Whenever you buy a used bus, don't trust used bus tires and
never use recaps
in the front.
The popular sizes for buses are 11R22.5, 12R22.5, and some bus
owners use truck tires that are 11R or 12R 24.00s.
Firestone seems to be the
leader in the bus tire industry, partially because they lease tires to fleet
owners. A lease arrangement means a company rep actually measures the tires
monthly and bills the company for the amount of tire used that month. However,
this is only good for someone who owns 50-60 buses.
When you buy tires, there
are many good outlets and manufacturers: Goodyear, Firestone, Bridgestone,
Don't forget when ordering tires, you have two major
manufacturers of rims in this country.
One is a Bud Rim also called a Stud Pilot wheel and the other is a Hub Pilot
New Jersey Transit buses have the center Hub Pilot rim system.