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Old 09-11-2016, 02:51 PM   #21
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When we took our 2016 Wildcat on its first shakedown weekend after pickin up at the dealer, I noticed that all the rear crunch cushions were bounced down to the floor when I arrived. Repacked them back in the couch at camp and then headed home. Once home noticed they all bounced off again and it was a short 100 mile trip! Few weeks later had it back at the dealer for a short list of warranty fixes (nothing major and all were fixed). I asked to have the alignment and balance checked while they had it. They took to a nearby Discount Tire chain store and had the 4 tires balanced. Amazing! Couch cushions now stay on the couch even after thousands of miles towing.

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Old 09-11-2016, 02:58 PM   #22
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If your farm utilities are tagged and used on the roads at higher speeds, yes, you DO need them balanced. I grew up on farms in Vermont,,,,,and if they weren't taken up to higher speeds, no need to balance them. ....But you're pushing your luck if you take them up to higher speeds without balancing. I speak from my personal experiences.

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Old 09-11-2016, 03:08 PM   #23
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Farm trailers aren't driven on the road very much. Besides they don't get tags or have the lights working. So why should they balance the wheels, cost to much

I think you're thinking of a hay wagon. We always balance trailer tires.
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Old 09-11-2016, 04:33 PM   #24
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Really...they don't around here. You should see some of the live stock trailers here. I back off a couple of hundred feeling is they probably don't have brakes either
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Old 09-11-2016, 05:26 PM   #26
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I have read in the forums that the typical tire shop uses the center hole in the wheel to mount it on the balance machine. Supposedly the hole in trailer wheels may not be concentric with the rim thus throwing off the whole balancing operation. There is an adapter that centers the wheel with the lug nuts but is apparently difficult to find. I have no idea if this is true or not, it's just something I have read.

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Old 09-11-2016, 05:32 PM   #27
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As I've said a couple of times on other threads, "for every solution, there is a problem". They've been balancing tires using the center hole for years and years, the center hole is punched/formed at the same time as the stud holes.
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Old 09-11-2016, 07:07 PM   #28
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If anything rotates,"Balance It"! Vibration is a Killer! Youroo!!
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Old 09-11-2016, 07:53 PM   #29
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Does FR balance them at the factory? I don't recall seeing any balance weights on the new tires.
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Old 09-11-2016, 08:05 PM   #30
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This has gotten me thinking...scary.
I am driving 1000+ miles on the way back from pick-up. I should prolly make sure they are balanced or get them done. Good idea?

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