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#1 milkdud OFFLINE  

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Posted September 13, 2013 - 06:28 PM

Anyone try these? Wonder about the quality? Looking for a taller tire for my Ford.

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Posted September 13, 2013 - 06:43 PM

Those might be too small for your truck.
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Posted September 13, 2013 - 06:54 PM

What size are these? 26-8X12 means nothing to me!



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Posted September 13, 2013 - 07:10 PM

I believe 26 is the diameter of the tire, 8 is the width of the wheel, and 12 is the diameter of the wheel all in inches.



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Posted September 13, 2013 - 08:57 PM

Look a bit on the 'cheap' side to me. they are -ply and 20/32 tread depth? That's only 5/8", not a whole lot.

I'd recommend these:
http://www.ebay.com/...e73edf6&vxp=mtr

Or if 11" is too wide, these:
http://www.ebay.com/...f3978e1&vxp=mtr

Note that they are both 6-ply rated vs. the 2-ply rated one you listed, and although it isn't listed in the ad, they have a close to 1" tread depth.

I know that as I have a pair of 26x11x12s on my HDT1000, and a pair of 26x12x12s on my 1886.

Danged nice tires.
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Posted September 13, 2013 - 09:18 PM

The tread depth is definitely low. 2 ply will ride nice. 6 ply are extremely tough. I have a set of Carlisle Trac Chiefs on my 226 which are 6 ply. The only thing is they are very stiff for a GT. Mine ride like a rock. If I let the air out, I wouldn't notice. Look for a decent 4 or 6 ply tire. Like Oldbuzzard said, you need deeper tread depth. 5/8" on a 2 ply is almost like buying a used tire.

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Posted September 14, 2013 - 12:03 AM

Im not looking for aggressive tread.    I have to travel up and down to my back yard on the same 6 feet of lawn all the time.  Dont want diggers for sure :)   I love the look of ag's but they wont be a smart move for me.

 

The one I posted shows its 4 ply in the ad.  Not sure where you see 2 ply?    My current turf tires are 2 ply.  2 ply is probably fine.  I dont think I want more than 4 ply.  

 

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Posted September 14, 2013 - 04:16 AM

Im not looking for aggressive tread.    I have to travel up and down to my back yard on the same 6 feet of lawn all the time.  Dont want diggers for sure :)   I love the look of ag's but they wont be a smart move for me.

 

The one I posted shows its 4 ply in the ad.  Not sure where you see 2 ply?    My current turf tires are 2 ply.  2 ply is probably fine.  I dont think I want more than 4 ply.  

 

Thanks all.

They say 4 ply rating. That means 2 ply. Look like el cheapo tires to me.Chinese for sure.



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Posted September 14, 2013 - 06:36 AM

Im not looking for aggressive tread.    I have to travel up and down to my back yard on the same 6 feet of lawn all the time.  Dont want diggers for sure :)   I love the look of ag's but they wont be a smart move for me. ...


Actually the more aggressive tread will be LESS likely to tear up a yard in a low traction situation, as they will 'bite' and not spin. It's the spinning that tears up the grass.

If it's really, really wet and you have a heavy tractor, they will leave a 'mark', but that will be short lived.

Here's an extreme case. This was early last winter, and today you can't see any marks left at all:

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To get an idea of just how soft that was, look at the foot prints I left in the last pic.  I'm only about 170 lbs. with a brick in each back pocket, so you know it was really soft.

 


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Posted September 14, 2013 - 06:40 AM

A wider tire would help put less pressure on the ground too. I was thinking a dimpled knobby might work for him.


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Posted September 14, 2013 - 06:55 AM

A wider tire would help put less pressure on the ground too. I was thinking a dimpled knobby might work for him.

 

Yeah, wider will give better flotation which would help.

 

I should have put this in the last post, but here is a pic of the whole tractor.

 

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It's a Bolens 1886 that had a shipping weight of 1090 lbs. and would be over 1100 lbs. with all the fluids and gas.  The rear tires are filled with Rim Guard which added 110 lbs./tire.  Those tillers are HEAVY are probably around 300 lbs. and I'm guessing that the FEL adds another 500 lbs.  All in all, we are talking in the neighborhood of a 2000 lb. plus tractor.


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Posted September 14, 2013 - 07:07 AM

Milk, what's your current rim width? I have a couple suggestions, but without knowing your rim... We would all be guessing a little.
For instance http://www.greatercl...one-D930/Detail or http://www.greatercl...nda-K472/Detail

I bought a set of used Mud Lite tires with just about the pattern and tread depth you are talking about. They don't see to be any more or less apt to damage the ground as Ryan's AG tires... With the two exceptions of very sharp cornering and like OB mentioned, wet ground. I almost would say the diff between on wet ground is just tread so that his looks deeper. (Optical illusion) IDK what would work best for you, but it's an interesting topic.

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Posted September 14, 2013 - 09:35 AM

7 inch rim.  

 

They say 4 ply rating. That means 2 ply.

 

 

Am I missing something?  How do we know that?

 

Actually the more aggressive tread will be LESS likely to tear up a yard in a low traction situation,

 

 

There is exactly 9 feet between my neighbors house and mine to haul items to my back yard.    Plus there is a considerable hill for the walk out basement.   So if its muddy or snowy out I will not even think about it.   I need to be as gentle on this area as possible, cause I drive on part of my neighbors property when I tow my trailer down there.    Im in a "leave no trace" situation. 

 

Our ground gets very very hard when dry.  (high clay content)   So in normal conditions turf tires hook up very well.  

 

Thanks for all the ideas.  There sure are a lot of options.  I wish they made a 26x(10or11)-12 turf.  They only make 26x12-12 turf tires it looks.  

 

Conrad

 

 



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Posted September 14, 2013 - 09:04 PM

This is my only access to the back yard :(   And the hill...

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Posted September 15, 2013 - 01:14 PM

A taller tire with a soft side wall may give you some stability issues when you use that lift.






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