Jump to content
mitchel

Who run mud or all terrain tyres on a tipper

Recommended Posts

1 hour ago, mitchel said:

see my issue is our cabstar is single axle thats why im struggling with load rating

All the old electricity board Land rovers seemed to be on BFG mud terrains - they were largely plated at 3500kg so the tyres must be rated for that sort of load (I would hope!) 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Been running BFG mud terrains on a Landrover 130 tipper for over 15 years, had it way overs it’s limit off road and never had one ‘pop’ !!! They’re pretty bomb proof and will cope with most of the stuff you chuck at them even over 3.5 tonne .

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
see my issue is our cabstar is single axle thats why im struggling with load rating

I was researching this only yesterday for my cabstar. I wonder if some decent winter tyres would make a difference?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
5 hours ago, Barney said:


I was researching this only yesterday for my cabstar. I wonder if some decent winter tyres would make a difference?

Yes a massive difference look at general euro van winter tyres. Very similar patterns to there all terrain and c rated for commercial use. I had them on a cabstar it went further off road than some  4x4s ever do. My yard was always 6inches in mud minimum.

 

I find it highly worrisome some people put incorrect tyres on vehicles and send out subys or employees out with tyres not rated for the purpose. If there accidents and get investigated then there’s further issues for all involved. Get the right vehicle and tyre combo then there’s no issues. 

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Yes a massive difference look at general euro van winter tyres. Very similar patterns to there all terrain and c rated for commercial use. I had them on a cabstar it went further off road than some  4x4s ever do. My yard was always 6inches in mud minimum.
 
I find it highly worrisome some people put incorrect tyres on vehicles and send out subys or employees out with tyres not rated for the purpose. If there accidents and get investigated then there’s further issues for all involved. Get the right vehicle and tyre combo then there’s no issues. 


Thanks for the info will check them out. Where I tip logs this time of year is very greasy and on a slight incline so it takes all my driving skills to pick the right line and not get the cabstar spinning sideways!
  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

The max load rating for a BF Goodrich mud terrain on a 245/17 is approx 1.5 tonne per tyre so across the axle that’s 3 tonne per axle. That should cope with most loading on a 3.5 tonner I’d think ?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

  • Featured Adverts

About

Arbtalk.co.uk is a hub for the arboriculture industry in the UK.  
If you're just starting out and you need business, equipment, tech or training support you're in the right place.  If you've done it, made it, got a van load of oily t-shirts and have decided to give something back by sharing your knowledge or wisdom,  then you're welcome too.
If you would like to contribute to making this industry more effective and safe then welcome.
Just like a living tree, it'll always be a work in progress.
Please have a look around, sign up, share and contribute the best you have.

See you inside.

The Arbtalk Team

Follow us

×

Important Information

We have placed cookies on your device to help make this website better. You can adjust your cookie settings, otherwise we'll assume you're okay to continue.