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grassman177
01-09-2012, 06:35 PM
so while driving some mowers to get updates and warranty things done, we were on the interstate going about 70 or so mph. heard and felt a hard knock, werent sure what happened. not long, the truck, started to really shutter like something was wrong withthe tire, pulled over.

well, dont know if we hit something, but a serious amount of tire was missing, down to metal. the inside flaps under the bed of the truck were ripped and hanging, and the rear fender of the bed behind the wheel is bent it from the apparant loss of tire impact!!!!

so, very lucky it did not blow, cuz we were on a very busy and windy section of interstate through KC

JimmyTheGlove
01-09-2012, 06:43 PM
Holy Smokes!! Either you were really really lucky or tires can handle a whole heck of a lot more before blowing than I thought!

KrayzKajun
01-09-2012, 06:46 PM
Wow. Close call.
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Gilmore.Landscaping
01-09-2012, 06:47 PM
Sounds like you got a warranty claim on your hands right there....glad to see no one got hurt.

grassman177
01-09-2012, 06:57 PM
i am looking into it tomorrow. however we are switching to even heavier tires. 10 ply load range d cuz of this truck has a dump insert andhandles weight often.

mbigred
01-09-2012, 07:09 PM
how old are the tires? if they are over five years then you need all new.

ProTouch Groundscapes
01-09-2012, 08:54 PM
you should be looking at E range tires if towing or hauling at all. you also need to look at the actual load rating of the tire as ive seen them vary from 2700lbs per tire to over 3700lbs per tire, both being E range. i got screwed by that once before, never again.

LibertyFarmLandscaping
01-09-2012, 09:13 PM
i am looking into it tomorrow. however we are switching to even heavier tires. 10 ply load range d cuz of this truck has a dump insert andhandles weight often.

You need an LT tire load range E on a 3/4 ton and above. If that's a 3/4 ton and your running a lighter weight tire You might have some trouble getting a warranty claim. (ex: LT 265/70/16)
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DEPENDABLE LANDSCAPING
01-09-2012, 10:28 PM
Yikes! Glad you made it out of that one. Good luck with it.
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grassman177
01-10-2012, 01:44 AM
you should be looking at E range tires if towing or hauling at all. you also need to look at the actual load rating of the tire as ive seen them vary from 2700lbs per tire to over 3700lbs per tire, both being E range. i got screwed by that once before, never again.

the currents are load range E, oops, that is what we will get back on

grassman177
01-10-2012, 01:45 AM
You need an LT tire load range E on a 3/4 ton and above. If that's a 3/4 ton and your running a lighter weight tire You might have some trouble getting a warranty claim. (ex: LT 265/70/16)
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i think it is an LT tire on it. not sure.

SouthSide Cutter
01-10-2012, 09:33 PM
Run E's on my dually at 80psi. When radials first came out in the 70's for semis we kept loosing the whole tread, it would come off in one piece at low speed. And at high speed it took out the quarter fenders, frame under the reefier and the quarter fenders off the truck. Never had what happen to you on a small truck tire.

grassman177
01-10-2012, 09:46 PM
determined just old tire . out of warranty etc.

glad it was not blown, or on the front of the truck.

got new rear tires, prob get fronts soon, but damn rear cost us $385 for the two tires installed etc. wow.

SouthSide Cutter
01-11-2012, 08:42 AM
Set for the dually was 1200 and Mich was 1500. Used to get them for 600-700.

grassman177
01-11-2012, 11:14 AM
isnt that sad. i mean, wtf. that is a serious increase in price in a short time too.

makes you look dif at older tires even though the tread is good imo. iam not sure if this would have happened on just a regular truck, or car, but this one sees weight and i am sure exacerbated the prob internally for the failure

LibertyFarmLandscaping
01-11-2012, 10:25 PM
determined just old tire . out of warranty etc.

glad it was not blown, or on the front of the truck.

got new rear tires, prob get fronts soon, but damn rear cost us $385 for the two tires installed etc. wow.

Glad no one was hurt. You might keep an eye out for a good take off set on Craigslist for the front. I got a set of 4 f150 factory take off tires for my wife's f150 for 400 where the owner put a big set of custom wheels and tires on their new truck about a month ago. Best price from a tire shop on a new set was 785 otd.
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Lux Lawn
01-11-2012, 10:55 PM
Very lucky you were not hurt.