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Towing with mud grips?

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by mownredneck, Feb 18, 2005.

  1. mownredneck

    mownredneck LawnSite Member
    Messages: 245

    I am thinking about buying some mud king mud tires and I was wondering if they wouuld wear faster towing a trailer? Also how would they tow on the pavement?
  2. Smalltimer1

    Smalltimer1 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,223

    What is the purpose of the mud tires?

    Yes, they will wear out faster while towing and while on pavement, they are not made for on road travel, and you also have a higher risk of hydroplaning with them since they do not have any water channels in the treads. You'll be lucky to see 15,000 miles with mud grips. You'll also have to deal with lots of road noise and harsh handling.

    Mudslingers do not make good work trucks, period.
  3. mownredneck

    mownredneck LawnSite Member
    Messages: 245

    It all depends on how you drive. One of my buddies has a set of Bridgstone Dueler Mud grips and so for he has gottin 50,000 ml. out of them. The piont in mud grips? MUD RIDDIN AND HUNTIN. I like to get a lttle crazy on the weekends. As for the road noise, I like to be heard- I like for my exhaust to be loud and when Im coming down the road I want people to say hear that hum?....... Here comes MATT! But I know that they dont do good on work trucks but, Its all I got right know. Its my hunting, and my work truck. I think I'll just get a set of Sport King A/T's. Anybody run these before?
  4. lwcmattlifter

    lwcmattlifter LawnSite Senior Member
    from NC
    Messages: 859

    I installed a set of Wild Country TXR's on my 3/4 ton 4x4 diesel about 20,000 miles ago and they have about half the tread left. I bought them because they were cheap and I need a mud tire when I cut trees for firewood and for driving in the mulch and topsoil pits. I have towed 10,000lb trailers without problems with these tires. If you are going to tow get a tire that is D or E load range. I got my tires siped and it helped performance in water and ice a lot. It does void most warranties though. I think my next tires will be Goodyear Workhorse's. I have heard those tires will last.
  5. Smalltimer1

    Smalltimer1 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,223

    My Bridgestone Duelers saw 40,000 miles but mine were A/T's and they were completely bald when I replaced them 2 months ago with Uniroyal Laredo A/T's.

    I never take my truck in the mud unless I absolutely have to because mud eats u-joints and messes up seals and bearings. I used to want to mudsling, but after I saw how much trouble it caused in my friends trucks I decided it wasn't worth it. I hunt as well, but I walk into where I'm going so I don't get heard coming in to the area. I also like to fish......and mudders don't do well on boat ramps....... :help:
  6. Guthrie&Co

    Guthrie&Co LawnSite Senior Member
    from nc
    Messages: 784

    aren't they called mud tires anyway? i have a friend that calls em mud grips and i hate it. it just something about i cant stand.
  7. Smalltimer1

    Smalltimer1 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,223

    The other thing about mud grips/tires/lugs/whateveryacallem is that IMO they look unprofessional on a work truck. I mean what would you think if you were a customer and your lawn care guy came to mow on a full size farm tractor with ag lug tires to boot?
  8. moneyman

    moneyman LawnSite Member
    Messages: 136

    I dont think they look unprofesional, If you get a size that is way to big and stick out the fender flares then i can see your point. I got Mud type tires factory size, looks like regular ole tires. I cant tell a difference in the tread unless one looked up close and knew what they were loooking at. If a customer did that, well he would proably be mowing his own lawn.
  9. Scag48

    Scag48 LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,067

    I put BFG All Terrain T/A's on my truck. Great mud tires but aren't strictly made for mudding. They're more of an all terrain tire, as stated by the name, but I've never gotten stuck with them in the mud. Plus, they look great on my truck and I'm getting hardly any road noise with them. Great tire.
  10. ksss

    ksss LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,162

    The heat build up from towing heavy is hard on the typically soft rubber compound used on mud tires. I used to buy Kelly MSR's, great traction tire in mud or snow but I couldn't get much for wear out of them. The Goodyear Workhorses seem to hold up real well under heavy loads and offer decent traction. They don't bite as good as the Kelly but I am getting about a third more mileage out of them. I am about to buy another set for my dually.

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