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Long lasting trailer tires?

Alright guys, I have a lawn care and landscaping business. One of my most used trailers is a 16' heavy duty dump trailer. It's a 14,000lbs gvw trailer, that I use for everything. Right now I am going through tires like crazy! Most of my work is done in a single community, which is full of round-a-bouts and tight turns. Every few months I'm replacing all four. I desperately need to find something that will last. Right now the trailer has 235/85/16's. I have tried a dozen brands, and all wear out in no time. Any ideas? I'm open to changing wheel size or just about anything else. Thanks!

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Are you using ST tires or LT tires?



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They are ST tires. Also, I have had the cheap Chinese brands, and the expensive USA made. It really didn't make a difference.

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Spend the money and get some 14 ply tires. I haul tandem duals and these tires are by far the best that I have used.


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Doesn't matter who makes them, but ST tires are just not gonna hold up. The big G rated, 14 plies are super duper.



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Correction! I could have sworn that they were ST tires, however I was wrong. Looking at them this afternoon, they are LT tires. They are Trailer only LT's. Also, I'm not sure of the ply, but have a weight rating of 3700lbs @ 85psi. So, I guess I'll start looking for some G rated tires. Hopefully they last. At Between $180 and $275 a piece (currently), I cant stand replacing them every 4-6 months.

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It's your application that's eating them up lots of turning wears them out because they skid on the ground when you turn. I pull a 53' wedge trailer for a living and I've had best luck with Firestone transforce at's. I also have them balanced and rotate them about every third oil change on the truck that pulls it. I usually get about 70k out of them.

I've tried the g rated tires as well and they didn't hold up as the firestones.

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