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#1 DH1 OFFLINE  

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Posted November 23, 2011 - 06:57 PM

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I have a MF16 in need of front tires.
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What is the best all round Front tire for this tractor?
Turf, or Tri-Rib, or V61 5 rib tire.


Original size is 16 x 6.50-8
What is the best size for this tractor, original or should I go a little bigger,
18 x 6.50-8, or 18 x 8.50-8?

Tell me what you think guys.

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Posted November 23, 2011 - 07:31 PM

Everyone seems to praise the V61's. That's what I would buy. I've been saying for awhile I was going to get a set but haven't been able to pull the trigger yet.

I would definitely stick with 16's unless your running 26's on the rear.

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Posted November 23, 2011 - 07:34 PM

I think tri-rib would look great (more like the big brother) I never ran ribs on grass, so I'm not sure on the handling. On my list for next year.

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Posted November 23, 2011 - 07:45 PM

I vote for the V61's Rick

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Posted November 23, 2011 - 07:52 PM

The 18x8.50's may rub in full lock turns, so best to stick with stock size. The Firestone tri-ribs is all I know for this size, and pretty pricey, but not too awfully much more than V-61's. I like the Firestones, but I bought V-61's for my diesel Bush Hog project.

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Posted November 23, 2011 - 07:53 PM

On various tractors, I have the turfs, tri ribs and V-61's. Tri ribs give the best turning traction, then the V-61's, then the turfs. I think the tri ribs look the best, the V-61's by far cost the most, but turfs are perfectly capable of handling any job. It all boils down to how much you have to spend and which you like the looks of best.

As far as size, I'd stick to stock size if this is a mowing machine, unless you want to go through the hassel of re-leveling your mower deck.

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Posted November 23, 2011 - 08:39 PM

Thanks for all the info, I have 1 set of good turfs, 23 x 10.50-12s for it, and a new set of 23 x 10.50-12 AGs also.
The front tires a shot and I was wanting to get 1 set, all purpose front tire for it.
Tractor also has a 3 point to go on, I'm trying to set up the tractor for multi purpose use.

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Posted November 23, 2011 - 08:54 PM

Doug, are you going to plow with it? If so, it seals it for me. Ryan's tri ribs do a great job on the turf (don't tear it up unless he's going way to fast for the turn) and they are a wonderful addition when plowing.

I haven't gone the tri-rib route yet on either of my tractors, but am thinking I may want to with the SS12 and the blower. For now, I'm going to run stock and pray for traction. :D

The wide turfs on my GT5000 have served me very well. Yes, they will slide when angle plowing heavy, wet stuff... But the plow is too big for the tractor too.

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Posted November 23, 2011 - 09:02 PM

Main things I want to use the tractor for are backup grass cutter, snow plowing, garden plowing, leveling the driveway, pulling trailer, plus???
Not going to use a snow blower or roto-tiller on it but pretty much everything else.

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Posted November 23, 2011 - 09:46 PM

If you do tri-ribs, you'll need to find some skinnier rims probably, otherwise they look like pregnant puffer fish without the spikes.

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Posted November 23, 2011 - 09:50 PM

If you do tri-ribs, you'll need to find some skinnier rims probably, otherwise they look like pregnant puffer fish without the spikes.


If I go Tri-ribs I'd get the 16 x 6.50-12 size.

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Posted November 24, 2011 - 05:30 AM

well id go with just keeping those tires till there bald, completely. front tires never bother me, but the back tires i always buy the best or close to. but if u must get new tires then go with turfs, it gives it a matching look, plus rib tires and turfs on the back dont match well IMO

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Posted November 24, 2011 - 07:32 AM

I have never heard of the V-61 tire. Does anyone have a close up photo?

Thanks,
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Posted November 24, 2011 - 11:25 AM

Stole this from google...
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Posted November 24, 2011 - 11:43 AM

who makes the v61s'???




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