Balding tires

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by HB Lawn, Sep 2, 2005.

  1. HB Lawn

    HB Lawn LawnSite Member
    Posts: 199

    My trailer is a duel axle and my front tires on both sides are very bald compared to the back one.What is causing this to happen? :dizzy:
  2. Brianslawn

    Brianslawn LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,004

    probably more weight on the front of trailer than back. also maybe try a drop ball hitch upside down so you raise front of trailer. also rotate trailer tires when you rotate truck tires
  3. dlandscaping

    dlandscaping LawnSite Senior Member
    from mass
    Posts: 835

    The front tires are more likely to be dragged when turning. This scraping action is more noticable than the front tires of your car, which is somewhat similar. Rotate them.
  4. HB Lawn

    HB Lawn LawnSite Member
    Posts: 199

    hey thanks for your thoughts on this matter. Now lets turn this around and say the back tires are going bald, what would be that cause? ;)
  5. PLM-1

    PLM-1 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,640

    Hitch is too high. I have two for a light load, and one for a heavy load.
  6. Restrorob

    Restrorob LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 11,022

    I have a single drop hitch with a ball on each side, Just flip for different load weights.

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