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#1 gardentractornut OFFLINE  

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Posted March 20, 2016 - 09:29 PM

Has anyone ever used them on a Tuber? I am seriously thinking about them for my 1254. It's gonna get new rubber for the back come late spring early summer. I am loving the look of the Firestones over my other candidate, Tru-powers. Anyone have any experience with either on a tube frame?


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Posted March 20, 2016 - 09:35 PM

I have Tru powers on a cub narrow frame they are fine, a bit of a rough ride but aggressive.

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Posted March 20, 2016 - 09:36 PM

Not on a tubeframe......

 

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Posted March 21, 2016 - 08:10 AM

If I remember right,there might be a clearance issue if your going to run a mower deck



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Posted March 21, 2016 - 08:23 AM

I I'd t know they made them in 23-10.50x12

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Posted March 21, 2016 - 12:47 PM

Wow, those look pretty nice!

 

At miller they have them in 23x10.50x12.

 

Rick, this one will probably not get a deck on it anymore, so I'm not too concerned.

 

Are these tires good in snow at all?



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Posted March 21, 2016 - 06:26 PM

I found in the snow I have to run chains also

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Posted March 21, 2016 - 06:31 PM

80 pound weight box, no wheel weights, tires were not loaded, no issues.

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Disclaimer: I have a gravel drive, and I clear paths back to the shed over grass; all of which is very flat.

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Posted March 23, 2016 - 03:47 PM

Anyone able to compare the Firestone floatations to the Carlisle tru power for ploughing? Was looking at some for my 1050 which I use for the garden and also the dozer blade as well.

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Posted March 23, 2016 - 08:44 PM

Well i think I'll get some Firestones for the 1254, eventually. Once I get my H14 running a whole bunch of stuff will get fixed on the 1254, and it'll get tires then too.



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Posted March 27, 2016 - 07:22 PM

I say one thing that the Firestone I got mine in 8 ply is in the top 3 of the hardest tire I ever mounted. On top of the LF 12in wheels being the way they are it was hard just getting the old tires off well I only done one I been busy with other stuff
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