Trailer tire wear

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by AWJ Services, Apr 2, 2011.

  1. AWJ Services

    AWJ Services LawnSite Platinum Member
    from Ga
    Messages: 4,281

    I have a 7 ton goosekneck and the the back 2 tires starting wearing more than the front. Any ideas?
  2. DLCS

    DLCS LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,386

    Normal, the back axle always drags when turning, so increased where is going to happen. Rotate the front and back axle tires to even out the wear.
  3. PTP

    PTP LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Tulsa
    Messages: 1,398

    Yup, that is normal. On my trailer, the back tires wear out about 3 times as fast as the front.

    With the load on the trailer, the weight is not totally centered on the axles. There should be more weight on the front of the trailer. That means that in a turn, the back tires have less weight on them and are going to be the ones doing most of the skidding.

    Messages: 1,343

    We run cabover trucks and kill our tires on trailers because of the incredidibly tight turning radius and yes the rears go first.
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  5. Greenery

    Greenery LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 512

    Yes the rear tires do wear faster. What i do is rotate the front ones to the rear and put the new ones on the front when the rears are ready to be replaced.
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