Diamond Trailer Needs New Tires

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by cclc1021, Mar 24, 2006.

  1. cclc1021

    cclc1021 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 66

    Hey all. I have a 77x16 diamond trailer that needs tires to pass inspection. The tires on it now ar 205x75x15. I called a few places to get prices and most of them said that I should not use regular car tires on the trailer.

    What size tires should I use on this type of trailer? I would appreciate any feedback.


    Thanks,
    Harold
     
  2. grass disaster

    grass disaster LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,595

    anyone buy tires off of ebay?
     
  3. FearThisDeere

    FearThisDeere LawnSite Bronze Member
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  4. Littleriver1

    Littleriver1 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 811

    Trailer tires have a different load rating and can hold a greater air presure. Car tires should never be used on a trailer. Go to a trailer dealer and ask a lot of questions. The size of the tire you can use will depend on how much clearance there is under the fender and the load you will be haling. Most dealers have the proper wheels and tries in stock.
     
  5. cclc1021

    cclc1021 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 66

    Thanks for the information. Much appreciated.

    Harold!
     
  6. Potomac Lawns Inc.

    Potomac Lawns Inc. LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 409

    cclc1021

    Try calling Lux Trailers in Lanham Md, they should be able to help you out or most tire places can get trailer tires.

    Steve
     
  7. Justcutitshort

    Justcutitshort LawnSite Member
    Messages: 187


    You want "D" rated tires, which I believe are 6 ply rated at about 1,820 lbs. loading each.
    If you are stictly local hauling with no highway, you may try passenger tires. You really don't want a blow out.
     
  8. FearThisDeere

    FearThisDeere LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,154

    I would personally stick with trailer tires myself. They are made for trailers and probably the best idea. It is never worth the risk!
     

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