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Readying for the KW

Discussion in 'Trucks' started by DMiller, Oct 13, 2020.

  1. colson04

    colson04 Senior Member

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    When I was real young, my grandpa used to get the organic solids waste from the local sewage treatment plant to spread on his fields for free. It was almost a slurry and couldn't be spread when they brought it out, so it was dumped on the edge of the field and allowed to dry out over the summer to be spread after harvest. My dad and grandpa swore they've never ate better tomatoes than the volunteer plants that grew off the slurry pile as it dried out.

    That's kind of how it happens around here too. Guys do it, just dont get caught.

    I grew up in a dense residential area around a lake. My neighbor, who's house is 40 ft from my parents, decided to burn a small pile of brush on a large pile of tires instead of pay for disposal. The black plume could be seen for miles. The fire department got called out to extinguish the fire and he got fined heavily for it. Later, he lost the house to foreclosure (650 sq ft POS house on .1 acre lot). My dad bought it and we discovered that partially burnt pile was still on the back edge of his lot, under all sorts of other junk he left.
     
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  2. Willie B

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    My father was Fire Warden. He was a conservationist before the term Environmentalist was used. He went off for training where pollution was a big part of the subject matter. After that, no more burning insulation off copper scrap & no more burning tires. I'd still sneak them under a pile, then sweat it if he came around before or during light up.
    My system works great! I put three tires stacked. Bottom tire gets gasoline, second gets diesel, third gets drain oil. Pile the brush on top. Light up involves throwing a coffee can of gas on it, then a match.

    Years after Dad's death I got a burn permit from the then Fire Warden, a man so contrary he washed with dirt & dried off with water. I was sure he'd refuse me the permit. Instead he granted the permit, & asked if I needed any tires!
     
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  3. Old Doug

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    You must have a different kind of farmer there here no farmer would be caught dead with some ones old used tires on his truck. There are some short haul owners that will use them.
     
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  4. 56wrench

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    I used to buy tire casings from my tire shop with about 30% tread left for my old tandem grain truck. That particular truck never went to town so there was no point putting new tires on it because they would have rotted off long before they wore out
     
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  5. John C.

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    To burn a tire here for any reason would be seen the same as lighting an orphanage on fire. In many parts you aren't allowed to burn brush at all. Clearing contractors have to bring in grinders and then have a place to dispose of the material.
     
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  6. DB2

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    Around here they are taken free as recycling.
    They make bumper curbs as one product.
     
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  7. Truck Shop

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    nothing better than a good sh!tty tomato.
     
  8. Willie B

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    Not to run, to hold plastic on a silage bunk.
     
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    We used to use car tires to hold down plastic on silage. Nobody wants to handle a few hundred truck tires on a hot day;)
     
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  10. farmerlund

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    Not me I don’t run any scabs or recaps. I am a tire snob. I can’t stand miss matched tires.
     
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  11. Truck Shop

    Truck Shop Senior Member

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    That pen & ink I did for you has a two toyo's on the left rear and the rest are dc's with
    one toyo and a continental on the steer.
     
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  12. colson04

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    Just the semi truck tire sidewalls. Seperate the tread fron sidewall, keep sidewall, trash the tread part. They work really well for keeping silage plastic down, and they don't hold foul water. We stack then as we remove from pile, and then use a bale spear to carry them up onto the pile.
     
  13. farmerlund

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    DAD21FB6-CC97-426E-94E6-8B55CB458E18.jpeg D9698BB4-1227-4839-AAEF-01811F49547B.jpeg Pretty sure all the drives are the same. You might have me on the steer tires. Lol
     
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  14. Truck Shop

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    You actually checked,------------lol.
     
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  15. Junkyard

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    I can’t stand mismatched tires either. I seldom run them out either. About 5-6 years is it, especially steers. I don’t buy junk either. For what a failure can cost why take a chance. Around the farm is different but up and down the road I won’t risk it. I will say had the decision been up to me in regard to the tires I sent with Miller I’d have run them longer. I did what I was told, got new and kept them :)
     
  16. Truck Shop

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    I pull trailers and drives on average at 5 to 6/32nds. Steers if wearing straight 8/32nds. Just depends.
     
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  17. suladas

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    Of my 8 drive tires on my dump truck I have 5 different brands, steers are a different brand again. As long as the steers match and the rest are in good shape and reasonably same tread depth I couldn't careless beyond that. Going to be replacing 4 of them within a year or two due to sidewall cracks and will buy all the same, but I don't care if they match what's on there now. I just hope by then prices are back down to like $200/tire for a decent chinese tire.
     
  18. DMiller

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    Been working early of days to stay in the cool in Cut & Buff about got the machine where I will just tolerate the miscellaneous flaws and small rough spots as paint will still look better than the aged rot it had. Had door open airing the dust and late previous day’s heat out as Sun came up, got to looking at the color where believe actually got something right!! The Deep Blue KW Metallic paint code is supposed to do this!!
    Direct to side
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    Off angle to front

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  19. Truck Shop

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    Has pearl in the base. Looks good.
     
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    Looking GOOOOOOOD
     
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