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  1. Banker

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    Pull them off the wheel at half the life. Flip them and put them back on the same wheel and position. This helped me get substantially more miles out of them. My last new steers I put on off set flat faced wheel with 3.25 offset. I am roughly 40,000 miles in on these tires and they are both wearing even on inside and out. I was going to switch to Continental but my tire shop talked me out of them. I realize a lot of people have good luck with Continental.
     
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    Why did they talk you out of them? It might just be the trucks i see. But alot of the 295/60 tires i see are contis
     
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    Probably just the shop managers personal preference, but he said in his experience with one rather large fleet and a medium sized fleet he had better luck with the Michelin. The Michelin fleet is a 62 mph fleet vs 68 for the Continental fleet. The speed will definitely have a major impact on tire life. I may try some Continentals one day, but I really am pleased with the regular wear patterns on every single tire but one trailer tire which is only slightly uneven. You probably can go to the next shop and they will swear by the Continental tires.
     
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    I like your color choice Bob, but you already know I am partial to red! I got to drive this beast my first day in the Academy in 1985 and I have been hooked on Red ever since. I saw a truck like yours today with a load out of Toledo, I thought it may have been you. Stay safe out there.
     
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    Tides wrong for grounding then roll . It was nearing high tide when they rolled,
     
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    I know you are partial to the red! Lol! Yeah it wasn't me. I should be loading in the a.m. if I head your way I'll holler!
     
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    tide don't matter when you draw over 35 ft when loaded down. the current rips through there and a ship that size cant turn fast enough to maintain course. if you wide up on a sandbar at that size you will be on your side. I see boats in the 50 foot range on there side all the time when the tide goes out at our local sand bar which is inside a natural inlet/ sound where the sand moves and and changes constantly.
     
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    That is cool! I always wanted to steer the trailer on a fire truck!
     
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