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Posted July 14, 2015 - 10:20 PM

I got these tires today for my Kubota L2000, I've been running turf tires for a couple years now because it was all I had. Finally broke down yesterday and ordered these 8.3 X 22" tires off of eBay. The seller was in MO so the tires were here the day after I ordered.

These are the deep rice and cane tread tires. I wanted something aggressive since this tractor is only 2 wheel drive. I believe these tires should serve me well. The tread is aprox 2" deep in the center and then gets aprox 4" deep on the sides. Can't wait to test it out with the rototiller.

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Posted July 14, 2015 - 10:41 PM

Can't those front wheels be turned around and would put them out wider to clear the loader with wider tires on them?  Those just 4:00 x ? Tri-ribs then?  One other item.....What is that Webby, stringy stuff hanging all over the hoses and levers on that  one side?  Not a great appearance item, ha!


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Posted July 15, 2015 - 04:15 AM

Nice, I would say you will find quite a difference in traction. Does the tractor have rear diff lock ? Noel
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Posted July 15, 2015 - 06:41 AM

Can't those front wheels be turned around and would put them out wider to clear the loader with wider tires on them?  Those just 4:00 x ? Tri-ribs then?  One other item.....What is that Webby, stringy stuff hanging all over the hoses and levers on that  one side?  Not a great appearance item, ha!

 

I can't flip the front wheels because they are in to bad of shape, the center of the wheels was broke out and where welded back in, then re welded back in, then welded a couple more times, then I brazed them and now they need welded/brazed again. These wheels are cast and are brittle. Once tractor funds rebuild I need to buy new wheels. I would like to find trailer wheels and get away from the cast iron.

 

That stringy stuff is bale netting, came across it when I was tilling, I just tie it onto the hoses until I can get to the burn bit (opposite side of the property from the garden), I just haven't untied it yet.

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Posted July 15, 2015 - 06:42 AM

Nice, I would say you will find quite a difference in traction. Does the tractor have rear diff lock ? Noel

 

Yes it does have diff lock, makes a big difference!


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Posted July 15, 2015 - 06:56 AM

Nothing like a new pair of shoes to make one feel better.
Those look like nice tires. I assume they are loaded?
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Posted July 15, 2015 - 06:59 AM

That stringy stuff is bale netting, came across it when I was tilling, I just tie it onto the hoses until I can get to the burn bit (opposite side of the property from the garden), I just haven't untied it yet.
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Should've told him it was seaweed and that's how far under water you can use it now that you have rice tires on it... :D
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Posted July 15, 2015 - 07:56 AM

Should've told him it was seaweed and that's how far under water you can use it now that you have rice tires on it... :D

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Posted July 16, 2015 - 11:19 AM

Nothing like a new pair of shoes to make one feel better.
Those look like nice tires. I assume they are loaded?

 

They aren't loaded yet, getting ready to go get RV anti freeze and fill them with that. These tires should hold approx 10 gallons which is 85lbs per wheel. I also have wheel weights that I'm going to put on it.


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