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Grooved the R4's on my 3320, tires are loaded with Rim Guard and Ballast Box filled with concrete, I plow around 65 driveways, all kinds of terrain, blacktop, concrete ,gravel, paving stones, steep slopes and downhill driveways, I wish I would have done this years ago ! Very Impressed with the traction gain, New to these forums, picked up a lot of useful information on these sites, very enjoyable reading, posting some picks of my equipment DSC00088.JPG DSC00091.JPG DSC00090.JPG
 

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The grooving helps because R4 tires are a hard compound tire and the colder it gets the more they turn to hockey pucks.If your doing a lot of snow work a set of rims and different tires with a softer compound might help.There's a thread where a guy put hdap's on a 1025r and for larger they have these.
 

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The 1025r is just used for sidewalks now, and maybe backup if the 3320 goes down, I like the heavy sidewalls on the R4, we would pop the sidewalls on the turf tires bouncing up on curbs pushing snow back, I have a 5000 series bucket on the 3320 with a BOCE and with a bucket full of wet snow she's pretty heavy on the front, impressed with the 1025r when it comes to traction, it weighs in at 3000lb with blower, cab, and box scraper and me in it, hardly ever use fwd, it replaced a 4110
 

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Those are not turf tires,can't remember what they are called but we have the same type on our JD 624 loader at work.
 

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We run Michelin Sno Pros on 644j and they are day and night difference over the old R4, I will proably stay with the R4 now until they wear out and look into a Sno tire like the one pictured, might be awhile till they wear out, but very happy with the way they work now
 
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