How long do your drive tires last?

Discussion in 'Ask An Owner Operator' started by mitmaks, Apr 27, 2018.

  1. mitmaks

    mitmaks Road Train Member

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    How many miles do you guys get out of set of drive tires and which brand you get?
     
  2. Hurst

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    300k - 400k.

    Best mileage I got was from 8 Hancock DL07s. I got 460k out of them.

    I've got General HD660 on now. Wearing evenly. But stretching it to make 300k out of them. Not what I was expecting.

    Hurst
     
  3. Opus

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    was told by the tire guy, 10k per 32nd......so for me, that's 300k
     
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  4. Buckeye 60

    Buckeye 60 Road Train Member

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    got 350000 out of my last set of Bridgestones changel them last fall could probably got a lot more out of them but like having tread in the snow
     
  5. 4noReason

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    so these numbers are what for 3-4 years then per tire? i was thinking we need to change tires yearly. thats a relief. steers though ill prob go max 2 years. i run double coin drives. and good year or bf good for steers
     
  6. Cat sdp

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    Kinda depends on application....... I’m in the 125K range, short heavy loads......
     
  7. ShooterK2

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    A good set will last me around 80,000 if I remember to rotate them regularly.
     
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  8. stayinback

    stayinback Road Train Member

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    Forget about Drives- We all know 3 years on a set- Unless your local pulling Heavy.

    Steers and Spread axle Trailer Tires should be The Topic. Who else is sick n tired of a year or year and a half on them?
     
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  9. rollin coal

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    I'm getting really good results from steers by putting counteract beads in them the past several years. I had a set of G399's last over 150,000 miles and almost 3 years doing that. Next set of G399's only lasted 60,000 miles but the culprit here was they were both badly out of round which can in no way be remedied. I used be lucky to get 90,000-100,000 miles out of a set of steers.

    Currently I have a set of Bridgestone Ecopia steers that are wearing perfectly and smooth as silk. Awesome tire but they only have 20,000 miles on them. Look brand new still tho. I got 350,000 out of my last set of drives Yokohamas. Then retreaded them and got another 125,000+ out of them.

    Currently running Goodyear Marathon drives for the past couple of years and they're wearing good, riding smoothly. I put counteract beads in my drives also. I'm a big believer in dynamic tire balancing like that for longer tire life and better ride. Been using them for several years now with good results.
     
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  10. shogun

    shogun Road Train Member

    @rollin coal

    I have had two sets of 283 Ecopias start river wearing badly around 100k. Michelin XZA 3s went 196k before river wearing. There have been other posters on here complaining about the Ecopia for the same reason.

    @mitmaks
    We ran some Bridgestone M726EL to 375k with 6/32 left. They start out with a full 32/32 tread, and were very good tires in an OTR application.
     
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