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#1 GTTinkerer OFFLINE  

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Posted April 17, 2012 - 01:13 PM

I have a set of 26 X 12-12 tires mounted on homemade 11.5" rims and was wondering how they would work pulling a 10" plow. Would they tend to collapse the side of the new furrow or compact the dirt of the last furrow?

The tires would be going on the a JD 140. Probably going to pull the deck off, sell it and use the tractor for pulling implements.

Going back out to the shop now to see what one would look like on the tractor.

Thanks,
Bill

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Posted April 17, 2012 - 02:45 PM

I haven't done this , but here are my thoughts. If when mounted, the inside of the rear tire is in line with the inside of the front tire, your furrow will stay intact just as if you were using standard tires. If the mounted position is closer to the center of the tractor than the inside of the front tire, it will tend to flatten the furrow. Either way, the tires will probably also tend to compact the dirt you just turned over. Do you have a narrower tire?
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Posted April 17, 2012 - 03:39 PM

I also have 23 X 8.50-12, 23 X 9.50-12 and 23 X 10.50-12 turf tires.

With the 26 X 12-12 ag/bar tires on the JD 140 the inside width between the front tires is about four inches wider than the inside width between the rear tires.

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Posted April 17, 2012 - 03:44 PM

Can you turn the front tires around and using the offset make them line up with the inside of the 26x12. I do that when I have the snow blower on my 318.
I think it would be importand to get them in line. As far as compaction the wide tires would be better as they would give you a lower pounds per square inch ratio and reduce compaction.
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Posted April 17, 2012 - 03:54 PM

Those do look pretty big on there. I'm not sure if this is an issue or not but you will have more speed and less torque with the larger tires.
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Posted April 17, 2012 - 06:23 PM

I've got 4 different tractors with 26x12x12 rears, and never paid attention how they align to the front tires. I have pulled a 10" plow with 2 of them & the tires work just fine with the plow.
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Posted April 17, 2012 - 08:42 PM

Gotta pull the tires off and put the deck back on so the wife can mow the yard with it until I get the 212 deck together.

Tomorrow I start media blasting pulleys and such.

Bill

Edited by GTTinkerer, April 17, 2012 - 08:58 PM.


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Posted April 17, 2012 - 09:04 PM

I use 26x12x12 ag tires on my Snapper 1650 when using my 12 inch plow and have no problems with the tire not fitting into the furrow. At our plow day most plows were either 10 or 12 inch ones. The soil there is on the sandy side so the furrow wall was kind of fallen in sometimes but it didn't cause any problems with using the big ag tires.




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