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Poor traction in the snow

Was wondering what everyone else thinks about riding in the snow we have about 5 inches of snow I find that the pioneer with stock tires and wheels doesn't go as well in the snow as I expected. my honda atv with worn out stock tires will go much better I have not checked my tire pressure it my have way to much making the tires hard. I have a gator 625i that will run circles around my pioneer in 2wd I was on my pioneer and my son was on the gator he was going places in 2wd I couldn't go in 4wd. Is it just the tires are aftermarket tires better Oh by the way my gator has bighorn 2.0 factory tires 27x14

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I found that the Pioneer with stock tires in 2WD is pretty much just a lesson in how to spin tires. I haven't had mine out of 4WD since we got real snow in December.
Others with aftermarket tires will have other stories I'm sure.

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I noticed that too, its a squirrel on hard pack unless you use 4wd. Seems fine on dirt and mud, probably lot to do with the tires not much contact surface.

Not complaining, being an old short tracker its fun. Don't care where the back end is .. just the front.

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I'm not impressed with the pioneer in snow.

Plain as I know how to say it.
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Here ya go. I was were you were a couple months ago.

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You also have to take into account that there is about 100 different types of snow and almost every storm will give you a different experience. I have seen snow the snowmobile would hardly go in.

Anyone used to driving jeeps in the snow will find these fit like a glove.

To get more traction look at Moose's posts on tires or add some weight in the back.

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I had a 2006 rhino and it wouldn't pull out of its tracks in the snow drove it over the bank by the barn like to never got it out My son had a 250 recon he pulled up beside me stopped and said need a pull the took off from a dead stop on the same bank I was on junky old rhino Didn't keep it to long

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ill bet that gator weighs alot more then the pioneer does
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ill bet that gator weighs alot more then the pioneer does
According to their website the John Deere weighs 1450 pounds
The pioneer weighs 1261 pounds


1450
- 1261
= 189

That's not much difference with my son in there with me about the same as the gator with only one rider

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Also these machines have wider tires in the back than the front that will give a squirrelly feel even in 4wd. Ideally tall skinny tires all the same size work best in snow unless your going on glaciers than you want balloon tires.

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