School bus steer tires

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  1. Crude Truckin'

    Crude Truckin' Alien Spacecraft

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    I'm just looking for more opinions to stack on top of my own here. Wife just picked up her school bus for the new year. And once again, bad steer tires.

    We live in rural southwest ND.

    Last year, she drove a spare bus that had daytons on it and the steers were so weather checked that you could stick a dime in the cracks. They fought her to replace them, but did after I got involved.

    Today she sends me this picture. Said she thinks she can feel chords in one of the holes with a small screwdriver. I said I'll look when I get home, but tell the school that its getting new tires nevertheless.

    What y'all think? received_436706838234087.jpeg
     
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  3. supergreatguy

    supergreatguy Heavy Load Member

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    Swap them f******, that’s hauling kids, should be new every year
     
  4. Brettj3876

    Brettj3876 Road Train Member

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    Yeah they definitely under 4/32 cheap ### ####. From the looks of the springs that thing never gets a bath either. Real comforting
     
  5. W923

    W923 Medium Load Member

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    Those look like trailer tires to me.
    I wouldn’t run those on the front of anything especially not a school bus
     
  6. skallagrime

    skallagrime Road Train Member

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    He said rural nd, id bet even at monthly washes itd look that bad, but at yearly end of service, youd expect a wash before retiring it for the summer.

    Longwindedly saying i agree...
     
  7. Crude Truckin'

    Crude Truckin' Alien Spacecraft

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    This was another drivers bus last year. She found out today her bus needs another new maxfart engine. 3rd in 2 years. Her bus gets washed almost weekly at home on her own time and dime. We have well water and our own pressure washer, but still......
     
  8. Crude Truckin'

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    Trust me guys. That bus isnt hauling kids until tires get switched. I'm impressed my wife looks at that stuff.
     
  9. Flint1

    Flint1 Heavy Load Member

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    Junk. But everyone knew that...
    I'm a licensed cvip inspector in Canada, I would yank it off the road.
    I also own and operate school buses, won't find that crap on my fleet.
    Gravel roads are rough on tires. Part of doing business. Also the reason anyone has tried to steal some of our route kms I always get rid of the gravel.
    Everyone laughs at the yellow wagons, precious cargo....

    As for the maxxfarce.... dts aren't bad if fixed. I run one.
    Maxx 7 v8 :(:(
     
    Last edited: Aug 19, 2022
  10. Crude Truckin'

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    I really appreciate it. Thank you. I've got some solid ground to stand now.
     
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