Washer fluid was on sale at TSC. Bought two cases, so since it was still early I went ahead and mounted the 23/8.50/12 Deestones I got on Ebay from Cleveland a month ago ($100 for the pair). My trusty Harbor Freight tire changer sat this one out, I pulled the anchors out of the floor dismounting tires from the Suburban last year and never replaced them yet, and I didn't want to wake the 1450 that is sitting over the holes. I started in the trucking industry busting tires in Alaska in the snow, so I figured I'd just mount them by hand. I did eventually get them mounted using vice grips, a pry bar and lots of Dawn (and a whole bag of cuss words), but not after I found out that I'm far past 25 all of a sudden. Forgot to take pics of that part.
Once I found my lawn chair in the garage, I went ahead and loaded the ags (and I loaded the mechanic a little too). Quick review of the 1/6 horse pump at Harbor Freight: this one worked, for around $50, and I can use it for other stuff. The adapter was something like eight bucks on Amazon and the washer fluid was two for $3.
I decided to mount the weights on the inside, but I can't remember why. All carriage bolts at TSC are $2.19 a pound, so when you see "wheel weight bolts" for sale for $20 don't buy them. They are standard 1/2" carriage bolts and are available in any length you want in increments of half an inch. To mount these I needed 3.5" bolts, which took me two trips because I somehow lost the ability to do math these days.
Everybody's favorite question about tires deal with measurements. I did not measure them, but I did eyeball them against the old Goodyear turfs that are probably original (taller) and the dirt tread type I run with the snow chains (shorter, also can't read the sidewall on the dirts anymore), so they are between what I've been running and should be fine for height. they seem a little narrower but with 5.5 gallons each and some weights I expect them to bite just fine. I had one gallon left from a dozen. Once I get my sleeve hitch adapter from Jeff in PA and some tuneup parts from David Kirk we will be in business for plow days! See yinz there.