An official website of the United States government
Here's how you know
A .mil website belongs to an official U.S. Department of Defense organization in the United States.
A lock (lock ) or https:// means you’ve safely connected to the .mil website. Share sensitive information only on official, secure websites.

Home : Articles
Would you stake your life, right now, on the condition of your equipment?
NEWS | April 13, 2023

M1000 HET Semi-trailer: OK to Mix Different Tire Treads

BLUF: Tires with different tread patterns can be used on the M1000 HET semi-trailer as long as they’re the same size.
  Dear Half-Mast,
Our shop has two types of tires for the M1000 HET semi-trailer. Both came with NSN 2530-01-506-5762. They’re the same size but have different tread patterns.
Can these tires be used together on the same trailer?


Dear Sir,
Yes! According to TM 9-2610-200-14 (Sep 05), Operators, Unit, Direct Support and General Support Maintenance For Care, Maintenance Repair and Inspection Of Pneumatic Tires Inner Tubes, tires with different treads can be mixed as long as they’re the same size.
Same size tires? It’s OK to mix different tread patterns
Same size tires? It’s OK to mix different tread patterns
It’s important to note that the TM also states that bias and radial tires should not be mixed.
Half-Mast signature
Want to get better search results faster? 
Click the link below to access our "how to" guide
After entering a keyword, you must hit or click the Search bar/box below for the function to work.
Simply hitting Return won't yield results.
Note about links to archive articles

If you come across a link to a pre-2014 PS Magazine issue or article that uses LOGSA in the web address (URL), use this link instead:
For issues/articles from 2014 and after, click on the Archive/Index tab in the top menu of this website.

BE ADVISED: With the migration to Army365, emails in older articles may still reflect an address. To update, change the domain to