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#1 farmer john OFFLINE  

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Posted September 29, 2013 - 06:35 AM

Hi all, well like you all i have a couple of tractors with slow rim leaks which are quite annoying so i have decided to tube most of my working tractors, well i was shocked at how much tubes have gone up( $23 bucks up here in canada) i want to tube at least 6 of my tractors to start, does anyone know of a site to buy them in bulk, i can pick them up in buffalo, ideally i would like to get 24 thanks john 


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Posted September 29, 2013 - 06:41 AM

Not sure what shipping would do over the border, but if you can get them in Buffalo... Something like this might be an option.

http://www.ebay.com/...335ee5#shpCntId

I would find a set that you like and try one set to see. Not all tubes are created equal.
Here is (kind of) a search of 8" tubes on eBay right now. The ones from Canada all seem to be $1 with $30 shipping. But that may be because of where I am.
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Posted September 29, 2013 - 06:45 AM

Depending on the size, Princess Auto and TSC put them on sale for about 1/2 that at times....


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Posted September 29, 2013 - 06:46 AM

I've seen at least 1 thread lately where tubes were not holding up the way they used to. It seems the quality of some of the Chinese ones leaves a lot to be desired. 


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Posted September 29, 2013 - 06:49 AM

Rubber does seem to have gone up.

 

Most of the tubes I have bought lately are made in China, Vietnam, or India. 

 

As far as source, try millertire.com.  He's done me pretty well on larger orders.


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Posted September 29, 2013 - 06:59 AM

they seem to be 1/2 the price in the states, thats why i got a us mailing address, parts really are cheaper there, as for tcs and princess auto, they never have them in stock and to think about getting 12-24 on sale that wont happen at the stores in my area, i need 23-8.5-12 and 23-10.5-12 its probably the same tube, and another question why is it always the rear tires losing air or getting a flat, i dont ever remember changing or fixing a front. one of lifes mystries, thanks all


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Posted September 29, 2013 - 07:04 AM

I just picked up a 4.80x12 tube yesterday & it was $10.50, tax included.    The last 23x10.50x12 tube cost me $12.  These are either Carlisle or Firestone, but both made in China still.  This is at an auto parts store.  TSC wants a lot more for their tubes & we have had their tubes split like paper.


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Posted September 29, 2013 - 07:06 AM

i dont ever remember changing or fixing a front. one of lifes mystries, thanks all

Can't help you there - it always seems like it is my front tires which go flat. 

 

Like Daniel, I find TSC convenient, but overpriced, and not always the best quality.


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Posted September 29, 2013 - 07:09 AM

http://www.ruralking...0-10-50-12.html


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Posted September 29, 2013 - 08:47 AM

The new tubes don't seem to hold up like they used to. As an alternative to tubing tires, I bought a small tire changer at HF and a gallon of SLIME at Walmart. I take the tire off the rim, clean the rim(paint if necessary), replace the valve stem, check the tire and remount it if it is sound. My tire changer is mounted horizontally so that I can pump some Slime into the tire, through the bead, before I inflate it. I then inflate the tire. With the tire inflated and off the changer, I rotate the tire in my hands to coat all of the inside surfaces with the Slime inside. So far this has held up for 7 years on a bunch of tires. The comon problem seems to be the valve stems for many tires. Good Luck, Rick


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Posted September 29, 2013 - 06:33 PM

My opinion here, but refuse to use slime or similar!


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Posted September 29, 2013 - 09:10 PM

I have nothing but trouble with tubes, I would avoid them. If the leaks you have are between the bead and the rim I would break them down, clean both the rim and tire with a wire brush, lightly on the tire. Use some bead sealer and you shouldn't have a problem.


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