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Dang nabbit a blow out

Discussion in 'Equipment, Tools & Vehicle Pictures' started by hammerstein, Mar 1, 2010.

  1. hammerstein

    hammerstein Senior Member
    Messages: 318

    My Sunday afternoon counting traffic on the side of the highway. Took 4 hours to get tires brought out to me and a tire company to change them and plenty of $$.

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  2. NICHOLS LANDSCA

    NICHOLS LANDSCA PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 4,302

    That sucks, I'm sure you had nothing better to do.:D
     
  3. fireball

    fireball PlowSite.com Veteran
    Messages: 536

    As I always say; "There is no lonelier place in the world than being on the edge of a super highway"
     
  4. 02DURAMAX

    02DURAMAX PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,229

    Recaps????
     
  5. RepoMan207

    RepoMan207 PlowSite Fanatic
    from Maine
    Messages: 5,031

    If it was only that 1 tire.....why didn't you just drive it to the tire shop?
     
  6. mwalsh9152

    mwalsh9152 Senior Member
    Messages: 434

    with the tread flapping like that it would tear the hell out of everything under the truck
     
  7. mdb landscaping

    mdb landscaping Senior Member
    Messages: 823

    Been there done that. Luckily our local mobile tire changer is quite responsive no matter where in the state we are.:mechanic:
     
  8. RepoMan207

    RepoMan207 PlowSite Fanatic
    from Maine
    Messages: 5,031

    Nope, it wouldn't. I must of done it close to a hundred times now. It'll make one heck of a racket, but that's about it. I use to cut away most of the excess if I had to go aways. If you don't have a saw or blade on board, you can back the truck up a bit, get out, yank or stand on the flap, do it again and again until the gator strip pulls away completely, then you can roll on without any noise. Beats sitting on the side of the road for hours on end just to pay through the nose for a tire install. Much cheaper at the shop.
     
  9. hammerstein

    hammerstein Senior Member
    Messages: 318

    Nope there virgins.
     
  10. hammerstein

    hammerstein Senior Member
    Messages: 318

    Rear axle was 19,000 lbs wasn't risking blowing the other one or any damage to the truck or box. Don't know where a tire shop was where I was at and probably not open on a Sunday afternoon anyway. Got 4 new tires delivered on Thursday and they were to be put on this Tuesday, only problem was that's 2 days past their life expectancy.
     
  11. RepoMan207

    RepoMan207 PlowSite Fanatic
    from Maine
    Messages: 5,031

    Yeah, I know. You were just scared :laughing: