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Snow tires for Skid 235x85Rx16

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by Antlerart06, Feb 14, 2015.

  1. Antlerart06

    Antlerart06 PlowSite Veteran
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    Well I order my 16'' narrow rims be here Monday

    I been looking at all tread patterns

    I like the Hankooks . Its a tire I use on trucks in the past and I'm still running a set on my personal rig and one my plow rigs
    I'm studding them for extra traction on ice.

    My skid with out the plow 6900 lbs

    Anybody else running that size of tire if so what brand.
    I know most runs narrow rim runs them Bias tires I had them before I know how they ride when they are cold. Plus a Radial tire will bite better.

    Here is the tread pattern of the hankooks.

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    Last edited: Feb 14, 2015
  2. Brad3403

    Brad3403 Senior Member
    from Alberta
    Messages: 392

    Specialty Tire of America has one almost identical to the Wolfpaws

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  3. Antlerart06

    Antlerart06 PlowSite Veteran
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    Yes I know, But those are a Bias tire not a radial tire With 235x85x16 they will be taller then your 7.5x16
    Even thought about 265x85x16 and those are even taller but not sure they will fit under my factory fenders
    I want to go as tall as I can
     
  4. Antlerart06

    Antlerart06 PlowSite Veteran
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    Here few more I found thinking would hold up on a skid the Ppatterns look would wear good

    goodyear.jpg

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  5. Antlerart06

    Antlerart06 PlowSite Veteran
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    One reason I am going with this size once they wear down to half or more I can put them on my 99 DRW and buy new set for the skid
    I'm thinking a head to get full use out of the tires I pick
     
  6. Antlerart06

    Antlerart06 PlowSite Veteran
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    Here is another one but traction looks good but wear might not be to good on a skid

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  7. snocrete

    snocrete Banned
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    how tall are those tires?
     
  8. 3bladz

    3bladz Senior Member
    Messages: 172

    That is about a 32" tire. I have the Goodyear Duratrac in that same size on my jeep. They are a fantastic snow tire but I don't know how they would do on a skiddy. 7000 pounds doesn't seem unreasonable for a 10 ply but then add a pusher and a scoop of snow....
     
  9. snocrete

    snocrete Banned
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    the tires brad posted a pic of are 32.5in.....at least the ones we have are
     
  10. BUFF

    BUFF PlowSite Fanatic
    from FR NoCo
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  11. snocrete

    snocrete Banned
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    I paid less than $900 for these delivered....I did paint them though

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  12. Antlerart06

    Antlerart06 PlowSite Veteran
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    I know the Hankooks there rated 3,078 per tire ones I have on my dually are 33'' tall but they are pretty much bald needs replace come spring time
    I say new they might be 33.5-34''
     
  13. snocrete

    snocrete Banned
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    so you're running a 235x85x16 tire that is 34in tall???
     
  14. Antlerart06

    Antlerart06 PlowSite Veteran
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    I don't know I know what mine is on my Dually is 33''.
    I order the ones for the skid at tire shop be here Wed. Tire guy said not mounted they are 33 tall new

    Only room I have from center hub to the Skid fender/skirt at the back is 17''.
    So 34'' is max less be better. I could buy spacers to set tires out side of the fender I don't want to.
    So the Tire guy said, they can mount one to make sure it fits before buying.
     
  15. alldayrj

    alldayrj PlowSite.com Addict
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    Wha skid steer do you have
     
  16. Antlerart06

    Antlerart06 PlowSite Veteran
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    I have 5240 Gehl

    Where the red mark is where my problem is

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  17. alldayrj

    alldayrj PlowSite.com Addict
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    I thought i remmeber you having a gehl. Thats the same size as my 5640 right? What are the specs on the rims, i want to put together a set for next year. Are they off anything easy like a superduty or are we unlucky
     
  18. Antlerart06

    Antlerart06 PlowSite Veteran
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    O no They are rims only fit a skidsteer or anything with 8 bolt pattern 6'' on 6'' http://www.ebay.com/itm/131310920648?_trksid=p2060778.m1438.l2649&ssPageName=STRK:MEBIDX:IT

    5640 is next size up few more hp and few more pounds
    its same size wheelbase
     
  19. snocrete

    snocrete Banned
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    :confused:
     
  20. Antlerart06

    Antlerart06 PlowSite Veteran
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    You ask a Question if I was running 34'' tires I gave you my answer I don't know I know how tall they are now on my DRW and they far from new.
    I tell you after they mount one on the rims then I'll check with a tape.

    I was told look at the Buckshots some calls them Tire Spur look like they might wear ok

    2 sizes
    265x 85Rx16 33''
    315x85R16 36''
    But I know the 36'' ones wont fit Plus I cant find on google the tire rating

    buckshot.jpg