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#1 Toolfoole OFFLINE  

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Posted May 30, 2016 - 12:09 AM

I couldn't resist picking these up. I had been watching these on ePay for quite some time, but when I first encountered them the seller had a very high shipping price on them. Then, while perusing my watch list on Wednesday, I noticed that the shipping was now free, plus the tire price was reduced. They're currently listed at $85 (Buy It Now) with free shipping. They have "more than 10" in stock. These tires usually sell for ~$150/ea (w/o rims).

 

The seller (Pete's Tire Barn) says that these 26.5"x14-12 Carlisle Ultra Trac tires were  "changeovers" and were previously mounted on equipment. They were never run and are mounted on 6-lug yellow wheels (J-D?). They incorrectly list the bolt circle at 6.5", but I measured them at 6", which should bolt onto my HT23, or any large frame. They are definitely new tires and still have the nibs on them.

 

Curiously, they have an extreme negative offset, so they would stick way out and not be reversible. They would probably look cool and provide great stability, but I'm not sure how practical it would be. The 14.4" section width along with the radical offset would probably add a foot to the overall width of the tractor. As it is, I can barely fit the tractor in the shed now! I will try mounting them just to see what they look like, but I think the standard Bolens wheel would be the better option. BTW: These wheels do not have wheel weight bolt holes. What do you guys think?

 

Since the tires currently on my tractor are in decent shape, I'd like to find another set of Bolens wheels. Anyone have a set for a reasonable price and willing to ship to SE PA?

 

I set them up next to the tractor for comparison. BTW: they're supposed to be only a half inch bigger in diameter, but they look a lot bigger next to the 26x12-12s on the tractor. I think they'll fit, though. Check these babies out. As a certain presidential candidate would say, they're yuuuuge!

 

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Posted May 30, 2016 - 03:44 AM

Yup those guys are right down the street from me, tires came off golf green rigs.
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Posted May 30, 2016 - 06:47 AM

I figured it had to be either a golf course or a turf farm. Why do you suppose they would have swapped out these new tires for something else?  :anyone:



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Posted May 30, 2016 - 07:06 AM

Look like nice tires.
The rims can probably be sold at the local swap meet to someone who pulls.
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Posted May 30, 2016 - 07:15 AM

What does the offset measure at the rear? The FF's use a rim with very little rear offset.


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Posted May 30, 2016 - 09:00 AM

Very cool looking, can't wait to see them mounted,can you post the link for the ad



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Posted May 30, 2016 - 09:02 AM

I just went out to the shed and made a few measurements. They are as follows:

 

Rim

Offset: 4" negative

Width: 10.5"

Bolt circle: 6"

Center hole diameter: 4-5/8"

Bolt hole diameter: 9/16"

 

Tire

Unloaded diameter: 27.25"

Section width: 14.5"

Inflation pressure: 18psi (How I received them. This is the max. rating.)



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Posted May 30, 2016 - 09:04 AM

Here's the link:

http://www.ebay.com/...pEAAOSwxN5WXxjD

 



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Posted May 30, 2016 - 09:17 AM

They're currently listed at $85 (free shipping), but when I bought them they were listed at $79. That's when I pulled the trigger. Maybe they'll give you the lower price if you mention that I paid $79. In fact, maybe they'll give all of us forum members the better price. After all, we're spreading the word about them, right? :smilewink: They've been listed for a while and they have only sold seven of them, so far.


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Posted May 30, 2016 - 09:55 AM

Even at 85 each that's a good deal. I'd buy them in a heartbeat if I was in the market for a pair.

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Posted May 30, 2016 - 09:55 AM

I'm going to offer them $75 ea and see what they say. They'll bolt on my Powr'Max, which has 31/15.50/15, that actually measure about 29.5" tall. At 14.5" section, they'll fit through my door better than the 15.5's I have now, and they have a lot less dry rot!



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Posted May 30, 2016 - 12:42 PM

This the 60's again with BIG tires being the latest craze, ha! Anyway, won't those heat fenders/seat pan? Close enough for no chains at least I bet. Don't put your fingers over fender while driving! I have a big PK frame with 31" x 15" bar tires. Huge, but don't know what am going to do with the frame at moment. Was thinking of making a Home Built something with it, not sure. I could put on my user PK, but they stick out WAY too much to fit in garage decent and my chains would not fit them then either. That one has some big ags too, but not as big as these. Bigger isn't always better.......Size matters... and other such sayings! :smilewink:

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Posted May 30, 2016 - 02:33 PM

Cool looking tyres and the Blue Marine Landy is also worthy of a mention!

I wonder if the guy will ship a set shipping free to the UK?! :)

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Posted May 30, 2016 - 04:26 PM

I just went out to the shed and made a few measurements. They are as follows: ...

 

Tire

Unloaded diameter: 27.25"

Section width: 14.5"

Inflation pressure: 18psi (How I received them. This is the max. rating.)

 

That should clear the seat/fender pan.

 

Bolens did have a 27" tire option for the large frames.

 

In fact, I have 27" tires of the rear of the 1886 forklift, and there is still room to spare as this pic shows:

 

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Posted May 30, 2016 - 07:57 PM

My tractor is. 1973 and the 31/15.50/15 are the originals, dry rot and all.image.jpeg





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