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These tires ok ?

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by danno, Dec 9, 2004.

  1. danno

    danno Senior Member
    Messages: 401

    Just picked up Dunlop 225/75/16 Radial Rovers A/Ts, used. Are these an ok size to use for plowing on a 96 1500 Ram ? What about the quality of these tires ?
     
  2. Grn Mtn

    Grn Mtn PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,644

    Load E?

    The tire is fine but it may only be a load range C. Check this out. You really want to be running a load E tire with the weight of the plow and ballast.
     
  3. danno

    danno Senior Member
    Messages: 401

    They are 10 ply load E-s.
     
  4. TLS

    TLS PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,425

    That's a pretty small tire for a fullsize truck, no?

    What came from the factory?
     
  5. danno

    danno Senior Member
    Messages: 401

    I bought the truck with Firestone LEs P265/70/16s, so they were`nt good for loads. I bought the steel rims with the Dunlops on them for 200.00 bucks. Would they be OK?
     
  6. TLS

    TLS PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,425

    I guess they'll be OK

    Just looked and they are a 29" tire

    Your stock tires were 30.6" if they were 265/70-16 and not 75's .
     
  7. danno

    danno Senior Member
    Messages: 401

    Thanks, TLS. BTW, what do you think of running tires like the full mudder tires,like MAXIMs or PROCOMPs in a 10 ply, of course. Compared to the A/Ts like COOPER M/S ?
     
  8. TLS

    TLS PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,425

    IMO, mud tires are good for mud only.

    The lugs are too big for grip on snow.

    You need real fine sipes and sharp edges for snow.

    Not big rounded mudder lugs.
     
  9. danno

    danno Senior Member
    Messages: 401

    Thanks again !