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car tires on 6x12 landscapetrailer

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by lazer 46, Aug 15, 2008.

  1. lazer 46

    lazer 46 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 521

    The search for american made trailer tires has not been a good one. Most all 205 75R 15 trailer tires are chineese junk. My local dealer quoted me $125 for a Cooper trailer tire. All I haul is a 1200 pound Lazer and a 500 pound walk behind. Anybody running car tires on there trailer?
  2. mngrassguy

    mngrassguy LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,167

    6 ply trailer tire vs 4 ply hwy tire? 2 less ply's in the sidewall. NO WAY. Friend blew a trailer tire on the freeway last year and put his F350 head on into a concrete barrier.
  3. mybowtie

    mybowtie LawnSite Senior Member
    from NY
    Posts: 683

    Ive been running regular tires on mine for yrs...trailer with the 2 ztr's is around 4500# Never had a problem..........:usflag:
  4. mngrassguy

    mngrassguy LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,167

    It's kind of like insurance. If you can't afford it or have nothing to lose than why not....
  5. mower&more1986

    mower&more1986 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 524

    a brand new77"x12ft tilt trailer that had used truck tires"I think. look too big to be from a car but that was a while ago" I never had problems any problems but probably would of need new tires evidently
  6. Hawg City Lawns

    Hawg City Lawns LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,072

    i run the general american 205-60r-15 on my trailer and never had a problem so far... i did have an older trailer that had the carlisle (sp?) tires on them and kept getting flats
  7. IA_James

    IA_James LawnSite Silver Member
    from Iowa
    Posts: 2,593

    Goodyear Wrangler HT tires are approved for trailers, they're not cheap though. But, it beats having a Cheng Shin or Carlisle or some other Chinese POS come apart on you on the road.
  8. TandM

    TandM LawnSite Senior Member
    from south
    Posts: 772

    put commercial truck tires on them that is what we have on our trailers like what you would run on the back of a 450

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