The winter season is upon us and soon we'll be facing snowy driveways and parking lots. After heavy snow, plow truck drivers are tasked with clearing the driveways of residents and parking lots of local businesses. Getting all of the contracted locations plowed can prove a difficult task, so the proper tire can make a significant difference in the time it takes to complete a job.
The best option for providing the most traction will come in the form of a dedicated winter tire. Half-ton trucks will experience a huge traction advantage when equipped with tires like the Bridgestone Blizzak DM-V2 or Michelin Latitude X-Ice Xi2. These two tires will provide the most aggressive tread compounds for moving snow and getting you on to the next job. For 3/4- and one-ton pickups, check out the Bridgestone Blizzak W965.
Dedicated winter tires are fantastic, however, there is one caveat for plow drivers, they must be taken off when weather warms to be consistently above 40 degrees in order to preserve their longevity. For those that do not want to deal with two sets of tires, an all-terrain type tire is the next best bet. Of the all-terrain tires to consider, there are two models that provide great winter traction, the BFGoodrich All Terrain T/A KO 2 and General Grabber AT 2. Available in sizes to fit most light truck applications, these two tires provide a great combination of tread compound, an aggressive tread pattern, deep tread depth for year-round duties, be it plowing or landscaping.
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