Originally Posted by twobob
I would prefer thinner profile than mud-grippers for a long trip, couple them with a decent air-compressor allows you to set pressures for sand and mud conditions. Wide tyres create road noise that can be annoying over long distances. Thinner profile brings a lot of lite-truck tyres into play in which there are 10-ply models. I swear by 10-ply, 8 minimum. If you plan a lot of sand driving get a set of bead-lockers.
Did you read the original post? It is a 10 ton truck and he wants to run 385/65R22.5s, with a 4500kg load capacity per tire. 8 or 10 ply lite truck tires are totally inapplicable in his application.
These are 18 ply rated 42.4" tires. Are you suggesting he change rims and get 11R22.5s, which are the same diameter but in 14-18 ply have only a load capacity of 2750-3000kg/tire, maybe insufficient for his load?
And BTW the truck very likely has air brakes so it has a built-in compressor; an air outlet and filler hose are de rigeur.
Unimog U500 w/Unicat
Last edited by m37charlie; 20 Nov 2011 at 06:26.