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#1 FrozenInTime OFFLINE  

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Posted June 16, 2014 - 03:08 PM

Let me apologize for bringing up another tire thread. I've searched and had no luck in finding what I need on here, I find everything but tires.

I have a Snapper 1855A in need of tires. The old/weather'd tires don't hold air long and are turf tires. I'm wanting to put tri-ribs on the front, and ag tires on the rear. It will be doing mostly plowing/garden work during the summer, snow blower duties in the winter. I will put chains on the rear for snow.

What size and source would y'all recommend with your experience? I want the rear tires as big as will fit on the rear and do a great job of plowing/disking and pullin a blade if I can find one. Has factory rims all around.

I realize it will be more expensive, but I prefer american made, or european. Anything really besides china crap.


I'm also thinking of getting https://heavyhitch.c...itcase-weights/ along with https://heavyhitch.c.../3-point-hitch/ since I'm having no luck finding 3-point accessories. Everything I find is sleeve hitch.

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Posted June 16, 2014 - 03:19 PM

I'd go 26x12x12 on the rear and 18x8.50x8 on the front, which I belive are the OEM sizes. Personally I prefer The Vredestien V61's on the front, I think they are a great tire, tri-ribs are over rated :). Carlise TruPower are great tires, very popular and are made in the USA. Firestone has some nice lug tires also but  they are more expensive and I don't know if they are made in the US or not...

 

Check Northern Tool for 3pt hitch accessories, they have some selection, just search Category 0.


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Posted June 16, 2014 - 03:50 PM

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Posted June 16, 2014 - 03:56 PM

Firestone tubes are made in China, but not sure of the tires.  Yes, the sizes mac posted above are OEM, and what you want to stick with.  Larger on front will interfere with steering geometry, and I don't think you can go larger on the rear.  And Vredestien V61's are better than tri-ribs in my opinion.


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Posted June 16, 2014 - 04:16 PM

Yup, best suggestions have been made already.  Go to Miller Tire.  http://www.millertire.com/

 

Fronts:  http://www.millertir...hd-5-rib-6-ply/

Rears:  http://www.millertir...e-flotation-23/

 

Getting them filled makes a HUGE difference.  Also, if your wheels aren't so rusted that tubes are required, get the heavy duty valve stems from Miller.  They are true solid metal bolted in stems like a big tractor.  I just purchased 6 of the above front tires and 4 rears last week for my 1855s.  With the 6 ply fronts, and heavy stems, I don't think I'll ever be replacing these again.

 

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Posted June 16, 2014 - 05:30 PM

I just bought a set of the v61's from miller tire Saturday at the show. they were 65 each
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Posted June 16, 2014 - 07:44 PM

I will second the V61/Firestone 23 combo suggestion. In my experience, tri ribs beat V61's in the hard pack snow only, the 5 rib is a better design for everything else. The Firestones are made in the USA.

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Posted June 17, 2014 - 01:02 AM

Guess I'll be the only one to disagree on 3-rib Firestone verses the v61's.

I have them both, the 3 ribs I have on my 1650 that is use for plowing snow, furrow plowing and lawn mowing. Best steer tire between the two, feels like power steering. Only one small negative I can find is on very packed snow they tend to slide a little.

The v61' I have on my 782 that's used only for grass mowing duty and pulling a spring tooth drag occasionally. Steering is much harder and they love to gather grass clippings and mud in the grooves and leave it all over the garage floor.

I know, a couple miner things, but for ''me" the choice is the 3 rib, One last thing to take into account is price difference. 16x6.50-8, 3 rib is going to run $70, the v61's are $48

Good luck in your choice.


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Posted June 17, 2014 - 07:32 AM

Guess I'll be the only one to disagree on 3-rib Firestone verses the v61's.

I have them both, the 3 ribs I have on my 1650 that is use for plowing snow, furrow plowing and lawn mowing. Best steer tire between the two, feels like power steering. Only one small negative I can find is on very packed snow they tend to slide a little.

The v61' I have on my 782 that's used only for grass mowing duty and pulling a spring tooth drag occasionally. Steering is much harder and they love to gather grass clippings and mud in the grooves and leave it all over the garage floor.

I know, a couple miner things, but for ''me" the choice is the 3 rib, One last thing to take into account is price difference. 16x6.50-8, 3 rib is going to run $70, the v61's are $48

Good luck in your choice.

 

Finding a quality 3 rib in a 18x8.50-8 might be hard.  The 1855s take a little bigger tire than your machine.  I don't think Miller Tire carries these.


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Posted June 17, 2014 - 07:34 AM

I just bought a set of the v61's from miller tire Saturday at the show. they were 65 each

 

Just for the original poster's information, there are two versions of this tire, the 4 ply and the 6 ply...at $65 and $75 respectively.  I opted for the 6 ply, as I'm frequently going over "stobs", branches, etc in the woods.



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Posted June 17, 2014 - 07:20 PM

Thanks y'all!  I will order these in the next day or 2.  First I want to install an electric fuel pump I picked up today to make sure my fuel starvation problem gets cured.  If all goes well, these will be on order shortly.



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Posted June 18, 2014 - 12:18 AM

Finding a quality 3 rib in a 18x8.50-8 might be hard.  The 1855s take a little bigger tire than your machine.  I don't think Miller Tire carries these.

Sorry for the confusion on my part.

I assumed 16x6.50-8. I see now inquiring on the 18x8.50-8's.



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Posted June 18, 2014 - 04:23 PM

Just ordered the tires, the V61 6-ply and floatation 23s.  Can't wait to get them and installed, getting tired of flat tires every day.

 

Got the elec. fuel pump installed, starts/runs better but still falters every once in a while at 1/2 throttle up.  Not as bad as it was.  New lines, new filter, new pump.  Can't be the fuel supply system causing the falter.  O-well, have all summer to play with it before snow time.  I also today got the gear box back togather/installed with a new gear.  Blower works like a champ now.



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Posted June 24, 2014 - 09:13 PM

The V61 fronts and Firestone tires arrived today.  I'm stoked, they look bad arse, can't wait till I get them on.  I will try to find some Rimguard, there are 2 large tractor dealers in town, maybe one of them carries it.

 

I was told by a Firestone dealer in town that these 23 degree floatation tires are no longer being made?  I don't know if it's true or not, but if so, if anyone is thinking about these tires, I would get some whilst they last, if indeed they are getting discotinued. 


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Posted June 28, 2014 - 11:53 PM

NICE. Hope you post up some pics when they are mounted.


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