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#1 thom OFFLINE  

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Posted December 16, 2015 - 05:21 PM

Northern Tool has 4.80x4.00-8 wheelbarrow tires for 10.99. Anybody using wheelbarrow tires for the fronts on a GT?


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Posted December 16, 2015 - 05:48 PM

Nope, I think they are too light duty.


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Posted December 16, 2015 - 05:51 PM

Price should tell you all you need to know, too light duty most are 2 ply


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Posted December 16, 2015 - 06:01 PM

I ran some 6 inch wheelbarrow tires on the front of my Massey Executive. Its supposed to have 8 inchers but the front sits kinda high with those.  These came from the city dump and were pretty old when I got them but I got a few more years use out of them. They were heavier then modern lawn mower tires for sure!   When I redid the tractor I put on something with tread.  Not a very good pic but you can see them here. 

 

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Posted December 16, 2015 - 06:19 PM

That Chinese made rubber is not worth bringing home.  Ever tire or tube I ever got on a item from HF, Northern tool and others would not hold air and were very thin and week.  Buy a good tire and it will last you a lifetime if taken care of.


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Posted December 16, 2015 - 06:22 PM

Great picture of the bulldozer, I like to have one of them. Thanks for the picture.

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Posted December 16, 2015 - 06:42 PM

Great picture of the bulldozer.

Noel

Its the only one I had handy of the Massey with the wheelbarrow tires. 


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Posted December 16, 2015 - 07:12 PM

I've gotten those dolly wheels from them and the tubes go bad real fast. Not much of a bearing in them either. Many of those W-barrow ones are just a solid tire, make sure, wouldn't want that! They seem to be kinda skinny for a tractor I think and probly not as strong of wheel, and wonder if much for bearings in those too.



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Posted December 17, 2015 - 01:15 PM

0511-143729.jpg I use trailer tires (4.80-8) for those kind of purposes, my RAM has these heavy tires on the front made for heavy duty hand trucks.


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