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#1 Donnie OFFLINE  

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Posted May 29, 2013 - 02:56 PM

I dont really do any plowing(as in soil) just mowing, I might in the future though, just cause I can. lol.)  and plan on using the snow blower. But I love the look of the ag tires. The tires I have now are in great shape so its not like I need any right now, so it would be just a thing for looks. I actually like the looks of the atv tires as well. anyone run them just for looks?



whats the biggest I can run on my mf 16?

Do I need to get bigger front ones too, If I want to continue to use the mower ?

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Posted May 29, 2013 - 03:19 PM

I like the looks to of the AG tires also.

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Posted May 29, 2013 - 03:26 PM

Working in the dirt the Ags are hard to beat.  But if your talking snowblower and or a blade for snow, I prefer Turfs with Chains.

They lay down a better tire contact patch than the ags(My 318 with blower mounted was helpless till I put chains on).  My brother has a JD 420(heavier than my JD 318) and he runs Chevron Trencher tires unloaded and has no complaints at all(of course the 420 does have diferetial lock).  Some of the ATV Tires look like a good compromise.

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Posted May 29, 2013 - 04:35 PM

I think you'll need to stick with stock size to use the mower deck.  Your stock rear is 23x10.50/12.  If you go to say 26x12/12, likely there's not enough room between your mower deck body, and/or the deck's rear wheels.  23x10.50/12 ags look great as well & won't interfere with the mower deck.

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Posted May 29, 2013 - 06:13 PM

I like AG'S and have them on 2 of my tractors for looks, may have located another set of 23/8:50x12 for the other Ford 100.Someday hope to hve them on all of them

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Posted May 29, 2013 - 06:16 PM

Have you thought of looking for a used set of AG's on rims. You can sometimes get them in reasonable shape for less than the cost of the tires alone. That way you could switch them out in the winter. I've used AG's for plowing snow, 26/12x12 Carlisle True Power on a JD x475. They were pretty useless without chains but did the job once I had them chained up.  

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Posted May 29, 2013 - 07:24 PM

Just for looks!!


DSC_0014640x426.jpg   DSC_0015640x394.jpg


AND pushing snow!!




without chains!! 




I love radials!!

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Posted May 29, 2013 - 07:38 PM

Big AGs look good on the MFs.

I put 26x12x12 on my MF14.

BUT, that won't work with the deck.

Not enough room, and puts it way out of level.


Of course, there's nothing wrong, with having winter/dozer tires, and a

set of turfs for the deck.




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Posted May 29, 2013 - 09:17 PM

Iamsherwood, that looks great ! how do I know what kind of rims to look for ? are they a standard bolt pattern to these tractors ? are they pretty common ?


CADplans, wow ! what kind of rims is that?

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Posted May 29, 2013 - 10:48 PM

If you follow the above advice on size per deck usage, I think you'll find the ags do have purpose if you have some slopes and get forced to mow a little wet.  They do increase traction under those circumstances.  It is a bumpier ride though and if you've got some acreage it can wear you out a little.  Love the looks! :thumbs:

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Posted May 30, 2013 - 01:22 AM


CADplans, wow ! what kind of rims is that?

Those are ATV takeoffs,




I just reversed the decorative cup in the center, and they bolted right on.


I added 18X6.50X8 front tires to level the tractor.


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Posted May 30, 2013 - 04:42 AM

Dad has a pair of Maxxis Mud Bugs on his big Snapper. It is a 04ish with locking differentially in a hydrostatic. Does a lot of damage to the yard when mowing but pulls awesome.

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Posted May 31, 2013 - 07:47 PM

You know those alloys on the Cub look nice, but just seeing that pattern makes me think they would really pop if two-toned to mock a farm tractor.  Maybe with yellow center spokes and the wheel rim either left bare, or painted silver...  Kinda like this.



But AG's all the way!  I run them with the narrow tri-rib tires in the front on narrowed Massey wheels.  I do run the stock turf's with chains and loaded for the snow-thrower in the winter though. (I just had not swapped them over in this photo yet)





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Posted June 01, 2013 - 09:31 PM

I like ITP 589s 25x10-12 or 25x8-12 and Interco Interforce 27x7.5-12, both look like tractor tires with 2" lugs, nothing beats them for traction or price