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tires for snow removal on toolcat?

Discussion in 'Heavy Equipment' started by cepp, Dec 21, 2006.

  1. cepp

    cepp Junior Member
    Messages: 8

    we have both mud tires and turf tires, havent pushed snow with it yet, but trying to plan for winter. which tire is going to be better?
     
  2. dylan

    dylan PlowSite.com Veteran
    Messages: 83

    I use turf tires on mine and they seem to work fine. Of course we've only had lots of freezing rain and not much snow to push and I don't have any other tires to try out!
    i've heard some guys use snow tires from trucks. Slightly taller and good traction.

    Cheers
    Dylan
     
  3. SD-Dave

    SD-Dave Senior Member
    from Vermont
    Messages: 237

    a standard 15" truck tire will fit the toolcat rims

    i believe the correct size to be 235/75-15 cooper makes a heavy duty radial truck tire in that size that will accomodate studs...

    If I owned one and someday I will ...that is the winter tire of choice
     
  4. timm9

    timm9 Senior Member
    Messages: 168

    I run studded M+S truck tires on my Toolcats without any issues. Most of the time without chains. When it gets deep, we chain up the rear tires. When it gets really, really deep, we chain up all four.
     
  5. IDOCTORTREES

    IDOCTORTREES Senior Member
    from MONTANA
    Messages: 791

    I have 2 toolcats used them for 3 years on turf tires works great
     
  6. snowcan

    snowcan Member
    Messages: 52

    I used turf tires the first year and they were ok, switched to the carlisle m&s (bobcat issue)winters and it tracks way better. I Thought about a 235 75 15 light truck winter but was worried about the strength of the sidewall with a 96 inch bucket. Gauranteed if you switch from turf to winter you will be better off.



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