Ok here it is, who makes the best tires

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by siklid1066, Jan 15, 2008.

  1. siklid1066

    siklid1066 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 148

    I have had good luck with Generals for my trucks getting 40`ooo miles out of them.Good years being the worst.I have yet to find a trailer tire that the tread lasts though.
  2. lawn king

    lawn king LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,414

    I like brigstones on my pickup & dump, bf goodrich on my tahoe, firestones and carlisles on my kubota, not sure whats on my trailer, i will have to check? I would never buy goodyears again.
  3. Accu-cut Lawn Care

    Accu-cut Lawn Care LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,206

    I have a 2004 Dodge Ram with 20" Goodyear tires... It must be some kind of record that I got 90,000 miles out of them!
  4. dave k

    dave k LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,177

    You're lucky, 90 k on tires, I only get maybe 40 on my Chevy 2500 HD, I just put my 3rd set on with just under 70k on it, that includes the original tire, I'm told it has to do with the Duramax torque, and i believe it, I prefer Michelins alwasy have, I just bought the new set that is meant for the diesels, lets hope I get better than 40K a set, they are not CHEAP!
  5. PTSolutions

    PTSolutions LawnSite Silver Member
    from OH
    Messages: 2,331

    barely got 20K out of the stock firestone steeltex that came stock on our chevy. bought a set of 4 bridgestone vsteel E range mounted on steel oem chevy rims, we use those in the summer for hauling and long trips, 20K on them and still look new, suck in the mud though which is why we use the bfg all terrains in the winter and when we take the quads out.
  6. jasonlandscape

    jasonlandscape LawnSite Member
    from Georgia
    Messages: 124

    Michis all the way dude
    most balanced tire u can get

    i got michilen military tires
    but i doubt you want a 46" tire...lol
  7. Gravel Rat

    Gravel Rat LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 9,544

    I have had decent luck with Toyo,Bridgestone and Michelin. I would never ever run Goodyears they are CRAP.

    As for 16 inch rubber I usually only get 12,500 miles out Michelin or Bridgestone used for steer tires and 25,800 miles out of drive tires on dually.

    If I can get 20,000kms out a set of steer tires on 1 ton dually flatdecks I had I was doing damn good. You guys saying getting 40,000 miles out of a set of tires I imagine you drive in a straight line 99% of the time.

    My current truck is a 03 F-450 with 19.5 rubber they are standing up a little better. I should get 40,000kms (24,800miles) out the steers and 60,000kms (37,200miles) out the drives. The 4 recaped 19.5s for the drives cost me 1200 dollars and the 2 Bridgestone steers was 650 dollars.

    The LTX M/S Michelins I used to run on my "F-Superduty" (F-450) trucks for steer tires were supposed to be long mileage tires. Ya right they pealed off like toilet paper. At 25,000kms (15,500 miles) it was time to change them.

    Twisty roads wear tires out quick. Just think about the logging trucks that run in my area they have 12 drive tires on the truck at 450 dollars for each tire. Truck will wear out 8 tires in 6 months the other 4 last a little longer. In one year the logging truck requires 9000 dollars in drive tires. A regular tandem axle dump truck eats 7000 dollars worth of tires in one year.
  8. lawn king

    lawn king LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,414

    I have 59000 on my dump truck brigstones, they are very close to done. Im happy with that as this truck works year round, snow plowing & removal all winter, landscaping all summer. Im maintaining 42 pneumatic tires and 5 non pneumatic.
  9. topsites

    topsites LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 21,653

    For my cars I like Kumho GTAS (Grand Touring All Season).
    The truck, I have never in 6 years had to buy tires for that, I've been lucky the ones that came with the truck were decent enough to outlast the truck, the fact I'm on my 3rd one has something to do with it but my 2nd truck did last 4 years.

    I got at least that much out of the ones on my 2nd truck, they were real truck tires (like 18-wheeler stuff) just smaller.
    They're not the most comfortable driving but just take it nice and easy, price wise, 5-600 a set.

    On the trailer go one maybe even two load ratings higher, I assume you are running radials?
    btw with load ratings it's backwards, lower letters = higher rating, so a D-rated radial is tougher than a C.
  10. GravelyNut

    GravelyNut LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,594

    Sounds like what I get on the dually. Goodyear had to replace the Wrangler SR's due to them going out of round. 4 of them before it had 36000 on it. Outer rears last about 25,000, inners will run 50,000 +. Firestone Transforce on it now are at 25,000.

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