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Who plows with 295's??? GY Duratracs??

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by ommegang, Mar 31, 2011.

  1. ommegang

    ommegang Senior Member
    from wi
    Messages: 100

    I am going to switch from My OEM 275 Continental Duracraps to GY Duratracs. I can choose from 275 or 295. I would prefer 295. I would like input from those who plow with 295s or Duratracs. I plowed twice with 305's and the hydroplaning was noticable but nothing drastic. Just want to make sure I don't regret plowing with with 1" wider tires. 1" doesn't really sound like much.

    Thanks in advance,

  2. northernsweeper

    northernsweeper Senior Member
    Messages: 397

    I have run 285's on my one ton Chevy for the last five years. They have given a great ride and never let me down plowing.
  3. justme-

    justme- 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,138

    FWIW, I have plowed with 235/85's and 265/75's...(not duratrac) and find the extra inch width in these sizes at least minimally effective in regard to hydroplaning. I had to go to a wider tire (the 265/75 from the stock 245/75) to get that extra inch for dry traction- I was finding the rears were wearing too fast and scrubbing/slipping on turns too easily. Going to the wider tire eliminated 95% of that and plow fine as long as the tire has good tread- when they wear they hydroplane but any tire will no matter what width.
  4. mullis56

    mullis56 Senior Member
    from Indiana
    Messages: 824

    285 is what we use
  5. Super D

    Super D Junior Member
    Messages: 22

    I have the Goodyear Duratrac on my truck and I love the preformance and the wear out of them. Mostly my front tires with the diesel and plow. I mostly am in 2wd with nothing in the bed when i plow only time i goto 4x4 is when im down a hill and backing up thats about it.
  6. linycctitan

    linycctitan Senior Member
    Messages: 588

    I was running 285/70/17 wrangler's and loved them. I upped to 295/70 Nitto Terra grapplers and they do well also. I wanted to get the Duratrac's as I have heard nothing but great about them, but got the Nitto's for half of what I would have spent on new GY's. Since money is tight it was a no brainer.
  7. 06Sierra

    06Sierra PlowSite.com Addict
    from Maine
    Messages: 1,328

    I have 267 70 17 Duratracs. They are a great tire. They handle the snow and rain very well.