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snowjeep
03-01-2009, 09:32 PM
Looking for a 215/75/14 at a resonable price. Would like a d range if possible. Ive done multiple google searches with no luck. Any decent tire seems to be $80.00 and up. Thanks for ur input.

DaughtryLC
03-01-2009, 09:34 PM
Ive looked and looked. If your going to get true trailer tires, there are no cheap ones!!

IdealLawnCare
03-01-2009, 09:53 PM
Your right, trailer tires are costly.

Petr51488
03-01-2009, 09:54 PM
Trailer tires are the last things that i would get cheap! You go cheap now, you'll be sorry when they blow out on you with a heavy load.

turf&snow98
03-01-2009, 10:15 PM
i get mine from tirerack.com

Jason Rose
03-01-2009, 11:17 PM
A 14" rim? In D load? I don't think such an animal exists. 14" tires are getting to be rare these days since most newer cars roll off the line with 16" to 20" rims from the factory. That makes finding 14", especially if you are looking for take-offs difficult.

I had a smaller single axle traler with 14" rims, eneded up buying Grizzly tires (unsures of the actual brand) but they were trailer tires, not pass. car tires.

The load rating on trailer tires is usually greater than what the same grade of passeger tires is.

GravelyNut
03-02-2009, 05:52 PM
Check with a trailer manufacturer in your area, if there is one. They may have takeoffs from when trailers are delivered and sell them as used, while they may not have more than 100 miles on them. And they'll be mounted already.

South Florida Lawns
03-02-2009, 07:58 PM
I have carlisle load range C tires they are absolute junk and are cheap $85 mounted. But so far I have gotten 4 months out of them with no problems. I get cheap tires because I wear through sets so fast with this enclosed. Good luck finding a 14" D range tire, I know cuz I have tried. You may want to step up to a 15" wheel.

IRRITECH
03-02-2009, 08:02 PM
I have carlisle load range C tires they are absolute junk and are cheap $85 mounted. But so far I have gotten 4 months out of them with no problems. I get cheap tires because I wear through sets so fast with this enclosed. Good luck finding a 14" D range tire, I know cuz I have tried. You may want to step up to a 15" wheel.

I have the same issue, and I have yet to figure out why. I have a 20' enclosed and buy at least 6 tires a year. Anyone have a clue??

South Florida Lawns
03-02-2009, 08:24 PM
I have the same issue, and I have yet to figure out why. I have a 20' enclosed and buy at least 6 tires a year. Anyone have a clue??

becuase they scrub from side to side when you make a turn. The more tight turns you make the faster your tires wear. Just make wider turns if you can and you will extend tire life. U turns are the worst, as well as pulling out into traffic, i'll wait longer and use two lanes like a semi and believe me it saves your tires.

Try an LT truck tire, most guys in the city near me get 3-6 months out of a trailer tire.

IRRITECH
03-02-2009, 10:26 PM
becuase they scrub from side to side when you make a turn. The more tight turns you make the faster your tires wear. Just make wider turns if you can and you will extend tire life. U turns are the worst, as well as pulling out into traffic, i'll wait longer and use two lanes like a semi and believe me it saves your tires.

Try an LT truck tire, most guys in the city near me get 3-6 months out of a trailer tire.

Well that's more than anyone else has been able to tell me. I'll give it a try. Thanks

MileHigh
03-02-2009, 10:38 PM
yeah..i hear ya guys...It seems like I go through trailer tires like I do women.

Toy2
05-12-2009, 07:23 PM
Has anyone heard of Taskmaster tires, and are they any good???

Thanks:)

mjlcare
05-15-2009, 10:33 AM
i also work at discount tire co, during the slow season and just for some extra cash, i have had carlisle on my trailer for over a year, they wear horribly and area crappy tire, i just put goodyear marathon on my trailers and they run from discount around 100 installed. when you have a double axle trailer and do turn alot, you need to have your tires rotate side to side and front to back depending on how you route is ran.

hope this helps a little
most trailers that come in, we put marathons on a people love them

Keith
05-17-2009, 03:51 AM
I realize it is an old thread, but I figured I'd mention that Kumho makes a D load 205/75/14. The model is 857. I would imagine it will be pricey though.

snowjeep
05-17-2009, 09:38 AM
Thanks for the info on the Kumo tires. I wound up with carsile tires in a 225/75/14 to get a little more load capacity. But if they wear like everyone says it will be kumo's next time.

T-Trim
05-19-2009, 11:57 PM
What trailer are you looking at? I mean is it a single axle or a double?? two axles will wear out way quicker then single axle trailers.

newtostone
05-20-2009, 12:33 AM
Anyone looking for tires online or trailer stuff check on of my posts. I went through the same thing an posted up links of two places with good prices.

mjlcare
05-20-2009, 08:33 AM
khumo makes no such tire.

225-75-14 does not exist in a D rated tire


Thanks for the info on the Kumo tires. I wound up with carsile tires in a 225/75/14 to get a little more load capacity. But if they wear like everyone says it will be kumo's next time.

Keith
05-20-2009, 08:50 PM
Nope, but they do make a 205 in a D.