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#1 Brant2409 OFFLINE  

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Posted May 23, 2013 - 02:51 PM

I have seen a few different tire set ups on here for the 990.  I have heard that the standard can be hard to find.  Hoping people can tell where they find tires to replace originals and the different modifications everyone has done with different tire set ups.  Would be nice to know the different options out there.



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Posted May 23, 2013 - 04:45 PM

Brant , I posted a similar question about my 990 a short time ago , and I'm still not sure what I'm gonna do .

I've got a decent set of turfs , but I want to make a plow tractor out of it and like to find a set of 27 by 8.50 or 9.50 by 15" AG's .

I'm finding out that there hard to find .

 

I thought of going with a 12" rims and maybe a set of 26X12X12 tires but the 990 has a 4 lug hub and I'm not sure the newer 4 lug Cub Cadet rims I was thinking of using have the same lug  spacing ?

 

I may go that route , but I'm still going to keep my eye out for a set of 15" AG's .

If I find a tire source I'll let the 990 MTD guys know .


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Posted May 23, 2013 - 05:33 PM

I give up looking for Ag's for my Case 446, I just use chains if needed, a lot cheaper as I already had them :thumbs:

 

P.S. AG's do have a cool factor, that chains don't :smilewink:



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Posted May 23, 2013 - 07:48 PM

If you want to swap to more common 5 bolt hubs and 12" wheels, look for a set of Wheel Horse hubs. Make sure the axle size is correct, off the top of my head it is 1-1/8"? 


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#5 Brant2409 OFFLINE  

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Posted May 23, 2013 - 10:11 PM

I remember reading on here somewhere somebody talking about using  the wheel horse 5 bolt but they didn't go into much detail.  I will be using my tractor for mostly tilling garden, food plot, and working trails so I would like something with more grip. 



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Posted May 24, 2013 - 07:41 AM

I remember reading on here somewhere somebody talking about using  the wheel horse 5 bolt but they didn't go into much detail.  I will be using my tractor for mostly tilling garden, food plot, and working trails so I would like something with more grip. 

I think you will find Brant that a set of 2-link chains and wheel weights has more than enough traction for tilling and pulling. I was amazed this winter and spring how well it plowed snow. I used to plow and disc my garden. I have skid steer tires and still needed chains, wheel weights and front weight to do the job.

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#7 Brant2409 OFFLINE  

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Posted May 24, 2013 - 07:53 AM

I'm not so concerned about the plowing as I am about the tilling and working food plots and timber trails also I might try using it to disc some.


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Posted June 01, 2013 - 10:13 PM

Just posted this, but in case you don't read that thread...

http://gardentractor...tires/?p=325676


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Posted June 05, 2013 - 06:40 PM

Tires are available from Carlisle:

Turf Master / Multi-trac

Tire Size Code Ply Diameter Width Width @ 10 MPH PSI Weight
MTCS* 27 x 8.50 - 15 574348 4 26.6 8.5 7.00 1230 30 25.1
MTCS* 27 x 8.50 - 15 574356 6 26.6 8.6 7.00 1570 45 25.4
MTCS* 27 x 10.50 - 15 5743H6 4 26.9 10.2 8.00 1320 30 29.1
MTCS* 27 x 10.50 - 15 560371 8 27.0 10.5 8.50 1870 60 32.6

Unfortunately, they don't make the ag tires anymore.

You can get 27 x 10.50-15's in skid steer tires, but they're 8 ply, and very pricy. Might be able to get a couple of used tires from a dealer pretty reasonable.

Good luck - Rich
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Posted June 05, 2013 - 10:08 PM

200 biscuits apiece for those 27 x 8.50 - 15s!  Ouch! 



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Posted June 06, 2013 - 07:05 PM

Yup - they're not cheap. That's why I bought some "end-of-the-year" close-outs at WallyWorld - P235/75R15's. A little narrower, but that's ok, 'cause they were only $35 each. Filled them with 10 gallons each of RV antifreeze - added another 85 lbs. per wheel for traction. So far, they're working well. Rich
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Posted June 07, 2013 - 01:13 AM

These are nice looking tires.If you were to shave the inner tread a bit they would almost be the same as the Carlisle Tru Power tire but in 6 ply instead of 4 ply.Carlisle loader tires have 17/32" and the 12" Tru Power is 20/32" so they're also pretty close for tread depth.

27 x 8.50 - 15

 

$145.85 each

  http://www.millertir...ac-chief-6-ply/

 

Or $125.00 free ship  16/32" 6 ply

http://www.ebay.com/...=item335518cd53



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Posted June 07, 2013 - 08:21 AM

There are several threads on MTF about why skid loader tires are way too stiff for use on a garden tractor. A lot of people tried them and I don't remember anyone liking them.
I haven't tried them before but I just want anyone considering them to do some homework before such an expensive purchase.
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Posted June 07, 2013 - 12:21 PM

There are several threads on MTF about why skid loader tires are way too stiff for use on a garden tractor. A lot of people tried them and I don't remember anyone liking them.
I haven't tried them before but I just want anyone considering them to do some homework before such an expensive purchase.

I think one of the guys was "Stoneykill".  He felt like they had ruined the ride of the tractor.

 

Rich's 235/75R15 is probably the most economical solution. 



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Posted June 08, 2013 - 05:41 AM

I know the ag tires look cool ,but I can wait until someone comes out with them. I know there is a small tire manufacturer ,that is having some of the more obscure tires done in china, if enough different people get on threads like this, they may realize there is a big enough market to make it worth while.

 

I've been begging for triple rib 18- 8.50's , likes on the front of the long frame MTD hydro's .






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