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Screw In Tire Studs

Posted by Pete's Tire Barns on 11/10/2011 to Utility
Screw In Tire Studs

Screw In Tire Studs

Every winter homeowners, farmers, business owners and municipalities face a very similar problem, how to get traction on snow and ice. Many people use tractors and loaders for snow clearing and snow removal during the winter months. The tires that work well in the summer months may not perform as well in deep snow and ice.


Maxigrip ice studs are designed to provide excellent traction for all different types of equipment without the hassle and expense of tire chains. Some equipment cannot take tire chains due to low clearance tolerances.


Maxigrip ice studs are durable, reusable and easy to install. The studs install in seconds using a drill and standard socket or using a drill and the Maxigrip install tool. Maxigrip ice studs feature a carbide tip for durability and traction. The stud body is hardened and galvanized to hold up to even the harshest use year after year.



Always check that the tread depth is sufficient before installing. DO NOT fit a stud that is too long for the tread depth, i.e. an 18 mm stud requires a minimum 20 mm tread depth. 3 mm of the stud should be raised above the tire surface, which gives a margin of 5mm between the tip of the stud and the cord. Cord thickness varies between 4mm and 20mm depending on the tire type. There are several stud sizes available, if you are unsure of the tread depth, always choose a shorter stud size.

The MaxiGrip HM ice stud is easily installed and removed with the supplied installation tool. The tool is initially set to provide the recommended 3mm projection of the stud above the tire surface. The projection may vary depending on the resistance of the rubber; in some cases the tool must be reset to accommodate the variations. For optimal traction, prior to installation, lay out a pattern that places a stud on as many contact points as possible. We recommend marking points on the tire with white chalk. When installing, remember, the correct distance between the tire surface and top of the stud is 3 mm.

MAXIGRIP HM ice studs can last for several seasons. At the end of the season, the studs are easily removed and stored for use again the following season.

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