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Kenster
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 03, 2012 2:10 pm    Post subject: 8N rear tire replacement Reply to specific post Reply with quote

And in the "It's Always Something" category....

After finally getting the water pump and fan replaced and borrowing a buddy's bush hog I headed to the meadow today to give it a much needed cutting. The grass was literally taller than the hood on my 8N. Made one perimeter pass around the seven acre meadow and it started raining like crazy so I headed to the barn. Then I noticed my right rear tire was almost flat. The left one had a brand new Goodyear on it when I bought the tractor six years ago. The right one had signs of major dry rot but I've not had to add air in all these years. There is now some side wall separation and what must be a very slow leak. Time to bite the bullet and replace it.

I use the tractor mostly for hogging that meadow or running a finish mower on the 2.5 acres around the house; dragging a log out of the woods, blading the driveway occasionally--- nothing too heavy.

Matching Goodyear 11.2-28 four ply will run me right at $400. This is a working tractor so I don't care about matching labels. I see other brands with 4 or 8 ply for in the low to mid $200s.

Any suggestions for a decent tire at a decent price will be appreciated.

Cheers!

Ken
 
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 03, 2012 2:18 pm    Post subject: Re: 8N rear tire replacement Reply to specific post Reply with quote

i like a matching tire just like the next guy.. but I also like 200$.

me?

I'd buy a cheap repalcement. even a cheap one may outlive you.

the tractor don't care about mismatched brands as long as the size is close.. Smile
 
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 03, 2012 3:26 pm    Post subject: Re: 8N rear tire replacement Reply to specific post Reply with quote

I agree with SG. My 53 JD came with 1 original tire and a newer one - not even the same size. I farmed the sucker for 4 yrs. - no problem. Still got the same tires on today.
 
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 03, 2012 5:02 pm    Post subject: Re: 8N rear tire replacement Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Can't argue with the others, it won't care about matched tires.
I have quite a few tractors, so comparing $400 for one, and $400 for two,
I might buy a new matched $400 pair for my worker and save the one GY for another tractor.
 
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 03, 2012 5:18 pm    Post subject: Re: 8N rear tire replacement Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Ive found Tucker Tire to be as reasonable as anyone.
 
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 03, 2012 9:07 pm    Post subject: Re: 8N rear tire replacement Reply to specific post Reply with quote

traction matters - my mismatched tires are fine except when digging with a scoop etc and one spins easily while the other one keeps pulling - rather have two pullers than a puller and a spinner ...
 
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 04, 2012 8:59 am    Post subject: Re: 8N rear tire replacement Reply to specific post Reply with quote

To bad your not close to me. I have what would be an almost new tire it is was not for a bit of weather checking that I took of a tractor I got in. The guy had this A/C WC and had new tires put on it then left the exhaust uncovered and got rain water in the engine which locked it up so he parked the tractor and I got it from him. I already sold one of the tires to a guy from the forums and that was well over 2 years ago and it is still just fine and was the prefect match as in both where put on at the same time and it is a 11.2X28
 
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 04, 2012 1:11 pm    Post subject: Re: 8N rear tire replacement Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Where can you buy a new tractor tore for low to mid 200's?
 
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 04, 2012 1:36 pm    Post subject: Re: 8N rear tire replacement Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Frankmn wrote:
(quoted from post at 17:11:35 11/04/12) Where can you buy a new tractor tore for low to mid 200's?


Found several on line for $225 to $250.
 
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 05, 2012 4:30 am    Post subject: Re: 8N rear tire replacement Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Check your local AG tire store for takeoffs. I got some newer Kelley Springfields for my 8n used for $125 each. They had large patches, but for what I needed they were fine. Gerard
 
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 05, 2012 11:51 am    Post subject: Re: 8N rear tire replacement Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Where are you? I have a 11.2x28 on a rotted hat rim. I think it's a Goodyear (I'll check tonight). In my case, it was the left that went bad (cheap tire). I've replaced them with 12.4x28 turf tires on new rims, so I've a spare to get rid of.
 
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 05, 2012 11:54 am    Post subject: Re: 8N rear tire replacement Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Jim WI wrote:
(quoted from post at 14:51:05 11/05/12) Where are you? I have a 11.2x28 on a rotted hat rim. I think it's a Goodyear (I'll check tonight). In my case, it was the left that went bad (cheap tire). I've replaced them with 12.4x28 turf tires on new rims, so I've a spare to get rid of.

That's what I get for reading in the classic mode. I switched to modern view after posting, so now I know you're in Texas. My tire is in Wisconsin, so the shipping would be a good-sized amount. Darn!
 
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 05, 2012 12:05 pm    Post subject: Re: 8N rear tire replacement Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Jim WI wrote:
(quoted from post at 15:51:05 11/05/12) Where are you? I have a 11.2x28 on a rotted hat rim. I think it's a Goodyear (I'll check tonight). In my case, it was the left that went bad (cheap tire). I've replaced them with 12.4x28 turf tires on new rims, so I've a spare to get rid of.


Thanks, Jim, but I live in Texas.

Local dealers have quoted:
1. $280 for tire plus $45 tube and $35 install. (Farm King Tire)
2. $300 plus $35 tube with free install. (Galaxy Tire)
3. $300 plus $35 tube plus install. This is a Firestone 8 ply that has been in
stock 'for a while' but is in excellent condition. Retail on line runs from
$480 to $525. I'll probably go for this one.
 
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 06, 2012 4:06 am    Post subject: Re: 8N rear tire replacement Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Be aware not all number sizes are the same. Measure the height/circumference of your good tire and get what matches/comes close to its size. Don't just go by the numbers on the sidewall, different brands are different dimensions even though the numbers are the same. Do some research and see where the tire is made also...U.S. vs off shore. Just as a side note, I replaced my fronts about 5-6 years ago with U.S. made Carlysle brand 16 inchers and they are weeping air our the side wall now but still look new. I guess the compound formula leaves a lot to be desired, but how do we research that?
 
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 08, 2012 12:51 pm    Post subject: Re: 8N rear tire replacement Reply to specific post Reply with quote

The rest of the story...

I bought a brand new Firestone that has never been on the ground. They wanted $300. I offered $250 and they accepted.
The ag store said it had been in the corner of the shed a year or so. They mistakenly ordered a pair for a customer who only wanted one tire.
I found these tires listed on line for up to $525.00.
I'm now at a tire shop who is going to mount it for $35.
I could probably reuse my tube but I'm going with a new one. If the tube is as old as the tire it needs to be replaced. $35 for the tube.

Overall, a nice score.
 
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