A 10 wheeler....

Discussion in 'Trucks [ Eighteen Wheelers ]' started by dstockwell, Apr 28, 2007.

  1. dstockwell

    dstockwell Light Load Member

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    While we were on the class drive today we stopped at a little place in Desoto, GA for lunch, BTW very good food if any one gets that way... Anyway a Central Refer rig parked and after eating we were chatting with him, and this Volvo tractor and trailer had single tires that are twice as wide as duals, so in essence he was driving a 10 wheeler. Pretty nifty looking rubber, and I would imagine pretty pricey, but the guy said it rides very good. He said expect to see many more in the near future.
     
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  3. bandit24

    bandit24 Light Load Member

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    those tires, I believe, are Super Singles. I've never driven with them, but have heard that they can be a pain in a blowout. One whole corner of the truck kinda sinks. I can imagine that they are quite expensive to replace... just an opinion
     
  4. dstockwell

    dstockwell Light Load Member

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    I would think you would have to blow out both on that one corner for it to sink, you still have the other axle.
     
  5. Brickman

    Brickman Trucker Forum STAFF Staff Member

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    You will not believe it but pricing is not that bad. One wide based tire does not cost as much as two regular tires.
     
  6. Burky

    Burky Road Train Member

    Time to get into a little bit of name calling here just to clarify things. "Super Singles" are the name given to tires primarily used on construction trucks and dump trailers that they pull. They are a high aspect ratio tire, meaning tht they look very tall in relation to their footprint.

    For on highway use, the correct name is "Wide Base Single" and this is a tire that has the same height as a standard set of 22.5's or whatever size they are intended to be. They look low and wide, and are the ones like the Michelin X-1's that you see them installing on everything in the "Trick My Truck" series.

    Most likely everyone here understood what you meant, but there are some differences between the two types. I think Michelin or someone should have tagged them with the name "Highway Singles" to differentiate them, but they apparently have no one creative and stuck to the rather dull (but technically correct) name "Wide Base Singles".
     
  7. bandit24

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  8. Burky

    Burky Road Train Member

    No need to apologize. It's not mis-information really, just that "super singles" are becoming a generic term to many, and there is s specific difference. Knowing that can eliminate confusion somewhere down the road. Michelin and Bridgestone would have loved to be able to appropriate the phrase "Super Single" but that was already trademarked by another company.
     
  9. Joethemechanic

    Joethemechanic Medium Load Member

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    Yeah the super singles are tall. I used to work on mixers, dumps, and rolloffs alot and lots of them had 24.5s on the back and 22.5 supersingles on the front. The super singles were pretty close in diameter to the 24.5s
     
  10. heyns57

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    The driver school at Grandville has singled all of their dual wheel positions, with standard tires. It looks weird, but the turning characteristics are the same as any other five-axle rig.
     
  11. Burky

    Burky Road Train Member

    Our friend Keelady went through their school and drove on those singles. The theory is that for what they are doing, they have no need to have duals and they have less tires at risk if the students booboo somehow. I deliver to the box plant in the industrial park there sometimes and see them running around the roads there.
     
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