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Tire size

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by scotty2222, Dec 3, 2001.

  1. scotty2222

    scotty2222 Member
    from MI
    Messages: 64

    What would be the best tire for plowing. Right now I have 315 75r 16bfg on the truck. Would it be better to go back to the stock size tires or keep these on. Stock size is I think they are 265 75r 16. Which is better skinny tire or wide tire for snow:confused:
  2. scotty2222

    scotty2222 Member
    from MI
    Messages: 64

    Can any one help with this question. I've already search and found nothing regarding this issue.
  3. captjack

    captjack Member
    Messages: 53

    I would say, go with a set of 235/85r16 tires or 255/85r16. You will need to get a set of stock wheels(6.5-7.5 wide).
  4. Rob

    Rob PlowSite.com Veteran
    Messages: 306

  5. Plow Meister

    Plow Meister PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,174

    Scotty, that is the equivelant of a 35" tire. Even with a low gear ratio of say 4.11:1 that will be a lot of strain on your axles. Personally, i would go to www.4wheelparts.com and get a set of Pro-Comp Mud Terrain 305/70 16 (equivelant of 33" tire) Only use them for snow plowing. I use them on my Ford and they have proven their weight in gold. I am on my third season with them but I use them year round. Plus, I go wheeling with them and they are awesome in sand and mud and rocks. Just about everything you can throw at them. Every other tire I had I chewed them up in a year. Especially the BFG MT's You can get a set of those Pro Comp's for about $500.00 delivered.