Need new truck tires

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by KS_Grasscutter, Feb 2, 2012.

  1. KS_Grasscutter

    KS_Grasscutter LawnSite Gold Member
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    Well in order to pass DOT inspection (as well as have a level of security while going down the road) I need a new set of tires on the mowing truck. It's a 2wd F250 with dump bed. I have kinda narrowed it down to a Firestone Transforce, in either a HT or AT. Any pros/cons to either? I don't really think I need an AT tire on it, the only time it's not on pavement is when I go dump grass at the landfill, which 90% of the time is packed dry dirt, the other 10 I would be better off with a 4x4 with MT's haha.

    Anyone run the Transforce Tires? Any other tires I should look at? I've had Dayton Timberlines I was pretty happy with. I put BFG AT's on a different truck, was happy enough with those but they were expensive as hell. I'm gonna be in the $800 range with the Firestones.
     
  2. R & R Yard Designs

    R & R Yard Designs LawnSite Senior Member
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    Look in to treadwight.com. great prices
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  3. mmacsek

    mmacsek LawnSite Senior Member
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    I have a 96 F-250 2WD that I just replaced the front tires and they were transforce HT. I got 62,000 miles out of them and was very pleased. I have a mud/snow tire on the rear so they were never rotated. The only reason I didn't replace them with the same is I'm not sure how long I will keep the truck. It does have 220,000 miles on it. Matt
     
  4. weapons of grass destruction

    weapons of grass destruction LawnSite Member
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    check tire rack really good prices
     
  5. NEW CITY LAWN CARE LLC

    NEW CITY LAWN CARE LLC LawnSite Bronze Member
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    How well do these re-treads last and hold up, etc..???
     
  6. Valk

    Valk LawnSite Silver Member
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    I come prepared w/ Tirerack's webpage on my iPhone and simply show my local tire dealer the specific tire(s) and Tirerack's delivered price for a set of four. They match it EVERY time.
     
  7. KS_Grasscutter

    KS_Grasscutter LawnSite Gold Member
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    Welp I went and got em put on today. $803 for the set, mounted, balanced, stems, tax, etc. I just hope I will be happy with the HT tires.
     
  8. J&R Landscaping

    J&R Landscaping LawnSite Fanatic
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    The HT's will be fine for a 2wd truck. You should be good for around 45,000 miles or so with rotations every 10k miles.
     
  9. Bigred350

    Bigred350 LawnSite Senior Member
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    Ive got the transforces on all 4 of my one ton dumps. very happy with them and I think you would to.
     

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