Best Heavy-Duty Winter Tires

Many drivers of heavy-duty three-quarter-ton and one-ton pickup trucks use On-/Off-Road All-Terrain tires like the BFGoodrich All-Terrain T/A KO2 for winter driving. Other simply use standard Highway All-Season tires. While the all-terrain tires will typically outperform their all-season counterparts in snow traction, they are still not as good in winter driving conditions as dedicated winter / snow tires.

Unlike their half-ton lighter duty brethren, heavy-duty trucks typically require the use of heavy-duty load rated tires (such as load range D or load range E tires) to match their size and hauling capacity. For more information on load ranges and ply ratings, take a look at "Looking for 10 Ply Tires? They're Now Called Load Range E Tires."

 Bridgestone Blizzak W965
Bridgestone Blizzak W965
 Firestone Winterforce LT
Firestone Winterforce LT


Two of the best tires among the heavy-duty LT winter tires are the Bridgestone Blizzak W965 and Firestone Winterforce LT. The Blizzak W965 has a special tube multicell compound that allows the tire to perform comparably to a studded snow tire in winter conditions without the noise and inconvenience of studs. If you're looking for a traditional fully studded tire, check out the Firestone Winterforce LT.  With its aggressive directional tread pattern, many drivers find this tire is more than adequate in snow traction, even without studs installed. 

The heavy-duty snow tires are often some of the first winter tires that we sell out of each year, so don't put off your decision for too long! Shop by vehicle to check current pricing and availability.  

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