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Joined: 28 Jan 2014
Posts: 180

Location: San Antonio,texas

PostPosted: Sun Jan 10, 2016 1:55 am    Post subject:  Reply with quote

My taskmasters have had only a minor problem,which was when I had to pull a tight u-turn while loaded some tread rubbed off while at the same time nothing happened to my Carlisle's.Seems like the rubber is softer on them.
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Joined: 09 Sep 2014
Posts: 265

Location: Palmetto, FL

PostPosted: Thu Jun 08, 2017 5:35 pm    Post subject: Re: Provider Tires Reply with quote

Lee wrote:
Hope you are still having good luck with the Provider tires Swamp. I switched to these last fall after the Gladiators that came on the LoadMax trailer began coming apart or blowing. I have been very satisfied with these tires, and see no evidence of unusual wear. Trailer dealer in Utah recommended them, and glad he did.

Looks like I missed this awhile back ...

Yeah, overall I'd say they served me well for 10ply rubber..  I don't have an exact mile count as I would just swap them in one at a time as the triangles or other roadside crap tires I was forced to buy blew to smithereens..  I'd say the longest lasting one probably has 70-80k miles.  There is actually still 4 of them on the wagon.  Great thing about them was they were relatively cheap, & not a single one of them (so far) has blown out.  The flaw with the Provider was they seemed to break belts.  I'd notice a patch of tread on the tire would start to go bald.  When it hit the magical 2 32nds mark in that spot, off they went.  At this point I was just glad I had a tire that would at least stay in one piece..

I really wanted to buy some American made Goodyears, but where I've found them they are just priced too high..  

Most everyone I talk to raves about 14plys for the 16" wheel as being the best, so that's the direction I'm taking for now..  Got 2 Samson gl285t's the other day.  Regroovable, all steel, 235/80r16, 3970lbs single & 3525lbs dual, 14plys @ 105psi for $116 a pop including FET..  I'll be putting these on hopefully 2 at a time, side by side as I run a dually trailer..

So far they look awesome.  Even empty you can really see how they have no sidewall bulge compared to the 10plys on the axle in front of them..  Who knows, if they hold up as well as I hope, I may get to buy a  regrooving iron & learn a new skill.!!

I'm probably somewhere, working very hard on something...
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