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Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by lawnbgone, Jul 7, 2004.

  1. lawnbgone

    lawnbgone LawnSite Member
    Messages: 20

    My son and I just bought a used trailer for a great price. One thing it need is TIRES. My question is, "DO I NEED SPECIAL TRAILER TIRES OR CAN I BY RETREADS AT MY LOCAL TIRE STORE FOR A LIGHT PICK UP, MAYBE AT A CHEAPER PRICE ". I realize that safety is always an issue and I rely on this trailer to help us make our pockets green,

    So, Who should I see??????????
    Any info or feed back would be appreciated.
    P.S. 6'X10' trailer
  2. kbenvironmental

    kbenvironmental LawnSite Member
    Messages: 80

    What is the laod capacity of the trailer, what does it weigh? IMHO tires are the last place to skimp. (eg: ever blow a trailer tire on the freeway with a full load? bad bad bad
  3. Potchkins

    Potchkins LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 570

    what size is on it now?
  4. Potchkins

    Potchkins LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 570

    what size tires are on it now? what are you going to be using it for? how heavy is the stuff you will be hauling? those are some questions you need to answer before you buy tires.
  5. moneyman

    moneyman LawnSite Member
    Messages: 136

    Car and truck tires should work.Depending on your load.
  6. specialtylc

    specialtylc LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,656

    Buy a tire that is made for trailers. Unless it has 16 inch wheels then you can use a pickup tire. Most trailers need the shorter profile of the trailer type tire. You wont find a car tire that is rated to carry the same weight in a low profile.
  7. BSDeality

    BSDeality LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,849

    buy trailer tires! they make them for a reason! they have stronger sidewalls than most car/truck tires of the same size.
  8. lawnbgone

    lawnbgone LawnSite Member
    Messages: 20

    Sorry gentlemen, but I've been on vacation and just checked my mail to find all the info you have been so kind to send.
    TRAILER TIRES it is.


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