Drive tires. Decisions, decisions.

Discussion in 'Canadian Truckers Forum' started by mudflap77, Dec 24, 2019.

  1. Swine hauler

    Swine hauler Medium Load Member

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    XDS2 hands down. If you want to go in snow use these. Like having 4 wheel drive. I can climb a tree with them.

    I use them in the winter only and switch to all position in the summer (each has their own rims). This is my 4th winter with them and they are still @ 3/4. Summer heat is their enemy. Been using them and their predecessor for 20 years here in northern NH.


    I never worry about fuel economy or their cost as you can't buy insurance this cheap. If you're in the ditch you will use all of your fuel savings and more, on a hook. If you bang a fender or tear off a step how much money did you save over a cheaper, less grippy tire.
    How about stopping distances:, missing a car vs. tagging it . Insurance claim vs. driving away.

    Again the xds2 is the cheapest insurance on the market. Good for your confidence level too.
     
    Last edited: Dec 24, 2019
    Reason for edit: Brain cramp, had xds in my mind but momentarily confused it with xdn.
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  3. mudflap77

    mudflap77 Heavy Load Member

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    Are you running the XDN2 or the XDN2 Grip?
    I know the XDN2 are a great tire. And fully agree the cost of being in the ditch far out ways the savings.
    The heat could be a issue as I do run the south through out the year.
    You bring up great points. Which is why I am looking for people that have run the multi and how they handle. So far no first hand experiences yet.
    I do value everyones opinions
     
  4. BigHossVolvo

    BigHossVolvo Road Train Member

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    XDS2 (see pic)

    My best buddy at this company runs these on his T680, hes based in Langley BC and does lots of BC/California so wants all the traction he can get. I agree they have enough traction to climb a tree.

    michelin-xds2.jpg
     
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  5. spyder7723

    spyder7723 Road Train Member

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    If the roads are that bad I don't need to be on them. If ya do a lot of offroad that's one thing, but on road work you don't need super aggressive lugs in the lower 48.
     
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  6. uncleal13

    uncleal13 Road Train Member

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    I have these pulling super b.
    After stopping over night for freezing rain I left Whitewood and headed up to Yorkton. There is a deep valley and a long climb, tires never slipped and made it to the top without incident. Funny thing was the car behind me spun out and did a 360 three quarters of the way up the hill.
    Really good in deep snow too.
     
  7. Swine hauler

    Swine hauler Medium Load Member

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    I guess I can see your point, especially if you are primarily an interstate driver. Snow probably isn't ever allowed to get over3 of4 inches.

    local and close regional work, not including off-road, for milk, livestock, grain etc is what we use them for here in northern N.E.

    thanks for the opportunity to contribute.

    They are little noisy on dry roads when new.
     
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  8. mudflap77

    mudflap77 Heavy Load Member

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    So in the end I decided to go with the XDN2. It really came down to availability. I couldn't find anyone that stocks the X multi so I figured I would have this same issue if I needed replacements out on the road.
    Thanks everyone for your input. Happy New Year all!!
     
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  9. Cat sdp

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    How many bananas out the door.....?

    Asking for a friend.
     
  10. mudflap77

    mudflap77 Heavy Load Member

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    Somewhere around 440US a tire on a national account
     
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  11. Marmon110P

    Marmon110P Light Load Member

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    I've been using Longmarch LM516's for years, same tread as a Bridgestone 726. I do alot of offroad, heavy haul and highway and I'm getting about 150-160k out of a set...and only $250/tire. 16 plys also
     
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