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Kawi 750 Brute Force - Tire PSI Question

Discussion in 'ATV / UTV Snow Removal' started by RichTJ99, Jan 7, 2015.

  1. RichTJ99

    RichTJ99 Member
    Messages: 32


    What PSI should I have in my tires? I have a Moose 48" plow, Kawi 750 (2011)?

    I noticed my tires were almost empty, I filled them to 30psi and I notice now when I am plowing, the tires are slipping like crazy.

    Any suggestions on the proper plowing PSI?

  2. BUFF

    BUFF PlowSite Fanatic
    from FR NoCo
    Messages: 9,090

    There should be a label on the ATV that says what the min-max Tire pressure is, I run 8psi in my tires with a 60" Warn Plow.

    The reason why you're lacking traction is the tires are over inflated and you don't have full tread contact on the ground. I bet the ride is stiff too.
  3. Mike_

    Mike_ Senior Member
    Messages: 132

    I run about 12 psi year round on my UTV and drop it to around 8 when plowing or out in the mud. 30 seems way to high for an ATV.
  4. PHS79

    PHS79 Member
    Messages: 48

    30?? Your lucky you didn't have a tire blow up! I run the ATR Holeshots on my Kodiak at 4 psi all year round but they are a 6 ply tire, the stock tires I ran at 8 psi but they were only a 2 ply tire. Most stock tires are 2 ply and with a plow usually require a little bit more than the 5-6 psi that most manufactures recommend.
  5. My07Brute

    My07Brute Senior Member
    Messages: 100

    Uh, 5psi max is the stock psi.

    Stock tires suck btw, I would run 4.5f and 4r.
  6. sublime68charge

    sublime68charge PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,090

    id say maybe 5-10 in the rears and the fronts around 10-20 to help carry the plow weight.

    stock tires?

    look up what they are suppose to be per stock run 4-5 psi more in front due to plow weight
  7. rg1

    rg1 Junior Member
    Messages: 6

    Stock tires on Honda Foreman 500 with a 54" Warn Provantage plow, I ran 6 lbs. in the front and 4 in the rear. Adding a couple pounds up front to support the plow weight and it makes turning effort less. Now I have Kenda Bear Claw HTR's but haven't had any plowing snow this year in Ky. to test my new tires. The 8 ply radials versus the original bias ply tires and I'm curious what difference it will make?
    Last edited: Jan 22, 2015