Replacement 4.80/4.00-8 Bias Trailer Tire for a Log Splitter

Question:

i need to replace tires on my log splitter. the tires are old probably 20 years old. they are marked kendra 4.80/4.00-8 k-371 t-8-066m 2 p. r. high speed trailer tire DOT k3a3 k08 301. is this tire the replacement tire?

Expert Reply:

The size on Kenda K371 bias trailer tire # AM10004 would match your current tires, but the weight capacity might be a bit much for your application. The 2 P.R., or 2 ply rating, on the current tire indicates that it is a load range A, while the # AM10004 is a load range C, rated at 760 lbs at 90psi. You would need to check the side of the current tire for the actual weight rating on it.

Although the # AM10004 would fit your wheel, you would have a stiffer ride on your trailer due to the increased load range and psi from A to C. Unless you were switching out other trailer components to increase the overall axle capacity, I would recommend going with a load range B, the lightest we current offer. Tire # AM30000 would be the appropriate 4.80/4.00-8 tire for your application, and would be closer to your current tire weight rating. The # AM30000 tire is rated to 590 lbs at 60 psi.

I am including links to our tire and wheel FAQs if you need them for reference.

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