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Discussion in 'Truck & Equipment Repair' started by kmamark2000, Nov 29, 2011.

  1. kmamark2000

    kmamark2000 Senior Member
    Messages: 101

    I have a 98 Dodge Ram 2500 and I want to know what are the best tires for snow plowing? I am looking to get new tires in a week or two. Possibly up to $1,000. What do you recommend?
  2. Grassman09

    Grassman09 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,808

    The "best tire for plowing" thread police are gonna come and arrest ya.
  3. kmamark2000

    kmamark2000 Senior Member
    Messages: 101

    ummm.. WHAT??????????
  4. Antlerart06

    Antlerart06 PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,437

    I have the best luck with Hancook with studs I run them on every truck I have during winter time
  5. kmamark2000

    kmamark2000 Senior Member
    Messages: 101

    Thanks.. Which style? I did a search and found several styles.
  6. Antlerart06

    Antlerart06 PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,437

    you had to ask
    Its the roughest tire I know I cant think the model they are at the shop Im home you have wait till tomorrow then I could tell you
  7. beano

    beano Member
    Messages: 30

    Bridgestone Duler A/T Revo's
  8. 2COR517

    2COR517 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,115

  9. theplowmeister

    theplowmeister 2000 Club Member
    from MA
    Messages: 2,617

    The "Best for snow plowing" the best for traction on snow non studded is the Bridgestone Blizzak.

    they dont wear well on dry roads but they will out perform any non studded snow tire (except maybe the ones with walnut shells in them. I havent used those or seen a test report comparing them)

    go to tirerack tot com and see what they have to say.

    its more than syping its also the rubber used in the blizak that helps traction.
  10. Laszlo Almasi

    Laszlo Almasi Senior Member
    Messages: 326

    I also run Blizzak tires. Specifically, the W965 load range E. Got them at TireRack and had them mounted on a seperate set of rims and switch them out when it snows or I arrive up north for an event. Until then though, I run Michelin LTX MS2 and honestly, they are very good in snow as well. They have a lot of syping like the W965 which helps with grip but the W965 has a much softer tread compound that is designed for the snow.

    So far, I have zero complaints about either of these tires in snow but think the edge goes to the Blizzak. You can pick up an extra set of wheels off Craigslist in your area and have them ready to go when you need them. I do not recommend running them for extended periods on dry as they will wear out very quickly.
  11. campkd6

    campkd6 Senior Member
    Messages: 324

    I am trying the Goodyear Duratracs this year highest rated on tirerack.com and highly recommended on here.
  12. icudoucme

    icudoucme Senior Member
    Messages: 367

    I've been running those tires for 4years and this year I got the revo 2's. They are quieter and still grip in all conditions. They are a great all terrain all weather tire. I run them on my 04 2500 HD(load E), 2001 suburban(passenger rating) and 2011 avalanche(load E).They really give great traction all the way down to no tread.

    If you're looking for strictly a snow tire, you can't beat the blizzacks. I run those on my cars (87 olds and 05 cobalt) they are the best winter tire I can find and they are priced right.
  13. BUFF

    BUFF PlowSite Fanatic
    from FR NoCo
    Messages: 9,082

    X2, I just put them on both trucks again, I run them year round and getting about 40k out them.

  14. cubicinches

    cubicinches PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,415

  15. monson770

    monson770 Senior Member
    Messages: 133

    i have heard a lot of goosd things about nokian... i had a friend that got recomended them through someone at rally america, the USA rally team, and i would imagine they know a thing or two about traction..... this was however for a car, and though it's not 100% transferable, if a company knows traction, then that's what they know.. for the money, i think blizzak and nokian have the "snow tire" market on lock down.. as for their wear and load ranges, im not so familiar..
  16. 2COR517

    2COR517 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,115

    What about the round tubeless pneumatic part?
  17. jrjr2u

    jrjr2u Senior Member
    Messages: 198

    I bought Mastercraft Courser AT2 tires this time. Heard good things about them and like the tread pattern. Time will tell.

  18. Druski

    Druski Junior Member
    Messages: 7

    X3 - Second Winter on these now - and I got to say - I find the Goodyear Duratrac's are incredible!
  19. NoFearDeere

    NoFearDeere PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,724

    BFG All Terrains
  20. cubicinches

    cubicinches PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,415

    Oh, absolutely. The round tubeless pneumatic are always best. I ran solid indoor fork lift tires one season... not so good. Traction wasn't great, and they rode bad too.