3 tires In 2 weeks

Discussion in 'General Industry Discussions' started by birddseedd, Jun 28, 2013.

  1. birddseedd

    birddseedd LawnSite Silver Member
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    couple weeks ago I slit a tire. yesterday picked up a screw. today slit another tire..... this is getting old
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  2. clydebusa

    clydebusa LawnSite Bronze Member
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    I run 2 dually trucks and 1 single axle, 3 tandem trailers 2 single axle trailers, 2 ztrs, 1 bobcat skid steer. I average between 1k to 2k a year in tires. This year 1 rear ztr at 120 bucks. Knock on WOOD. Would say 1 dually back tires are getting thin. Calling them my indian tires they leave no tracks!
     
  3. 93Chevy

    93Chevy LawnSite Fanatic
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    You bought a brand new tire because of a screw?
     
  4. die4irish

    die4irish LawnSite Member
    from ohio
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    Last month I had 3 tires in 2 days. 1 on the tandem and both on my single a day apart. Dang Michigan roads.
     
  5. birddseedd

    birddseedd LawnSite Silver Member
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    screw was in sidewall
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  6. Charles

    Charles Moderator Staff Member
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    I have put plugs in sidewalls. Really not like a auto where there is a big risk if it fails. Plug and then slime
     
  7. GQLL

    GQLL LawnSite Senior Member
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    Welcome to the world of business. If you think 3 tires in 2 weeks is bad we just changed tires on our dump truck, mowing trailer, landscape trailer, and a equipment trailer. 18 tires this month. 3 In 2 weeks I could deal with
     
  8. birddseedd

    birddseedd LawnSite Silver Member
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    old tires or used up?
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  9. Pierre2013

    Pierre2013 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    I had a screw in sidewall of a Michelin Primacy (car tire). I put a plug and everything was fine. Oh, and keep tire with plug on rear wheel only. Easier on the tire...
     
  10. whiffyspark

    whiffyspark LawnSite Fanatic
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    That's a really bad idea.
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