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Trailer Tire Prices

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by ed2hess, May 13, 2011.

  1. ed2hess

    ed2hess LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 12,957

    I am going thru these Carlisle ST205/75R15 tires like they are made of putty. Now Discount tires is loading all kind of extra stuff on so their tires run around $125. Northern Tool has the tire and rim for $100 but don't seem to have the 5 lug kind. Anybody got any sources..?
     
  2. SNAPPER MAN

    SNAPPER MAN LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,443

    I get mine from my trailer dealer and I can get the 5 lug radials with rims for $120 a piece. Way better than the tires from discount tire.
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  3. Keith

    Keith LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,977

    I don't know how you do it. I ran many trailers with passenger tires before finally buying a trailer with real trailer tires. They were a Chinese special and lasted just about 2000 miles. Absolutely horrible. I then put Carlisles on it, then Maxxis, then a set of Goodyears. None were great, but I suppose the Maxxis lasted slightly longer.

    I'm back to passenger tires now. But I have heard good things about the Cooper trailer tire. They are just nearly impossible to get here locally.
     
  4. ffemt1271

    ffemt1271 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,285

    my lil toyota pickup has the same size tires as my trailer, so when i need some i put the new ones on my truck and keep the old ones to go on my trailer
     
  5. GarPA

    GarPA LawnSite Silver Member
    from PA
    Posts: 2,585

    I too have tried all the brands....and faithfully TWICE a week check the tire pressure.....and still they wear out at a ridiculously fast rate.....of all the things we have to spend money on in this business to keep stuff running, trailer tires are by far the biggest ripoff
     
  6. knox gsl

    knox gsl LawnSite Platinum Member
    Posts: 4,719

    I've gotten about 12, 000 miles out of mine so far and will last the rest of the season. I just make sure that I have 45psi in them.
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  7. nobagger

    nobagger LawnSite Gold Member
    from Pa
    Posts: 3,065

    I would check a few things, is the trailer level when hooked up, how many tight turns do you do in a day. These were 2 things we came across with one of our trailer's. We went through a set of rear (on a tandem) a season. We just get ours from a tire dealer, we just use whatever name brand he has and so far we've paid no more than 85.00 for just the tire.
     
  8. ed2hess

    ed2hess LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 12,957

    I agree with that completely ...We have 32 tires on the ground and half will be replaced each year .
     
  9. supercuts

    supercuts LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,784

    they were not st, but lowes had them on rims for $99.00 a piece. I hate trailer tires. goodyears are garbage. ive been using roadstar or roadmaster, i forget, still $105 ea. my turf tiger tires were $120 each! the front tires on my bob-cat predator pro were $55!! cant win, i think i bought 11 trailer tires last year, two sets of rear tires for ZTR's and one front set. oh, and 4 for my new truck, 2 for the old truck, and 1 front for the F550
     
  10. ed2hess

    ed2hess LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 12,957

    Yep....I forget about all our personal car tires and the mower tires I bet it would be like 200 tires rolling along. One good thing I started doing my own plugs finally and you can bet my Tirf Tiger tires will be plugged until hell freezes over.
     

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