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#1 wvbuzzmaster OFFLINE  

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Posted March 27, 2012 - 05:11 PM

Just got the new rears on the Cat, still need to fill them but they fit good.

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Posted March 27, 2012 - 05:21 PM

New shoes are looking good. What size and brand are they?
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Posted March 27, 2012 - 05:35 PM

And they look good too.
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Posted March 27, 2012 - 05:54 PM

Those are looking GOOD ! :thumbs:

There's nothing like a set of AGs to give a GT that "I mean business" look.

If you are going to be fluid filling them I highly recommend Rim Guard.

It's not all that expensive and gives you 11# per gal instead of 8# per gal. with wiper fluid or RV anti-freeze.

I had my 26x12x12 rears filled with it, and it added 110# per tire.

The only down side would be if you have rubber valve stems, you will need to get them changed to metal ones. That's because Rim Guard attacks the adhesive that they use in rubber valve stems.

The easiest way to find a dealer is to go to their web site, and call an 866 number that they have listed. Usually the big AG dealers like Case-IH, Deere, etc will carry it.
http://www.rimguard.biz/

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Posted March 27, 2012 - 06:05 PM

Well, I had already bought the washer fluid. Didn't know I should have gone with metal valve stem tubes, would have saved me some hassle with the getting the stem to not suck in when airing up... I wish I had done it either way with metal (they lock in place). I may not load the tires by plow day though, I have a few pairs of wheel weights I can throw on it to start with. May actually switch back to the 23x8.50-12s for plow day this year since I have to raise the fender pan like Kenny did on his Craftsman.

I wish the tires weren't so hard to seat though... I would change out the tubes in a heartbeat... wish I had searched harder for rimguard, argh, now I'm discouraged some. I might break down the back bead and buy new tubes... at least the back bead seats easily.

Oh, the tires are Titan brand 26x10.50-12 Mud Monster ATV tires mounted on Cub Cadet 12x8.5 rims.

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Posted March 27, 2012 - 06:13 PM

Tires look good. Casey! Good luck with filling them! I hope to fill my 26X12's before long.
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Posted March 27, 2012 - 07:09 PM

Those look really good Casey! Great choice IMO. I've looked at a couple of different ATV tires and none of them look as close to actual Ag bar tires as those do!
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Posted March 27, 2012 - 07:47 PM

If you are going to use WW Fluid or RV anti-freeze, the rubber valve stems will be just fine. You would only need the metal ones if you are going to use Rim Guard.

Another thing to remember if you are doing it yourself. DO NOT fill the tire completely. Fill them with the stem at the 1:30 to 2:00 position. That will give you some room for the tires to flex which is your only 'suspension'. Without that flex, the tractor will ride like it had steel wheels.
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Posted March 27, 2012 - 07:56 PM

I just aired them down to 7psi (max rated operating pressure) and that stem on the one wants to go away.... I think I need to get the other tubes anyway... stupid things are tough to seat, but if that stem disappears It will be tough to get the thing back ever again without popping the tube. I dunno, really need to figure this out fast, especially if I'm going to fill them with anything...

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Posted March 27, 2012 - 08:16 PM

Those look good Casey. I dont usually like ATV tires on GTs but that looks nice.
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Posted March 27, 2012 - 08:19 PM

Don't know if you have access to Harbor Freight, but they sell a Small Tire bead breaker and changer that I just purchased for $35.00. I thought it would be usefull mainly for the bead breaking ability, but I just put two 16x6.50x8 tires on the front of my Massey and it was very helpful both removing the tire from the rim and in re-installing them. Great looking tires, hope I can find some that look that good one day.
http://www.harborfre...nger-34552.html
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Posted March 27, 2012 - 08:22 PM

Howard, I already own both styles of Harbor Freight tire changers/bead breakers.

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Posted March 27, 2012 - 08:31 PM

Casey, Those are good looking tires, I want to know how well they do for you at plow day. Good Luck... :thumbs:
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Posted March 27, 2012 - 08:34 PM

They don't really look like an ATV tire, more like a AG tractor tire, good choice.
Fill them with WWF, cheapest stuff going.
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Posted March 27, 2012 - 09:07 PM

Those tires look good! If you guys in places warm enough to use water I recommend getting one of these adapters. I have one and it only took me 15 minutes to fill both tires on the 8.00-16 tires on my 75.

http://www.dultmeier...atalog/0.2.5135
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