was a nice guy. It took about 1.5 hours because he was short handed one of his crew was out sick. I admit I was a little skeptical as to it really doing what some people claim. Today was the first test..it seamed to be great this morning. We had about 2 inches of ice/snow mix that was packing down hard. and I could stop on a incline in 2 wheel drive and get up without spinning. and I felt they stopped better as well...

    There was no way it would do that before.
    I'm a believer.

    I'll post again after some real snow!
     
  11. jsaunders

    jsaunders Senior Member
    Messages: 103

    Pete's Tire Barns Have them as well.
    Joel
     
  12. Yaz

    Yaz PlowSite.com Addict
    from NH
    Messages: 1,061

    Where are they located?
     
  13. jsaunders

    jsaunders Senior Member
    Messages: 103

    There's one in Amherst NH by the super walmart and a few in Mass. I'm sure there are alot more. Chris at the amherst store is great.
    Joel
     
  14. Dwan

    Dwan Senior Member
    Messages: 879


    Got one of these and am doing my road grader tires. takes about 1 hour per tire. all 6 wheels drive and it does make a differance. Learned it from the Montana state patrol back in the 50's and they still use it today. Als have done my Bob Cat tires. Try it you will like it.