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snow tires

northeast

LawnSite Member
Location
maine
I have checked local tire dealers for a good aggressive
snow tire,not impressed. Can someone tell me a good tire for plowing.I am in Maine so I am dealing with all types of
winter conditions.Thanks for any help. NorthEast
 

Alan

Member
Cooper Weathermasters! They will out push the much praised and overpriced Hakkapellita (sp). I know that from experience, we're running Weathermasters on three trucks now, excellent traction, reasonable price and they last pretty good for an aggressive tire.
 

DYNA PLOW

LawnSite Member
my vote is B F G allterrain TA's, you don't want a big agressive mud tread for awesome snow traction. you need a tire with alot of siping, one that actually compacts the snow and uses it for traction rather than a mud tire that flings it away.also generally a wide tire is not the way to go for snow traction you want a narrow tire that gives you the most contact pressure per square inch.
dan
 

Lazer

LawnSite Bronze Member
Fot 16" Cooper Weathermasters as mentioned are probably your best bet. They bite hard and are real cheap. ($300 for 4 mounted, balanced, stems, tax, etc.)

For 15" or course Bridgestone Blizzak WS-15.
 

Michael Fronczak

LawnSite Member
Location
Rochester NY
I run futura's from Pepboys, second set, I had coppers on another truck, they didn't hold up ( 12,000 mi), I just plowed first snow fall with the set on this truck, can't belive difference over stock tires that were on it Gerneral M&S, I have also found going to narrower tires(235/85/ R 16)makes a huge difference.
 

cowboy

LawnSite Member
Location
Renton, WA
Anybody used Cooper ST or LT tires? I've been looking into those.

Weathermaster, huh?they just didn't seem beefy enough for snow, from the pictures on the cooper site. You guys running them are happy though eh?

-Adam
 

plowking35

LawnSite Bronze Member
Location
S.E. CT
I have Cooper Discover CTD for rear, more agressive tread. They work so well in fact that 4 wd is rarley needed. In front I have Cooper Discover A/T. They are less agressive but wear very well, especially on the front of a IFS gm truck.We run 235/85/16
Dino
 

cowboy

LawnSite Member
Location
Renton, WA
CTD looks like a pretty serious tire, how much do they cost ya (if you don't mind me asking)? ANd about how many miles are you getting on them?

-Adam
 


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