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Mar 30, 2021 at 05:37 PM CST
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How many of you run super singles on flat beds trailers pro's and con's

Replied on Thu, Apr 01, 2021 at 05:14 PM CST
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I had super singles on my truck a few years ago and when one of them blew out (I was on a very narrow section of I-44 in Tulsa, OK) I had to stop right then and there; Struggled to go maybe about 100 fet or so to get to where there was barely a roadside shoulder...

Replied on Fri, Apr 02, 2021 at 07:42 AM CST

I run singles on both my truck and trailer, for the weight savings only, pulling a hopper, paid by the ton. I always check the tractor tires for pressure and the trailer uses an auto fill system. Considering a tire monitoring system for the tractor.

Replied on Fri, Apr 02, 2021 at 09:39 AM CST

Not on a flatbed, BUT I've run them a a spread axle walking floor for about fifteen years. To it right requires extra attention. Tire pressure, wheel bearing adjustment, etc. Zero off set rims would be best on the trailer. I'm a Michelin man but in recent years I have found them maybe too soft. Started chewing them up on the front axle like you ran them across a cheese grader. I have a dump/lift on that axle and I'm very careful turning. I went to a different brand for that axle for now. Rear axle wore beautifully to about 200,000 miles.

A Tire Monitoring System is one of the best investments I've ever made.

Replied on Fri, Apr 02, 2021 at 09:39 AM CST
I am considering them for the weight savings my truck are sometimes a little over weight or are pushing the limit really hard but I am not sure what kind of trouble it would be finding replacement on the road
Replied on Fri, Apr 02, 2021 at 10:10 AM CST
Quote: "I am considering them for the weight savings my truck are sometimes a little over weight or are pushing the limit really hard but I am not sure what kind of trouble it would be finding replacement on the road"

Saves about 100 pounds per wheel position vesus 22.5 lo pro duals on aluminum wheels. Check around on the availibility. They are fairly common. Invest in the tire monitor. I haven't had a tire problem on the road in years.

Replied on Sat, Apr 03, 2021 at 10:23 PM CST
Yes all 3 of my trailers have the tire monitor on them
Replied on Tue, Apr 06, 2021 at 07:38 AM CST
What monitoring system are you buying? Art Pfluger
Replied on Tue, Apr 06, 2021 at 09:47 AM CST
Quote: "What monitoring system are you buying? Art Pfluger"

Doran.

Replied on Tue, Apr 06, 2021 at 04:19 PM CST
How many axles or tires are monitored? Approx cost? Art Pfluger
Replied on Wed, Apr 07, 2021 at 05:36 AM CST
Quote: "How many axles or tires are monitored? Approx cost? Art Pfluger"

Don't hold me to it, maybe 32 tires... I've had mine for 4 years or so. If I remember right, around $700.00. That was for 10 tires. I run wide-singles. It has an antenna you mount to the rear cross member on the tractor to help pick up the sensors on the trailer. I have replaced the antenna and the monitor each one time. I think I solved the problems that caused the failures prematurely.

I'm happy enough with it. Knowing shit happens and the next brand may or may not be any better. We'll see. I had an inflation system on a few trailers. Had a few problems there too. Personally I like the monitor better. Surely a combination of the two would be best.

Replied on Thu, Apr 08, 2021 at 02:26 PM CST

Art,

Are you still looking for Road King shocks? I have a set on a "builder truck" I'm working on.

Replied on Fri, Apr 09, 2021 at 07:30 AM CST
Is road king still in business
Replied on Fri, Apr 09, 2021 at 09:40 AM CST
Quote: "Is road king still in business"

Yes, but no more heavy duty commercial vehicle products.
Replied on Sat, Apr 10, 2021 at 11:06 AM CST
Yes I would still like a few road kings to tear into. We build race car shocks and have a dyno for them. Would like to see if we can access seals and stuff from some of our suppliers to see if we can rebuild them Art Pfluger