Wheels and Tires: Flatbed Trailers

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There are many questions when it comes to the wheels and tires of flatbed trailers. No matter the style of flatbed trailer, we have you covered! Below are the answers to some of the most frequently asked questions.

Can Wheels Be Matched to My Tow Vehicle?

Yes, wheels can be matched to the tow vehicle. In fact, it is highly recommended to match the wheels so that the vehicle spare will work on the trailer and vice versa. The standard available bolt patterns are 5/4.5, 5/5, and 6/5.5. For vehicles that are different standards, custom machined wheel adapters can be used to match the pattern. A corrective wheel adapter is required for wheels that have a backspacing of 4.5″ or greater, or the center hole of the wheel is less than 2.65″.

What Size Tires Can Be Fitted?

Depending on the rim size, you will want to use a tire designed for that exact size. Rims that are 15 inches uses the size 7.00-15LT. Thus, a need a 15 inch rim is needed because it is a 15 inch wheel.

What Kind of Maintenance is Required?

Periodic maintenance is required for all parts of the wheels and tires on flatbed trailers. This includes critical maintenance of the wheel bearing and hub one a year or ever y 12,000 miles, whichever comes first. The owner’s manual should include a service schedule for your trailer.

Where Can I Find Out More Information?

Contact us today for more information regarding wheels and tires for flatbed trailers.

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  1. Your tips for periodic maintenance for wheels and tires on flatbed trailers will be very helpful to know. Since I’m getting one pretty soon, I’ll need to know how to maintain it. Performing maintenance for them every year or every 12,000 miles seems like good advice to make sure that they remain in good condition. Thanks for the tips!

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