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what tires to get

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by kedz42, Jul 19, 2009.

  1. kedz42

    kedz42 Junior Member
    Messages: 14

    Hi I do about 40 res accounts Im using a chvy 1500 looking for the best tire to get I was thinking BF All terrains any suggestions?Im going to stick with the original size. what you think?
  2. JDiepstra

    JDiepstra PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,780

    My BFG AT in size 285/17/70 have worn down pretty fast. I should get 3 seasons of plowing out of them, which is about 12 months total on the truck. I haven't used the tires in the non-snow seasons at all so they are wearing fast............
  3. linycctitan

    linycctitan Senior Member
    Messages: 588

    I'm currently running Goodyear Wrangler ProGrade Silent Armor's year round and love them. They do an excellent job in all types of weather and seem to be wearing very well. Worth the money, I think. So much so that I put a set on my wifes Pathfinder this past winter.
  4. Mick

    Mick PlowSite.com Veteran
    from Maine
    Messages: 5,546

    For best results, get a set of dedicated snow tires (M&S or Mud and Snow). All season tires are just that - kind good for this and kind of good for that, but not the best for either. Power and torque are a good share of the plowing equation, but without the tires for traction, all the power and torque in the world wont matter.
  5. linycctitan

    linycctitan Senior Member
    Messages: 588

    I agree with Mick to a point. I chose to go with the Wranglers because they are severe weather rated (the little mountain & snowflake), meaning you would not be required to use chains where most other tires would need them. The ProComp A/T's have this rating and are excellent tires as well, but were far too pricey for my blood (at least in my area anyway). I could not justify purchasing a dedicated set and an additional set of rims.
  6. snocrete

    snocrete Banned
    Messages: 2,862

    Dedicated tires would obviously perform the best, but seeing that you are in IL like myself.......we dont get the snow some of these other guys get, and its pretty flat here, so its hard to justify the extra set of wheels/tires IMO.......I am planning to replace my 07 3500 stock tires (215/85 R16) this fall with a 235/85 R16 all terrain tire (not sure on brand yet). Like what has been said, they are good at everything but the best at nothing.....proper ballast and a decent all terrain tire, and you should be good 2 go.

    We have had a set of BFG all terrains on the blazer we run for 4 seasons now, and they have performed flawlessly....and still have a couple more seasons to go yet. This truck rarely gets driven the rest of the year, which is a factor in the extended tire life...........

    There is a site you can go to that will give you the run down on tire sizing, and what your limits are before you start getting into problems.....I think if you type in "tire sizing" something will come up?.........IMO, if you are running stock tires now, a slightly taller & slightly narrower tire will make a huge difference without getting into modifications. The replacement tire size I showed above for my 3500 is "almost" 1.5 inches taller & 1 inch wider. I would like to stay the same width and get a slightly taller tire, but I couldnt find it for this truck.
    Last edited: Jul 19, 2009
  7. 2COR517

    2COR517 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,115

    Round tubeless pneumatic tires are most common. There are dozens of threads on this. Guys are as crazy about the tires they use as the color of their plow or the emblem on the grill. Some guys like the super aggressive tires, others prefer a milder tread. I personally run Mastercraft MSR with studs in the winter. Most dedicated snow tires have a very mild tread, with lots of siping and small blocks. I have plowed with several different brands, these are by the best I have used. Truck calls for 245/75/16. My snows are 235/85/16. A little narrower, a little taller. Narrow vs wide will also generate hours of forum reading enjoyment.
  8. NLS1

    NLS1 Senior Member
    Messages: 321

    Treadwrights with the walnut shells in em.
    My buddy calls them "those nutty tires"
    100 bucks a piece and the best traction of any tire I have used, if the weight was good in the back and it was fairly flat then pushing in 2wd was usually all that was needed even in our bigger storms.
    Holding up very well with 10k so far, decent wear
    Oh boy there are lots of threads for this though, to each his own
  9. IMAGE

    IMAGE Sponsor
    Messages: 1,747

    NOT Dunlop Radial Rover AT's
  10. 2COR517

    2COR517 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,115

    I was just reading about the treadwrights. They look pretty cool.
  11. basher

    basher PlowSite Fanatic
    from 19707
    Messages: 8,993

    No doubt:D
  12. Flipper

    Flipper PlowSite.com Addict
    from CT
    Messages: 1,180

    Cooper M+S
  13. Turf Commando

    Turf Commando Senior Member
    Messages: 567

    I've never heard anything good about Dunlop period..
  14. Camden

    Camden PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,604

    I put a new set of Dunlops on my wife's car. The reviews on Tire Rack were perfect so I figured I was buying a quality product. Boy was I wrong. I think they make their tires out of concrete :dizzy: Seriously, they are the roughest riding tire I have ever had.

    All I can say is NEVER AGAIN
  15. Turf Commando

    Turf Commando Senior Member
    Messages: 567

    I'd like to add Dominator to the worst tire list ...
  16. Banksy

    Banksy PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,113

    I put a set of Silent Armors on my 04 and they were returned 2 days later. They killed my MPG and rode like crap. I have a set of Dunlops on now and they've been great.
  17. MeeksCo

    MeeksCo Senior Member
    Messages: 214

    I agree with SNOCRETE

    Last edited: Jul 25, 2009
  18. Turf Commando

    Turf Commando Senior Member
    Messages: 567

    Agreed... I have Michelin and they wear great only have 40% left on my A/T's but they can do another season if need be ...
  19. stroker79

    stroker79 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,802

    I got A set of Hankook DynaPro ATM RF10 for my chevy dump and so far I love the tires. The look good and hold the ground well and so far have not worn at all and they normally are supporting 7 tons. I plan to get a set on both my fords in a bigger size before this winter. They are priced real well and have great reviews. I got mine here http://www.discounttire.com/dtcs/ti...M+RF10&typ=Truck/SUV&postalCodeSelected=60193
  20. Turf Commando

    Turf Commando Senior Member
    Messages: 567