75 MPH Trac-Vac towed by truck Interstate on turf tires!!!

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Albemarle Lawn, Oct 15, 2005.

  1. Albemarle Lawn

    Albemarle Lawn LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Earlier today I'm driving past the High School in my town and this guy in a Ford F150 passes me towing a trac vac. Stop at a light next to him, sure enough, just regular little turf tires (nearly bald, gee I wonder why...). Nothing special on the axle/bearings, either. Standard issue plain bushing wheel, thin axle.

    So light turns green and he merges over to the right where road meets highway, and I'm thinking, no way. I though for sure he would be holding up traffic going 30 mph down the highway.

    Off he goes on up the ramp. I fall in behind him. I paced him at a steady 75 mph. The little tires were BALLOONING!!! I couldn't believe this, one of the most profound retards I have ever seen.

    Here comes my exit, gosh I was tempted to follow out of curiousity, I was betting 2 more miles tops until disaster. But I was late, low on gas, etc just couldn't watch.

    I'll check the TV news tonight see if anything interesting happened.:help:
  2. John Gamba

    John Gamba LawnSite Fanatic
    from ct
    Posts: 10,812

    To bad you didn't get a pic.
  3. DLCS

    DLCS LawnSite Platinum Member
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    Aww, you should have got a pic of that idiot.
  4. Albemarle Lawn

    Albemarle Lawn LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,544

    need to carry a camera at all times you never know what you'll see....
  5. sdwally

    sdwally LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 385

    We do the same thing with the Toro Rak-O-Vacs, however we mount 31X10.50s on them for highway use. Also we install lighting and get license plates.
    That guy is a driving hazard, hate to be the person beside him or right behind him when one tire goes, if not both. Be a nice fine also if causes a wreck, when they blow.

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