How long should my trailer tires last?

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by Derwood, Dec 22, 2017.

  1. tebletlawns

    tebletlawns LawnSite Member
    Male, from Lansing, KS
    Messages: 172

    A decent set of tires should last 10-20k at least on a single axle trailer. Both tires are always rolling. On a tandem axle, two tires are dragging while the other 2 are rolling when turning.
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  2. Love the Green Biz

    Love the Green Biz LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,449

    I've got two sets of trailer tires from the late 90s that outlasted the trailers. I keep them as backups and check inflation every 6 months. Very low milage and I used Armor All on the side walls a couple of times over the years. Still in good shape, garage kept and I have yet to need them.
  3. ed2hess

    ed2hess LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,694

    Almost gave up on getting tires to last more than one year. But I am trying these Good Year $130 installed with hazard warranty. Anybody used these?

  4. Kelly's Landscaping

    Kelly's Landscaping LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,731

    Bought two of them this fall. They are impressive 10 ply. I get a larger size then you 225/75R15 and whats cool about them is the load is 2,830 per tire they have a 80 psi rating. Don't know how they will wear yet hardly got any miles on them but the stats are impressive.
  5. bmc1025

    bmc1025 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 514

    Those Goodyear Endurance are supposed to be the best trailer tires made, and the only ones made in the USA.

    I could not find them for a decent price when I needed tires this spring so I bought a set of Carlisle Radial Trail HDs

    The first set only lasted 1 day, they were still banded together on the triailer and someone stole them when I was at the gas station. The second set has done very well over the summer and has very little wear with somewhere around 8-10k miles. So far they are the best trailer tires I have owned. I have gone through 2 sets of goodride tires in a summer before within around 12k miles.
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  6. Dawson

    Dawson LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 965

    Any chance they are available in 14 inch size?
  7. Kelly's Landscaping

    Kelly's Landscaping LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,731

    Not with that weight rating but yes look the model up.
  8. Dawson

    Dawson LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 965

    Ok...found it but is it a biasply or a radial? None of the info on them I could find says explicitely. My experience with many different trailer tires over the years on the same dual axle trailer is that radials typically wear 2 to 4 times longer (depending on quality of the biasply) than bias ply tires. I've had biasPlys that lasted anywhere from 6 months to 1-year before they were completely bald while every radial I have tried takes about 2 years to go bald, give or take a few months, maxxis being the best radial st I've tried.
    This last time around I decided to try some LT tires and found some hankooks in the 14 inch size. They are at about a year old now and looking like they could make it longer than 2 years and they were considerably cheaper than any radial trailer tires I've tried.
  9. Eric502

    Eric502 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 261

  10. tundraman

    tundraman LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 899

    Bought 4 of them for my horse trailer in a bigger size this past spring. Good to hear they are holding up well and you can't beat the price.
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