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Discussion in 'Ask An Owner Operator' started by 86scotty, Apr 22, 2021.

  1. 86scotty

    86scotty Road Train Member

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    I recently found that my local Farmer's Co-op will mount/dismount for $25/tire. They cannot balance them though. They really do more stuff like farm trucks and tractors. I'm in a pretty good size town too, by the way, not out in the sticks. He mounted 3 used trailer tires for me not long ago. He'll be my go to for rotations meaning I might actually get them done from now on. It's about 1 mile from my house.

    Also, I paid dearly for these Michelins trying to solve my current problem but I might try other tires in the future, meaning I might mail order them. Simple tire has truck tires and their prices are competitive.

    If I get some beads or Centramatics maybe I can try it without needing someone who can balance tires.
     
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  3. God prefers Diesels

    God prefers Diesels Road Train Member

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    Are you me?!?!
     
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  4. slow.rider

    slow.rider Road Train Member

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    Ha, I bet there's lots of us, it's just that many of us aren't willing to admit it. :rolleyes:
     
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  5. GYPSY65

    GYPSY65 Medium Load Member

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    View attachment 368606 These are my steers at 110,000 miles
    I have not yet rotated them
    I usually run centramatics but haven’t put them on this tractor yet

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    God prefers Diesels Road Train Member

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  7. slow.rider

    slow.rider Road Train Member

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    And how beaten upon is the truck?
     
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  8. GYPSY65

    GYPSY65 Medium Load Member

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    I run all Michelin’s
    Steers are Xline energy Z
    Drives are Xline energy D
    And trailer XZE2
     
  9. GYPSY65

    GYPSY65 Medium Load Member

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    If asking me?
    Last truck was a 2019 and ran to about 150k
    This is a 2021 and trailer a 2018
    I run the centramatics and align everything front to back about every 6 months or earlier I’d I know I ran a lot of bad roads

    I think anyone who has wear issues needs to search out that old guy type alignment shop

    A friend was having all sorts of issues running straight until he found some guy who didn’t just look at screens but I think he would drive it. Make adjustments. Drive and adjust until he had it correct
     
  10. John E.

    John E. Light Load Member

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    Well slowrider? You did better with your first truck than I did. Jus sayin. You got it paid for. congrat:s.
     
  11. John E.

    John E. Light Load Member

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    Your tires are wearing very well.. gypsy... Michelins are the top in quality Ride great also. I couldn't always afford to run them. Great way to blow through the night though.
     
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