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High sided cornhusker

Mar 22, 2019 at 06:51 AM CST
does a 88” 45’ long cornhusker pull harder than most wi5h smooth sides
Replied on Fri, Mar 22, 2019 at 07:24 AM CST
it doesn't help however tires play a bigger roll in it
Replied on Fri, Mar 22, 2019 at 10:28 AM CST
you'll lose a little bit of fuel mileage. when I switch from timpte to cornhusker I noticed the mileage loss on windy days the most. otherwise I would never buy anything other than a husker
Replied on Fri, Mar 22, 2019 at 10:28 AM CST
My cornhusker pulls quite a bit easier than my timpte, so I don't personally see any wind drag compared to smooth sides. I think the height above your sleeper is where the drag comes in. My timpte is 84" and 96" wide , the husker is only 75" but is 102" wide and still I get way better fuel economy with the shorter husker
Replied on Fri, Mar 22, 2019 at 02:55 PM CST
Originally Posted by: DONALD KEIFER
Quote: "it doesn't help however tires play a bigger roll in it"

What tires are best?
Replied on Fri, Mar 22, 2019 at 03:36 PM CST
general or Continentals in my eyes uniroyals flat suck had a set on one trailer and it pulled like a led sled and the some super singles aint to bad got pros and cons Michelin ur just paying for name though
Replied on Fri, Mar 22, 2019 at 05:01 PM CST
Firestone FT 491 seem to work pretty good for me so far. You don't want a deep treaded tire on a hopper, it will start cupping out and you won't get very many miles out of them. Done this twice with deep tread. Didn't have very good luck with Continental or Generals either.
Replied on Sat, Mar 23, 2019 at 12:29 PM CST
Originally Posted by: DALE HOERNER
Quote: "Firestone FT 491 seem to work pretty good for me so far. You don't want a deep treaded tire on a hopper, it will start cupping out and you won't get very many miles out of them. Done this twice with deep tread. Didn't have very good luck with Continental or Generals either."

ya but you know as well I do ever truck/trailer is different....can have same exact truck or trailer parked side by side one may like Firestone one may like Bridgestone
Replied on Sat, Mar 23, 2019 at 07:47 PM CST
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My 2 cents is the only tire made is michelin. Ever hear people talk about tires they always compare other brands to michelin.
Replied on Mon, Mar 25, 2019 at 08:07 AM CST
Originally Posted by: PETE WENGER
Quote: "My 2 cents is the only tire made is michelin. Ever hear people talk about tires they always compare other brands to michelin."

ya well it's like buying a peterbilt u only pay for the name
Replied on Mon, Mar 25, 2019 at 08:07 AM CST
Its all about having the proper air pressure...and having your trailer going staight down the road...ever align your axles on your trailer? Or something as easy as having plenty of grease on your 5th wheel...one tire manufacturer compaired to the next is all about preference..just like you have ford guys..chevy guys ..they will both tell you the other is junk..but theirs is best..and cupping tires are from running empty or bad shocks..
Replied on Mon, Mar 25, 2019 at 08:07 AM CST
Originally Posted by: DONALD KEIFER
Quote: "ya but you know as well I do ever truck/trailer is different....can have same exact truck or trailer parked side by side one may like Firestone one may like Bridgestone"

Firestone is owned by bridgestone..so many models are the same tire..
Replied on Mon, Mar 25, 2019 at 03:42 PM CST
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Originally Posted by: DONALD KEIFER
Quote: "ya well it's like buying a peterbilt u only pay for the name"

I do like my peterbilt to. And when it gives mud or bad weather I'll politely wave as I pass you by. Not all tires are created equal (or trucks). As far as rolling resistance I'm sure other brands have come a long way. But there is still a huge difference in rubber compounds.
Replied on Sun, Mar 31, 2019 at 12:18 PM CST
If you change the tire your self bfgoodrich good lasting tire and easy to take off and put back on with good king pipins all tires should easy last a year