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nosparkplugs
05-03-2008, 01:01 AM
I have a contract on 13 gas stations, and was doing some night mowing on a BP gas station; I noticed the trailer front tire on the driver side was low. I figured I would air it up before we left. I got on the interstate, and I noticed that the Turbo on the Cummins was spooling up sooner than normal. I carry our grass clippings & yard debris on the front of the trailer, so their is always weight, but I knew something just wasn't right? It was raining so buy the time I realized the tire was blown I was almost home.

When I was running the Dodge 2500 gas burners V-8 magnum, their is no way I would have made it home without some strain on the V-8; one thing I found out it's no fun to have a flat, but it really sucks with a gasburner.


http://i237.photobucket.com/albums/ff141/nosparkplugs71/ledlight.jpg
http://i237.photobucket.com/albums/ff141/nosparkplugs71/blowntire.jpg

totallawncare25
05-03-2008, 01:02 AM
Damn that tires is F@$KED up

DLCS
05-03-2008, 01:08 AM
Ummm.....think they can patch it. ;)

02DURAMAX
05-03-2008, 01:53 AM
nice tire...lol

SchultzLawnCare
05-03-2008, 01:55 AM
go buy one of those "patch it your self" kits or "fix a flat" that might work :] lol just kidding

Raven386
05-03-2008, 02:01 AM
go buy one of those "patch it your self" kits or "fix a flat" that might work :] lol just kidding

duct tape is easier and cheaper!

South Florida Lawns
05-03-2008, 05:49 AM
eh you don't even need tires just runr on the rim

Raven386
05-03-2008, 09:05 AM
that should get you some attention...maybe pick up a few customers when they stop to tell you your tire is gone and your spraking down the highway.

Toad
05-03-2008, 11:17 AM
Thats what happens when your running from the police. Was that you in that video, your ZD didnt fair to well did it. LOL

J&R Landscaping
05-03-2008, 05:24 PM
Thats what happens when your running from the police. Was that you in that video, your ZD didnt fair to well did it. LOL

roflmao... That sucks with that tire. At least you were able to make it home ok!

RedMax Man
05-03-2008, 10:18 PM
Smokin tires on the trailer... thats some talent right there.

DBL
05-03-2008, 10:33 PM
just like our trucks all of our trailers carry spares....i suggest you get one it can ruin a day very fast

deere615
05-03-2008, 11:37 PM
I was with my dad when he was pulling his companies goose neck and had a blow out just like that

kleankutslawn
05-04-2008, 04:29 AM
well you have 3 more left

nosparkplugs
05-05-2008, 01:17 AM
The next morning I replaced both the front axle tires with fresh rubber, Most blowouts happen at high speed, and IMO it is more dangerous to change a flat or blowout on the side of the road. I am a registered X-Ray Tech, that use to work at the local Level one trauma center, I have seen way to many good working folks DIE changing a spare tire. I knew those front tires were ending their service life, I usually change my tires well before this happens. May the best drive avoid my road flack:nono:


http://i237.photobucket.com/albums/ff141/nosparkplugs71/newtire.jpg:cry:

deere615
05-05-2008, 09:47 AM
just like our trucks all of our trailers carry spares....i suggest you get one it can ruin a day very fast

My dad just got a spare tire for my trailer last week, he is building a mount today