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    What's the best tyres for pulling weight off road?

    Hi all.

    Here's the trailer that I'm pulling with my two kids in:


    My stock tyres are ok but when I went into the woods with it yesterday they seem to be struggling with any dry dirt.
    I'm intending to add some weight to the summit so I can get the power down better but was wondering which you guys rated the best:
    Proline badlands
    Proline big joe's
    Proline trenchers

    Cheers

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    IMO, nothing beats Pro line Trenchers! They're great!
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    I'd go with the badlands. I pull my daughter in a wagon with my modified slash 4x4 that has Badlands SC tires. They get better grip when pulling off-road than the trenchers do.

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    The Badlands might have a more aggressive tread, but Trenchers have ALOT more surface area. Just food for thought.
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    The badlands do look like they would dig in for better grip off road.

    Whichever tyres I choose will be strictly for off road, they will never see Tarmac or gravel.

    Any other makes considered, just tell me what you think is best for the job

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    Big joes may be worth a look or even mashers The big joes are wide and look like a pretty aggressive tread.



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    Quote Originally Posted by jamann View Post
    Big joes may be worth a look or even mashers The big joes are wide and look like a pretty aggressive tread.



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    Not too keen on the mashers, I think a block tread type of tyre would be more efficient.
    I'm in the uk and can't get any big joes anywhere.
    I think I might be settling for the trenchers as they look to have a good write up

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    My Trenchers have lasted ten times longer than my Badlands and it wheelies easier with the Trenchers so there must be more traction.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mark Ball View Post
    My Trenchers have lasted ten times longer than my Badlands and it wheelies easier with the Trenchers so there must be more traction.
    That sounds sweet to me, I've found some pre-mounted 1/2" offset trenchers in stock so I'll order them later

    Thanks all

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    You will be happy with the trenchers... very happy.
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    Go for a set of mudslingers. These out performed my new trenchers in every way. Especially in loose dirt. Stuff I used to have issues climbing before and would have to lock up ran up them no lockers with ease and then some. And with the additional weight of the tire it keeps the truck planted. And they can be mounted on a stock set of summit rims no problem.
    I hated my trenchers right from the first run not even a week old before I orderd new

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    How are you connecting to the trailer? That looks fun... I've got a wagon a lot like it.
    What broke, uh, needs upgrading now?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Crock View Post
    Go for a set of mudslingers. These out performed my new trenchers in every way. Especially in loose dirt. Stuff I used to have issues climbing before and would have to lock up ran up them no lockers with ease and then some. And with the additional weight of the tire it keeps the truck planted. And they can be mounted on a stock set of summit rims no problem.
    I hated my trenchers right from the first run not even a week old before I orderd new
    Thanks for the input mate, I've got some trenchers on the way.
    If they don't last then I'll go for the slingers

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    Quote Originally Posted by OlorinTharkun View Post
    How are you connecting to the trailer? That looks fun... I've got a wagon a lot like it.
    I used some 5mm thick alloy box section. I cut an angled piece out and with a bit of filing it slots up perfect behind my rpm bumper bracket.
    I popped a 3mm button head bolt through the rpm mount and into the alloy to keep it in place.
    The ball is a baja 5b turn buckle ball and the rod end is a losi 5T shock shaft end.
    I just welded an M6 bolt to the shaft on the trailer and jobs a good un


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    Thanks. That looks like a lot of fun! I assume you're using low gear when pulling it?
    What broke, uh, needs upgrading now?

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    Yes I am, hopefully the 775 will give up soon so I can go to the dewalt lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by kinger View Post
    I used some 5mm thick alloy box section. I cut an angled piece out and with a bit of filing it slots up perfect behind my rpm bumper bracket.
    I popped a 3mm button head bolt through the rpm mount and into the alloy to keep it in place.
    The ball is a baja 5b turn buckle ball and the rod end is a losi 5T shock shaft end.
    I just welded an M6 bolt to the shaft on the trailer and jobs a good un

    Nice bit of work there,I like that.
    Clean looks like it belongs there.


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    Quote Originally Posted by jamann View Post
    Nice bit of work there,I like that.
    Clean looks like it belongs there.


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    Cheers mate, I've been out lids of times since it been fitted and it doesn't get in the way at all
    I went out for a 2hr walk with my 2 daughters today, it tired my youngest one out lol

    My other intention for the trailer is to pull my losi

    Then I got bored an made a tow hitch for the losi, I don't know how the trailer will handle at 40mph pmsl

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    She's looking good now

    I'll try and go for a test run tomorrow

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    I'm running the original Trenchers, those appear to be the Trencher X. Looks like a much better tire for pulling than my Trenchers. Tell us how they perform
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    Yes they are the trencher X mounted on 1/2" offset desperado's, I'll take my daughter out for a pull along tomorrow

    I added around 0.8KG of weight to the front last night and it pulled that trailer so much better today, didn't need the lockers at all

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    Well impressed with the trenchers they'll be even better when they soften up a touch

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    Check out these tires


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