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THE RIGHT TIRE PRESSURE: THE MAXIMUM ISNíT THE BEST, What PSI are you running?

What PSI are you running?

How low do you go?

What tires?

Do you run chain?

Do you max out PSI?

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THE RIGHT TIRE PRESSURE: THE MAXIMUM ISNíT THE BEST, What PSI are you running?

8-10 psi
No chain


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I'm running about 12 psi at the moment. I go by a combo of how the tires sit against the ground and whether I'm having traction problems.
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About 10-12 psi (rated to 20, I think), Carlisle Sno-Hogs, I'm using chains. Though the chains are very old and smooth (I've already flipped them once), they should probably be replaced. They seem to slip more easily than they should.

I do wonder how much difference better tires, like X-Tracs, would make.

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X-Tracs, no chains

Inflated to the max rating printed on the sidewall

This way it'll go farther in time before needing air again

On the snow and ice, the difference in traction between max psi and on the verge of coming off the bead isn't that much.

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X-Tracs.



I'm at the recommended 14 psi.



No chains. None needed.
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10-12 psi, pump to 12, fill at 10; Customers machines 15psi.

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I follow the recommendation made by the snow blower mfr.
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I follow the recommendation made by the snow blower mfr.
Same here. For the Ariens Deluxe 24 that's 20 psi.
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I follow the recommendation made by the snow blower mfr.


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