truck tires

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by gobblet, Dec 9, 2010.

  1. gobblet

    gobblet LawnSite Member
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    Just wondering? It seems like I only get 8-10k miles on truck tires. I do rotate and service all (trailer total weight loaded is around 7k).

    I don't do snow removal and over past couple years I have ran through BFG's rugged trails/Grabber HT's etc. all within a year around 10 k.

    Please suggest a tire that will get me maybe 2 years, for my 2004 f350
     
  2. gobblet

    gobblet LawnSite Member
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    Sorry forgot Uniroyal. Someone please let me know this is normal?
     
  3. Coastal Lawn Maintenance

    Coastal Lawn Maintenance LawnSite Senior Member
    from VA
    Posts: 485

    you only go 8 to 10 thousand i run Michelin truck tires and i got 75k on first set and already got 25k on second set. there about the same as the weight you have
     
  4. streetscrapin16

    streetscrapin16 LawnSite Senior Member
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    I'm the same way on my Excursion. I just put a new set of General Grabber AT2 on last winter and within 15K they were shot. I also do plowing and I pull trailers very ofter, but they said I would get atleast 35K out of them given what I told them I do with the truck. Now I just bought 4 BFG All terrain, lets see how long these last. At $200 a tire it better be atleast 30K.
     
  5. rcslawncare

    rcslawncare LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,684

    Try Toyo AT's or Cooper ATR's. There good all terrain tires with great tread wear life. On a 3/4 ton, you want a 10 ply if your doing a lot of towing. Keep them rotated and get them filled with nitrogen.
     
  6. Gravel Rat

    Gravel Rat LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 9,544

    That is worse than what I get for mileage that I got out of 16 inch rubber usually I 15,000 miles (24,000 kms) my 19.5 tires I may get 19,000 miles out of them.

    Seeing as you have a 2004 you most likely have 16 inch rubber and you definatly have to use 10 ply tires.
     
  7. doubleedge

    doubleedge LawnSite Senior Member
    from ND
    Posts: 912

    Have you had your steering aligned?

    If there isn't an alignment problem, Michelin LTX M/S2 tires are supposed to last a long time. They are rated #1 on Tire Rack based on performance.
     
  8. FLAhaulboy

    FLAhaulboy LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 852

    http://www.bfgoodrichtires.com/tire-selector/name/all-terrain-t-a-ko-tires

    I got (3) yrs on these truck tires, currently on my second set. Have no idea how many miles I went during those three yrs but was a lot. I drive fast, brake hard, go off road daily. Pick up plenty of nails but never had a flat tire to change before I could get it repaired. I bet they plugged the tires at least (30) times last set! Tires cost about $210 ea including road hazard warranty. I'd like to put these tires on all my trailers but I'd need to win the lottery first! :laugh:
     
  9. gobblet

    gobblet LawnSite Member
    Posts: 155

    I know I have to go to an A/T tire. Isn't this a softer type of rubber but thicker than an all-season. So why should I have to pay $200/tire when it's not the type of tire I do not need. I need a good all-season tire that last.
    You would not put a A/T tire on your car to drive into the city...
     
  10. HLCS

    HLCS LawnSite Member
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    i got 85k miles on firestone steeltex load range d on a 1990 gmc dually towing a 16 foot enclosed trailer.
     

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