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snow tires

Discussion in 'Heavy Equipment' started by Kirby ent, Dec 12, 2008.

  1. Kirby ent

    Kirby ent Member
    Messages: 94

    I went a tire shop today to get the LT 235 75 15 in a michelin ice latitude. The most knowledgeable guy told me there is no way those tires or any other winter tire in a 15 inch is going to take that load?

    He said I must move in to a 16 inch and 10 ply.

    Anyone have any suggestions what to do?

    Thanks Mike
     
  2. jkitterman

    jkitterman Senior Member
    Messages: 140

    What are you trying to put these tires on?
     
  3. MAR4CARS

    MAR4CARS Senior Member
    Messages: 246

    What is the tire load rating? Whats it going on and what is the vehicles load capacity? What is your load?
     
  4. Kirby ent

    Kirby ent Member
    Messages: 94

    Sorry, yes forgot to say, toolcat 8000 lbs
     
  5. MAR4CARS

    MAR4CARS Senior Member
    Messages: 246

    Never looked at a toolcat cant help you there
     
  6. jkitterman

    jkitterman Senior Member
    Messages: 140

    How are you using the Toolcat, blowing or lifting? What is the bolt pattern on the machine? If it is the same as a 3/4 ton truck, just move up to a 16" that fit and use winter tires rated for them. Did you look up the specs on the tires?
     
  7. Kirby ent

    Kirby ent Member
    Messages: 94

    both blowing and lifting. the toolcat comes with 15 inch rims I would prefer to not move up
    in size
     
  8. jkitterman

    jkitterman Senior Member
    Messages: 140

    Your rims from the Toolcat may not even be able to mount regular truck tires. You need to find out if the rim type and bead shape is different between the off road tires and the truck tires. I don't know what size you are currently running but you can try looking for snow tires for a skid steer. There may be posts about putting truck tires on skid steers if you search around. I think you will need to step up to LT tires to get more load. LT245/75R16 I would guess? What tire sizes options does the Toolcat have?
    Do you have a spare set of rims?
     
    Last edited: Dec 12, 2008
  9. Kirby ent

    Kirby ent Member
    Messages: 94

    Yes I have a spare set and I also read somewhere that truck tires will fit the stock toolcat rims.
     
  10. jkitterman

    jkitterman Senior Member
    Messages: 140

  11. Kirby ent

    Kirby ent Member
    Messages: 94