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Trailer tires?

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by RedWingsDet, Apr 6, 2007.

  1. RedWingsDet

    RedWingsDet LawnSite Gold Member
    from Detroit
    Messages: 3,556

    What kind of trailer tires do you guys recommend?

    I am clueless when it comes to tires. I dont know anything really. Such as biasply vs raidal, whats the difference, whats better, etc?

    Oh and its a 20ft enclosed. I would like to get new tires on it ASAP.

  2. ChadsLawn

    ChadsLawn LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,110

    Take it to a trailor shop. They will tell you the best tires for it. Dont use standard automobile tires, they wear pretty fast.
  3. RedWingsDet

    RedWingsDet LawnSite Gold Member
    from Detroit
    Messages: 3,556

    I did that last year and they put crap tires on it. Within a month the tire was loosing air.

    I want to get the best tires I can for it. Maybe something with a load E if they make them for trailers?
  4. beano

    beano LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 425

    I have triton 8ply tires. The heavier duty tires the better!
  5. abuckeye

    abuckeye LawnSite Member
    Messages: 93

    Why not go to a tire shop? I got my trailer tires at my local GoodYear store. They can get pretty much any tire I need.
  6. RedWingsDet

    RedWingsDet LawnSite Gold Member
    from Detroit
    Messages: 3,556

    Yeah I am going with 205/75/15 8ply radials.
  7. Gravel Rat

    Gravel Rat LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 9,544

    If your wheels can fit a larger tire try looking at the BF Goodrich Commercial T/A Allseason they are a good long wearing rib tread tire. The smallest size they have is 235/75R15.
  8. robbo521

    robbo521 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 601

    goodyear marathons THE BEST!
  9. ed2hess

    ed2hess LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 13,572

    We get our tires for trailer from Discount and they are trailer tires since they won't sell us a passenger tire to put on a trailer. The trailer tires wear completely down in two years even though we probably don't put more than 5K on them. And the tires are getting around $85 where as a very good passenger tires runs about half that amount. I am running one passenger tire as an experiment on my 4 wheel trailer.

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