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#1 GTTinkerer OFFLINE  

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Posted April 24, 2012 - 10:06 AM

I have spent the last hour searching the net looking for a set of 16 X 6.50-8 tri-rib tires.

The ones I have found so far are Firestones at : http://haydenenterpr...r-P1341878.aspx .

Miller tire also has the Firestone: http://www.millertir...ne-3-rib-front/

Miller also carries the V61 http://www.millertir...5-rib-170-60-8/

I am looking for front tires for a JD 140 with 23X10.50-8 on the rear. Going to be used for gardening and not much lawn care. Any suggestions would be appreciated.

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Posted April 24, 2012 - 10:11 AM

Those will look pretty cool Bill. My question, as one who has never used that tire type before is this. What are the advantages of that type of tire compared to turfs or AG tires.
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Posted April 24, 2012 - 10:21 AM

Brian,
The tractor will be used mostly for gardening and landscaping and not much for mowing. The front tires are badly weather checked BF Goodrich turf tires so I figured I would upgrade plus they do look better.

Thanks,
Bill

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Posted April 24, 2012 - 10:35 AM

I have tri ribs on the front of the 2418 PK they seem to not fill up with dirt , thats not to say after gardening with it there isn't drit strips around the yard and garage some times when it does fall out of the groves , Al
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Posted April 24, 2012 - 10:37 AM

I have some of the V61s, and like them. They don't rut the lawn. I would think tri ribs would do a bit of
damage. I've played with them in snow, and loose dirt, and they track nicely compared to turfs, that just
want to slide.
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Posted April 24, 2012 - 01:54 PM

I've played with them in snow, and loose dirt, and they track nicely compared to turfs, that just
want to slide.


They're designed to penetrate soft ground and act as rudders, where other styles try to stay on top of the ground and may slide when trying to turn.

Great for gardening. Not good for FEL work.
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Posted April 24, 2012 - 02:11 PM

If purely used for gardening, the tri-ribs would be the best. That said, I have V61's on one of my tractors that never will see yard work, but they are a size you can't find tri-ribs in or I'd have bought them. The V61's won't harm turf as much as tri's in tight turns. Either are great tires.
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Posted April 24, 2012 - 02:26 PM

I started out looking at the 4:00 X 8 tri ribs but it appears that the OEM rims on the JD 140 are too wide for them. I don't want to use the turf tread tires.

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Posted April 24, 2012 - 03:06 PM

Thanks everyone for the explanation of the advantages ofd these tires. I'm learning new stuff all the time here!

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Posted April 24, 2012 - 03:42 PM

On some of our large 2WD farm tractors we have 5 rib tires, similar to V61's. Another has the tri-ribs with the higher center rib. The differences between the 2 show clearly with large tractors too. In a tight turn, the tri-rib will throw a thick ribbon of dirt, while the 5 rib does not. Even at slower speeds, the tri will cut some into the ground.
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Posted April 24, 2012 - 04:09 PM

I started out looking at the 4:00 X 8 tri ribs but it appears that the OEM rims on the JD 140 are too wide for them. I don't want to use the turf tread tires.


John deere also had narrow rims for the front that those tires will fit.They are a little more scarce though.
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Posted April 24, 2012 - 04:47 PM

Bill,

One word of advice. Don't go with the Firestones, unless you use tubes. Dad bought a set and they had a defect, and wouldn't hold air. He sent them back to Miller, who was aware of the defect, and replaced them at no cost. The second set didn't hold air either. Miller wouldn't replace the replacements. I for one, don't have a problem with tubes, but Dad hates them. Miller might have a better quality now, since it's been two years since Dad bought the tires, but I just wanted to let you know that there has been problems with them.

Edited by johndeereelfman, April 30, 2012 - 06:09 AM.

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Posted April 24, 2012 - 06:46 PM

Thanks Troy.

Miller Tire says that the V61s need tubes also. I am leaning towards them just in case I ever need to mow the lawn with it.

Bill

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Posted April 24, 2012 - 08:52 PM

I mow lawn with both my 107 and 100 and they both have tri ribs on them. The 100 has 3.50-8 and the 107 has 4.00-8. If the yard is good and firm there is no issue with them doing damage. I have to be careful though in my neighbors yard when I mow it with the 100 as his yard is softer and it WILL let ruts. Of course it's soft enough that the back tires let ruts as well, but it still does it in soft lawn. I was just on another thread and I think in Ron White's profile pic he has a 140 with V61's on it if you want an example of what they look like on one.

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Posted April 24, 2012 - 09:06 PM

I think these are V61's on Ron's 332?

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Are the front axels on the 140 3/4" or 1"?




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