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Taskmaster Tires and Wheels - Tire with Wheel - A15R6WSD Review

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Review of Taskmaster Tires and Wheels A15R6WSD

Today, we're going to take a look at the Taskmaster Provider, ST205 75/R15 radial trailer tire, in a load range D, mounted on this 15 inch white spoke steel wheel, with the six on five and a half bolt pattern. This tire and wheel inaudible 00:00:15 ideal for boat trailers, stock trailers, utility trailers, and even campers. The steel wheel is an eight spoke design. As you can see, it has eight different spokes that goes around the design of the wheel. It's very sturdy and corrosion resistant. The wheel itself goes through a three-step finishing process, which would first include a phosphate zinc bath, then an e-coat primer, and then they do the white powder coat finish on the outside of the wheel, and on the inside, it's lightly e-coated to reduce friction and provide rust resistance with less wiping 00:00:46. This wheel does use the ITR technology, which is improved torque retention.

It's designed to help keep your wheel securely in place on your trailer. They use the uncoated stud holes and they're beveled to give you better clamp force retention. The tire that's mounted on the wheel is a radial design tire. It's constructed with double steel belts, double polyester cords, for a long life. It is great for highway use. They do use nylon tread forming belt overlays on the tire to help prevent tread separation.

This tire is baked tested to ensure that the rubber will hold up over time. They do use tread depth bars like you'll see in your passenger car tires. Every so often, if you look in the groove, you'll see a raised area, looks like a speed bump, goes all the way across, that tread depth bar is at 2/32 tread depth. That's when a tire is officially worn out, so when this tire wears down, and that bar shows straight across, that means your tire is worn out. Just by looking where those tread depth bars are can give you a quick visual indication of how your tread is wearing on the tire. This tire does use a nice automotive grade tread design. It has the siping that's cut into the blocks of the tread.

This is used to channel water away from under the tire, to be able to improve your traction during wet, snowy or even icy conditions. This tire is a special trailer tire design, it does couple the strength of a bias tire with the durable and stability of the radial tire. It is created specifically for trailers, it's not intended for use on any other vehicles. This whole assembly does meet the DOT Department of Transportation specifications, and it will exceed your Federal motor vehicle safety standards. A few specs on this, starting with the wheel. The diameter is 15 inches, and that's measured inside to inside.

If we take a tape measure, and we go inside to inside, right at 15 inch diameter. The width on the wheel is going to be six inches wide. The bolt pattern on this wheel is a six on five and a half inch bolt pattern. If you want to measure the bolt pattern on a wheel that has an even number of lugs, in this case six, you just pick either hole, let's say this one, and you measure from this hole directly across, center to center. If we put a tape measure on that, five and a half inches, so six on five and a half inch bolt patter. It does use a wheel lug size of a half inch by 20. The weight capacity on just the wheel is 2,830 pounds. Pilot hole diameter, it's a large hole here in the center of the wheel, goes over the hub on your trailer, diameter of that opening is right at four and a quarter inches. Now, the tire size, which is stamped on the side wall, going to be ST for special trailer, 205, 75, R15. The R designates its a radial design. Section width on this is eight inches. Overall diameter from the bottom to the top when it's inflated, is 27.2. This tire is a load range D, which means it's an eight ply rated tire, has a maximum load capacity of 2,150 pounds at 65 psi, and they are starting to put a speed rating on trailer tires, now. Speed rating, if you look after the size, you'll see a few numbers and then a letter. The letter M on this one designates that it's an 81 mile per hour speed rating. That should do it for the review on the Taskmaster Provider ST205 75/R15 radial trailer tire in the load range D, on the 15 inch white spoke steel wheel, with the six on five and a half inch bolt pattern.