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#1 nycub122 OFFLINE  

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Posted March 09, 2013 - 05:49 AM

MY 1976 Ford LGT165 is in dire need of new tires. I'm looking at one of two options:

16 x 6.50-8 3 rib

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16 x 6.50-8 5 rib

What are the advantages/disadvantages of each and what do most of you guys use?

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Posted March 09, 2013 - 06:23 AM

My 100 has the 5 rib on it right now and I just don;t like the looks of them. They will eventually be replaced with 3 rib or AGs. What do plan using the tractor for?



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Posted March 09, 2013 - 06:33 AM

I use this tractor for both snow plowing and lawn mowing.

Have 23 x 10.5-12 AGS on rear, loaded with RimGuard. Use chains with ice cleats when plowing snow.

Looking to get the best steering tire I can for the front.

GEL



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Posted March 09, 2013 - 06:33 AM

My tractors still have the original tires up front. Been debating this myself. I won't use AG's there, see no need since they aren't 4-wheel drive. I will probably go back with something similar to what is there now.



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Posted March 09, 2013 - 06:52 AM

KennyP:

Been thinking the same thing regarding the AG's up front.

Thinking the AG's would make steering more difficult.

Want something that provides better steering in snow/mud

That's why I am considering a ribbed tire.

GEL



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Posted March 09, 2013 - 06:53 AM

3 rib would probably be my choice.



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Posted March 09, 2013 - 06:55 AM

crittersf1:

Why 3 rib verses 5 rib?

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Posted March 09, 2013 - 07:03 AM

I think they get a better "grip".


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Posted March 09, 2013 - 07:12 AM

I'm planning to buy a pair of these 5ribs for my Deere when funding becomes available.

http://www.millertir...170-60-8-6-ply/



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Posted March 09, 2013 - 07:31 AM

I'm planning to buy a pair of these 5ribs for my Deere when funding becomes available.

http://www.millertir...170-60-8-6-ply/

That's what I am thinking of. Got the same problem with funds at the moment.

 

I use this tractor for both snow plowing and lawn mowing.

Have 23 x 10.5-12 AGS on rear, loaded with RimGuard. Use chains with ice cleats when plowing snow.

Looking to get the best steering tire I can for the front.

GEL

Not sure how the 3-rib would do for mowing. Could 'dig' in when turning and give you issues when mowing.


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Posted March 09, 2013 - 07:47 AM

What about in snow and on ice. Wouldn't a tri rib be slippery on icy surfaces. I think a good turf tire is better for those conditions. 



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Posted March 09, 2013 - 08:02 AM

I have 4:80x8 3 ribs on the front and ag's on the rear on my Ford 100 and have had the mower deck on it and did not see any major damage from sharp turns.In the larger size 16 x 6.50-8 tire the 5 rib is much cheaper.I do not know anything about which tire is better on snow and ice.

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Posted March 10, 2013 - 08:14 AM

I'm leaning towards the 5 rib at Miller Tire. 6 ply tire with a 1/4" tread depth, but requires tube.

Even with the cost of the tube, still cheaper than the 3 rib.

Thanks for the input

GEL



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Posted March 13, 2013 - 12:25 AM

with farm tractors the three rid gets better traction, but the four or five rib wear better. now i donit know if this applies to gt or not, i would go with tri rib if it were me 



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Posted March 13, 2013 - 04:29 PM

From what I've seen with these 2 tires.

The tri-rib will steer the best in all conditions, but the 5 rib grips almost as good, better than a turf tire.

The tri-rib will leave more marks than the 5rib does.

 

IMO best overall, multi purpose tire for the front is the 5 rib, especially if your going to carry a lot of weight.  

But if you want the BEST gripping steer tire then get the tri-rib.

 

pic of 4.80-4.00x8 tri-rib vs 16-6.50x8 5rib Verdestein

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