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I just purchased a ace 570 to plow my long driveway. Added a plow kit with all the Polaris accessories and man I am very disappointed and could really use some advice from those who use theirs to plow.

Currently the machine has a 2” lift with 28” x 10 x 14 Rock a billy tires and wheels. It gets very little traction to plow, I cannot turn when pushing show. I have the original tires and wheels, should I put them back on?

I am not familiar with these tires as I am not really an avid user of the machine other than for a workhorse around the property. I never even drove it with the original tires. It came from the previous owner with this setup.

12” of light fluffy snow today, worked terrible

6” of wet snow last week, about the same results
 

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Looking at your tires I'm surprised they don't dig the snow. But there are mud tires and snow tires. Snow tires are a different tread pattern and rubber compound for gripping. I've heard that Maxxis Ceros or Kanti Mongrels work good for plowing.
 

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Looking at your tires I'm surprised they don't dig the snow. But there are mud tires and snow tires. Snow tires are a different tread pattern and rubber compound for gripping. I've heard that Maxxis Ceros or Kanti Mongrels work good for plowing.
I think it’s because they are so large and are flat rather than coned. The oem tires worked better but it would be nice to get something specific for plowing. Thanks for the recommendation, I will look into it
 

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2015 Ace 570 and I still have my original tires and upgraded OEM Ace 2017 SP wheels. I use a 52” plow. It does well unless you get a lot of snow. For instance this last snow storm dropped 22” and I tried plowing up and down my driveway and ended up getting stuck twice. So I ended up plowing from side to side starting at the top and working down the driveway. Like anything you have to learn it’s limits and what you can and can’t do.
 

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Good Lord Papa my pickup and plow would have a hard time plowing 22". We had a forcast of 18"-24" and ended up with about 10" so we dodged a bullet. What part of NC are you in to get that kind of snow like Spruce Pine or Blow Rock ??
Back to the snow tires Copper weather master AT/2 I think they are called. I run cooper M&S snow tires on my plow truck but I think the AT/2 come in 14". Thos are the true snow tires not a UTV tire like the Maxxis or Mongeral.
Hope this helps.
 

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Good Lord Papa my pickup and plow would have a hard time plowing 22". We had a forcast of 18"-24" and ended up with about 10" so we dodged a bullet. What part of NC are you in to get that kind of snow like Spruce Pine or Blow Rock ??
Back to the snow tires Copper weather master AT/2 I think they are called. I run cooper M&S snow tires on my plow truck but I think the AT/2 come in 14". Thos are the true snow tires not a UTV tire like the Maxxis or Mongeral.
Hope this helps.
This helps, I swapped to the oem tires and wheels and much better. I think with some true snow tires it would be great.
 

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Good Lord Papa my pickup and plow would have a hard time plowing 22". We had a forcast of 18"-24" and ended up with about 10" so we dodged a bullet. What part of NC are you in to get that kind of snow like Spruce Pine or Blow Rock ??
Live in Alleghany County, middle top of state right on Virginia line off Blue Ridge Parkway
 

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Good Lord Papa my pickup and plow would have a hard time plowing 22". We had a forcast of 18"-24" and ended up with about 10" so we dodged a bullet. What part of NC are you in to get that kind of snow like Spruce Pine or Blow Rock ??
Live in Alleghany County, North Western part of state right on Virginia line off Blue Ridge Parkway
 

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With the rock tires shown I didn’t think my 570 would clear the driveway. I thought I was going to have to call someone. Not power limited just traction. It would move a few feet then spin. Then when I got going a good speed with the blade angled I would be at a 45deg angle as the rear was kicked out. I have the Polaris 66” glacier poly blade, as you can see. Maybe it’s a tad large. I am going to try to add salt, sand or maybe even 2 concrete bags in the rear cargo. I also have a problem turning, the front will walk all over the place and go where it wants. Hard to add weight up front as I won’t be able to see anything. Maybe a piece of 1” plate steel on the front cargo rack. It’s definitely better with oem tires vs those rocks. I will be dismounting the rocks and seeing if I can find some good tires that are 27or 28” but only 8” wide vs the 10”
 

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Years ago I had a small Bolens garden tractor with a push blade I used to plow with. In wet snow the blade would ride up and not scrape and push the snow. So on the back of the plow I made a mount for a cement block to hold to add weight to the blade. I think the block was 30 or 35 lbs.
 

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I don't know where, but I have seen tire chains for these small tires. I use my Kubota for snow, but chains would be the way to go.
 

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I actually have taken 15" tire chains and reworked them to fit my Yamaha big bear when I plowed with that 30 yrs ago but I had forgotten that. I had them on my ranger one time also. So no reason you couldn't add tire chains to plow.
 

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I will prob go the route of chains. Polaris makes them for hte rear but not the front. I will have to find aftermarket
 

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I saw on the Polaris site or Fix my toys or maybe Fleebay had Ace rear tire chains marked down on sale if anyone is looking for them.
 

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I would try wheel chains.. I have seen them on Ebay for the ace or at worst just buy small car ones and just rework them.. A couple of sand bags in the back cargo bed and wheel chains it would do the trick. Goodluck
 
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