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Title: Performance of highway and all-season radial tires and traction aids on ice and in snow
Authors: Rodgers, Terry
Liston, R. A. (Ronald A.)
Keywords: Ice
Tire chains
Radial tires
Publisher: Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory (U.S.)
Engineer Research and Development Center (U.S.)
Series/Report no.: Special report (Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory (U.S.)) ; 86-7.
Description: Special Report
Abstract: This study compares the traction performance of a group of all-season radial tires, highway radial tires, link and cable chains. The tests were conducted on ice and snow. The all-season radials perform slightly better on ice, presumably because of the adhesive compound used in manufacturing these tires. The chains significantly improved traction on ice over bare tires, the link chain being best. In snow, the bare tires performed approximately the same. The cable chains provided only a slight improvement, while the link chains again performed best.
Rights: Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited.
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