As the winter tire-buying season proceeds at full speed, some are considering P-metric truck tires for their heavy-duty, 3/4-ton and 1-ton trucks because they're less expensive than tires with the proper C, D or E load ratings for their vehicles. But the bottom line is they don't possess enough load capacity.
When it comes to buying winter tires with proper load for your large truck, it is important to remember that the rules still apply: a tire's number one job is to carry the weight of the vehicle. One can be tempted to select a less expensive, lighter-weight tire to save money, but the results could be devastating: premature wearing, sidewall over-deflection, catastrophic loss of pressure, all which could lead to loss of control of the vehicle.
Your best, safest options for winter / snow are shown below: