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Trailer tires

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by JMK Lawn Service, Feb 13, 2012.

  1. Exact Rototilling

    Exact Rototilling LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 5,362

    Actually I have tracked down P rated car.tires in the same size as my trailer but the load rating.is less. May have to look into this angle again and compare specs again.
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  2. JMK Lawn Service

    JMK Lawn Service LawnSite Member
    Posts: 166

    LOADSTAR ST205/75D-15" Trailer Tire, Load Range C
    this tire any good? looks like the tire i have and they suck!
  3. DoetschOutdoor

    DoetschOutdoor LawnSite Bronze Member
    from S. IL
    Posts: 1,818

    To be honest, I'm not sure. Would leaf springs be like the springs on a truck? If thats the case, then they are torsion axles. 18' enclosed trailer. Along with the dragging of the azz end on the dual axle trailers, I kept having a problem with getting nails and other crap in the back tires. So now I use cheap used tires (inspecting them for no patches or dry rotting, etc.) and they seem to be holding up fine. Front tires on the enclosed trailer are perfect, back ones just didnt wear well at all when I bought it new.
  4. jetta

    jetta LawnSite Member
    Posts: 223

    as i see it trailer tires have stronger side walls,, which may explain it being hard to find in trailer size.
  5. Trailer Parts Superstore

    Trailer Parts Superstore Inactive
    Posts: 129

  6. ParkWelding

    ParkWelding LawnSite Member
    Posts: 182

    Yeah, they would be like the springs on a truck. I only asked because it seems like I have done better over the years with tire wear on torsion axle trailers vs. leaf spring. I could go basically a whole year on cheap chinese 10 ply trailer tires on my 24' enclosed. Before that I would be eating up two sets a year of 16" 10 ply tires in what ever style I could get cheap (trailer tires, LT tires) on leaf spring open trailers.

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