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#1 coop ONLINE  

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Posted September 03, 2010 - 04:18 PM

Way up here in Calgary I'm havin a tough time findin aset of 26x12:00-12 lug tires for my Massey. Gearworks (one of the sponsors) has both carlisle and nanco for a better price(including shipping) than I can puchase up here. Question: which tire in your opinions is better. If the sponsor happens to see this please give your opinion as well.Best I can find up here is a set of Nanco's at a higher cost than the carlisle's shipped.

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Posted September 03, 2010 - 06:09 PM

Nanco is a good tire, but Carlisle is best easily. The Nanco is going to be a bit smaller in actual dimensions than the Carlisle despite having the same size molded into the tire.
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Posted September 03, 2010 - 09:20 PM

Nanco is a good tire, but Carlisle is best easily. The Nanco is going to be a bit smaller in actual dimensions than the Carlisle despite having the same size molded into the tire.


:ditto: I would go with the carlisles myself.

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Posted September 03, 2010 - 11:06 PM

I have never had Nanco tires but I have been very happy with my Carlisle 26x12x12 tires.
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Posted September 04, 2010 - 12:00 AM

Nanco is a good tire, but Carlisle is best easily. The Nanco is going to be a bit smaller in actual dimensions than the Carlisle despite having the same size molded into the tire.

:ditto:
Take a look at Genes site and look around a little bit. He gives you the actual dimensions of the two. There are also variations in tread style as well. Then you can pick the one that will fit and look the best on your tractor.
Myself I go for size when my banker will let me.

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Posted September 04, 2010 - 10:32 AM

I would recommend the Carlisles...

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Posted September 06, 2010 - 10:21 AM

ordered the nanco's(bout a hundred less than the carlisle's) I'll give'm a try

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Posted September 06, 2010 - 10:34 AM

ordered the nanco's(bout a hundred less than the carlisle's) I'll give'm a try

Please post some pics when you get them mounted.

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Posted September 06, 2010 - 10:40 AM

ordered the nanco's(bout a hundred less than the carlisle's) I'll give'm a try


I've had Nanco's & not any problems...good tires. You will be satisfied. I just prefer Carlisle, but a hundred bucks is a lot of cash!

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Posted September 10, 2010 - 10:43 AM

coop, I would love to see pics as well once you get them mounted. I am wanting to jump on the special Gene is giving right now.

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Posted September 10, 2010 - 10:51 AM

coop, I would love to see pics as well once you get them mounted.


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Posted September 10, 2010 - 07:49 PM

tires should be here tuesday.......you'll just have to wait

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Posted September 10, 2010 - 08:08 PM

.......you'll just have to wait



Wait.....Wait.....Wait

What does that mean LOL.

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Posted September 11, 2010 - 12:41 PM

At the risk of annoying a few people, I'm going to post this anyway. The question posed was whether the Carlisle is better than the Nanco or vice versa. I think we can agree on that.

Several opinions were expressed that the Carlisle is better but I did not see much in the way of information to explain why the Carlisle is superior. Are these opinions based on personal experience where both tires were tested and the Nanco was found wanting for some reason or are people just taking a shot in the dark based upon the photos of the two tires?

If someone has tested both brands of the same size on the same tractor, then I can understand that an opinion would be formed that was based on that personal experience. I could then ask some questions such as "How dramatic was the difference?" or "Did one perform better only in muddy soil or was the difference apparent in all types of soil? or " Were you careful in making sure both tires brands were inflated to the same PSI rating?

Isn't this what it's all about? PERFORMANCE???? Or is this just a "bling thing"? IE: "The Carlisles look gnarlier than the Nanco's so that makes them better."

I've been watching this thread closely in the hopes of seeing some information I could sink my teeth into but so far, that just has not materialized. I've been thinking about building a puller for the stock class to have some fun with so tire traction is going to be an issue. Does anyone on this forum have some real-life experience using the Nanco's on a puller?

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Posted September 11, 2010 - 12:55 PM

Hydriv, my 1st post I said Carlisle is the best, but I should have said it is my "preference". My latter post said both are good, but I "prefer" Carlisle. For the "bold" look, Carlisle is the king for sure. As to traction, I have no info. Most of us go for "the look" rather than actual performance. With my actual working tractors, I definitely go with the biggest dimensional tire due to nature of the work here on my farm. But then there are those conditions where a narrower tire will outshine the wider tire. I never had both brands of ag tire at the same time for an actual head to head shootout. All I have now are Carlisle. For the dollar value, especially with Gene's GTT discount sale, I think it would be impossible to beat the Nanco no doubt!




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