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#1 victor3ranger OFFLINE  

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Posted March 10, 2014 - 11:39 AM

Now that the snow and ice is melting we are left with lots of mud :ah_shoot: .  I only have one GT with AG's right now so my bigger GT's only have turf tires, of course yesterday trying to use my GT-18H to haul stuff around it proceeded to get stuff in the mud 5 different times :mad2:



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Posted March 10, 2014 - 11:41 AM

Your not alone. Worthless things. I have ags on 3 of my tractors. Anytime I have extra money to spend I go buy a set.



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Posted March 10, 2014 - 11:45 AM

Get yourself a set of chains. They are not that expensive for 23" tires.



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Posted March 10, 2014 - 12:52 PM

Chains are nice but Man do they tear up the yard.Ags tear up the yard to but but as bad.

 

I keep eyeballing these Deestone 23 10.50 12 tires on ebay but I've heard they dry rot and wear down pretty quickly?

 

$136.96 for a pair of 4 ply Shipped to my door.

http://www.ebay.com/...=item4d0f7e4fb3

 

$143.96 for a pair of 6 ply shipped to my door

http://www.ebay.com/...=item4d1272b9e8


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Posted March 10, 2014 - 01:34 PM

I dont think Deestones have been on the market long enough to dry rot. I wouldnt expect long lasting performance from the lowest tier tire though. I have a set and dont care for them, comparing to Tru Powers and Super Lugs. I love their tri ribs though.

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Posted March 10, 2014 - 02:55 PM

I have a set of deestones too, going on 2 yrs, no signs of dry rot, but then they sit in a garage all the time.

While they are on the bottom rung, saving $100 is worth it to me, they do what I need. Then I have nothing to compare too, these are my first ags.


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Posted March 10, 2014 - 03:24 PM

I have a set of deestones too, going on 2 yrs, no signs of dry rot, but then they sit in a garage all the time.

While they are on the bottom rung, saving $100 is worth it to me, they do what I need. Then I have nothing to compare too, these are my first ags.

 

It's quite possible we'll all be old and gray, or dead, and find that the Deestone's outlast them all!  :thumbs:


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Posted March 10, 2014 - 03:50 PM

Yep, slipping and sliding around just sucks!! :mad2:

 

Then to compound it you have to put the stinking thing in gear and push then pray you don't run over yourself :D



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Posted March 10, 2014 - 03:54 PM

Then to compound it you have to put the stinking thing in gear and push then pray you don't run over yourself :D

I've done that too many times!!! :mad2:


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Posted March 10, 2014 - 05:01 PM

Ummm! Why not just STAY OUT of the yard till later and it drys some??  YOU won't have to work then, and can do other Easier things.  Have a beer, watch out windows, etc. :beer:


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Posted March 10, 2014 - 09:21 PM

 I love AG's, and I currently have 3 sets of Deestones on my GT's, and am very happy with them. The first set I bought are on my Wheel Horse B-80, and have been on for three years, with no signs of dry rot. Its my primary mower, and doesn't live in a garage either, it stays in the carport. You can't beat them for the money. Here are a few pics of the ones I have.  23x8.50-12's on the B-80, and 23x10.50-12's on both the C-160, and the 222. I can't remember the brand right now, but I put a set of 9.5-16's on my 444. I'm sure they're China tires, but the price was right. I even put a set of 4.00x8's on my son Danny's 52 Bantam 3000.

 

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Posted March 11, 2014 - 03:37 AM

One thing I can guarantee is the holes the ags will dig!!! Duro ags have the best traction out of them all except for the Firestone "23"s.

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Posted March 11, 2014 - 04:30 AM

Ummm! Why not just STAY OUT of the yard till later and it drys some??  YOU won't have to work then, and can do other Easier things.  Have a beer, watch out windows, etc. :beer:

:ditto:

 

I learned a long time ago, when mud season comes, the tractors stay parked!

 

Kinda hard to find mud around here. There's still 2' of snow on the ground.



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Posted March 11, 2014 - 04:30 AM

ATV mud tires work quite well this time of year, and most other times. I dont hate turfs, kinda nice on a lawn mower... I do hate chains tho, pita mickey mouse idea shoulda been left in the 1930s afaic...lol,,, JK,,, I know some ppl really like them.

 

Ags are not really an ideal all season tire but neither are turfs, I have quite a long dirt driveway, 250yrs plus, and I cant really sit around and watch snow melt this time of year, I have to get out there and move it so that it drains away from driveway and walkways, the ATV tires work best for me, I dont get stuck so I dont dig holes,


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Posted March 11, 2014 - 06:46 AM

Deestones are made in Thailand.  There is another famous Chinese kind, can't recall name now, Starts with K maybe, that seem to be poor rubber. I've had those almost new, thought were a good second hand deal, then the tire store told me the wires in the bead had been broken and wouldn't install. There WAS a mark there, but I have used tractor tires with lots of torn beads before, but not wires broken. I buy the Deestones because of price and now more people selling them. Got my first pair at Greater Cleveland  Tire .com  and he is cheap and you get them in two days. He is in Ohio.  Also on epay. NOW, my local Firestone dealer gets them from same place!  Owner doesn't like to sell foreign tires, but the other salesman will find and order them for you. Whatever. I've had only couple years, don't really use the tractors for work that they are on, but am happy with them so far. I have the 3-bars on my Power Kings in front too.






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