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#1 hdg4400 OFFLINE  

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Posted July 18, 2012 - 06:28 PM

Got interested in the Carlisle All Trail tires from following Trav1s' JD 120 post. They look like a good compromise between the well worn Turf Chiefs I have on my 318, and ag tires.

I found various prices out on the web, and the best so far is from Carlisle Tire itself. The 23x10.5-12 size are on sale there for $87.51 apiece with shipping for 2 tires $35.39: Total comes to $210.41.

Any thoughts on the tire itself and the price I found would be greatly appreciated.
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Posted July 18, 2012 - 07:07 PM

Awesome tires. An excellent compromise. They will climb hills on turf like a mountain goat. The price sounds good to me but we pay more for tires up here in Canada.

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Posted July 18, 2012 - 09:20 PM

Excellent snow tire, but worthless in mud! Snow cleans out, mud doesn't. I had a set on my 74-112 with the snowblower, worked great on both small gravel & asphalt drives. Have another set on my 550 Mule, get into mud, one turn & you're on slicks. ~~ Lowell
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Posted July 18, 2012 - 09:34 PM

Sounds close to what I paid for mine.

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Posted July 18, 2012 - 09:51 PM

Sounds like a very fair price to me!

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Posted July 18, 2012 - 10:23 PM

Excellent snow tire, but worthless in mud! Snow cleans out, mud doesn't. I had a set on my 74-112 with the snowblower, worked great on both small gravel & asphalt drives. Have another set on my 550 Mule, get into mud, one turn & you're on slicks. ~~ Lowell


Thanks Lowell, that is good info on the tires..

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Posted July 19, 2012 - 02:24 PM

I checked with the boss (my wife), and I think she's going to let me buy them as an early birthday present.

I also stopped at the car repair place where I've had most of my minor repairs done for many, many years. They quoted me $9 per tire to mount them, and $228.87 for the whole shooting match: 2 tires, mounting, tax, and disposal of the old tires. Still thinking about it, but will probably go with them. Like to go local if I can.

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Posted July 20, 2012 - 01:13 PM

Sounds good to me. I paid about that for mine in the 23-8x12 size.

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Posted July 23, 2012 - 09:34 AM

If you have a Tractor Supply store near you they sell and carry this tire.
They may not have it in stock but can order it.That would save shipping anyway.
Maybe something to look into to see if you can find them cheaper.
I love them for mowing with my steep hill in back.Fill them with windsheild washer fluid
and have no slipping issues.Great tire.
Good luck.

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Posted July 26, 2012 - 04:31 PM

Bit the bullet on Tuesday and ordered the Carlisle All Trails from my local tire and auto place. They came overnight were mounted on Wednesday. Thanks for the advice on getting a good price, but neither the local Tractor Supply or FleetFarm carried them. Came to $225 and change for everything, and they put the old tubes back in. Attached are some pictures.

Thinking of putting fluid in them. Found the thread here at GTTalk, and at another forum, both recommending windshield washer fluid or RV antifreeze. Can get the washer fluid good down to at least 30 below, needed here in Minnesota. Also found a adapter valve at Amazon and at Tractor Supply. Allows hooking up a garden hose to the valve stem, even has a bleeder to release trapped air.

I should be able to do it myself, just may take awhile. THe washer fluid is about 8.4 lbs per gallon and I'm not sure just how much I want ro or can put in each tire. Saw something somewhere about 7 gallons per tire. Any recommendations?

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Posted July 27, 2012 - 02:23 AM

I think they are too pricey for what you get. I would opt for an ATV tire. I am really happy with mine. Swamp Lite's. I think I got mine for about $120 shipped.
http://www.ebay.com/...33b4f2a&vxp=mtr

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Posted July 27, 2012 - 10:15 PM

middleageddeere:

Yea, I probably paid too much for those tires, but as I said earlier I believe they are a good compromise between what I had and ag tires or the swamp lites you have. I wanted a little more traction but not something that would eat up my lawn.

After your post, I looked for the swamp lites on the internet, but couldn't find them in my size: 23x10.50-12.

I see from your tractor list, you have a homemade "cutivator". Would be great to see a picture. Over the years, I have made a number of homemade attachments for my garden tractors, starting with my 1st JD 110 back in 1977.
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Posted July 28, 2012 - 09:46 AM

middleageddeere:

Yea, I probably paid too much for those tires, but as I said earlier I believe they are a good compromise between what I had and ag tires or the swamp lites you have. I wanted a little more traction but not something that would eat up my lawn.


That is exactly why I chose them as they have a good bite but will not shred the lawn. I also think they will work well with chains during the winter. I considered ags but dislike the lack of traction when going backwards.


How do these compare in size to the tires you had before? Mine are a bit smaller...

Edited by Trav1s, July 28, 2012 - 09:47 AM.


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Posted July 28, 2012 - 09:03 PM

do they have that tread style for the front ?

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Posted July 28, 2012 - 09:25 PM

There are similar treads out there but it takes some effort to find them.




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