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#1 ChopRod OFFLINE  

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Posted January 11, 2015 - 08:34 PM

Hi all. Noticed today that the rear tires on my Ford LGT 145 say SEARS on the sidewall and are in really nice shape. Didn't notice several months ago while doing some tire swapping.

How long ago did Sears have their name on garden tractor tires? Or are they still doing it today??? Doubt it but want to know. 

Let me know.

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Posted January 11, 2015 - 09:29 PM

Sears was the big guy in retailing.   If they wanted their name on tires, they got a "Yes, sir!" and a salute! 

 

I think they contracted with Firestone to supply them with tires... but that is just my memory.  

 

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Posted January 11, 2015 - 09:59 PM

Sears used their name and the Allstate brand name on tires since the advent of the tire option in the 30's. New tires with your Sears equipment was option, as they had a program called "used tire" which promoted the use of car and truck tires on things like wagon and Garden Tractors.


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Posted January 12, 2015 - 09:58 AM

Sears used their name and the Allstate brand name on tires since the advent of the tire option in the 30's. New tires with your Sears equipment was option, as they had a program called "used tire" which promoted the use of car and truck tires on things like wagon and Garden Tractors.

If you look at the Sears road trailers and some of the DB walk behinds of the fifties they came with surplus jeep tires. There were millions of surplus tires around. By the sixties much of the surplus stuff with rubber had deterriorated. In 67 I looked at a WWII surplus jeep still in its original shipping box for $200. The man had many of them but, warned me that I would have to put a new wiring harness in it when I assembled it, because the insulation had disintegrated. That seemed over my head so, I passed on it. Good Luck, Rick


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Posted January 12, 2015 - 12:34 PM

Sears used their name and the Allstate brand name on tires since the advent of the tire option in the 30's. New tires with your Sears equipment was option, as they had a program called "used tire" which promoted the use of car and truck tires on things like wagon and Garden Tractors.

 

Sears was big with the "allstate" brand.  They sold "allstate" scooters that were imported Vespa with their name on them.  Pretty collectible today


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Posted January 12, 2015 - 03:03 PM

Old school Sears - note the Allstate automotive shop to the right in the background that was part of Sears.

 

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Posted January 12, 2015 - 03:34 PM

Yes, very familiar with the Allstate brands. When very young, my father had an Allstate motorcycle made by Puch with the 'twingle' engine.

 

But when was the last of the Sears branded tires? Would these tires be worth something to someone restoring a Sears garden tractor? Size is 23x10.50x12. Not weather checked, nice tread. If someone could really use them, be glad to help out. I know I'd appreciate the same thing my way. Otherwise, will keep using them as they are.

 

Thanks again in advance for any input.


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Posted January 12, 2015 - 05:43 PM

Old school Sears - note the Allstate automotive shop to the right in the background that was part of Sears.

 

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Darn, here I  thought  you was going to post a Sears Farm store picture. Those are a rare thing.



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Posted January 12, 2015 - 05:45 PM

Yes, very familiar with the Allstate brands. When very young, my father had an Allstate motorcycle made by Puch with the 'twingle' engine.

 

But when was the last of the Sears branded tires? Would these tires be worth something to someone restoring a Sears garden tractor? Size is 23x10.50x12. Not weather checked, nice tread. If someone could really use them, be glad to help out. I know I'd appreciate the same thing my way. Otherwise, will keep using them as they are.

 

Thanks again in advance for any input.

 

Yes, very familiar with the Allstate brands. When very young, my father had an Allstate motorcycle made by Puch with the 'twingle' engine.

 

But when was the last of the Sears branded tires? Would these tires be worth something to someone restoring a Sears garden tractor? Size is 23x10.50x12. Not weather checked, nice tread. If someone could really use them, be glad to help out. I know I'd appreciate the same thing my way. Otherwise, will keep using them as they are.

 

Thanks again in advance for any input.

Having the Sears branded are ok, but by the time a Suburban used tires that big, the tractors were made by Roper and the Sears meaning was almost nothing


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Posted January 12, 2015 - 06:25 PM

OK. Thanks for the info. Never know until one asks. If anyone does read this, feel free to contact me if interested.

Only Sears gt I used was at a job during high school back in the mid 70's. The owner bought a new 16hp. Still remember how powerful it was compared to the 8hp gt used at a previous job.

Keith


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Posted January 12, 2015 - 06:29 PM

wish you could find some 6x12 tires that have Sears on them.


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Posted January 12, 2015 - 08:31 PM

Too bad I'm so far away. My new-to-me 78 Sears GT18 has 2 rotted rear tires and I'm thinking of ordering tubes. I'd rather have these tires but imagine shipping would be the breaker.


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Posted January 13, 2015 - 05:30 AM

Strap them to a pallet and use Fastenal!


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Posted January 13, 2015 - 06:30 PM

bet you would be surprised how little it would cost  you to ship them. I shipped several hundred pounds of tools/boxes half way acrosst the county for only $160. Pretty sure these tire don't weight that much.


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Posted February 21, 2015 - 09:07 PM

I could use those tires,I looked at mine today and they are cracked.






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