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Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by Boomer123, Feb 2, 2014.

  1. Boomer123

    Boomer123 Senior Member
    Messages: 371

    I'm in the market for a set of new plow tires and figure I would ask here instead of listing to the tire shop.

    A couple of years ago I got a set of Coopers don't remember the style. The guy at the tire shop recommended them and have never really been happy. They are not aggressive enough. I have a 1/2 ton pickup.
  2. Sawboy

    Sawboy PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,700

    Hundreds of threads on tires if ya do a quick search. Virtually every brand discussed. I love my Dura-Tracs, but do a search, spend a couple hours (easily lol) reading through the threads and pick based on that.
  3. Boomer123

    Boomer123 Senior Member
    Messages: 371

    I did do a search prior to my post. it came up with zero results. I got lots of threads with no titles about tires. Several were about weather.

    Thank you for your suggestion about Dura Tracs.
  4. Dondo

    Dondo Senior Member
    Messages: 158

    I'm running the General Grabber AT2 and I love them for the snow but I only use my truck to plow so I'm not sure how they are for the other seasons.
  5. Midwest BuildIt Inc

    Midwest BuildIt Inc PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,280

    i love my duratracks too. the nitto terra graplers were good on my truck too. i liked them for plowing. the duratracks are a little better and more aggressive though.
  6. beanz27

    beanz27 Senior Member
    Messages: 984

    Had duratracs on 2 trucks, the one I have now will get them this summer. Love em. Only complaint is a little loud on cold wet pavement. Only notice it when it rains.
  7. Ranger429

    Ranger429 Member
    Messages: 43

    Cepek Fun Country II's. All around great tire and wear real nice.
  8. JohnDeere2320

    JohnDeere2320 Member
    Messages: 52

    I have really liked the Bridgestone Duravis M700 that came on my truck. When it comes time to replace I will get another set.
  9. MR. Elite

    MR. Elite Senior Member
    from E Town
    Messages: 557

    Dura tracs all day long!
  10. maxwellp

    maxwellp PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,123

    Is this just a plow truck?

    The Winterforce LT is Firestone's Light Truck/SUV Studdable Winter / Snow tire designed for the owners of medium- and heavy-duty commercial vans, SUVs and pickup trucks. Available in Load Range E (10-Ply Rated) sizes, Winterforce LT tires are for drivers looking for traditional wintertime traction on dry, wet and snow-covered roads.

    Firestone Winterforce LT winter / snow radials feature a winter tread compound molded into an aggressive directional tread pattern with tread blocks that are siped and can be studded to offer the biting edges necessary to provide traction in snow and on ice. Independent tread blocks feature high-density siping to enhance grip in loose snow while the intermediate and shoulder tread blocks are molded to accept studs that further enhance traction on hard-packed snow and ice. The tire's internal structure includes twin steel belts on top of a polyester casing to combine strength with ride quality.
  11. Boomer123

    Boomer123 Senior Member
    Messages: 371

    Mainly plow truck, I do occasionally drive it in the summer to pick up things that wont fit in my car.
  12. 2006Sierra1500

    2006Sierra1500 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,758

    16" rims? Get BFGoodrich Commercial T/A Tractions. GREAT tire in the snow, drilled for studs from the factory, and they wear decently. Little hum on dry pavement, but snow traction is exceptional. I have 245/75s on one truck and 265/75s on another.
  13. CELandscapes

    CELandscapes Senior Member
    Messages: 227

    Cooper discoverer at3's we have them on all of our trucks. I rarely plow in 4wd because of them
  14. Boomer123

    Boomer123 Senior Member
    Messages: 371

    seems like the more I read the more confused I get. 235 vs 265 or 285. Some say 235/85 are the best others say bigger is better like 285/75
  15. CELandscapes

    CELandscapes Senior Member
    Messages: 227

    The bigger and wider they are they stay on top of the snow and it's harder to get traction. Mine are 265/75/17 bigger than stock on a 2500hd but not to big
  16. Boomer123

    Boomer123 Senior Member
    Messages: 371

    Makes sense.
  17. bub3020

    bub3020 Member
    from ma.
    Messages: 48

    Firestone winterforce do a good job. I run them on a 2wd f superduty. No problems
  18. Sawboy

    Sawboy PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,700

    Here ya go. Days of reading. :laughing: Thought ya had info overload before!? :dizzy:

  19. Flawless440

    Flawless440 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,543

  20. bosman

    bosman Senior Member
    Messages: 165

    The duratracs look cool but that's it. They don't last, only got one year and 35000 on mine, never again. Went back to the best, BFG AT KO. Best tire on the market, expensive, yes, but you get what you pay for. If your looking for a deal get something else, but I've never talked to anyone that doesn't like them.