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Old 30 August 2007, 17:18   #11
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Surely the agressive tread pattern is only needed if you are driving or braking the wheel?


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Old 30 August 2007, 17:21   #12
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In sand a bald tyre or a slick is much better than treaded ones. Of course PC Plod wouldn't understand that!!!
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Old 30 August 2007, 17:22   #13
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Surely the agressive tread pattern is only needed if you are driving or braking the wheel?


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true, more choice in knobblies as there are lots of quads that use 'em.
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Old 30 August 2007, 17:25   #14
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Why not fit a wide section road tyre instead?
The flat tread would do a better job of spreading the load evenly (larger contact patch) than the rounded section profile of those off-road knobblies
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Convert to a Transit stud pattern and use twin normal wheels.
Assuming you have enough stud axle length to accomodate the massive offset.

OR
Use normal road wheels, but mount in front and behind them a set of wider Off road wheels/tyres, but lifted up about 2 or 3 inches. These could be bolted direct to the trailer with no suspension.
On the road, only the road wheels will be in contact with the surface. - Legal.
On the soft stuff the road wheels will only sink in a couple of inches before the 4 wider wheels take over and spread the load.

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Use normal road wheels, but mount in front and behind them a set of wider Off road wheels/tyres, but lifted up about 2 or 3 inches. These could be bolted direct to the trailer with no suspension.
On the road, only the road wheels will be in contact with the surface. - Legal.
On the soft stuff the road wheels will only sink in a couple of inches before the 4 wider wheels take over and spread the load.
Some of the farmers here use that concept on agricultural trailers, to spread the load on soft ground (of which there is plenty around these parts). Never tried it but apparently it works well...
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