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Treadwright Guard Dogs or Wardens

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by DFLS, Jan 3, 2012.

  1. DFLS

    DFLS Senior Member
    Messages: 339

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    By dmfetz at 2012-01-03

    I have been using Uniroyal Laredo H/D 235/85 R16, studded tires, pictured above.
    Now looking for new winter tires, narrowed down to Treadwright Wardens or Guard Dogs, both with Kedge Grip. No more studs due to scratching driveways...

    Warden:
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    Guard Dog:
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    We constantly go thru deep snow and piles of snow while plowing unlike most people that just drive on the road. I use a back plow and have to back over the pile from the back plow every time I make one. I know that lots of sipes are better for traction for slippery surfaces (like the Wardens) but a narrower design is better for deeper snow. Is the deep open lug design of the Guard Dog better for the conditions we plowers encounter? I am leaning towards the Guard Dogs. Also going to a slightly larger tire, from 235/85 to 265/75. Could also pick up a siping tool and add some sipes to the Guard Dog...
     
  2. adksnowo

    adksnowo Senior Member
    Messages: 370

    I am very happy with the Wardens, comparable to BFG A/T's. I plow a lot of snow. 265/75R16 load range E. Took a week to wear in after wandering all over, but otherwise great.
     
  3. drp

    drp Senior Member
    from ontario
    Messages: 170

    wardens would be my choice also.
     
  4. bhmjwp

    bhmjwp Senior Member
    from kcmo
    Messages: 309

    Guard dogs on my winter only trucks, Warden on my year around,
     
  5. ACA L&L

    ACA L&L Senior Member
    Messages: 362

    what size are you gonna go with????did u get some yet
     
  6. randomb0b123

    randomb0b123 PlowSite.com Addict
    from america
    Messages: 1,278

    i have 285 75 16 e wardens and ive been happy with them
     
  7. Elite_Maint

    Elite_Maint Senior Member
    Messages: 495

    I'm using GENERAL GRABBER AT2 tires on my truck they look similar to the Wardens... I'm happy with them. The Guard Dog i think would be to noisy and your fuel mileage will probably be worse.