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tires

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by fisher42, Aug 11, 2004.

  1. fisher42

    fisher42 Banned
    Messages: 55

    hey, i was wondering what the best tires for snowplowing are. currently i'm looking at the goodyear wrangler mt/r. any suggestions?
     
  2. SCSIndust

    SCSIndust Senior Member
    Messages: 280

    Cooper Discoverer A/T's. Cheap and just as good as quality as other brands. They have great traction in anything, and wear like a brick. BF Goodrich All-Terrians are my other choice. Wear like a brick, and have amazing traction.
     
  3. Mick

    Mick PlowSite.com Veteran
    from Maine
    Messages: 5,546

    Agree with the Cooper Discoverer, but I'd recommend the M&S rather than the A/T's as the M&S are specific for this type of condition.

    But they're not cheap - "you get what you pay for".
     
  4. SCSIndust

    SCSIndust Senior Member
    Messages: 280

    OK, well, A/T's are good for an all-terrain tire. If you drive year round, then A/T's might be a better bet. As for price, I got a set of 285/75/16's for $130 each. Not bad in my book.
     
  5. ratlover

    ratlover PlowSite.com Addict
    from IL
    Messages: 1,325

  6. QMVA

    QMVA Senior Member
    Messages: 431

    Truckin compared BFGoodrich's A/T and M/T and said that the M/T are not very good on snow and that are only really better on extreme off-road and mud.
     
  7. fisher42

    fisher42 Banned
    Messages: 55

    how are the goodyear wrangler mt/r's
     
  8. black95gt

    black95gt Junior Member
    Messages: 6

    I was told the Wranglers are not good for plowing snow. That was the guy from the tire store. They are more expensive than the BFG's and he sold me the all-terrains and said they were the best snow tire. I put on 295/75/16's on my 2003 crew cab powerstroke!!
     
  9. BreyerConstruct

    BreyerConstruct Senior Member
    Messages: 132

    Question on this topic,

    I've got a diesel Dodge & it's heavy. Add some salt & balast in the bed, and a plow up front, and we've got some weight! So, what about load rated tires?
    I personally love BFG A/T's, great wear and traction. But I don't know if they are up to the year-round weight.
    BFG has a commercial terrain tire, but it's less agressive...

    Any thoughts?

    Thanks!
     
  10. PSDF350

    PSDF350 Senior Member
    Messages: 577

    i was quoted 123+ tax for LT 235/85R/16 cooper discoverer M&S they will be going on my truck. from what i understand there good tires. stay away from all terrians there not what your looking for. if you dont want the cooper discoverer M&S find anouther that has the mountain and snow flake symbol they are the ones that are truely rated for snow. just becuase a tire says M&S doesnt make them a true snow tire. oh that 123 was for tires, balanced and mounted.
     
  11. ratlover

    ratlover PlowSite.com Addict
    from IL
    Messages: 1,325

    pretty sure you can get the bfg's in a e rated tire.

    at's dont do as well in the snow as a deticated snow tire but if you cant handle running 2 seperate tires there are some at's that do close to a snow tire.

    I am running dunlop radialrover rt's and they do really well. I hear the bfg's do well also for an at. the dunlops are snow rated or have the little mountain/snowflake on em.

    If you alter your tire size you may run into better luck with tires in the right load range. the dunlops I have are only d range in 265's but if I go with another size I can get the e rating.