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WHAT SIZE DRIVE TIRES YOU RUNNING ON YOUR LIVESTOCK RIG?
Posted Thu, Oct 21 2010 07:44 PM CST
MIKE LITWILLER
MIKE LITWILLER
BADGER, IA
515-570-8757

Posts: 6

I'm gonna be hauling pretty much all hogs and have heard 24.5's are better for running alot of gravel roads getting into these sites and stuff. most of you all are cow hauling I know but just curious what your preferences are. If you do run 24.5's are you running the talls instead of the lo pros?

Thanks for any feedback!

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Posted Fri, Oct 22 2010 02:42 PM CST
BOBBY WEST
WEST CATTLE CO.
LOWELL, OH
740-517-3423

Posts: 37
I run low pro 24.5's on truck and trailers. Works good all around for me. REPLY REPLY WITH QUOTE
Posted Fri, Oct 22 2010 07:15 PM CST
DUDEN TRUCKING L.L.C.
AINSWORTH, NE
402-376-6130

Posts: 20
Your truck was spec. with a tire that will get you the best mpg and power to the ground. Don't screw with it!!!! REPLY REPLY WITH QUOTE
Posted Sun, Oct 24 2010 10:12 AM CST
TOM STEWART
STEWART BROS. LAND & CATTLE
TULELAKE, CA
530-664-2356

Posts: 3

I agree, Don't mess with the factory size on the truck. My truck runs lo-pro 22.5s and climbs the hills great. The trailer has 11r22.5s. The only issue I ran into was getting the trailer level, my truck sits much lower than what the trailer was made for. I ended up raising the 5th wheel 2" with steel bar stock. A little heavy, but solved the problem. (my merritt only had 9" clearance in the front) This and a little tweeking to the air suspension got me level and up to 13".
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Posted Sun, Oct 24 2010 08:35 PM CST
MIKE LITWILLER
MIKE LITWILLER
BADGER, IA
515-570-8757

Posts: 6
thanks for the comments, I'm gonna stick with 22.5's. I just bought the truck and its got 4 steers on the drives. i was trying to figure out whether i wanted to swap all 8 out for 24.5 or just replace the 4- 22.5 for now.
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