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Old 09-02-2013, 08:59 AM   #15
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Forget the math guys. It's just a dumb idea. Think of the liability if something goes wrong. And it will.
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Old 09-02-2013, 09:05 AM   #16
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I know it's a different animal, but my company bought a few tractors with super singles on them,,, (single axles) and they are Terrible !! VERY dangerous to drive on wet road !! I wouldn't have those on anything even if you paid me. Not a one of our drivers I have talked to liked them. Our company has gone back to buying duals. They hydroplane at nothing.... And it felt like riding on a bowl of jello... Please rethink that .
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Old 09-02-2013, 09:12 AM   #17
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IMHO, these tires are not a problem at all. People always have unfounded fear and make rash comments when they don't have the experience to make an educated evaluation.

These tires provide a better ride, they cost less, they provide improved fuel economy. They are becoming the exclusive choice by many trucking companies.
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Old 09-02-2013, 03:34 PM   #18
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Having blow a super single I can tell you it's no problem. Just drove to shoulder and wait for repair truck to bring another. One problem we have had with some divers is not stopping soon enough,( trying to get off the interstate rather than parking on the shoulder) is they chew up the wheel. You are then going to buy a wheel and a tire. As far as hydroplaning I find the no better or worse than duals. The traction in snow is unbeatable, with the large foot print I cruise right on by while duals are chaining up. Weight savings is about 400 LBS per axle and checking tire pressure is a joy not having to get on your knees and find the inside valve stem. Most truck drivers hate change and will find any excuse to dislike anything new!
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Old 09-02-2013, 06:14 PM   #19
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I but single rear tires on my 2001, Alpine almost four years ago and I am happy with my decision. I have a softer ride in the rear, I picked up a 1/2 mile per gallon, lost almost 300lbs of unsprung weight, my rear disc breaks run cooler. I cannot put enough miles on to wear them out. So far I have found no draw backs converting to a single rear wheel.
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Old 09-04-2013, 08:52 PM   #20
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I followed a tanker truck about 30 miles today. Both truck and trailer had super-single tires. The first thing that hit me was how quiet it was. I don't think the super singles on the tanker trailer were as wide as duals.
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