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#1 SupplySergeant ONLINE  

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Posted September 23, 2016 - 10:42 PM

I just got a set of Carlisle Tru-Powers for my 140, cheap. I want to tube them since I have no idea what their history is like. Two questions - where is the best place to buy a tube? I don't necessarily want the cheapest, I'll pay a bit more for quality.

 

Second, what type of stem do I need? I have no idea what TR13 or any of the other designations mean! Thanks!



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Posted September 23, 2016 - 11:22 PM

I've been using Slime instead of tubes for 4 years now. Only failled twice. Can be messy. I break the bead and pump it into the tire, never through the valve stem. It gums up the valve stem. I use new automotive valve stems on tractor tires. They are just the standard short size that are sold in bulk at swap meets. Good Luck, Rick
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Posted September 24, 2016 - 01:10 AM

Tsc, farm and fleet, fleet farm, or any tire store. If they ain't got em, they can get em!
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Posted September 24, 2016 - 03:39 AM

I found that my local Goodyear dealer has tubes cheaper than TSC, Orscheln's, or Tractor Supply.


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Posted September 24, 2016 - 06:47 AM

www.millertire.com is my favorite place - if they don't have it then you don't need it


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Posted September 24, 2016 - 07:23 AM

I have had good luck with slime also.  I put mine in through the valve steam and it is going to get into the valve stem anyway.  Just shoot some air in before you install the core and be sure you use enough slime.  It is a little messy if you have to put a patch in later but it washes out with water real easy.  Tire shops just like to complain about it as it beats them out a $20 tire patch.


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Posted September 24, 2016 - 08:30 AM

I get mine online from agrisupply.com. Been great price and quality!


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Posted September 24, 2016 - 10:33 AM

Thanks, everybody! I have used Slime, and it has helped when I run through black locust sprouts and stab through the sidewall. Unfortunately I don't think it works too well with loaded tires, and this is my plow tractor. I'll stop by the Goodyear after work Monday, armed with prices from the online sullpiers you've pointed out. Thanks! 


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