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#16 cookiemonster OFFLINE  

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Posted February 28, 2012 - 09:15 AM

Nice tractors. Unfortunately, that price is about right.

Have you considered watching CL for another set of wheels and putting your turf/chains on a spare set of wheels. Chains work better with turf tires anyway.

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Posted February 28, 2012 - 09:27 AM

Those are pretty nice looking tires! Honestly $76 / tire isn't a bad price at all these days! Try pricing the Carlisle's. At our local TSC they're running $89 / tire.

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Posted February 28, 2012 - 09:49 AM

Congratulations on the new tires. They are nice looking tires.

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Posted February 28, 2012 - 10:38 AM

I guess you will know soon enough if you need fluid in the tires. Those are some pretty good size logs and will be a real test depending on the terrain you have to drag over.
My brother has bar treads on his 420 without fluid(he does have wheel weights front and back) and gets along pretty well.

I bet that JD Crawler in the picture handles the logs well!

Edited by JD DANNELS, February 28, 2012 - 10:39 AM.


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Posted February 28, 2012 - 11:32 AM

I guess you will know soon enough if you need fluid in the tires. Those are some pretty good size logs and will be a real test depending on the terrain you have to drag over.
My brother has bar treads on his 420 without fluid(he does have wheel weights front and back) and gets along pretty well.

I bet that JD Crawler in the picture handles the logs well!


I don't pull anything other than a yard wagon with the 140 I don't want to overwork it it just mainly to haul small loads. When I have a mass amount that's when the heavy equip comes in and your mistaken that's a cat d4 in the pic.

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Posted February 28, 2012 - 11:35 AM

Went out this morning and cut a little wood and as I said there are some steep hills to travel on. Well it did pretty decent I think I will be adding fluid back to the tires though it slipped a few times had to back down and try at a angle but one I add fluid I don't think it will have any problems

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Posted February 28, 2012 - 11:43 AM

In that case you should have no problem at all.

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Posted March 03, 2012 - 07:18 AM

152 bucks for a couple lawn mower tires.... thats insane. I need a set for the 520h and am not looking forward to buying them. On the other hand they do look great. Tractor looks good to.

My tire guy quoted me $100 EACH for some AG 23 x 8.50 x 12s the other day and $50 ea. for turfs.

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Posted March 03, 2012 - 07:41 AM

Nice looking tires. The prices are high and it comes as a shock if you buy a tractor to restore and it needs 4 new ones. Sometimes you can find sets of wheels/tires on ebay or kijiji for a good price. I'm looking for a set for my 314. I wish we could get rim guard here for weight but the last time I checked it wasn't available up here.

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Posted March 03, 2012 - 08:07 AM

$152.00 for a pair? Wish I could have gotten mine for that.

I recently bought a Bolens 1886 with a FEL on it that had one virtually new Carlisle turf-saver on the front, one turf-saver the was old and leaking on the other side, and unmatched, weather cracked, almost worn out turf tires on the rear.

I just put some ATV tires (CST Anclas) on the rear, and they were just under $200.00, plus $30.00 to get them mounted with new metal valve stems, and another $70.00 or so for the Rim Guard. I also got a new Carlisle Turf-Saver for the front, but forget what it cost.

Of course those rears are 26-12-12 tires which seem to be priced higher than the smaller tires, and at 20-8-10, the fronts are as large as a lot of the newer tractor's rears.

I'm very happy with the traction, so I guess that the $300.00+ was worth it, but sure wish it would have been a bit cheaper.

At least I should never have to put tires on it again :p

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Posted March 03, 2012 - 10:16 AM

Tires cost twice as much in Canada, as in the states. It's criminal. I get mine shipped to a US border town, and then
picked up by a buddy that lives in Can. right across from there. Eventually he gets them to me. Takes time, but
worth the wait at half price.

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Posted March 03, 2012 - 11:20 PM

Like the others have said, thats about the going rate for tires these days. I did find them on ebay a few weeks ago and got a set shipped to my door for $126.00. Thats the best deal I've found for new tires anywhere lately. They were a set of 23-8.50x12 Deestones that have a tread that is exactly what the old Good Year Super Terra grips were. One the other hand if you watch you get deals at auctions or on craigs list. I bought the pair of Good Years on my 100 for $50 at an auction a few years back.

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Posted March 04, 2012 - 07:44 PM

I just got a set of NOS - New out of stock tires off e-bay. Maybe it was one of you guys selling??? Anyway I got them for $99 total - which is $76.15 plus shipping. There is some really ticked off dude out there (again, maybe one of you guys???) who had an outstanding bid of $75.99 and I put my bid in the last 10 seconds of the auction. I always bid last minute... risky, but it works. The bid was at $70 with the 10 seconds left.

Anyway, now I'll be anxiously waiting for them to get here as they'd better be in as good as condition as described... Oh, and yes, the 6-12 ags are about $150 to get off the shelf. You didn't get a bad price.
http://www.ebay.com/...984.m1423.l2649

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Posted March 04, 2012 - 08:30 PM

I bought a set of turfs from Farm and Fleet. They are 23-9.50-12 and cost $129. It is good hearing that turfs with chains work better than ags in the snow. I searched for quite some time, looking at ags and turfs and I am now real pleased with them. I run them with chains and the ride is pretty smooth. The new ones replaced original Goodyears on my 129 Cub. The tires were so hard the sidewalls split when I was breaking the bead! I will not hesitate to replace tires next time.

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Posted March 05, 2012 - 09:24 PM

Sorry guys haven't been on much here lately. I was going to fill the tires with fluid this weekend but we had a tornado hit my area actually less than a half mile from my house. I think I'm going to take a break tomorrow and try to put some fluid in them. I think they will work great once I do




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