Listen to what your tires are telling you.

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  1. Short Fuse EOD

    Short Fuse EOD Road Train Member

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    IMG_4535.jpeg Outside sidewall had a small minor bulge. Noticeable but easily overlooked. Inside a gash from tread to edge of wheel. Note the rust.
     
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  3. MACK E-6

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  4. Short Fuse EOD

    Short Fuse EOD Road Train Member

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    No leak. But I’m sure she would have blown tomorrow on my next haul.

    I noticed the bulge on my post trip at the yard. I drove from the tire shop getting steers put on about 1 mile away. While I was there I spoke to my sales rep on how good that tire has been on the trailer and we inspected it. He even mentioned how well it wore. 1stinking mile and it should a fault. Problem was hidden inside.

    Always take the time to look at your equipment. Can never be too meticulous.
     
  5. hope not dumb twucker

    hope not dumb twucker Road Train Member

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    Good catch
     
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    What brand of tire and what position? Just curious.
     
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  8. SmallPackage

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    Impact break. Most likely from past curbing. Rust is from moisture in inflation air getting to steel ply
     
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    Could it be from potholes, some can’t be dodged? Or from before it was mounted, maybe being tossed around, or dropped from high up?
     
  10. MACK E-6

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    I think a pothole could do that, but I can’t really see that happening before it’s mounted and aired up. At that point they still have more flexibility.
     
  11. SmallPackage

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    Pot holes and other hard hitting road hazards can do that easily. The only thing that could have done that prior to mounting was if it was stabbed with a forklift or pinched with something heavy before or during shipping which is highly unlikely. The only way it coulda happened during mounting is if the bead was torn. Which happens a lot more with dismounting for repairs or to move to another position. Since the bead was not torn. “Road hazard” Impact with something is most likely the cause. But in any case this is prime example of why an inflation cage should always be used even when tire is brand spanking new.
     
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