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Mixing Tire Brands

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by watatrp, Sep 22, 2014.

  1. watatrp

    watatrp Senior Member
    Messages: 119

    Would there be any problems with mixing tire brands on a plow truck? I have an F350 dually. I have Khumo tires on it now. Good traction for plowing but they wear way too fast. I have approximately 75% tread left on the rear and only 30% on the front. Would like to move to the DuraTracs on the front for this season and then get new for the rear next season.
  2. SnowGuy73

    SnowGuy73 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 24,870

    I wouldn't, but that's me.
  3. Whiffyspark

    Whiffyspark 2000 Club Member
    from SOMD
    Messages: 2,403

    Won't hurt anything unless they are different sizes
  4. Antlerart06

    Antlerart06 PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,437

    Wont hurt a thing My Dually has different brands and wil have different traction
    I always run the summer tread in the back They wear better with the load I have in the V box I run a Snow tire on the front
  5. SnoFarmer

    SnoFarmer PlowSite Fanatic
    from N,E. MN
    Messages: 9,883

    some will tell you, you'll be fine as long as there the same size.

    if they mean the same size # that is market on the tire.
    well folks, tires from different brands, you will find that one Co's tire will be 2" bigger or smaller in diameter from another brand of the same size.
    and if one is worn and another is new they could be 3" of difference.

    next, what is equally as important is to have
    the same load range. example, you wouldn't want a "D" tire to get in with your "E" tires
  6. beanz27

    beanz27 Senior Member
    Messages: 984

    I always match on the same axle. Fronts match, and backs too. Same size all around.
  7. watatrp

    watatrp Senior Member
    Messages: 119

    The tires I want to install have the same load rating as the ones I have on the rear of the truck. I also looked up the factory spec diameters of the two brands and they are 2/10" different. Since my rears already have some miles on them I would guess that the diameters would be fairly close. I just hate spending $1300 for six tires vs. $400 for two when I still have plenty of tread left on my rear tires. Thanks for the input.
  8. Whiffyspark

    Whiffyspark 2000 Club Member
    from SOMD
    Messages: 2,403

    You're fine man. I do it everyday
  9. exclusive

    exclusive Member
    Messages: 96

    On my dually all tires on back are same and the 2 up front are same I run at2 on back and ht up front
  10. Flawless440

    Flawless440 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,543

    I think after you get multiple trucks you stop caring about little things like that.

    I'm happy if they are the same size and hold air.. If they have no tread, add more weight....
  11. watatrp

    watatrp Senior Member
    Messages: 119