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#1 wvbuzzmaster OFFLINE  

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Posted February 02, 2015 - 01:26 AM

So I have been looking for a good tri rib 4.00-12 to replace the Nanco/Deestones on my Farmall Cub. They have been in service for about 12 years and this winter I set the front of the Cub on jackstands to prolong the life of the front tires. They have cracks between the ribs of the tread, as well as some on the sidewalls, and I figure their months are numbered. I don't want to put Deestones on the front again, because I don't think they are a heavy duty enough tire for a Farmall Cub, especially in 4 ply. I know the Deestones are favorable for price, but that is not a big problem this go round. When we put the Farmall Cub back into limited service those 12 years ago it needed the two rear wheels and all 4 tires... Calcium had killed the originals. So this is my challenge, how do I get a 4.00-12 tri rib in a 6 ply. Looking online I see BKT makes them in 6 ply but no one in the USA or Canada is selling them... Only England seems to have them (best I can tell). Anyone have any recommendations?
I can't be the only one that thinks a Farmall Cub should sit on 6 ply 4.00-12 front tires, am I?
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Posted February 02, 2015 - 07:07 AM

In my opinion 4 ply on the cub is enough but if you can fine a 6 ply that you like instead , I'd say go for it. Going a little extra can never hurt.
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Posted February 02, 2015 - 05:14 PM

4 ply would be fine but Deestone use a fairly soft compound in they're tires that tends to dry rot pretty fast.The cheaper Carlisle tires do the exact same thing.I have a set of 8.50-12 Carlisle tires here that are around 15 years old and they are cracked up all over the place.There isn't a spot over the size of a quarter that isn't cracked.

 

Cheap Aftermarket tires are Exactly what they are.

 

 

OEM style tires are still available but the prices are the big factor.

 

http://www.ebay.com/...=item51a54058ba

 

 

I try to stay away from cheap priced tires,you usually get what you pay for with them.


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Posted February 02, 2015 - 05:29 PM

Eric, That seems to be a good deal for 2 tires and tubes from someone like Miller tire.


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Posted February 02, 2015 - 06:08 PM

That's about $100 more than 2 cheap tires.

 

 

http://www.ebay.com/...=item2a46da1f33

 

 

I had to get 2 4 x 19 tires last spring for the old 8N and decided to get the better tires.The side walls on the better tires are Alot stiffer.But usually they cost around twice as much unless you can get them locally like I did.They were still around $80 more than the cheap tires for the set.


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Posted February 03, 2015 - 10:22 PM

Have you checked with local tire stores?? When I replaced the rears on my Ford 1500, I could buy them for less locally thanI could maIL order. I think that is the same size fronts that are on my ford.

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Posted February 07, 2015 - 12:24 PM

See if this does you any good. I'm looking at some tire here myself.

 

 

http://www.ebay.com/...=item35e4acbb4c


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Posted February 07, 2015 - 01:09 PM

See if this does you any good. I'm looking at some tire here myself.
 
 
http://www.ebay.com/...=item35e4acbb4c

I think he deals a lot in Deestones, but doesn't say in the ad or show the sidewall..

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Posted February 07, 2015 - 02:05 PM

You might google Nebraska Tire? they seem to have very good pricing. If you do not find what your looking for on their website you might give them a call, they can not list everything.

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Posted January 24, 2016 - 09:24 PM

Need a front tire recommendation for the Farmall Cub. With 20 psi in the left front it looked like it had about 5 psi today. Added air anyway upping it to 25 psi and the dry cracks are deep. Has Nanco or Deestone on there now. What brand holds weight best, or can anyone find a 6 ply option for me? I'm starting to get just a little bit nervous that one day this year, the left front will go. I would swap side to side but the right front isn't much better.




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