[Market-farming] Truck Tires

Roy Blair blair_roy at yahoo.com
Fri Nov 7 12:30:36 EST 2003


I put a set of Firestone SteelTex radial ATs on my GMC
2500 4X4 last fall for just over 110 each. The truck
is a primary driver, taking me to and from work 100
miles round trip, as well as some hauling and pasture
woods travel to get to the back of the property. They
have worn well (not much wear at all really), I have
about 20,000 on them now. They did great in snow last
yr, not once did I feel them really break loose while
most of the city was stuck on the roads.

--- Allan Balliett <igg at igg.com> wrote:
> Friends -
> 
> I'm looking to put new tires on my farm-use F250.
> This truck is 
> pretty much used on the farm and ocassionally for
> hauling heavy loads 
> on the hwy relativly short distances. it is NOT a
> delivery truck, per 
> se. It is also the family's primary snow vehicle.
> I'd go with MUD 
> tires, I think, but the tire shops are telling me
> that they are 
> unbearably loud on the road and that they need to be
> rotated every 
> 3000 miles (which, probably, is less than once a
> year). Maybe the 
> question is: are "all weather' tires good enough for
> a farm vehicle.
> 
> If you've got a brand/model/price, that w.b. great,
> also.
> 
> I've been looking at  some 'made by Kelley
> Springfield' tires for 
> $101 mounted and balanced
> 
> Thanks
> 
> -Allan
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