Tire cost just hit 2.4cpm, tractor only???

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  1. scoobertdoo

    scoobertdoo Road Train Member

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    With tire prices going to Joe Biden levels of stupid,
    I've redone my maintenance calculations and tires actually make up A measurable amount of maintenance per mile now...

    Wtf
     
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  3. Rubber duck kw

    Rubber duck kw Road Train Member

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    I've dropped my standards on tires at this point. Nobody seems to have Michelins around or if they do I don't want to pay their price.
     
  4. scoobertdoo

    scoobertdoo Road Train Member

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    Just put on new steers by mich. 1400 total
     
  5. Rubber duck kw

    Rubber duck kw Road Train Member

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    22.5s I'm guessing? That's what I was quoted for 11r22.5s locally, problem is I have 24.5s all around right now and would like to keep it that way.
     
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  6. scoobertdoo

    scoobertdoo Road Train Member

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    Run rare ####, pay rare prices.

    Just like guys running caterpillar engines.
     
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  7. RefMata

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    That's pretty high. I could have sworn tires should amount to a cost of about $0.11 a mile, more or less. How exactly did you arrive to your calculation?
     
  8. scoobertdoo

    scoobertdoo Road Train Member

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    $7500/300,000 miles
     
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  9. Concorde

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    For 24.5s, Petro in Joplin had a stockpile of Michelin steers..been awhile though.

    Just got a rough quote from Loves for a 22.5 Bridgestone trailer tire..$750ish. I laughed and left.
     
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  10. Rubber duck kw

    Rubber duck kw Road Train Member

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    Nothing rare about Caterpillar engines, I have 2 sitting on the floor. I'll just have to dig some decent 22.5 wheels out I guess.
     
  11. Arctic_fox

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    Lucky mine is at .11CPM but i am also a rock truck so i average replaceing at least one a month to damage. Nothing says joy like finding this on a tire with less then 1500 miles on it after unloading.

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    If it aint a screw its a hammer, or crowbar or chunk of copper wire or whatever. And i only buy cheap tires save my very back axle and my very front one for obvious reasons.
     
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