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Tires on trailers

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by fivestarlawnken, Jan 13, 2002.

  1. fivestarlawnken

    fivestarlawnken LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 438

    Wanted to start a thread, and see how many outfits run trailer tires or truck tires on their trailers?Is the major diff between trailer and truck tires- ply and overall weight handling?Give me your thoughts and knowledge and past experiences!:cool:
  2. KDJ

    KDJ LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 325

    If you are running 13'',14'',or 15'' tires you will run trailer tires or auto tires. The load rating will be less on the auto tires.

    16'' tires are truck tires and no trailer tires are offered.
    These tires come in load range D & E.

    I run 16'' load range E on my trailer.
  3. Kelly-Springfield Safari 7.50x16 LT load range D
    They're a highway tire, for extra mileage.
    I have a 20' single wheel, tandem axel trailer. 12,000# GVWR
    I needed load range E, but my trailer didn't have the clearance.

    These are doing OK. I keep the pressure at 60 PSI and I don't go that far that fast.
    My farthest client that needs the full load of mowers is just 20 miles away.

  4. Mowingman

    Mowingman LawnSite Platinum Member
    from Texas
    Messages: 4,679

    I don't understand this statement. I just purchased 7.50x16 Carlisle trailer tires for my 18' trailer. They say "For trailer use only".
    I use "trailer tires" only on my trailers, as I find they last a lot longer than car or truck tires. My tire dealer says they use different rubber in them so they will withstand scuffing from turning better than other tires do.

  5. 65hoss

    65hoss LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,360

    I run the Carlisle trailer tires on my 18'. They have lasted several years.

    The 14' trailer I ran last year had used Goodyear all terrain tires and they didn't last very long. The turning with all the weight wore them out real fast.
  6. Mowingman

    Mowingman LawnSite Platinum Member
    from Texas
    Messages: 4,679

    Yes, I have had the same results. I am a big believer in the Carlisle tires!:D
  7. LJ lawn

    LJ lawn LawnSite Senior Member
    from NJ
    Messages: 356

    i use regular 14" car tires in my trailer.i just can't see spending $75 a tire for the "trailer only" tires.i have a pile of good used tires that i keep just for spares for my landscape trailer.
  8. lawnmark

    lawnmark LawnSite Member
    from orlando
    Messages: 5

    fivestarlawnken, as long as you have a single axle trailer you can run any tire that you want(at least in my experience). the problem that i ran into is with a 2 axle, it seems that they really pick up nails and screws because they tend to turn against each other.
  9. KDJ

    KDJ LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 325

    What do you mean to dont understand this statement?
    What you mean is you dont agree, Right?

    7.50 x 16 is this nylon built tire? What is the cost?
  10. Mowingman

    Mowingman LawnSite Platinum Member
    from Texas
    Messages: 4,679

    You stated "16 inch tires are truck tires and no trailer tires are offered.". I took this to mean that you were saying no company produces a 16" tire specificly for use on trailers.
    I have to pick up my bill at the store today, so I'll let you know what the cost is when I find out. My other trailers use 15", so these are the first 16" I have purchased.

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