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best tires for plowing?

Discussion in 'Truck & Equipment Repair' started by 97S104x4, Sep 12, 2011.

  1. 97S104x4

    97S104x4 Senior Member
    Messages: 158

    so its time for me to get new tires for my s10. whats the best tires youve guys have found to plow with. the size im looking for are 31x10.5x15

    i was also thinking about these two tires specifically. the bfgoodrich AT KOs and the General Grabbers. any opinions on these tires or any other suggestions?
  2. rick502

    rick502 Member
    from Vermont
    Messages: 54

    I've had great luck with Cooper Discover M+S and Michelin LTX m+s. Michelin pricey but wear much longer than Cooper. Both work well in wet dense snow we get in new england. Snow type is big factor. The best tire in dry powdery snow may not be great is wet sloppy stuff. Be sure to get one that works well in kind of conditions you get in your area.
  3. kevlars

    kevlars Senior Member
    Messages: 407

    I had Cooper Discoverer ST's on my truck, then replaced them with Goodyear Wrangler Duratracs. The Coopers were great, and wore well. But, the Goodyears are better on hardpack and ice. Overall, I think the Wranglers are the best I have used. Great traction, and quiet. I don't run them in the summer. The Goodyears have alot of sipes, which is what you want when on hardpack and ice. They also clean out very well in the heavy, wet stuff.

  4. PowersTree

    PowersTree Senior Member
    Messages: 586

    Tall and skinny. That's the best.
  5. pooleo8

    pooleo8 Senior Member
    Messages: 271

    BFG All-Terrains are pretty damn good in the snow. Last year I dropped the plow off the back side of the pile, thought for sure I would have to call a buddy to pull me out. I kept at her slow and steady and pulled out. I dont think any other tire would have got me out of there. I have ran this tire for the past 11 years. A set of 33's, 235's, 265's and 245's. Currently run them on the plow truck, my summer truck and the expediton.
  6. theplowmeister

    theplowmeister 2000 Club Member
    from MA
    Messages: 2,617

    the BEST tire for plowing is Blizzak they dont make a 31X10.5X15 they do make a P metric equivalent (p metric is the DUMB ASS way to figure a tire size)
  7. wizardsr

    wizardsr PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,584

    Cooper Discoverer MS. Thumbs Up Put a set on a 3/4 ton last year, and it was plowing stuff that left the other truck spinning. It's a soft compound though, so they're best used as a snow tire as they'll wear out quick in the summer. NBD for my 3/4 ton though, it sits 7 months out of the year, well worth the money.

    I also just put a set of Michelin LTX AT2 on a 1 ton dually, had them on my expedition and they did great in the snow! I've also had good experiences with Bridgestone Dueller Revo2's on a 1-ton, but the set I put on my expedition wouldn't balance right and ended up getting replaced with Michelin LTX AT2's. Another truck run's BFG AT KO's and it plows very good as well.
  8. 97S104x4

    97S104x4 Senior Member
    Messages: 158

    i have a set of goodyear duratracs now and i will say they do great in snow, but they dont last at all!!! 15k miles and already need a new set. 800 bucks for a years worth of tires, ill never do that again
  9. 06Sierra

    06Sierra PlowSite.com Addict
    from Maine
    Messages: 1,329

    I have 7000-8000 miles on my DuraTracs and the look new still. Love them in the snow. Although not as aggressive, the Goodyear Silent Armors are great in the snow as well and last very good.
  10. blee1ash

    blee1ash Senior Member
    Messages: 107

    I like round, black ones!!!
  11. 2COR517

    2COR517 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,115

    round tubeless pneumatic is the way to go.

    If you can get some 16" rims, 235/85/16 would be fantastic. Mastercraft MSRs are a fantastic dedicated snow tire.
  12. MidcoastMainiac

    MidcoastMainiac Member
    Messages: 95

    x2 on what 2cor517 said
  13. BlizzardBeater

    BlizzardBeater Senior Member
    from Maine
    Messages: 420

    Skinny, studded, snow treads are the best. Out of the two that you listed, i've found that I prefer the Grabber II's. You'd really be surprised how much better that s-10 would plow with studded snow tires.
  14. basher

    basher PlowSite Fanatic
    from 19707
    Messages: 8,993

    Bridgestone Dueler A/T revo2 ............Sweet,

    ANY of the afore mentioned tires are better then anything you will get on the truck from the factory. If you want the best snow performance be careful with the Coopers, Generals and Bridgestones they all makes good tires but be sure they are a WINTER ICE AND SNOW compound not all purpose. They offer different compounds/treads in the same "name" example the "Dueller A/T" is nothing at all like the "Dueller A/Trevo2. Both good tires just different development goals.

    The Blizzaks are not a concern because they one of the premier makers of road snow/ice tires, snow and cold are their bread and butter. Nokian also makes some excellent devoted ice and snow tires.payup.

    IMHO a good set of winter tires are the best piece of plow equipment you can buy.
  15. BlizzardBeater

    BlizzardBeater Senior Member
    from Maine
    Messages: 420

    A good ice and snow tire will have a triangle with a snowflake in it stamped on the sidewall.
  16. bieriewk

    bieriewk Member
    Messages: 38

    General Alitmax Arctics on my truck, excellent tire, and studdable, though I never studded mine, and my half-ton plows great in 2wd 90% of the time.
  17. Rece5.7

    Rece5.7 Junior Member
    Messages: 4

    I love my Mastercraft MSR's, excellent snow tire, studdable and fairly priced.
  18. WhitePlowr

    WhitePlowr Senior Member
    Messages: 148

    id like to get duratracs for my 99 cherokee XJ anyone have these on a XJ or wrangler? pm me please
  19. bossman34

    bossman34 Member
    Messages: 67

    I have run many types and have found the best bang for your buck is the Hancook ATM, heavily siped. Traction in the snow doubled over Goodyear Dueller,30000 on them and they still have 30% tread left. They should be replaced this year. Also a 10 ply tire for 16's at about 150 per tire is not to bad.
  20. TJC

    TJC Junior Member
    Messages: 6

    has anyone used Cooper Artic Claw Tires ??? checking out different tires this season, ran bfg tkos not bad but pricey