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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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The benefit of HDAP's over lugs is that whatever flavor of HDAP style tire you choose provides the same traction in both directions. Lugs provide better traction in one direction than the other. Lug tires will not destroy a yard unless it is soggy, I use my 425 and loader on the yard pretty often with 8 suitcase weights, 4 wheel weights and loaded tires. If ANY tire spins it will tear up turn whether it be turf, lug, or hdap's.
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