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Tire Siping

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by ChucksChevyPages, Jan 11, 2000.

  1. ChucksChevyPages

    ChucksChevyPages Guest
    Messages: 0

    Anyone run siped tires, or have you had yours siped? Siping is having narrow slits, about 5/16&quot; deep cut going across the tread. It greatly improves traction on wet surfaces. There are shops that perform the service. Some Michelin, and other brands of tires have sipes from the factory. The idea comes from boating shoes. Those deck shoes, with the white soles? Seems someone put slits across the soles of them, and they gained a lot of traction when the boat deck was wet. Guess you can't argue with science!<p>~Chuck<p>----------<br>Chuck's Chevy Truck Pages - Snowplowing Central<br>http://members.aol.com/csmith669/plowcentral.html
     
  2. Lazer

    Lazer Senior Member
    Messages: 399

    Chuck,<br>We did that a few years ago and it did help somewhat. Now all our older trucks with 15&quot; wheels have the Bridgestone Blizzak WS-15. (Greatest plow tire ever made, I think) So it isn't necessary. We're still trying to figure out something close for the new trucks with the 16&quot; wheels.<p>I personally plow still plow in a '93 so I can have the Blizzak tires.