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Isuzu//Choppy Tires

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by oOTurfmanoO, Nov 5, 2010.

  1. oOTurfmanoO

    oOTurfmanoO LawnSite Member
    Posts: 245

    We have a 2008 Isuzu NPR 6.0 Gasser. Has about 15k on it.

    I have no idea why ALL of the tires are choppy! Please don't be mislead, it's not horrible, but getting there!

    I keep everything greased, what else should I be doing?

    I talked with someone who has or has had the Isuzu line before we purchased it and he mentioned they "go through rubber."

    Any thoughts or suggestions?

    ***I can't move the front to the back like we do on the pick-up becase of the different rim style.
  2. KC lawn guy

    KC lawn guy LawnSite Member
    Posts: 100

    thats strange, i have never heard that. are they cupped or what? i guess explain choppy. also check the pressure (spelling). try putting the max in all the tires and see if that works.
  3. oOTurfmanoO

    oOTurfmanoO LawnSite Member
    Posts: 245

    Choppy refers to the uneven wear of a tire. In some cases, the edges wear faster. In other cases, the entire tire shows uneven wear in individual treads.

    Air pressure is perfect as it is checked regularly.
  4. aird208

    aird208 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 109

    Bad shocks? Misaligned front end? Do you have any pictures?
  5. PLS-Tx

    PLS-Tx LawnSite Silver Member
    from Texas
    Posts: 2,385

    Other than this problem are you happy with it? I'm looking into getting one.

    What size box and what mpg are you getting with it.

    Any pics?
  6. Gravel Rat

    Gravel Rat LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 9,544

    What brand of tires are on the truck ?

    It sounds like cheap tires these little cab over trucks are fairly tough on tires you want a good steer tire on the front something with a closed shoulder.

    I don't even think there is shocks on the back of these trucks is there ?
  7. wellbuilt

    wellbuilt LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 275

    I think you have junk tires .
    My LCF burnt a set of tires up in 35000 mls '
    My belts where coming unraveled .
    I mite have ripped the belts popping the tires over a curb.

  8. fl-landscapes

    fl-landscapes LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,542

    could be cheap tires could need an alignment, mine needed one.
  9. oOTurfmanoO

    oOTurfmanoO LawnSite Member
    Posts: 245

    I'll grab some pics today!

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