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#1 OldBuzzard ONLINE  

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Posted June 22, 2013 - 01:46 PM

My Dakota "tractor getter" has been needing new tires basically since I bought it, and I finally decided to do something about that, and put new tires all around. I went with Hankook tires as they have a danged good reputation, and the Hankooks that I have had on my motorhomes have been great.

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Now to keep this "Bolens Related" I also put some new tires on the 1250 that I recently bought.

"Now wait a minute" you say, "that thing had new tires on it when you got it".

Well that would be correct. However I also have the dual wheel kit, which had a set of turf tires on it, and it would look goofy if I just mounted that and had mismatched tires.

So, when I talked to my 'tire guy' I asked him for a quote on the same tires that came with the 1250 (27x8.5-15 Carlisle Chief Trac) and he came up with $150.00/tire which included taking off the turfs and mounting the new ones. That was a heck of a deal as the cheapest I could find Carlisle Trac Chiefs on the net was $142.00/tire not including shipping.

So, my tire guy ordered the tires and I had them all installed yesterday.

I just got finished mounting the Dual wheel kit and the following pics are the result.

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1250 after:

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It was pure luck that the tread on the duals lined up. Does make it look good like that though :D :D :D


Edited by OldBuzzard, June 22, 2013 - 01:51 PM.

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Posted June 22, 2013 - 02:36 PM

Those duals are nice.  :thumbs:  If you spin now, its because you need to eat more at supper. 

 

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Posted June 22, 2013 - 02:57 PM

On the Hankooks, I have gotten as many as 75,000 miles out of a set of Hankooks on my 2006 F-150.  I now have 160,000 miles on it and only on the third set of tires, all Hankooks.  Wish I could get Hankooks for my Bolens! :thumbs:


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Posted June 22, 2013 - 03:56 PM

Got a buddy that has a 99 powerstroke with a set of hancook m/t's with 70,000 on them.

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Posted June 22, 2013 - 04:00 PM

Those duals are nice.  :thumbs:  If you spin now, its because you need to eat more at supper. 

 

Ben W.

 

 

Even IF I ate more at breakfast, dinner AND supper, that wouldn't help.  I'm the "FAA Standard Person"...170 Lbs.

 

That's why I tend to fill tires with Rim Guard :D :D :D

 

Actually, I'm looking more for the stability that these will give as opposed to traction. 

 

I'm pretty sure that these will end up on the 1886 forklift, and all four filled with Rim Guard. That will give me good stability, and lessen the amount of weight I'll have to carry in the weight box.


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Posted June 22, 2013 - 05:00 PM

You'll also get better flotation on wet ground with duals, that's one of the biggest reasons why I put them on farm tractors.

 

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Posted June 22, 2013 - 06:09 PM

I'm not a bolens guy but took a peek at the new shoes. Very nice. I have to ask how are those tires with traction, mud snow dirt etc.?

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Posted June 22, 2013 - 06:26 PM

Without chains, better than turfs, not as good as Ags.

 

With chains, probably just as good as turfs, since the cross links won't drop down between the lugs like they will with Ags.

 

 



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Posted June 22, 2013 - 07:31 PM

The Bolens looks good like that. She'll be hard to stop.

 

WOW, I was looking through your signature list.

You've got quite the collection of neat stuff going there.

Sure would like to se it all some day.



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Posted June 22, 2013 - 08:08 PM

The tires look great but will it fit on your trailer now? Must be close to 6 ft. wide! 



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Posted June 22, 2013 - 08:33 PM

No problem getting it on the trailer, it's right at 7' wide  :D :D :D


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Posted June 22, 2013 - 09:22 PM

Tractor looks great before and even better after.
Thanks for sharing, and :thumbs: to the tread lining up.

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Posted June 22, 2013 - 09:40 PM

The Bolens looks good like that. She'll be hard to stop.

 

WOW, I was looking through your signature list.

You've got quite the collection of neat stuff going there.

Sure would like to se it all some day.

 

 

Just drive by his house....



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Posted June 23, 2013 - 07:45 AM

I love the duals dave I hope to find a set one day, are the same as the ones that bolens offered with the deep dish wheel? I would like to see what the wheels look likes looks like a beast... I always wanted to see what they looked like and there perfect. but I know you cant het that size in 2ply so there not cheap... now if you have a early LF 3PT and take off one dial get my cat0 plow and plow your garden next spring... cant have the brinly plow though just got from njken my dad is in love with it. I can see hes going to plow everyones garden with the HT20D AND THAT PLOW



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Posted June 23, 2013 - 07:55 AM

BTW if theres a cossco's around you they have these heavy duty car ports for 250 and you can fit a chevy suburban in there so you should be able to get most of your tractors and nice attachments. I bought one I thpught it would be flimsy but the framing is steel tubing that is inch an a half or 2in... well worth the investment. im going to get another one until I either add on the 2 car garage or the small tin pole barn that was my dads horse stall


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