Bolt hole in steer and chunks missing from trailer, should I replace?

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  1. GlassRoots

    GlassRoots Bobtail Member

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    Should I replace all these? The chunks on the trailer tires is the only place I see that kind of damage. How can I avoid that in the future?
     

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  3. Big Road Skateboard

    Big Road Skateboard Road Train Member

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    If it didn't penetrate and that chunk isn't down to steel, run it
     
  4. baha

    baha Road Train Member

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    You need a tire man to dismount that steering tire and inspect it to see if it went into the belts of that tire, poking it with a screw driver to see how far it went into tire is a bad idea?
     
  5. Judge

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    hmm.

    Run it til it blows... Tires are expensive and dangerous.
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  6. Big Road Skateboard

    Big Road Skateboard Road Train Member

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    Good thing he had his hard hat on.
     
  7. Judge

    Judge Road Train Member

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    That’s one of the stupidest things ever.
    Had to wear a hard hat tarping a load before, when you bent over to pull tarp, off went the hard hat.
    once fell off a load of dry kiln lumber by stepping into a hole under tarp, and off the load and hit the ground.

    My glasses went one way, hard hat the other.
    so i crawled up by the drive tire and was leaning against it catching my breath, and this idiot from safety came by yelling at me to put my hard hat on.

    I called him every could think of and told him if I could’ve gotten up, i’d beat him half to death with my wench bar and see if his hard hat would save him..
     
  8. Rideandrepair

    Rideandrepair Road Train Member

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    The steer is probably fine for now. They’re all pretty much worn out. Plan on buying new tires soon anyway.
     
  9. Six9GS

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    If they are all mounted on a trailer, they look fine to me. With trailer tires you don't need to be picky. As long as there's enough tread on them to be legal and they hold air. Probably good to go. That first pic of a steer tire, if it is on a steer axle, I'd get it checked out. Steer tires are no place to second guess or be cheap. Usually, once a steer tire is not in good enough condition to remain on a steer axle, you stickem on a trailer and run them for many thousand more miles.
     
  10. Rideandrepair

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    Makes me want to invest in a long hose, with a locking end, to stand back while airing tires on the Truck. Especially on my trailer. I buy them used quite a bit. No telling if they’ve been run flat, replaced because of being out of balance.
     
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