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#1 Nxt2doc OFFLINE  

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Posted February 07, 2015 - 12:00 PM

So here I am the new guy with yet another question for you seasoned tractor junkies.

 

I'm looking at tires for the front of my JD 112. It will primarily see off road applications but will make the occasional trip 5 blocks up the street to the fire dept./ambulance base where I work. (yes I'm nerdy enough to drive my lawn tractor to work, gotta be me) I really like the three rib tires, but the widest I can find is 4". Is there any hope of mounting them in my 8" wide wheels. Would really rather not have to buy wheels for this application. If you have done this and have pics that would but crazy awesome.

 

Feel free to advise me that I'm out of my gourd. :hitting_self_roller:


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Posted February 07, 2015 - 12:35 PM

Miller Tire Company in Ohio sells 16x6.50-8 tri-rib front tires. Don't remember off hand what they sell for, but the wider version is available. Something tells me they run around $68.00 each, but don't quote me on that. They sell them on ebay or you can do a direct search for their website link. Good Luck! 


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Posted February 07, 2015 - 02:08 PM

Miller Tire Company in Ohio sells 16x6.50-8 tri-rib front tires. Don't remember off hand what they sell for, but the wider version is available. Something tells me they run around $68.00 each, but don't quote me on that. They sell them on ebay or you can do a direct search for their website link. Good Luck! 

 

Very close Troy, they list for $70 each plus shipping.  HERE


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Posted February 07, 2015 - 02:09 PM

I checked out the Miller Tire site and they have Firestone Tri-Ribs at $70.00 each:

 

http://www.millertir...ib-front-4-ply/

 

If it was me, I'd opt for the Vredestein V61 5- rib tires which are $45.00 each:

 

http://www.millertir...170-60-8-6-ply/


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Posted February 07, 2015 - 03:39 PM

Thoughts on the tri-rib v/s the 5 rib based on my reading...

It seems that tri-ribs work better on machines that use a front blade or blower than the 5 ribs.  The weight is concentrated on a smaller area and improve steering.  


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Posted February 07, 2015 - 05:39 PM

Improved steering as well as appearance where what I was after. May have to look at different wheels.



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Posted February 07, 2015 - 05:59 PM

" Tractor Junkies", huh? Your talking like you know us real well there!



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Posted February 07, 2015 - 06:37 PM

Trust me I include myself in the junkie line up. Trying to figure out a way to make a 5 hour trip to get my Holy Grail tractor. not sure if I'm going to be able to pull it off though.


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