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Looking at some tires

Will be getting a new set a tires soon for the Ď15 cummins and curious what all I need to look at as far as getting a tire that can handle the weight of the cummins plus any towing I may do. Is the load range all I need to worry about, so long as itís atleast load range E? I certainly donít wanna deal with a sidewall blowing out or getting knots anywhere on it. This is my first foray into buying tires for a diesel.

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E rating doesnít really mean much now a days. If you tow heavy you gotta look at load rating per tire. If you donít tow much than any E rated tire will work. I run nitto ridge grapplers, E rated a little over 4000 per tire. Thatís higher than some of the F rated tires I have seen.


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Load index is what you want to look at when buying tires. Load range is an misleading system that only indicates the ply of the tire and air pressures allowed. Load index actually tells you what the tire can handle. This is just a portion of a load index chart, but it gives you an idea.

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Load Index ---- Load (lbs)

120--------- 3086
121--------- 3197
122--------- 3307
123--------- 3417
124--------- 3527
125--------- 3638
126--------- 3748
127--------- 3858
128--------- 3968
129--------- 4079
130--------- 4189
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Iím also due for a new set of tires on my truck. Iím pretty sure Iíve settled on the new BFG T/A KO2 DT. It has a different tread compound for these heavier diesel trucks and a 50K mile treadwear warranty, which is a first for BFG T/A KO tires. Iíve always had good luck with BFGís and Iím really interested to see how they hold up.
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Truck is used around the farm so it tows a corn header, bean header, and a 3 axle bulk seed tender. No idea what all that weighs. Seed tender is advertised at 6,780 pounds empty with I believe 1,000 pound tongue weight and I wanna say fully loaded it weighs up in the 15k range. Regular tongue pull on all that, no goosenecks
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I got the Toyo Open Country CT. Supposed to be a commercial tire and a sturdier version of the AT. Very happy with them after 11,000 miles. My truck ate up the BFG"s
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Truck is used around the farm so it tows a corn header, bean header, and a 3 axle bulk seed tender. No idea what all that weighs. Seed tender is advertised at 6,780 pounds empty with I believe 1,000 pound tongue weight and I wanna say fully loaded it weighs up in the 15k range. Regular tongue pull on all that, no goosenecks
Avoid the HT tires if you’re trucking around the farm. You need at least an AT tire for that, maybe more depending on your farm conditions.

That said, I’ve run around our KS farm on Toyos and Coopers. Both in the AT variety on 285 75/18 variety. 4000# capacity per tire and decent performance off the gravel. Not great. Decent.

All that said, your towing loads aren’t extreme. Figure out your rear axle weight with those loads and buy a good AT that’ll cover it.


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I’m also due for a new set of tires on my truck. I’m pretty sure I’ve settled on the new BFG T/A KO2 DT. It has a different tread compound for these heavier diesel trucks and a 50K mile treadwear warranty, which is a first for BFG T/A KO tires. I’ve always had good luck with BFG’s and I’m really interested to see how they hold up.
Before you get the BFG’s read about them on the Thuren site. I have them, and also have the death wobble.

https://www.thurenfabrication.com/te...-in-depth.html
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Will be getting a new set a tires soon for the Ď15 cummins and curious what all I need to look at as far as getting a tire that can handle the weight of the cummins plus any towing I may do. Is the load range all I need to worry about, so long as itís atleast load range E? I certainly donít wanna deal with a sidewall blowing out or getting knots anywhere on it. This is my first foray into buying tires for a diesel.


I currently am running the Cooper AT3 XLT Load E. They are awesome, perform great, and quiet on road. The weight per tire is up there and cooper also warranties them I believe for 50-60k. (Dont quote me on that though). Just make sure if your hauling heavy with these or any tire that you set your pressures right or you will create a lot of heat where the sidewall meets the rest of the tire and it will separate especially on a BFG.


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What is the size? Conditions on the farm? Muddy roads and fields or dry hard ground.
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Unsure why everyone keeps overlooking this...........

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It's no fun reading some one else's thread, if we all did that we would only have 3-4 threads to choose from
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