Drive tires

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  1. SHC

    SHC Spoiled Rotten Brat O/O

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    give Brown Tire in Portage, IN a call. They are a Goodyear dealer and last time I bought steers for my FLD (Jan, 2011) I got a set of 16ply for $450 a tire OTD tax free :)
     
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    dannythetrucker Road Train Member

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    they had a set of 8 lo-pro 22.5 drives for $1600 included mounting and new valve stems at TA-Effingham, IL last week. They were new re-caps being sold as used. I would only guess that maybe somebody ordered the wrong size or something. looked like a good deal to me, maybe you mount 4 and take the other 4 home ? If you're running lo-pro 22.5's that is....
     
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    fireba11 Heavy Load Member

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    Check around the tire dealers in your hometown! Alot of times you can work good deals with them, if they know you live in the area and will be a repeat customer!

    I used to get tires from a local dealer when I lived in SC. He would section tires and sell them pretty cheap. Never had a problem with those tires, running heavy containers, except for recaps. Sectioned tires are tires that have been blown out and he would vulcanize them and repair them.
     
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    BigBadBill Bullishly Optimistic

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    Thanks, I will do.

    Also had a farmer tell me that the on 16-ply that local shops can do better because they do so many of these. Field work can destroy steers.
     
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    MysticHZ Road Train Member

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    oc ... you're wiht Swift. We get a national discount directly from the manufacturer. I paid $2700 for 8 virgin Bridgestones ... plus a free alignment and a meal at the LR Petro.

    I didn't think about local sales tax, thanks for the tip bill, I'll take that into consideration next time.
     
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    BigBadBill Bullishly Optimistic

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    National account is not always the best but you did get a good price there. I was about $500 more OTD with various national accounts with Bridgestone.

    Some of these large O/O only companies really bend the driver over. The price is great then they start charging commission per tire.

    I will be at MATTS and will shop for steers there. Even with a small fleet I am now seeing offers to try stuff at big discounts or even free. But normally stuff I don't really care about.
     
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    Bill dont you have a card through England you can give them a call cant remember the guy name but he gave me a good quote on trailer tires
     
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    I don't know where you are, or if you'll pass through the South in time, but check out Southern Tire: http://www.stmtires.com/
     
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    Size? Brand? Tread design? Not much info here...

    After 40 years in this biz I find that you get what you pay for... every new tire I buy is a Michelin... took me years to pull the trigger but Michelin's are the cheapest tires to own for the long haul. I also get my casings retreaded by Michelin. I have a few (even two Goodyears!) that are on their 3rd retread... just got 4 redone for my trailer for less than $600.00.
     
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