had this happen while driving today!!!! whew!

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by grassman177, Jan 9, 2012.

  1. grassman177

    grassman177 LawnSite Fanatic
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    so while driving some mowers to get updates and warranty things done, we were on the interstate going about 70 or so mph. heard and felt a hard knock, werent sure what happened. not long, the truck, started to really shutter like something was wrong withthe tire, pulled over.

    well, dont know if we hit something, but a serious amount of tire was missing, down to metal. the inside flaps under the bed of the truck were ripped and hanging, and the rear fender of the bed behind the wheel is bent it from the apparant loss of tire impact!!!!

    so, very lucky it did not blow, cuz we were on a very busy and windy section of interstate through KC

    phone, blown tire, demotivational 008.jpg
     
  2. JimmyTheGlove

    JimmyTheGlove LawnSite Member
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    Holy Smokes!! Either you were really really lucky or tires can handle a whole heck of a lot more before blowing than I thought!
     
  3. KrayzKajun

    KrayzKajun LawnSite Fanatic
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    Wow. Close call.
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  4. Gilmore.Landscaping

    Gilmore.Landscaping LawnSite Senior Member
    from Ontario
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    Sounds like you got a warranty claim on your hands right there....glad to see no one got hurt.
     
  5. grassman177

    grassman177 LawnSite Fanatic
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    i am looking into it tomorrow. however we are switching to even heavier tires. 10 ply load range d cuz of this truck has a dump insert andhandles weight often.
     
  6. mbigred

    mbigred LawnSite Member
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    how old are the tires? if they are over five years then you need all new.
     
  7. PTSolutions

    PTSolutions LawnSite Silver Member
    from OH
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    you should be looking at E range tires if towing or hauling at all. you also need to look at the actual load rating of the tire as ive seen them vary from 2700lbs per tire to over 3700lbs per tire, both being E range. i got screwed by that once before, never again.
     
  8. LibertyFarmLandscaping

    LibertyFarmLandscaping LawnSite Bronze Member
    from NE TX
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    You need an LT tire load range E on a 3/4 ton and above. If that's a 3/4 ton and your running a lighter weight tire You might have some trouble getting a warranty claim. (ex: LT 265/70/16)
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  9. DEPENDABLE LANDSCAPING

    DEPENDABLE LANDSCAPING LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Yikes! Glad you made it out of that one. Good luck with it.
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  10. grassman177

    grassman177 LawnSite Fanatic
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    the currents are load range E, oops, that is what we will get back on
     

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