super singles...

Discussion in 'Trucks [ Eighteen Wheelers ]' started by SFB, Apr 13, 2007.

  1. tjgosurf

    tjgosurf <strong>New Driver Helper</strong>

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    And the ride is so #### smooth. It makes even a freightliner ride smooth. I miss mine so much.
     
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  3. sano

    sano Bobtail Member

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    Question:

    What do you do if you find a tire that looks suspicious? Say I was inspecting my tires and found that one of the tires (lets say a super single) on my trailer has wear marks or has the bands showing. Do I call to get it repaired that instant or do I judge it based on the condition (say, steel bands showing = panic while slight balding = worth risking?)
     
  4. tjgosurf

    tjgosurf <strong>New Driver Helper</strong>

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    Steel bands would get you shut down. Slight balding may, it takes quite a bit of miles to wear one down. This question is really for someone with more experience, I would have to see it.
     
  5. russwhite86

    russwhite86 Bobtail Member

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    85% of our truck use super singles... the only truck that dont use them are the trucks that are given to newbies and of course those are also the oldest trucks in the fleet. Most of our drivers like them, personally I like them, situations where I would normally have gotten stuck is snow w/ duals, I drove right through with super singles. Our company has gotten very big on fuel savings. Every truck they buy gets super singles and as apu unit before it hits the road.
     
  6. crazy35752

    crazy35752 Light Load Member

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    if there is steel showing it needs to be changed if you are close to a shop sometimes you can bring it in to be changed but if you get caught then you will have to get it fixed right there
     
  7. crazy35752

    crazy35752 Light Load Member

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    super singles sre no good in the snow neither they will break traction real easy plus when you have a blowout you are stuck no limping in to get it fixed
     
  8. BigDiesel

    BigDiesel Light Load Member

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    Wrong !!!!

    I'm out West and never had a problem in the past two winters I have had my super singles.
     
  9. GatorBait

    GatorBait Bobtail Member

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    Never had a problem with my double wides in snow they suck harsh on ice tho. especially when frieght haulers stop on the sisters ...
     
  10. BearGator56

    BearGator56 "The G stands for GOOD!"

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    My fuel mileage went up, but I had done several things to improve it. When I bought the truck, I was getting 6-6.3 mpg, and driving at posted limits up to 70.

    Things I did:

    -Switched all fluids to Amsoil synthetics (hubs, rear axles, engine)
    -installed Turbo 3000D Vada
    -Changed steers to fuel efficient Michelin XZA3's
    -Changed drives to X-Ones
    -Went from steel wheels to all aluminum
    -Never drive over 65 unless coasting or need to pass
    -I rarely, if ever, idle my truck and shut it off whenever I set my brakes for more than a few minutes

    My best MPG's have been 7.6. The last 3 fill-ups have been 7.1, 7.4, and 6.9. The 6.9 was having backhauls and hilly terrain every day.

    Driving in the ATL/GA/TN/AL areas and having multiple stops, I think those MPG's are pretty darn good. My average run is 230-275 miles with 2-3 stops and lots of city driving. If I had a line-haul type of route, I think 7.5 would be my constant average.
     
  11. dieselralph

    dieselralph Bobtail Member

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    What kind of equipment do you drive.
     
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