Register free!

The Green Industry's Resource Center



Reply
 
Thread Tools   Display Modes
  #1  
Old 02-09-2011, 11:18 AM
Junior M's Avatar
Junior M Junior M is offline
LawnSite Fanatic
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: South Carolina
Posts: 13,173
flipping direction on a radial?

I've got a 33in BFG mud terrain radial and they are wearing a little funny, I am thinking flipping the tires from the driver side to the passenger side and vice versa would fix this wear problem..

But I am having a problem. I've been told I can change the direction on my tire and I've also been told I cant because it'll come apart.

So can I change the direction or not?
__________________
Southeastern Services


Quote:
Originally Posted by bobcat_ron View Post

Just run the god damn sh*t out of the machine and the hell with all the other crap, make money instead of worrying about crap that only accountants think about!
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 02-09-2011, 08:14 PM
South Florida Lawns's Avatar
South Florida Lawns South Florida Lawns is online now
LawnSite Platinum Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: usa
Posts: 4,781
There non directional, you can flip em and be fine.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 02-09-2011, 08:36 PM
Landrus2's Avatar
Landrus2 Landrus2 is offline
LawnSite Platinum Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Big apple
Posts: 4,694
Flow the chart
Attached Images
 
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 02-09-2011, 10:51 PM
Junior M's Avatar
Junior M Junior M is offline
LawnSite Fanatic
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: South Carolina
Posts: 13,173
Quote:
Originally Posted by joesimoes2 View Post
Flow the chart
Thats what I was taught in school.. But we never talked about the different types of tires just always did that and always rotated them that way..

But when I was doing it at a buddys shop rotating my tires my dad and all the guys there said not to change direction.. So thats why I came here..
__________________
Southeastern Services


Quote:
Originally Posted by bobcat_ron View Post

Just run the god damn sh*t out of the machine and the hell with all the other crap, make money instead of worrying about crap that only accountants think about!
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 02-10-2011, 11:16 PM
unkownfl's Avatar
unkownfl unkownfl is online now
LawnSite Gold Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Orlando/Windermere
Posts: 3,795
On a directional they can separate. I had a pair of good years that came apart because they were mounted backwards. It took a few thousand miles but the tread came right off. Your tires are fine to do x rotate them.
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 02-11-2011, 01:19 AM
Jason Rose's Avatar
Jason Rose Jason Rose is offline
LawnSite Fanatic
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: Hutchinson, Kansas
Posts: 5,781
Right or wrong, I was told that you should rotate them as per the chart above UNLESS you have gone well over the recommended rotation interval, like you already have 15,000 miles on them and decide to rotate. I was told to NOT reverse the rotation on them at that point because the steel belting may have distorted in one direction and to reverse it could cause a failure. That's just what my step-dad told me year ago, and he's an "expert" in about everything. (in other words someone else probably told him that, lol)
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump





Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.6
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright ©1998 - 2012, LawnSite.comô - Moose River Media
All times are GMT -4. The time now is 12:40 AM.

Page generated in 0.08222 seconds with 8 queries