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Tire selection for towing/mud/snow

Hi there, fairly new to the forum. I don't know if this has been discussed in another thread, so let me know if it has. I have an '02 F350 crewcab and am having a heck of a time getting around this winter here in nebraska...what I am saying is that I need to find better tires. I do a moderate amount of towing goosenecks and do not want to change out of the factory 16" wheels. Please help me to find a decent tire that will hand fairly hefty loads (grossing up to 30,000lbs), but will also handle well in ice, snow, and muddy conditions. I'm thinking of a tire that would be considered not an all terrain and not a mud terrain, but a hybrid of the two. Thanks for any recommendations.
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Check out the Nitto Terra Grappler, they're available to fit the stock size (275/75/16 I believe) and are E rated, which is great for towing. Should be a good compromise for what you're looking for...

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Nitto also came out with the Dura Grappler. It's supposed to be a highway type tire with some all terrain characteristics.

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BFG All Terrains are nice in snow and ok in mud.. they are a great all around tire

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BFG All Terrains are nice in snow and ok in mud.. they are a great all around tire
++++ im with Cj on that. I use to have them on my old 04 f250..Great tires, I got so many miles out of them..I traded in it and saw the guy driving around with it, same tires and all

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Ditto on the BFG ATs. BTW

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Ditto on the Nittos. I have a set of 305s mounted on my original factory rims that I use in winter. I keep them on for about 4 months then swap back to the heavys. I went with the Terra Grapplers because of the load rating as well. 3525lb I believe for the Es. They are awesome except they don't wear real well. I think they're kinda soft. Geez looks like the 285s are the tire to get, they have a 225lb higher load per tire than the 305s. The 305s do look pretty good on the truck though.

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I'd go with the Toyo AT's 285/75/R16 Load Range E

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luv my Terra Grapplers on my Ex.

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1st-->BFG A/T
2nd-->Terra Grapplers-->Great on Highway & Sand & Snow & Dirt. Mud is a No No!

If U are going to be in the Mud--->Get a M/T

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