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#1 toppop52 ONLINE  

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Posted June 26, 2015 - 08:29 PM

I'll get pics tomorrow, but I couldn't believe the difference. When I swapped for my 4041 front end loader, it had a set of rear tires off a garden tractor on the front, 23/10.50/12" with a max inflation of 15 psi. It was like steering a pair of ships rudders through marsh mud! I found the proper size 20.5/8/10" on solid steel white wheels with 5/4.5" bolt pattern. Ten ply, 90psi max and 1535 lbs each, payload rating. The wheels are reversible with about a half inch difference in offset from side to side. They were at ATD ( American Tire Distributors) warehouse, we have huge mid Atlantic warehouse in Salisbury. I can buy directly from them because of my business connections. $57 each for the wheel/tire combo. Now the tractor, even with a load in the bucket, almost feels like power steering, wow what a difference!

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Posted June 27, 2015 - 05:21 AM

Great deal, good luck with them 


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Posted June 27, 2015 - 08:14 AM

Sounds like a good price for the tire/wheel combo. Glad you have something that works for you and your GT/loader!



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Posted June 27, 2015 - 08:44 AM

Isn't it amazing what a difference in tread can do?
Those old tires are probably best on a snow plow tractor, etc. Happy for you that the new ones are working out well.

The rims; are they stout enough for loader work? So many of the newer rims are such light duty...
I've seen rims buckle under load when a turn happens, our old potatoes digger trashed a pair pretty quick and I wouldn't even call it heavy. Wouldn't want that to happen with a load up.
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Posted June 27, 2015 - 02:30 PM

The tires are Chinese Hi-Run 10 ply rated for 1535 lbs each, the rims are American made and rated for 2000 lbs each. No guarantee they won't give it up, but they seem OK.



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Posted June 27, 2015 - 03:01 PM

Wheels are 2 piece with the 2 centers welded together, they're rated for 120 psi tire.

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