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POLL.best tires for plowing??

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by NYplowboy, Dec 11, 2003.

  1. NYplowboy

    NYplowboy Member
    Messages: 35

    My GMC has "Sport Kings" Cavilier maybe? 265 75R 16.
    They were on it when i bought the truck. whats everyone else using that works REAL good?








    2000 GMC Z71 ext.cab 5.3, Fisher RD MM2
     
  2. easthavenplower

    easthavenplower Senior Member
    Messages: 282

    im using firestonewilderness at 265/75/16 on 2000 chevy 1500
     
  3. Mac

    Mac Member
    Messages: 77

    BFG All-Terrian KO

    265/75 r16 or 285/75 R16
     
  4. Eyesell

    Eyesell 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,101

    BFG All Terrain TA, 305's :D
     
  5. PLOWMAN45

    PLOWMAN45 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,847

    COPPER SST DISCOVER 31X10.50X15
     
  6. nsmilligan

    nsmilligan PlowSite.com Veteran
    Messages: 704

    Last edited: Dec 11, 2003
  7. hoagie

    hoagie Member
    Messages: 64

    That link is no good :(
     
  8. nsmilligan

    nsmilligan PlowSite.com Veteran
    Messages: 704

    Try it now, 1 # too many, the pics on the 2nd page of that thread really show what they're about.

    Bill
     
  9. Bill c

    Bill c PlowSite.com Veteran
    from ny
    Messages: 85

    Cooper discovery at's without a doubt.
     
  10. The Boss

    The Boss 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,099

    BFG All Terrain TA's:bluebounc
     
  11. karl klein

    karl klein Senior Member
    Messages: 557

    bfgoodwrench mud terrain. i think thety stop a lot better then the at's on packed snow
     
  12. ebaron

    ebaron Senior Member
    Messages: 110

    Interco TRXUS. Siped, so they are great on wet roads or ice. Those side lugs BITE. If you slide off the edge into some muck, turn the tires a bit and it is almost like having a winch!

    trxusstires.jpg
     
  13. Lbilawncare

    Lbilawncare Senior Member
    Messages: 144

    BFG AT's 4 trucks, 1 Firestone Wilderness AT, 1 Mud King 33 12.50
     
  14. jonw440

    jonw440 Senior Member
    Messages: 139

    Mastercraft Coursers.

    courserat.jpg
     
  15. Crumm

    Crumm Senior Member
    Messages: 529

    I have run many tires through Alaska winters and I rate them.

    1. BFG mud terrain - center lugs siped and outer lugs studded

    2. Cooper Discover A/T (on my 96' F350 now)

    3. BFG All terrain T/A - siped (set on order for Excursion)

    4. Firestone Steeltex R4S (stock on my Excursion)

    5. Firestone Steeltex RTH (on plow truck now)

    6. GoodYear Wrangler AT/S - siped (too hard in cold weather)

    There are many other tires out there but I only listed the ones I have used in the order I feel they did the best job. In defense of the Wranglers I can say they lasted forever but they were just way too hard of a compound for our cold temperatures. The bad side of the #1 tire is that they wore out too fast but the traction was awesome. I would also rate number 4 and 5 as a tie they do about the same kind of job.
     
  16. Synergyracing

    Synergyracing Member
    from Indiana
    Messages: 54

    I use Yokohama's Geolander A/T Plus II.....I only have about 2000 miles on them but wow...excellent traction in snow and mud plus great water flow.....
     
  17. Big John

    Big John Junior Member
    Messages: 18

    easthaven how do you like the firestones? I am looking into them and they seem to be a pretty good deal at $50 a piece from tirerack
     
  18. gssuperduty

    gssuperduty Junior Member
    Messages: 19

    I like the Cooper Discover AT's
    Good in snow & quiet on dry pavement
    purplebou
     
  19. TLS

    TLS PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,425

    I see others commented on the EXACT tire size. 265's, 285's, 305's, all what I would consider W I D E tires for plowing snow.

    Isn't anyone using 235/85-16's? Its almost a 32" tall tire, but its a "just shy of 7" wide tread".

    Remember, tall and skinnys are the ticket when it snows!

    The wide ones float WAY too much. You'll notice ALL this more when your simply DRIVING TO your jobs on unplowed roads.

    Rather than floating all over the place with wide tires, you'll CUT RIGHT THROUGH with the skinnys.
     
    Last edited: Dec 12, 2003
  20. Crumm

    Crumm Senior Member
    Messages: 529

    I am running 235's on my plow truck but I run 315's on my F350 because they look cool:rolleyes: .