Super Singles

Discussion in 'Ask An Owner Operator' started by Round2, Apr 8, 2012.

  1. srekcurt

    srekcurt Bobtail Member

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    Maybe it has been mentioned, is a low resistance tire only a super single? Does a dual come in low resistance? I read something recently about California requiring low resistance tires on trailers in 2013.
     
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  3. ironpony

    ironpony Road Train Member

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    Yup, you can get low rolling resistance tires in duals.
     
  4. joendeniese

    joendeniese Medium Load Member

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    Our company trucks and tlrs use them. Havent been in the snow and ice yet but I find them very "iffy" in rain. I don't like them at all. Just don't feel very grounded and they definately don't get the traction that duals do.
     
  5. The Bird

    The Bird Medium Load Member

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    They're a real pain if you have to throw iron on them.
     
  6. ironpony

    ironpony Road Train Member

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    Been there, done that - went smoother than chaining and running duals IMO.
     
  7. monkeypuncher

    monkeypuncher Medium Load Member

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    Actually, it is against the law to run (limp) anywhere with any blow out. We have just gotten away with it for a long time.
     
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  8. Jfaulk99

    Jfaulk99 Road Train Member

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    Duh! I'm pretty sure when an O/O has a blowout on a busy highway at night the legality of limping is the last thing he cares about.
     
  9. Cowpie1

    Cowpie1 Road Train Member

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    Well, if it is a BUSY highway at NIGHT, I would prefer to pull over to the side than mingle with traffic. Duals or wide based. Nothing like throwing more rubber all over the place coming off that blown tire at all that traffic. More chance of an accident, or being the cause of one, than just pulling to the side. And if you cause damage to one of those other vehicles or are the cause of an accident, the law firm of Burn 'em and Run will make that road service call feel like chump change. Worried about legality? Maybe not from an LEO, but you also have to keep in mind those lawyers who can ruin your day far worse than any LEO or a point standing in CSA.

    I would, and have, limp down the road if there was little traffic and greatly reduced risk in doing so. Everything in perspective.
     
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  10. gerardo1961

    gerardo1961 Road Train Member

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    my repairbill for the roadservice with a new ss bridgestone M825 was $1250
     
  11. daf105paccar

    daf105paccar Road Train Member

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    I've read this thread and found it interesthing.
    The member who brought up the tyre checking device has a very good point.
    I'm running with the Wabco Tyre Pressure system and it works 100%.
    Blow out are a thing off the past with that as a tyre that blows will have changing pressure which the system will pick up.

    The other point about less fuel is 100% accurate.
    Duals are bad for your MPG figures.

    About limping home with a blown dual.
    There is one point that everybody forgets.
    Running with a blown dual might cause the good tyre to blow also.
    As it has been heated up before the bad tyre blew and then getting all the load on it,it can also blow.
    Then you are there with 2 tyres gone.:biggrin_25510:

    ps been running with singles on trailers for 25y
     
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