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trailer tires worn after 2000 miles.

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by justgeorge, Aug 13, 2014.

  1. 93Chevy

    93Chevy LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 37,805

    Just don't let them get too bald or they'll blow out on you.
  2. twomancrew

    twomancrew LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 940

    I was gonna say I just bought a pair, off the rim, at Farm and Fleet and they are clearly marked made in USA.
  3. JCLawn and more

    JCLawn and more LawnSite Fanatic
    from MI
    Posts: 5,206

    I just buy used suv tires. I get them with 90% tread and they last 2 years or 30k. My oem trailer tires lasted half of one summer. Car tires due flex so you have to watch it while heavily loaded and turning.
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  4. Pressedun

    Pressedun LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 40,790

    New trailers don't usually come with radials, get those and rotate your tires for longer life. Trailer tires seem to wear very fast unfortunately.
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  5. ed2hess

    ed2hess LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 13,192

    We finally found a tire that holds pretty well. 8ply

  6. FoghornLeghorn

    FoghornLeghorn LawnSite Senior Member
    from Texas
    Posts: 752

    A tip to keep mower deck from hitting: screw a sheet of thick plywood to the back portion of your trailer deck. When you back your ZTR off, the wood will keep your front tires elevated enough to clear your deck off the ramp hinge point
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  7. JFGauvreau

    JFGauvreau LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,297

    Yes, tires are important. Don't do like me guys.


  8. justgeorge

    justgeorge LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 352

    I have since added a 1' extension to the trailer ramp that solved the problem of my 60" walkbehind dragging. Of course the extra weight required adding gorilla lifts too.....
  9. twomancrew

    twomancrew LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 940

    Dang man, nasty. From the fender I'm assuming? Did it just let go one day or did you finally hit something and pop it?
  10. JFGauvreau

    JFGauvreau LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,297

    Nope, they were just very very used up, eventually they exploded. lol

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