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Tire choice for a 318

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Hi,I have an '86 318 I bought from an old man that only drove it on Sunday's :) I'm pretty sure three of the tires are OEM and it's time for a change.I mow and snow plow with it and I'm not sure of how to choose new tires.The yard and driveway are hills.When the grass is wet the turf tires will lose grip so I was thinking of bar/lug style but would these be ok in snow and should I still use chains with them while plowing?and should the front and back be the same tread type?
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I would vote for the Carlisle All Trial HDAP tires. I put a set of them on my JD 325 garden tractor and they have been great. We had a snow storm dropping about 6"-7" of wet heavy snow in Northwest Indiana last weekend. I did not have my tractor switched over for snow yet. I pulled off the mower deck and put on the blade without weights or chains. I was impressed with how well the HDAPs did with the slick wet snow. The only time I had a problem was when I got too far off the edge of the road towards the ditch and the blade was sitting lower than the rest of the tractor with the weight taken off the back tires. They worked well on the grass without tearing up the lawn. They have been great for me.
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