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Loader traction!

Discussion in 'Heavy Equipment' started by cmo18, Jan 11, 2013.

  1. cmo18

    cmo18 Senior Member
    Messages: 815

    Hey guys, well we pushed a few storms this years and after the first storm we
    Decide to run a set of chains on the rear of the loader. Well between them breaking, coming off and the annoying rattle I decide to look into snow tires.

    Guys who run them swear by them, but they are pricy. Recaps are about 1500 each and brand new 2500.

    My budget right now I can buy 2 recaps, would it hurt the machine to run 2 on the back or front and keep the other 2 stock?

    What are you guys running? Our machine just spins but we do get a lot of snow when it snows and cold weather to follow.
  2. charlefoxtrtot

    charlefoxtrtot Member
    from MD
    Messages: 62

    we use titan hulks

    Extreme duty tires that spin easily but these are 1000hr tires. What I tell my guys is... Do not spin the tires get a running start, drop the push box and go. Spinning the tires heats them up and then you have ice under them. This works for us. We have a gehl 7810E with a 10' box. No problems.
  3. cmo18

    cmo18 Senior Member
    Messages: 815

    no opinion from guys running the winter tread?

    All our loader does is snow removal
  4. 1olddogtwo

    1olddogtwo PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 12,174

    Need loader info and box size.

    TJSNOW Senior Member
    Messages: 374


    Last edited: Feb 6, 2013
  6. Landcare - Mont

    Landcare - Mont Senior Member
    Messages: 351

    The best loader snow tires, we feel, are Michelins but they're not affordable. Caterpillar has some decent Chinese tires called Hi-Lo that are less pricey and Nokian Tri2's seem to be good.
  7. Greenmtboy

    Greenmtboy Senior Member
    from Vermont
    Messages: 373

    If you can afford them.


    SHAWZER PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,287

    What make ?

    IPLOWSNO PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,620

    The loader I run spins all the time, it's a Volvo and this year I have all uphill lots.

    Talk about a pain in the ass,

    The best part is when people think a loader can move mountains and come down the same lane as you and make you stop , our own shovelers do this **** makes me want to get down and beat them to a pulp

    I doubt I'm getting snow tires though my wiper blades don't work and there's no friggen radio lol

    I did watch some yuppie take his awd Acura into a unplowed lot and bury it, his eyes lit up when I got within inches of his car lol

    Mark my words it will snow heavy in New York next year,

    How do I know this, because when he calls begging me next year I'm telling him to pound salt, I'm done
  10. Turf Guy

    Turf Guy Member
    Messages: 52

    That's what we have on our John Deere 344H and they're great year around... Loading the screen in the nice weather and pushing snow in the winter! tymusic

    SHAWZER PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,287

    Are these nokians ?:dizzy::drinkup:
  12. alpine779

    alpine779 Member
    Messages: 70

    They look like Michelin x sno plus loader tires to me. Yes they are superior winter traction and they are pricey. I think I was quoted @ 2k each for a 20.5x25 and they were hard to get.
  13. got-h2o

    got-h2o 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,440

    As for buying 2, keep saving your #. It's a BAD idea to run different height tires front and rear. Say goodbye to a pinion if you do so.
  14. jhenderson9196

    jhenderson9196 Senior Member
    Messages: 615

    If you think that's expensive, try buying a skidder tire.
  15. Greenmtboy

    Greenmtboy Senior Member
    from Vermont
    Messages: 373

    Yes they are Michelin X SnoPlus. I believe every VT State loader and grader are running them.
  16. Tomaser

    Tomaser Junior Member
    Messages: 23

    maybe stud?

    sorry for my spelling, im swedish :-D im useing tire stud http://www.best-grip.se/bestgrip-1900t/104-0

    around 200-250 in each tire makes ahole difference at little cost, guessing u guys got something like that in the US,
  17. theholycow

    theholycow PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,180

    I've seen an ad for those on this site, actually.
  18. PTSolutions

    PTSolutions PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,537

    im pretty sure Neige has snow tires on some loaders, I think he commented about them in his thread showing his tractor sliding. He said the nokians are good but the actual snow tires on his loaders are much better.

    Cant you sipe your own tires? I think picasso has done this or has someone who does it for him.