Happy New Year!!
I plan to take alittle extra time off before beginning 2012 (my fiscal year is different from the calendar year). There are new regulations for log books, and emmisions control that must be looked into along with repairs to the truck that will be in order before going out anywhere,. Daddy-o competed a fairly big job of front shakle bushings and pins just before New years and that made him feel good to get that out of the way. It needed to be done and was something he had put off for just a little time until the Holidays when he knew he would be home to do at his leasure. I need 4 new trailer tires but no new rims. That will cost about $1600.00. I have learned plenty about truck tires over the years……………… My first encounter with truck tires back in the 80’s was a real eye opener!!! Knowing tread design and application really helped in the whole scope of things as time went by . Of course, truckers are always guinea pigs for new and “improved” tire ratings and designs. All the different sizes and makes, weight limits for each tire, etc. give you insight on just what you need for your particular application (what the trailer or truck is going to be used for . For example: short haul, construction, off road, over the road, hiway use, hot weather (desert) or cold weather (-30 below), How long you expect to have this piece of equipment, maybe you plan on trading it out and don’t want the most expensive on it when traded out but at least 50% rubber for the trade in.