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Double wide semi tires

Discussion in 'General Automotive' started by JCBigler, Mar 1, 2013.

  1. Mar 1, 2013 at 3:30 PM
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    JCBigler

    JCBigler [OP] Well-Known Member

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    So, recently I have been seeing a fair number of semi trucks with double wide single tires on the back of the rig and on the trailer, as opposed to dualies. What's up with these? Are they better? Cheaper?
     
  2. Mar 1, 2013 at 4:02 PM
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    isu2014

    isu2014 RAT Products

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    Super singles. Less weight and better fuel economy I hear.
     
  3. Mar 1, 2013 at 4:07 PM
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    dexterdog

    dexterdog My pee parts itch

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  4. Mar 1, 2013 at 4:27 PM
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    chris4x4

    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Staff Member

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    this.
     
  5. Mar 1, 2013 at 5:01 PM
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    snoope

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    We are changing our tri-axle tag tires to supers for just that reason;less weight to us means more sand/rock hauled....We do have 2 newer tri-axles with supers on the front to "increase" the front axle weights we can LEGALLY carry ......

    We then cap those to "run" once or twice on tags ..twice the savings...


    This is what is keeping us from a total switch...$$$$$$$$ up front cost and to convert is only cost effective if "ready built" part is available for the "app" you already own.....The boss/owner is seriously looking at 2 new trailers;dump trailer and flo-boy and both will be on Supers...HUGE gains when you start "Fresh" at the factory....
     
  6. Mar 1, 2013 at 8:34 PM
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    JCBigler

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    So does it seem like these will become the new standard then?

    And semis now will no longer be 18 wheelers? 10 wheelers just doesn't have the same ring to it.
     
  7. Mar 1, 2013 at 9:22 PM
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    The super singles have been around for decades...more expensive on initial purchase, but less overall problems. They run cooler and give better durability for the same load capacity. Some of the drivers I know really like them with the most significant problem being damaged tires in remote areas and trouble getting replacements.
     
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