Thanks for the great information & contacts.
Congratulations btw on taking the plunge and starting your F550 flatbed project. I know you’ve been wanting to for a while, so It’s great that now you can start to play.
Let us know if we can help at all.
What do you think about maybe running the Hutch wheels setup as duallies? 6800lb * 6 wheels = 40,000lb+
We lose the ease of access to the inners, and the tracking challenges, but at least the load is better distributed (i.e. lower PSI on the ground) and we get the advantages of the bolt-togethers.
You’re right, I could always use tire irons / “tyre pliers“. But the thought of trying to pry one of those MPT’s off the rim using nothing but elbow grease is not particularly attractive. – Especially in the extreme heat/cold/rain/etc.
Of course, we’ll be carrying two mounted spares, so that will always be the first step…