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post #1 of 15 (permalink) Old 03-06-2010, 01:12 PM Thread Starter
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Hey guys.
I am going to be buying a 2009 prowler 550. I am wondering what r some good tires for winter snow plowing use and also long wearing. I plan on driving it alot to and from work. Also is there anything I should watch out for on this machine? Any known comon problems? Thanks for any help. I look forward to learning alot from this site.
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Welcome natapoofan. Tie rods are a problem. You might see if you can get the dealer if you are buying new to install the heavy duty tie rod ends kit that ac offers.



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Welcome to the site...we don't get much snow in AZ so I am sure someone in the more northern areas can give you some helpful insight to a good snow tire.
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Welcome Home, I dont even know if we want to get on the tire thing. There are so many differant views on the subject. I have Maxxis Big Horns 2.0s and I love them,But I have not had them in the snow,

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Big Horns work very well in snow, not well on ice ... was on a lot of ice today and they were the pits LOL BUT .. IMHO not much works well on ice
for plowing they will do very well IF it is plowed early .. I will be getting them on mine.
very good friend has them on his Rhino and we have put many miles on his rig [before I got mine] Elk hunting into deep snow without chains, deep enough to have the bash pan floating on top the snow for miles
great milage tire, one of the guys on the club ride today claimed his we're in excess of 5K miles .. older fella , ride was a quad with 6k on the clock .. tires still have lots of wear left , have no idea his drive style but we're in heavy forest lots of sharp rock and many many miles of log road and forest service roads .. VERY PUNCTURE resistant tire.

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Welcome, enjoy and learn. I have Interco, Reptiles on my XTZ. They are good diggers in the mud and snow, and the only tire i found that actually measures what they claim.
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Welcome natapoofan. Tie rods are a problem. You might see if you can get the dealer if you are buying new to install the heavy duty tie rod ends kit that ac offers.
What is wrong with the original tie rods? Are they breaking or bending? Thanks for the heads up though.
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