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Trucks and Tires...

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Brieldo, Jul 10, 2001.

  1. Brieldo

    Brieldo LawnSite Member
    Posts: 192

    I'm wondering if anybody out there has any advice on where to run my tire pressure at on my truck. I drive a 95' Bronco, so the wheelbase is really short, but I'm running 31's currently. Max PSI on the tires is 50psi cold...what would you recommend running them at for the best ride, along with still being able to pull the trailer with the mowers??

    P.S. Thank you in advance!:blob3:
  2. crazygator

    crazygator LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,048

    On some of my past trucks (4x4 with large tires) I found that instead of putting a certain PSI, I would drive on a flat gravel road or dusty one and check the pattern. I you see the dust all the way across then you have a good wear pattern. If you have too much air the tire will ballon and the wear will only be in the center of the tire. Not enough and it will wear on the outer parts of the tire. I hope this helps, it worked for me, although I didn't pull a trailer at the time.:)

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