Not concerned with speed. I need snow traction . The contact patch and tread pattern of these tires should give me what I need. Its all about application.Radials would be great for your high speed cornering due to the increased sidewall flexibility. I think the downside is reduced sidewall strength and load carrying capability. I'd dig a bit deeper.
Not concerned with speed. I need snow traction . The contact patch and tread pattern of these tires should give me what I need. Its all about application.
Also, as far as load capacity, the provided r4's on a l3560 are rated for 3500 lbs. and the Alliance 550 radials are rated at 4180. Both for the front.Not concerned with speed. I need snow traction . The contact patch and tread pattern of these tires should give me what I need. Its all about application.
Found a local tire dealer that will do 375 each for the front and 725 each for the rear. Not cheap but I think that they are that important and will make a huge difference. Think rims will be close to 1500 through parts. When I go to do this, I'll look at getting the tractor with tires, and then strip and sell them.Did a bit of price checking and it seems the advertised price is all over the place for the Alliance 550's, did the dealer give you a quote for the tires and wheels?
I'm anxious to see the tractor with these and learn how they perform in the future.
From the tire shops that I've talked to, Michelin is in a really bad place right now with the pandemic. I like the crossgrip the most, but I got "we can't even get them " from one shop to "I can get them " from an Ohio distributor, but he can't even get me a price.speaking from personal experience running equipment in Antarctica, the Michelin Cross Grip is amazing on hard pack snow and ice, We ran them on pretty much every rubber tired machine down there and they would push snow as hard as a rubber tracked machine. We ran a Case Steiger 450 with Cross Grips next to a 450 Quad Track pushing 26' push blades and the rubber tired machine would push just as hard and ride way better than the quad track.
also any Radial tire will last longer and for the most part pull harder than a bias in most situations pulling in a field.... now for snow and Ice, I would think a Radial R-1 vs a Bias R-1 would be a night and day difference because of the contact patch.
if you can get a close match with the Alliance I would do it in a heart beat..... I dont care what anyone says, a radial snow pattern tire will rock a chevron patterned ag tires world in traction and life. they just suck at mud traction and general draw bar pull in agriculture applications.From the tire shops that I've talked to, Michelin is in a really bad place right now with the pandemic. I like the crossgrip the most, but I got "we can't even get them " from one shop to "I can get them " from an Ohio distributor, but he can't even get me a price.
If michelin gets their shot together, I will definitely go with the crossgrips. Otherwise it's the 550's. Nokians seem a little out of my price range. BTW, I'm glad you guys came along. When I first posted about radial tires, the response was like it was 1988 and we were discussing carburetor vs fuel injection. God forbid we do something other than the three choices.I have a Michelin CrossGrip radial tire package lined up for my 4240 hstc for snow removal. I'm getting an education on tractor tires. There's a lot to consider when choosing the correct tire and size. You must know your main purpose, the mfwd inter axle ratio, rim width, rolling circumference in order to maintain the proper % lead. Your choices are not great. Nokian TRI 2 are good with decent sizes, but not siped. The Hakkapaliita's are arguably the best and most expensive, but are not available in 16", smallest rim size is !8". Yokahama/Alliance 550 have a good looking tread design and was a consideration for me. But I went with the CrossGrips. They are a true bidirectional radial. With a 3pt rear mounted Pronovost P720 I need traction in reverse more often than forward. I had to get new 16" wheels as the oem's were R4 Titan 16.5 loader/SS in the fronts. The rears, 460/70R-24, matched up much better. Michelin has an issue producing and delivering their advertised 250/80R-16 CrossGrip for smaller compact tractors. No liquid ballast is recommended as tire pressure is very important with radials. Make sense to me. I'll do wheel weights or hanging weights if needed. The half worn R4 Titans are like slicks in the snow. So , c'mom Michelin Man, get me them tars!! Then maybe some snow. I will enjoy posting a tire review.