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#1 farmer john OFFLINE  

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Posted April 17, 2014 - 07:33 AM

Hi guys, i've got to buy some shoes for 3 or 4 gts, does anyone use deerstone or bkt tires, any comments ? greater cleveland tire seems to have a fair price on these ags 23 x 10.50 x 12 @  $104 a pair for deerstones and  $137 for bkt and shipping to my niagara falls mail box is only $20 per pair , or do you have another supplier i might try, thanks all


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Posted April 17, 2014 - 07:47 AM

Lots of reading as of late on these, in multiple topics...

 

http://gardentractor...one#entry423118

 

http://gardentractor...one#entry430338

 

http://gardentractor...t/?hl=+deestone

 

http://gardentractor...one#entry393803


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Posted April 17, 2014 - 07:57 AM

I run Deestones 23x10.50 on my Sears, been pretty happy with them. Remember the Deestones run small, my 10.50's are mounted on stock 7.5" sears rims and loaded with 6 gals of WWF and 6psi, they measure 8.5" wide and 21.5" tall. I sometimes would like a wider tire, but then when I remember I saved $100 over a set of Carlisles, I lose that thought.

I have looked into the BKT trenchers, may actually try them next go around.

Daniel I think likes the Duros also, I think they maybe same hieght as deestones, but as wide as the Carlisles.

 

Here is a comparison pic of those three.

 

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Here are pics of mine mounted on the Sears, no srtaight on shots, but you get the idea.

 

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Posted April 17, 2014 - 08:00 AM

Deestones are smaller than more expensive brands such as Carlisle.  Compared between these 2 brands, there will be about an inch difference in both height & width.  Good enough tires though, and I have bought them.  I have no BKT GT tires, but I do have full size Ag tires on some of my farm tractors.... good tires.  My Duro 26x12x12 ags are exactly the same as original Good Year Terra ag tires.



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Posted April 17, 2014 - 08:23 AM

im with daniel we run them on our farm tractors but i dont have any on gts. they hold up pretty good.



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Posted April 17, 2014 - 08:24 AM

thanks for the pics, i want a larger wider tire so i think i concentrate on carlisles, hopefully they will have front ags to i really want to beef up the look of a wheel horse c160 and a 520



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Posted April 17, 2014 - 08:49 AM

What brand tractors you putting them on? Sometimes you can get 26x12 in the off brands for cheaper than the 23 x10.50 Carlisles which run smaller and they will still fit.


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Posted April 17, 2014 - 08:56 AM

That's what I did on my old Craftsman, the 26/12/12 were not much larger than the original 23/10.50/12.


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Posted April 17, 2014 - 10:26 AM

As said a Deerstone 26-12x12 would be in between a 23 and a true 26inch tall tire which might be just the ticket for beefing up the look of a smaller tractor without being too tall to fit under fenders etc. 


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Posted April 17, 2014 - 10:29 AM

I have bought many Deestones and usually from Cleveland tire. They ship in couple days, nice!  Most have been fronts and usually the 3-bar ag type. I DO have two tractors with the rears on them, but guess I never really noticed them being smaller than others. None have been long term yet to see if they rot out or anything, so don't know that answer. I have bought used Kendra's (chinese) and found the wires broken in the beads and unusable even tho tire seemed fine. The Kendra's seem kinda cheapie even in stores, and that is what many farm stores are now stocking around me.  Deestones are made in Thailand, not sure why quality would be better, but does seem to be. Carlisle is one of last company's making small tires and even those are not US made I was told by the tire shop, but are better processed and looked at during manufacturer. Who knows??  I just put some Carlisle Big Trailer tires on my hauler, didn't know they made bigger tires and hope they are good.  I DO have a pair of Deestone fronts for full-size tractor I bought new at a show, but my local shop won't mount cause I didn't buy them there!!  Oh, well!


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Posted April 17, 2014 - 10:47 AM

I have some BKT tires on my kubota. They are 7-16's and measure about 31" tall. They are great. Sorry I can't help you on the smaller sizes.

 

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Posted April 17, 2014 - 12:05 PM

No BKT but Ryan has the Deestone. They work just fine. Go with the 10.50's, they are about 9.5" wide.

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Posted April 17, 2014 - 01:05 PM

I'm the odd man out here with BKT's lol. I have had a set on my Bolens 1050 for the past 3.5 years now and haven't had any problems with them. They look good and perform good too. I like that they are 6 ply tires and the price is really good too.

 

 

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Posted April 17, 2014 - 02:33 PM

I use Duro  tires. I like the narrow bars, I feel they dig better because they sink in better with the narrow bars. As far as height by width I did not notice it. Still digs good and looks good. Just my opinion.  Noel



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Posted April 17, 2014 - 08:20 PM

I have bought many Deestones and usually from Cleveland tire. They ship in couple days, nice!  Most have been fronts and usually the 3-bar ag type. I DO have two tractors with the rears on them, but guess I never really noticed them being smaller than others. None have been long term yet to see if they rot out or anything, so don't know that answer. I have bought used Kendra's (chinese) and found the wires broken in the beads and unusable even tho tire seemed fine. The Kendra's seem kinda cheapie even in stores, and that is what many farm stores are now stocking around me.  Deestones are made in Thailand, not sure why quality would be better, but does seem to be. Carlisle is one of last company's making small tires and even those are not US made I was told by the tire shop, but are better processed and looked at during manufacturer. Who knows??  I just put some Carlisle Big Trailer tires on my hauler, didn't know they made bigger tires and hope they are good.  I DO have a pair of Deestone fronts for full-size tractor I bought new at a show, but my local shop won't mount cause I didn't buy them there!!  Oh, well!


I use to run nothing but Carlisles on my trailer under my 9500 lb Donzi Z, I put 30,000 miles and 10 years on them, spare never came off the mount.




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