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Trailer Tire


  • Trailer Tire: A specific type of tire designed for use on trailers. These tires are typically smaller in size and built to handle specific load capacities.

Key Aspects:

  1. Size and Specifications:
  • Common Size: Often 12 inches in diameter.
  • Load Range B: Indicates the tire’s load-carrying capacity and durability. Load Range B typically means the tire is designed for lighter loads compared to higher load ranges.
  1. Load Capacity:
  • Capacity Rating: Often has a capacity rating of 850 lbs per tire. This rating signifies the maximum weight each tire can support when properly inflated.
  1. Design Features:
  • Durability: Trailer tires are constructed to withstand the unique stresses of towing, including high loads and long periods of inactivity.
  • Tread Pattern: Designed to provide stability and reduced rolling resistance, often featuring a ribbed tread pattern for improved tracking and reduced sway.
  1. Types of Trailer Tires:
  • Bias Ply Tires: Typically cheaper and more resistant to sidewall punctures, but provide a rougher ride.
  • Radial Tires: Offer better stability, smoother ride, and longer tread life but may be more expensive.
  1. Maintenance and Care:
  • Regular Inspection: Check for signs of wear, damage, and proper inflation before each use.
  • Proper Inflation: Maintain the recommended tire pressure to ensure optimal performance and load capacity.
  • Storage: Store in a cool, dry place when not in use to prevent degradation from environmental factors.
  1. Safety Considerations:
  • Weight Distribution: Ensure the trailer is not overloaded and the weight is evenly distributed to prevent tire overload.
  • Replacement: Replace tires when tread wear indicators are visible or if there are signs of significant wear or damage.

Trailer tires are specialized tires designed for use on trailers, typically measuring around 12 inches in diameter with a load range B and a capacity rating of 850 lbs per tire. They are built to handle the specific demands of towing, including supporting heavy loads and providing stability. Regular maintenance and proper load management are essential for ensuring the longevity and safe performance of trailer tires.

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