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#1 MH81 ONLINE  

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Posted July 11, 2010 - 12:17 PM

My son says he wants to put AG type tires on his MF10. The turf tires are 23x8.5x12. Any experience / suggestions. I'd like to stay away from dryrot as It'll be sitting for stretches at a time. Thanks all - Alan

PS, Might as well get opinions for the fronts also, He was looking at a picture on here of one with small Ag tires on the front, I told him Ribbed would be better when plowing - Ideas?

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Posted July 11, 2010 - 12:49 PM

I love seeing tri ribs on the front but most of the time it requires narrower rims for the front unless the tractor already has narrow rims. I like the Carlisle super lugs but I think they quit making them. Gene at Gearworks sells some nice ag tires too and he has pretty good prices. Might want to drop a note to him and see what he suggests also. His prices are hard to beat too.

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Posted July 11, 2010 - 01:24 PM

Like George said,I also like the look of ribbed (narrow) tires on the front,with ags on the rear.

Edited by mjodrey, July 11, 2010 - 02:34 PM.


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Posted July 11, 2010 - 07:12 PM

Being an old farm boy most all of my tractors get ag tires on the back and tri ribs up front. The tri ribs will definatley help with steering both in dirt and even on snow if you are using a front blade.

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Posted July 12, 2010 - 06:36 PM

Ditto to the guys above. Tri ribs and ags looks awesome together!

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Posted July 12, 2010 - 07:21 PM

Ditto to the guys above. Tri ribs and ags looks awesome together!

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Posted July 12, 2010 - 08:15 PM

another vote for tri-ribs and ags

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Posted July 13, 2010 - 04:14 PM

Yes tri-ribs and ags for sure. You can also put the 4.00 x 8.00 on the wider rims if you use tubes. Yes the rim will stick out alittle but I know of some people have milled about an 1/8th of an inch off each side. Wish that I would have taken the time to do this to mine.140 front tires.jpg

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Posted July 14, 2010 - 07:54 AM

on a worker I would say Ags and tri-ribs.

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Posted July 15, 2010 - 02:39 PM

My son says he wants to put AG type tires on his MF10. The turf tires are 23x8.5x12. Any experience / suggestions. I'd like to stay away from dryrot as It'll be sitting for stretches at a time. Thanks all - Alan

PS, Might as well get opinions for the fronts also, He was looking at a picture on here of one with small Ag tires on the front, I told him Ribbed would be better when plowing - Ideas?



WHY does your son want to put Ag type tires on this tractor? What is he intending to use it for that would call for this type of tread instead of the turf tires he likely has on the machine now?

As for dryrot, that is something that cannot be prevented, just slowed down. Keep the tractor out of direct sunlight as much as possible. UV rays are what will deteriorate tires faster than anything else.

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Posted July 15, 2010 - 02:43 PM

WHY does your son want to put Ag type tires on this tractor? What is he intending to use it for that would call for this type of tread instead of the turf tires he likely has on the machine now?


He stated 2 different reasons...1st: "wants to", which is reason enough to me. Then 2nd: "better when plowing".

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Posted July 15, 2010 - 04:05 PM

He stated 2 different reasons...1st: "wants to", which is reason enough to me. Then 2nd: "better when plowing".


The "wants to" comment applied to the ags on the rears. The "better when plowing" comment applied to the fronts but it did not specify "plowing WHAT" ?

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Posted July 15, 2010 - 05:40 PM

Sorry, I wasn't clear there... he wants to participate in our plow day this April. General garden prep. I used the plow this spring at the house with my GT5000, 60# cast weights & chains. Once the brinly was set up, I was "exceeding it's intended depth" with out much or any spinning. The front tire question was more about control when steering or trying to turn out of a furrow. His vote is ag & ribs, my vote is ribs in the front and I've no opinion about the rear UNLESS the Ags or turf w/ chains would provide more gripping power. Maybe Ags with chains... And I gave him the 60# weights. Opinions?

Edited by MH81, July 15, 2010 - 06:15 PM.


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Posted July 15, 2010 - 06:51 PM

I'd definitely go ags in the rear. Ags or ribs in the front as either are way better than turfs up front.

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Posted July 15, 2010 - 06:59 PM

I have ag tires on the rear of 2 of my tractors,1 of them has tri-ribed front tires 23x10.50-12 rears and 16x6.50-8 fronts




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