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Posted: 01/27/12 07:58pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

JoeChiOhki wrote:

I've seen them in commercial use predominately with fuel haulers around here. Sauvie Island is near the big terminals where the fuel tankers come in and gets distributed to the local stations. It's about 30% of the trucks I've seen have been converted to super singles, but only on the main pulling rig for the most part, though I do see the occasional trailer.


It may vary by region quite a bit too.....here in the Denver area it seems generally more common to see super singles on the trailers-only (at least for me) as opposed to the trucks-only.....and seeing singles at all is still fairly rare.

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Posted: 01/27/12 08:10pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I will keep my Rickson 19.5 tires and rims over any of these super singles.

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Posted: 01/27/12 08:13pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Almost all of the concrete trucks here run super singles to access construction sites better , also many dump trucks . They are proving hard to come by for 3500 trucks with a proper weight rating. Lots of after market bling but but not much capacity .


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Posted: 01/27/12 08:18pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Bigfootchevy wrote:

I will keep my Rickson 19.5 tires and rims over any of these super singles.

Paul


19.5's are great for over the road , not so good for off the road. It's a question of the right tool for the job .

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JoeChiOhki wrote:

I've seen them in commercial use predominately with fuel haulers around here. Sauvie Island is near the big terminals where the fuel tankers come in and gets distributed to the local stations. It's about 30% of the trucks I've seen have been converted to super singles, but only on the main pulling rig for the most part, though I do see the occasional trailer.
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Fuel tankers load to the maximum weight that can be carried.
Eight super singles lighter than sixteen regular tires and rims = more productivity.

I did not like super singles as they would wander side to side in the grooves the highway asphalt formed by regular tires.


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Posted: 01/27/12 10:37pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I see them more and more around here too...

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The low porfile of these tires makes me think they would have a much rougher ride vs the taller NORMAL tires we'd have on duallys & I heard some states are now requiring super singles because they cause less harm to the hwy surface than the very heavy 18 wheelers with duals I'm sure we've all been on some road where you can the the groves caused by this?

interesting thread though.


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I've never heard of a state requiring truckers to have super singles. That would pretty much eliminate interstate trucking through that state, since such a very small percentage of trucks and trailers have super singles. I bet there are zero states that require trucks to have super singles.


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Thats just what I've heard, & that more states are joining that movement...
Just something I've heard.

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Some States are encourageing the use of super singles in the transport industry (easier on the highways) but no law requireing them at least not yet in the western States.

California is implementing a law where highway transport trucks will be required to use a low rolling resistant rated tire, and aerodynamic skirts between the truck tamdems (tires) and the trailer tamdems.

I have seen pictures of a factory prototype super single one ton dually from one of the big three, I will look around hopefully I can run aross it again and post it.

In Europe dual wheels are a thing of the past for highway transport trucks.

* This post was edited 01/28/12 08:41am by bcbigfoot *


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