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#1 jmbedette24 OFFLINE  

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Posted September 21, 2014 - 09:00 PM

I use my David Bradley 5751 to plow snow and I'm in need of new tires however I can only find tri ribs. Does anyone know where to get knobby tires or will tri ribs get traction or work with my wheel chains I know nothing about tri ribs any help would be great.

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Posted September 21, 2014 - 09:02 PM

What is the tire size?



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Posted September 21, 2014 - 09:39 PM

Welcome to GTTalk!  :wave:

 

If you want to go cheap just look for an old pair of used 3/4 ton pickup tires.  Most of those are 16 inch and will actually work much better with chains than tractor tread tires.  They will be a little wider but thats just more rubber on the ground.  Some "all terrain" tread in radial ply would give superior traction. Just don't put 80 PSI in them like it says on the sidewall - 5 pounds ought to do it just right.

GOOD LUCK!


Edited by Gtractor, September 21, 2014 - 09:44 PM.

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Posted September 21, 2014 - 09:43 PM

If you know what tire size you want, I might be able to get some for you.

 

Welcome to GTTalk!  :wave:

 

If you want to go cheap just look for an old pair of used 3/4 ton pickup tires.  Most of those are 16 inch and will actually work better with chains than tractor tread tires.

GOOD LUCK!

 

And that is what a lot of Bradley owners did, anyway, back in the day.  They are also heavier than ag tread tires, so you get some weight boost too.

 

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Posted September 21, 2014 - 10:29 PM

Best bet is probably Miller tire, the truck tires are usually too wide for my purposes.
If you use the big auction site Tucker Tire and K-MORROW usually have suitable tires available.

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Posted September 22, 2014 - 05:41 AM

The size is 6.00x16.
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Posted September 22, 2014 - 05:42 AM

IMHO, Just don't use ATV tires since I think ATV tires on a GT look silly.



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Posted September 22, 2014 - 05:44 AM

I used  LT235/85R16   snow tread on one of mine . They might be a little taller so a little more ground speed but fit well  Welcome to GTTalk


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Posted September 22, 2014 - 10:16 AM

There are some decently priced sets of bar/ag tread 6.00-16 tires from vendors on ebay. Look to be about $160 for a set.


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Posted September 22, 2014 - 07:11 PM

Welcome, there are several ways you could go here. One is to buy new ones from Tucker, Miller or Nebraska tire, second would be to get some off Craigslist or ebay, or you could go the original old school way and just use a normal 6.00x16" car tire, then chain it up. These tractors were built around the idea of using "used auto tires", and it was a DB/Sears trade marked thing. There isn't really any wrong way to go, you just need that size of tire with or with out the traction tread.


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Posted September 24, 2014 - 03:48 PM

Check your local tire dealer.  

Three years ago, I bought a set of 600x16 tractor tires local for about $65 each.


Edited by jdcrawler, September 24, 2014 - 03:49 PM.





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