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Old 05-06-2012, 10:44 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Best snow plowing tires?

Hi everyone, I am looking for help from the people that know. I have a 08 rancher 420 ES and its primary use is plowing snow on my 200 foot driveway and riding my kids around. So far I have not had any issues with the stock tires other than self induced. I have a set of summer wheels and tires for it and I was thinking of putting the rancher stockers on an older Honda I have. So my question is, what is the best plowing tires? Thanks for the help.
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Honestly? I've had the best luck out of stockers running a really low psi. When plowing on blacktop you want a lot of sidewall flex so it will conform to bumps and get traction. Also a large contact patch and soft compound rubber go a long ways to finding grip, all of which the stock tires have... When the going gets icy throw on a few studs or tire chains and your good to go...

That being said, I hate most stock tires on everything except snow, lol.
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Ummm,what is snow???
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Originally Posted by Deeperinthabush View Post
Ummm,what is snow???
Snow is a form of precipitation in the form of crystalline water ice, consisting of snowflakes that fall from clouds. Since snow is composed of small ice particles, it is a granular material. It has an open and therefore soft structure, unless packed by external pressure. Snowflakes come in a variety of sizes and shapes. Types which fall in the form of a ball due to melting and refreezing, rather than a flake, are known as graupel, ice pellets or snow grains. Snowfall amount and its related liquid equivalent precipitation amount are determined using a variety of different rain gauges.

The process of precipitating snow is called snowfall. Snowfall tends to form within regions of upward motion of air around a type of low-pressure system known as an extratropical cyclone. Snow can fall poleward of these systems' associated warm fronts and within their comma head precipitation patterns (called such due to the comma-like shape of the cloud and precipitation pattern around the poleward and west sides of extratropical cyclones). Where relatively warm water bodies are present, for example due to water evaporation from lakes, lake-effect snowfall becomes a concern downwind of the warm lakes within the cold cyclonic flow around the backside of extratropical cyclones. Lake-effect snowfall can be locally heavy. Thundersnow is possible within a cyclone's comma head and within lake effect precipitation bands. In mountainous areas, heavy snow is possible where upslope flow is maximized within windward sides of the terrain at elevation, if the atmosphere is cold enough.

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Best snow plowing tires?

I have Kenda Bearclaws on my Fourtrax 300 fw and they work great in snow and mud.
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I've had excellent luck with Bighorns in the snow.

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