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Owner Operator Loves his RR150s on the Spread Axle

Posted by Donnie Streiff on May 7, 2019 8:51:52 AM

Minnesota owner operator Larry Vandenplas Googled "best spread axle tire" and read about an Alabama dealer extolling the virtues of the Double Coin RR150.

Vandenplas, who owns LVP Trucking in Ham Lake, MN, put a set on the flat bed Larry Vandenplas with sontrailer he uses to haul building product machines throughout the region about seven months ago.

"Nothing is going to touch that tire, particularly at that price," he noted when he visited the Double Coin booth with his son at the recent Mid America Trucking Show. "I have about 30,000 miles on them and you can't even tell they have been used."

Vandenplas has been in the trucking business for 30 years, so he knows what he's talking about when it comes to tires. "For spread axles, you need a tire that resists scrubbing, which the RR150 does beautifully."

For spread axle trailers – three-axle trailers and the like – you have an axle position that undergoes significantly more lateral force that can produce high amounts of abrasion on the shoulder. 

ed_westmorelandWhen longtime Alabama tire dealer Ed Westmoreland says the Double Coin RR150 is "probably the best spread axle tire in the industry," you can take it to the bank . . . he's been selling tires for more than 50 years now.

"The Double Coin RR150 is extremely durable on the spread axle," Westmoreland says. "The Bridgestone R196 is a good tire but it does not last asDouble_Coin_RR150.jpg long as the RR150 and it costs about 75 percent more."

The all-position RR150 (pictured to the right) has a 5-rib tread design with wide shoulders that provide an excellent defense against shoulder scrubbing and nice even wear through the tread life.

A deep 19/32” original tread depth also contributes to long original tread life. 

Learn more about the RR150

RR150 specs-1We appreciate Larry coming by our booth to share his experiences and wish him much success in the years ahead.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Topics: reducing irregular wear, customer testimonials

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