Ag Tire Or Tri Rib?
Posted January 12, 2014 - 08:48 PM
Posted January 12, 2014 - 09:06 PM
I find that when it comes to pushing snow, the best tire tread for the fronts are the ag tires, or bar tread tires. Must better steering traction:
If using the tractor just for mowing or plowing, and working with a softer ground surface, then I recommend the tri-rib tires:
Edited by johndeereelfman, January 12, 2014 - 09:11 PM.
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Posted January 12, 2014 - 09:57 PM
Didn't say what tractor or size wanted. Deestone is a foreign brand, but still pretty good that I have had. www.greaterclevelandtractor.com is good source. Carlisle is about only US brand anymore on small tires.
They would be good too, but more money. I prefer the look of the bar tires (3 bars) so mine look more like
big tractors when you have ags on back. For Use, not really sure, I don't work mine much.
Posted January 12, 2014 - 10:00 PM
My thoughts exactly...I have both types mounted, and both provide better traction for steering in loose or snowy conditions.
AG's work best when reversed though (folks just like the appearance of them to match their rear AG's). They bite much better that way, since they are being used on non-powered wheels. For drive wheels, the orientation of AG's are such that the 'V' points forward when looking at the top of the tire, but for non-drive wheels, reversed is far better. They will destroy turf though...literally chew it up and spit it out. My front AG's go on a shelf when the snow melts.
Triribs can tear turf as well, but only when moving through a turn pretty rapidly, and they work fantastic in the garden.
If I were to buy only one type, and never swap them out, I'd go with triribs.
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Posted January 13, 2014 - 01:16 AM
I get my tires from Miller Tire. Tri Ribs on the dual stick and v-61 on my 782, both work well year round, and the tri ribs feel like you have powers steering. Never chewed up any lawn with them.
The v bar tires look out of place on a GT that is only two wheel drive, and if your bound and determined you need them, then mount them backwards so you get the benefits of them, other than looks.
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