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#1 MiCarl OFFLINE  

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Posted December 26, 2017 - 03:16 PM

For Christmas I got a pair of 4.00-12 Deestone tri-rib tires.  They'll fit both my Speedex and my Cub.  Both tractors have more of a street tread currently.


I have real problem steering the Speedex in deep snow, and I use it for some snow removal.  It doesn't have steering brakes.


I don't expect to operate the Cub in the snow, and if I do it does have steering brakes which should help.


I'm inclined to put the tri-rib tires on the Speedex, thinking it will help steering in deep snow.



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#2 John Arsenault OFFLINE  

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Posted December 26, 2017 - 03:49 PM

I agree put them on the Speedex Tri's are great in the snow so you have to try them out to at least see if you like them.

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Posted December 26, 2017 - 03:49 PM

I would put them on the Speedex. I have tri ribs on the front of my 316K and 110, both are setup with snowblowers and I find the tri ribs help with steering. I have V61s on my 420 that I use a extended 54 blade on and with alot of snow they tend to slide.

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Posted December 26, 2017 - 07:54 PM

Speedex for sure if your plowing with it. They steer easier and they don't slip as much when steering. The turf tires on my plow tractor tend to push rite through the snow instead of turning. I worked on my neighbors Cub 126 that he uses for plowing yesterday. Wiring to the regulator was a mess.


It has tri ribs on the front and it turns nice and easy and doesn't slip or push through the snow nearly as much as mine does with turf tires. It even turns pretty decent on Ice. The back alley is 1 big sheet of ice. My tractor doesn't steer at all on Ice even with the plow on.

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#5 MiCarl OFFLINE  

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Posted December 26, 2017 - 09:33 PM

Thanks guys.  I always like to be told I'm right. :D

#6 Greasy6020 ONLINE  

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Posted December 30, 2017 - 11:25 PM

I wish you luck!

I put a set of snowblower tires on the front of the Moto mower, I still have major issues steering in enough snow.

It made some difference but not much... I'm only just cruising around in the snow even!