Posted November 27, 2014 - 03:36 AM
Things you need to be cautious of with deestone / nanco tires. They are a good tire for the money, but you get what you pay for, like anything else. If you need a tire that holds air and rolls and have a tight budget, deestone / nanco tires are what I consider entry level. Like said they are slightly undersized (as all tires) but they are the most undersized comparatively. But what would you expect if you try to save money, they had to cut costs somewhere too. If you want more rubber, you must throw down more greenbacks for Carlisle or goodyears, or any other higher quality tire. Now, the upside is is deestone / nanco make great tri rib tires for the front of your garden tractor, and the front tires are not as criticized for being slightly undersized. Now, if you plan to put deestones / nancos on your Farmall or power king, I would advise against it. I have 4.00-12 deestone / nanco tri ribs on my Farmall cub, and after 10 years of limited use, they are dry cracked and getting bad. I put the front blade on the cub for the heck of it this year and this past weekend I put the front up on jack stands for the winter (a first for sure) because I will be lucky to get another year or so out of them. Now, in those tires defense, they are in the sun a lot, but they served the need 10 years ago when the cub needed all four tires just to use. Now, back on topic. If you are looking for turf tires, buy the deestones, if you need lug tires, get carlisles if you can, or atv tires even. Now, I will offer you a nice alternative. What size are you shopping for in turf tires for your 122? I have some 23x10.50-12 turfs laying all around, and they are in good condition. Older tires but will still provide years of service. Two are off a 1990 craftsman and two are off an old cub cadet. They would all need tubes as I have never seen them aired up.
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