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Re: Pickup tires
« Reply #20 on: July 23, 2020, 01:42:21 AM »
All of our trucks have cooper discover st max tires on them. Used them for years nice balance between snow and mud tread
That's my next set of off road tires, i think. 
Another option, which i would be really interested in. 
Nokian rockproof. I have heard some Australians say that they couldn't kill that tire, driving only off road. 
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« Reply #21 on: July 23, 2020, 05:40:51 AM »
A lot of the crummys here run Cooper Discover STs thats what we have on our F150 crummy, my crummy a 1 ton crew cab long box is running Nitto Trail Grapplers Ive had less issues with flats on the mainlines where we can run up to 30 miles off highway daily.
What in the Earnest P. Worrell is a crummy?
by the way, I have run BF Goodrich TA off roads on my last 4 trucks. Very good balance between on and off road, not too loud on the road.
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« Reply #22 on: July 23, 2020, 06:11:10 AM »
The county uses limestone rock on the county roads around here and that chews any tires up 

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« Reply #23 on: July 23, 2020, 06:45:21 AM »


HA! I guess this one should be added to the FF Dictionary, I thought it was already there. A crummy is the truck that is relegated to getting crew and/or tools and parts into and out of the logging site, either coming out from town, or the trail head. Usually this was the 'crummiest' truck in the fleet because it often does not even leave the woods and you could 'get away' with a lot in the way of road worthiness. ;D
 My crummy is just my Mule, it's all I have, but I am a one man show working in a small area, so it works for me.
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« Reply #24 on: July 23, 2020, 08:06:19 AM »
I ran the Cooper Discoverer ST MAXX on my last truck. They were great off the pavement and I still pulled 75k miles doing a lot of highway driving.

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« Reply #25 on: July 23, 2020, 08:42:43 AM »


HA! I guess this one should be added to the FF Dictionary, I thought it was already there. A crummy is the truck that is relegated to getting crew and/or tools and parts into and out of the logging site, either coming out from town, or the trail head. Usually this was the 'crummiest' truck in the fleet because it often does not even leave the woods and you could 'get away' with a lot in the way of road worthiness. ;D
 My crummy is just my Mule, it's all I have, but I am a one man show working in a small area, so it works for me.
A crummy is just another name for a loggers pickup they are always the most beat up looking rig to be called a crummy either.
Then theres crew bus which can be a crew cab crummy or an actual bus depending on the job.

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« Reply #26 on: July 23, 2020, 11:02:52 AM »
 :D Must be a west coast thing, we'll get those eastern boys edurmacated yet. I ran Michelins once in winter, never again. They wore like iron but were useless in mud and snow. The best snow tires have a soft compound for better traction but don't last long so it's a tradeoff.
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« Reply #27 on: July 23, 2020, 02:19:08 PM »
The county uses limestone rock on the county roads around here and that chews any tires up
Try to get yourself a set of nokian rockproof. I have heard the Aussies swear by it! 
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« Reply #28 on: July 24, 2020, 07:01:55 AM »
the highest mileage i ever got. were  235-16 bandag recaps. put them on the rear and didnt take them off until worn out 100,000 miles later

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« Reply #29 on: July 24, 2020, 10:54:32 AM »
That surprises me, caps are generally quite soft and while offering good mud and snow traction don't last very long. I frequently see 'alligators' laying on the highway from the large trucks, they are not allowed to use them on the steering axle for that reason.
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« Reply #30 on: July 24, 2020, 11:54:56 AM »
FYI
i had a two flats, at different times on the same left front tire.
First was a radio tire on a freeway driving 75. was in the center dirt before i knew it

the second was a bias tire on a different freeway. was driving 75, then thought "I think i got a flat". moved the steering wheel left and right, decided i had a flat. pulled over, checked and found the center of the tire was shredded but the side walls looked like new.
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« Reply #31 on: July 24, 2020, 03:51:56 PM »
 I have the cooper mud and snow's they lasted longer than the truck >:( :(. Just bought a dodge ram 2010 I sent for the title so I can get a compliance sticker an safety sticker on june 16 I still haven't got it back from the registry >:( they say their behind because of the virus :o.
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« Reply #32 on: July 25, 2020, 07:09:21 AM »
That surprises me, caps are generally quite soft and while offering good mud and snow traction don't last very long. I frequently see 'alligators' laying on the highway from the large trucks, they are not allowed to use them on the steering axle for that reason.
the old hot caps were soft a cold cap is not and lasts a long time. a good big truck tire would be able to be capped 2 or 3 times. after the casing is 10 yrs old it cant be capped. most of the alligators you see have pulled the steel belts 

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« Reply #33 on: July 25, 2020, 08:16:29 AM »
Very good experience with Toyo's.    Nokians in the winter.

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« Reply #34 on: July 25, 2020, 08:40:30 AM »
How old will you allow a truck tire that's going to be driven on the highway at 70 mph? I have a 2014 FJ Cruiser with original 265x75 16 E truck tires about 60,000 miles but because of the Cruisers light weight they still have at least 70% tread.
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« Reply #35 on: July 25, 2020, 11:04:51 AM »
I would replace them after 6-7 years regardless of tread, the rubber compound deteriorates with age. We had a blowout at 60 mph on our fifth wheel then two days later the spare grenaded and I had to buy new tires. No serious damage but scared the daylights out of us and lightened the wallet considerably.
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« Reply #36 on: July 25, 2020, 05:30:57 PM »
Thats the 50k mile tire. There are 3 levels of the geolander.

  

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« Reply #37 on: July 25, 2020, 10:24:28 PM »
I have been very well pleased with the Toyo Open Country AT's.  There is the RT if you need more traction, and the MT for maximum traction.

If I was in the tire market right now it would be the new AT III.

Most all of the Loggers, Foresters, and Farmers here run Toyo's.
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« Reply #38 on: July 25, 2020, 11:09:35 PM »
There is a trade off on the more aggressive tires. They just dont last on the crushed limestone rock county roads. 

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« Reply #39 on: July 26, 2020, 07:37:04 AM »
Good point so it is a matter of location, location, location.  Here I'm either on pavement or bare dirt/mud.  There are very few rock/gravel roads that I normally travel on.
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