Flatbed tire size question?

Discussion in 'Ask An Owner Operator' started by pumpkinishere, Oct 26, 2021.

  1. pumpkinishere

    pumpkinishere Heavy Load Member

    Apr 21, 2021
    Ok so we recently purchased a flatbed trailer and we looked into replacing all the tires on the trailer before starting our journey. Our trailer has 24.5 tires on it. The tire company says that what sizes farmers use and only has them in roadmaster. Tire guy also says flatbeds over the road generally take 22.5. So my question is what is pros and cons of me sticking with 24.5 tire.

    1 pro is we would not have to switch out rims if we stayed with 24.5 tire.
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  3. Diesel Dave

    Diesel Dave Last Few of the OUTLAWS

    Jan 20, 2010
    Hesperia, Ca.
    I would stick with that size rim and just run a low profile tire. Roadmasters aren’t a bad tire at all, I ran a set of drives and had good wear. When they started cupping/feathering, I would just rotate them.
  4. nikmirbre

    nikmirbre Road Train Member

    Jul 27, 2011
    High Point NC
    Yes I purchased a brand new RGN w/roadmasters on them earlier this year w/ 22.5's. Just run a 24.5 low profile. The 24.5 tall rubber has been extremely hard to find on my end, so I went with a lo pro 24.5 on the truck last month.
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  5. skallagrime

    skallagrime Road Train Member

    Apr 10, 2012
    Call around for bandag caps


    get low pros, dont get talls, doesnt matter if its 24 or 22

    Got a price of 311$ each from pomps in indy

    Theyre a very good tread pattern for spread, probably the best, and are usually bridgestone/michelin casings

    A pro to the shorter tire (22s) is that you get slightly more winch clearance.

    They will run SLIGHTLY faster than 24s, thus building heat a fractional amount faster, thats relatively negligible though.

    24s will roll over things better and be ever so slightly smoother.

    And as i said before, get low pros no matter what, on a spread trailer, youll have tire scrub and thats no good for lifespan
    Last edited: Oct 26, 2021
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  6. ProfessionalNoticer

    ProfessionalNoticer Road Train Member

    Apr 25, 2021
    I run H rated tall 24s on everything. Finding anything seems to be a challenge right now. Ground clearance is important when you leave paved surfaces. Also they ride better because you can run less PSI in them and I think they flat out look better too.
  7. Cat sdp

    Cat sdp . .

    Apr 8, 2012
    Orion's Belt
    Keep the 24.5s…….that tire guy doesn’t know jack….
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