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Old 10-06-2015, 09:39 AM   #11
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Skidding on tandem axles has been around for a long time. In 40,000 miles on the marathons on the 19. I can see about 1/32 nd difference on tread depth on the right rear where I do most of my skidding off that "corner". Due to habit and the setup I have for storage. On farm and utility tractors you can separate the right and left wheel brakes and put the tractor in spots not to be believed. This relies on twisting around on one tire as a locked pivot, sure it wears some rubber off, but it gets the job done. And it leaves some skid marks, sometimes two.
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Old 10-06-2015, 10:08 AM   #12
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I will be doing this a lot over the years and wonder what to do to minimize the impact.
I have the old school 4 wheel drive with locking hubs and I get the same scrubbing and sometimes squealling and such.
But never in the rain.
Maybe try putting a little water on the driveway or part of the driveway and seeing if it is enough of a lubricant to stop the marks.
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Skidding on tandem axles has been around for a long time. In 40,000 miles on the marathons on the 19. I can see about 1/32 nd difference on tread depth on the right rear where I do most of my skidding off that "corner". Due to habit and the setup I have for storage. On farm and utility tractors you can separate the right and left wheel brakes and put the tractor in spots not to be believed. This relies on twisting around on one tire as a locked pivot, sure it wears some rubber off, but it gets the job done. And it leaves some skid marks, sometimes two.
Pivoting on a locked tire is not quite like skidding a tire sideways, but I agree it's another example of a maneuver which involves skidding to turn tighter than would otherwise be possible, at the expense of tire tread. A wheeled skid-steer loader (such as a Bobcat) demonstrates both sideways skidding due to the wheels not steering, and pivoting around a locked tire if the operator chooses to do that... and they leave lots of skid marks. The tires are built to do this, but not inexpensively if you do it on pavement.

If your parking area is asphalt the marks are not so noticeable, and if it is graveled the tires won't care much at all... and you can rake away the marks!
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