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#16 victor3ranger ONLINE  

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Posted March 11, 2014 - 09:02 AM

I know what you guys are talking about when it come to not going out in the mud, but on my place it is solid clay, when it gets even a little bit damp it becomes super slick, half the time everything seems dry then you move to another spot and wham!  It is tire spinning time :wallbanging: .

 

Sooner or later I will have AG's on everything I own except for the wifes lawn mower, she dosen't allow me to mow with her new mower :smilewink:



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Posted March 11, 2014 - 09:20 AM

 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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I know what I like in ags so that's not an issue but looking at eventually putting tri ribs on the front like yours on my new to me GT.  Where did you get them and how much?  My two cents, turfs are for mowing and that's it.  Chains? Dad liked them but me not so much.


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Posted March 11, 2014 - 06:25 PM

I know what I like in ags so that's not an issue but looking at eventually putting tri ribs on the front like yours on my new to me GT.  Where did you get them and how much?  My two cents, turfs are for mowing and that's it.  Chains? Dad liked them but me not so much.

 If your looking for the 4.00x8 tri ribs like I have on my Wheel Horses, you can find them on ebay about $50 a pair. If your looking for the wider 16x6.50-8 like I have on my Case, then you talking about $70 a piece from Miller Tire. They're the only place that I know of that sells these wider Firestone tri-ribs. 

 

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Posted March 14, 2014 - 10:01 PM

Ag on the rear, three rib on front. That's the only way to go. Plus it looks good. The extra traction rear and front is amazing in mud or snow. Chains do give some extra bite, but not so good for ride on firm surface.

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Posted March 15, 2014 - 06:58 AM

I like ag tires and have them on a couple tractors, but in the snow I find ags with chains are the best combo. But we all have different driving styles so what works for one may not for another.


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Posted March 15, 2014 - 10:53 AM

For the front, I prefer the Vredestein V61 tires.

 

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Nice and wide for flotation, but with the 5 ribs, still turn well.

 

The 6-ply 16x.6.5- 8s are $48.00 ea.  However, they are a tube type tire so you will need tubes.

 

The 6-ply 18x8.50-8 tubeless are $75.00 ea., and the 4-plys are $10.00 less at $65.00


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Posted March 17, 2014 - 09:24 AM

Do the tubeless 5 ribs look exactly like the ones that take a tube??


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Posted March 17, 2014 - 09:47 AM

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

I agree completely !! Unless you spend a lot of time spinning the tires on Concrete I highly doubt you could wear them out in 10 years.

I put a Sampson 9.5 X24 on my Ford 1500 and expect it will last the rest of my life.



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Posted March 17, 2014 - 11:20 AM

It seems to me that everyone that tells me "no, I'm not putting ag/bar/tractor tread tires on there, they'll eat up my yard" have never actually driven a tractor with ag tires. They don't realize that with bar tires they will spin less (or not at all) then they do with turf's.

 

When I'm mowing, be it with the Kubota on the 7-16's or the JD140 on the 23x10.5-12's, I never spin my ag tires. Of course when I'm pulling a plow or disc through the garden... in which case I don't mind spinning a little I might break traction.

 

And YES, my kubota with 500lbs of rear wheel weight does leave bar tracks in wet/soft ground but they disappear pretty quickly.



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Posted March 17, 2014 - 12:54 PM

I run carlisle bar tires on the rear of the two main mowers I use, the first mower I them had installed and the second came with them. The turf tires are OK on relatively flat mowing, but the spaces fill in with the neighbors cat and dog crap, or mud in a marginal swampy area. I really have to try in order to tear up the yard with the bar tires, unless it is really soggy.      


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Posted March 17, 2014 - 01:08 PM

Just cleared my driveway with my Wizard with turfs and no chains, had 6" of snow overnight. If I used the rear blade backing up I could push all I wanted, if I got too much piled in front of the bucket going forward I would spin some, I could lift the bucket a little and push on, or get some more speed and be OK. I don't even have the 65 lb weights on the rear now since I changed wheels and tires to go from 23/8.50 to 23/10.50's. I do have a set of ags that I plan to put on at some point, never had a problem with ags tearing up the lawn.



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Posted March 17, 2014 - 03:41 PM

I have Duro ag's on two of my tractors. Seem to be a good tire. Ag's are great for grass cutting on hilly areas. Less or no slip. Noel 



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Posted March 17, 2014 - 06:49 PM

Do the tubeless 5 ribs look exactly like the ones that take a tube??

 

I can't answer that as I've never seen the smaller tires.

 

The ones in the pic are the 18x8.50-8 tubeless 6-ply.



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Posted April 14, 2014 - 06:08 PM

I went with a set of 26x10.5-12 dirt devils and the work great for snow and mudImageUploadedByTapatalk1397516883.620921.jpg


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Posted April 14, 2014 - 08:29 PM

Yeah, when you get into the 26" range the options available in ATV tires becomes enormous.

 

I'm partial to the CST Ancla tires.  DEEP treads, and aggressive as heck.

 

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I have them on two of my Bolens large frames, and will be putting a set on my Bolens forklift.

 

With ATV tires you also have less aggressive options as well, and can get 'knobby style' tires that are more aggressive than turfs, but less aggressive than AG style tires.

 

Even better...ATV tires are generally a lot less expensive than the "GT" tractor tires.


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