What variables typically exist in looking for a medium/heavy truck tire?
Depending on the wheel position (steer, drive, trailer) there are a number of key elements to be expected:
Due to the type of demands exercised on a steer axle, such as mass transfer during braking, cornering, etc., steer tires typically have these attributes:
Depending on the type of operation, there are several options in tire design for a drive axle position: rib, mixed, lugs. Since in most cases high torque is required and weather conditions change from dry to wet to ice, the most common factors are:
Trailer tires have the slowest wear rate of all wheel positions because they: a) Do not steer the vehicle, b) Are not driven by the engine (no torque), c) Hold relatively light loads.
We encourage you to talk to your Double Coin dealer about the right tire specs. for your operation. Getting that right will go a long way toward reducing your tire operating costs!
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