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#1 Matt O OFFLINE  

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Posted February 15, 2015 - 11:31 AM

Hi everyone, so I have been very busy lately with buying more toys and building a place to put all the tractors. I have made much progress finding parts for my MM 112 but am still missing a few parts. Hopefully the restoration will be completed this summer :D .I have been thinking about the tire situation since I got the tractor and am still undecided on the rear tires. I know I want the tri-rib tires on the front but cant make up my mind whether I want the Carlisle tru-power or the firestone flotation tire. I have the tru-power on my wheel horse and like the way they look but haven't seen a flotation tire on a tractor to compare it to. This tractor will never see any work, but will be taken to many tractor shows. So more or less what tire looks better is what I need to know. Does anyone have the flotation tire on their tractor and if so, what do think about it?

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Posted February 15, 2015 - 01:41 PM

Have to tell me what a "flotation" tire means?  One like on a 4 wheeler, a little softer?  I think the Carlisle you mention seems good. Ags might make it look more "tractor" if that is look wanted, but give bumpier ride on flat surfaces. I like the Ag look myself for a show unit. Otherwise if gonna mow or work it, stay with a Turf-trac or similar tread. Don't forget the pictures when done. Your pretty far East for MM stuff seems. Bet this is rare tractor out your way?


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Posted February 15, 2015 - 03:00 PM

I'm not sure what those Firestones look like. Something like this?


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Posted February 15, 2015 - 03:30 PM

back in the sixties there was a dealer in my town that sold Minneapolis moline garden tractors but yet, Noone around here remembers it! But anyway, yes Kenny those are the tires. I just don't know how they would look. Donot they appear wider in the pictures than the Tru power? I know my Tru power stick out a good amount from the rim to protect the bead which is nice but this tractor won't be doing any work. I would like to see a pic of the flotation tire mounted to a rim to get a better idea. The tread pattern is also different. Or maybe I'm just getting too picky!!!
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Posted February 15, 2015 - 03:34 PM

Here's the tractor 3 years ago before the tear down for anyone unfirmilar with it.

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Posted February 15, 2015 - 03:37 PM

Here it is last week.

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Posted February 15, 2015 - 03:40 PM

Did this originally have 23X8.50's on it? I had the Tru Powers on my jake till I put the tiller on it. I haven't seen the Firestones anywhere yet!


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Posted February 15, 2015 - 03:44 PM

Yes, the tractor did come with those size tires. The gentleman I received this tractor from special ordered this tractor just for tilling. He requested skinny tires in the front which he said makes them steer better but he wanted more traction in the rear. Rear tires are not original but fronts are.

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Posted February 15, 2015 - 03:51 PM

Here's some pics of the Jake with 23X10.50's on it.


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Posted February 15, 2015 - 04:08 PM

Thats a nice Jake Kennyp. Can't wait to see pics of it in the garden!
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Posted February 15, 2015 - 05:39 PM

Matt , I would go with the true power , but if you will never work the MM it comes down to what you think looks the best. No matter what it's goin to look great! Tom
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Posted February 15, 2015 - 09:35 PM

I like those Fire stones but that's just me
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Posted February 15, 2015 - 09:46 PM

The Firestone's look more like the Ag's from the 60's, the "23" stands for 23 degree bars on the tire.


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Posted February 15, 2015 - 10:20 PM

i think this is a very personal choice. i like the ags look but for general use I think the Carlisle All Trail is a good looking tire.
It is more agressive than a Turf but less so than an ag.. So less apt to tear up your grass.
I think that is what most of the new John Deere GTs come out with.
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