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Posted March 17, 2013 - 11:17 AM

Great job on the repair to save your shed. :thumbs:

 

Ryan, You need to contact a few of the independent, (non corporate store) guys that do the road service for truckers and see if they want to buy your tire and wheel stock. I have a friend out here in that business and they have a real hard time find good used tires the truckers who don't want a new tire on a trailer. I think she is paying $90.00 per tire except on the 10.00x 20's, they are a little less. The Bud wheels aren't cheap either, but I don't remember what they bring.

 

You can check on the web for road service guys in your area to call.



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Posted March 17, 2013 - 11:36 AM

Brian, in my area there where 3 main tire businesses that would handle large truck tires, my Dad's company was one of them. We tried to contact the other two, and the company my dad brought the casings to be recaped. Nobody wants anything from us. The only tires we have sold where about 12-14 that Bossman Harry bought. What I really need to do is start calling companies that have large trucks and see if they want to buy anything.
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Posted March 17, 2013 - 11:42 AM

If you can find a few smaller trucking companies around you that do their own service, you might have luck that way. That's a good idea. Do you have any of the chicken production co. up around you, they all take care of their own trucks down here. Or thy some of the stone haulers also. You have a good bit of money just sitting there in those tires and rims. Good Luck Ryan !!



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Posted March 17, 2013 - 12:11 PM

We still have the Rolodex with several hundred companies and business cards so I will have to call around and see if I can get rid of them that way.

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Posted March 17, 2013 - 04:02 PM

I had a portable building that was full of tires too. Then a tree limb fell down and destroyed the canvas. Now I have a skeleton in the field.



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Posted March 18, 2013 - 08:35 AM

Your repairs will gain a few more years of service there! Good idea on the braces!



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Posted March 18, 2013 - 10:54 AM

Loggers like to find decent used tires, as their line of business is kind of expensive with brand new tires sometimes not lasting long due to punctures from sticks & cuts from stones.


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Posted March 18, 2013 - 07:14 PM

Yesterday I got the front and back canvas on, today I got the top on. The top canvas is much tighter then it was before, and not as much slack. I am glad that I have it back together, as we are getting snow again tonight.
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Posted March 18, 2013 - 07:16 PM

Loggers like to find decent used tires, as their line of business is kind of expensive with brand new tires sometimes not lasting long due to punctures from sticks & cuts from stones.


Very true! This reminds me of one time my Dad and I put tires on a backhoe for a family friend (actually Bossman Harry's Dad) and a week later they were all ripped up! He had been using it in a shale out, and those tires where tore up!




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