1. Missed the live Ask the Expert event?
    Catch up on the conversation about fertilization strategies for success with the experts at Koch Turf & Ornamental in the Fertilizer Application forum.

    Dismiss Notice

Truck tire brand?

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by johnhenry, May 29, 2003.

  1. johnhenry

    johnhenry LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 488

    Ok guys if you have to buy new tires for your truck.Which brand would you choose.I have always used goodyear.But some local tire guys here say they are having major problems with belts breaking.Everyone here say goes michelin .I use 245 75r16 on my truck .What do you guys use?
  2. pottstim

    pottstim LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 501

    My 2002 Silverado has Goodyear Wrangler ST's from the factory. They are an ok tire, but I don't believe I will be replacing them with G/Y. If price was no object, I would go with the Michelin LTX series, but of course they are pricey. There is a particular brand of tire that I am impressed with, and I know that you probably haven't heard of it. They are called Nokians, and they are made in Finland. We put a set of them on my company truck (1 ton chevy box truck) at work and they are excellent tires. They are LT 225/75/16 10 ply tires. They handle loads exceptionally well and seem to be wearing very good. The company paid $115/tire for them at the Farmers Co-op. The shop mgr over there told me he thought they were the next best thing to a Michelin. A friend of mine has a set of Nokians on his '99 Suburban 3/4 ton with over 100,000 miles and he said the Nokians are the best tires he's had on the Suburban so far. I am going to give you the link to their website. If you are interested you can check them out and see if you have a dealer located near you. Good luck.

  3. nelbuts

    nelbuts LawnSite Bronze Member
    from SW, FL
    Messages: 1,053

    B.F. Goodrich hands down!
  4. spomerhome

    spomerhome LawnSite Member
    from Arizona
    Messages: 39

    By the way, I checked, they don't make these nokian tires for a F-350 ...FYI. I've had good luck with the goodyears on mine so far (20,000). Guess it's how you load, haul, and city/hwy treatment.
  5. pottstim

    pottstim LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 501

    The Nokian Vativa LT 225-75-16 (10 ply) tires that are on my chevy 1 ton company truck are not listed on the website, and I don't know why. I am certain they make a Vativa that will fit an F-350. What size does that 350 take? Around an LT 245-16?
  6. tyuslawncare

    tyuslawncare LawnSite Member
    Messages: 23

    Bridgestone Dueler Revos

Share This Page