Tire Selection

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by GrassInPA, Nov 30, 2005.

  1. GrassInPA

    GrassInPA LawnSite Member
    Posts: 61


    Here is my situation:

    I have a '95 S-10 with 4WD that needs new tires. I am seeking more of an all terrain / all season tire. I currently have Michelin LTX M/S tires on there and while they do fine for dry weather and have low road noise they don't seem to do very well off road. I am looking for something that will do well for light off road use. I need something that does well in mud since sometimes I have to go back a road pretty far to dump grass and debris. I have tried BFG All-Terrains before but they seem to drop mileage too much and have high road noise. To summarize it, I'm looking for something with a semi-agressive tread but still low noise and a high tread life. If you need any more information let me know. My tire size is 235 75 15.

  2. lwcmattlifter

    lwcmattlifter LawnSite Senior Member
    from NC
    Posts: 859

    If you are looking for an all terrain tire with passenger car tire road noise forget it. The more aggressive the tread, the more noise you get. That's the trade off.
  3. work_it

    work_it LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 976

    He's right on the money. Not only that but the more aggressive the tire the worse your milage is going to get.
  4. lqmustang

    lqmustang LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 620

    I just put a set of Dunlop RVxt's on my F250. They are highly rated at Tirerack, and so far my personal experience with them has been very good. My mileage has been fine, and they are very quiet for an all-terrain tire. Haven't had them in much snow yet, so the jury is still out on that one. Might be worth a look.
  5. CutNLawns

    CutNLawns LawnSite Member
    Posts: 184

    Look into Yokohama Geolanger AT+II. Very aggressive AT tread that it great in all conditions, quiet, wears good and they are very affordable not to mention they look good too. Another choice is the bridgestone Revo's.
  6. Grassmechanic

    Grassmechanic LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,697

    Take a look at Cooper Discoverers.
  7. lawnmaniac883

    lawnmaniac883 LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,613

    BFG A/T's .................

    UNISCAPER LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,426

    Just put Pirelli Scorpions on a 3500. E rated tired, agressive tread, no road noise and we can inflate them to 85lbs. They are 60,000 mile tires.

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