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Tires: X-Trac, Polar Trac or Deep Lug?

Which of these do you like best?


Polar Trac

Deep Lug


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I like the X Trak. Seems like the most tread on the ground. And the ability to clean themselves while rolling forward.

Had to change my choice. Had put wrong name.

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x-trac all the way.

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My Ariens is fitted with the X-Trac like tires and my previous machine had the Polar Trac like tires. Both are very good in snow and ice but I think the X-Trac is better. It is also smoother riding. Regular cross chains work for the Polar Trac but the deeper lugs of the X-Trac need a chain that has a diagonal pattern to stay on top of the lugs.

Never used a deep lug tire on a snowblower.

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My fathers Yardman had the Chevron Tread ( called deep lug here) They worked great ... I replaced them with a pneumatic Snow Hog (called polar trac here) ... Still running great

All my other Ariens have the Snow Hog, work flawlessly for many years.

I just received a Craftsman with a new pair of X-trac ....will be interesting to see how they work out this winter.
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