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PostPosted: Sat Dec 04, 2021 10:38 am    Post subject: grim news from my farm tire supplier Reply to specific post Reply with quote

I took my car in today to have the tires replaced. This guy also supplies implement and tractor tires. The rears on my Farmall 656 are getting bad, and was thinking about replacing them before next spring. (I use this tractor for crop farming).

I don't buy tractor tires that often, so I'm not in the loop very much about the latest, but I've heard rumors about shortages. I was surprised that my dealer told me the 15.5 x 38 rears are IMPOSSIBLE to get. Not only that, but tri-rib fronts and ALL implement and large equipment tires are near-impossible to get. Absolutely none in inventory, or available anywhere. At least according to this guy.

Just wondering if others have heard this. If it's true, what is going to happen in a few months, when Spring arrives and farmers start hitting the fields? Doesn't seem to be much about this in the media. Farmers only have a few weeks window to get things in in the Spring. What happens if there are massive delays in getting crops planted next year?
 
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 04, 2021 10:51 am    Post subject: Re: grim news from my farm tire supplier Reply to specific post Reply with quote

I have been experiencing this with common truck tires. Some come available every now and then, but have been in very short supply for the last 5 or 6 months. As far as the media not reporting it, I dont listen to the news because it is of no value to me.
 
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 04, 2021 11:31 am    Post subject: Re: grim news from my farm tire supplier Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Things made of rubber, plastic, computer chips, and other things using oil additive/ plastics type fluids and hardeners seem to be very much in short supply for a year already.

We have been living off the warehouse inventories until now.

Even if the companies and shipping starts going full bore today, will we be able to make up the demand plus a comfortable margin to have in the warehouses?

That would be unlikely......

And it doesnt seem we are anywhere near going full bore production or shipping around the globe.

So the grain we just grew will be fed to critters for the next 12-24 months. At which time the critters will hit our plates, into 2024.

And shortages from a 2022 crop will not be felt very much until 2024 or 2025.

Current govt and current media doesnt care a thing about 2024. They are busy looking backwards. Not that I bother listening to them any more.

We wont hear a peep about this for a couple years.

If you ran a modern farm and broke anything on the combine, there was a long list of parts not available; and if your combine busted there werent many running combines left on the lot to rent or barrow.

Friend was telling me he had to run the last 100 acres of beans with a bad sickle drive; lube it well and tighten the bolts tight the dealer told him, there are none in North America. A popular green combine. I could tell you a dozen more examples. A lot of farmers had to finish up for their neighbors. Back in spring farmers were sharing planters and planter tractors, couldnt get parts then already.

We have scraped the bottom of the barrel dry in the last 18 months.

No one appears willing to address this, or make the common city dweller aware of what we face.

We can get through it fine if we see, acknowledge, and face the problem and work on solving it as a society.

That is not happening. So far.

Every industry I briefly brush up against is facing the same issues, everything is in short supply everywhere.

Look at iron, oils, fertilizer, herbicides. In agriculture, where do we go?

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PostPosted: Sat Dec 04, 2021 12:05 pm    Post subject: Re: grim news from my farm tire supplier Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Been an issue since middle of summer. At least in sizes used on modern equipment, the supply has been getting better recently.

Check with other tire dealers. The tire manufacturers have actually been shipping to tire dealers in preference over equipment manufacturers. Some equipment manufacturers have been buying from retail dealers to be able to have tires to ship equipment.
 
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 04, 2021 12:42 pm    Post subject: Re: grim news from my farm tire supplier Reply to specific post Reply with quote

I pulled my little spare tire out from under my Ford Ranger last summer. It is badly weather checked so I decided to buy a new tire. I went to Discount Tire, Tire Discounters, and Firestone. Every one of them told me that they didn't have any in stock and couldn't get any more. I haven't checked with my local farmer's co-op yet, so maybe they can fix me up. In the meantime, I just keep hoping I don't have a flat tire while I'm away from home.

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PostPosted: Sat Dec 04, 2021 1:05 pm    Post subject: Re: grim news from my farm tire supplier Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Last year 2020, I had to buy tires for my classic car, 14 inch w/narrow white walls. They are not being made anymore as all vehicles use 18,19,20 inch tires now, had to go a specialty place tires were made to order, not cheap!

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PostPosted: Sat Dec 04, 2021 1:21 pm    Post subject: Re: grim news from my farm tire supplier Reply to specific post Reply with quote

I'll bet you didn't try John Kelsey. He owns a place here in town but ships pretty much world wide and is very likely to have or be able to make you the tires you want.
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 04, 2021 1:55 pm    Post subject: Re: grim news from my farm tire supplier Reply to specific post Reply with quote

my tire guy scrounged up 4, 6.70-14 car tires a month ago. Didn't say where he got them just that they were pricey. they weren't for us we were replacing 255-17 michelins.
 
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 04, 2021 2:52 pm    Post subject: Re: grim news from my farm tire supplier Reply to specific post Reply with quote

We will get by. We always did. Next year will be the 147th season on some of our land... we made it this far. I'm sure there are those who don't have a plan B (or C), but some of us do.

As for tires, I've got some take offs here I've stuck in the shed if we need them.
 
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 04, 2021 3:03 pm    Post subject: Re: grim news from my farm tire supplier Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Neighbor got the last pair of Firestone 20.8x42 his dealer could find this fall. He eventually put floaters on his combine, so I'm getting the 20.8x42's. I'm going to need some 11R22.5 truck tires before spring. Wish me luck!
 
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 04, 2021 3:12 pm    Post subject: Re: grim news from my farm tire supplier Reply to specific post Reply with quote

For what it is worth I have bought several sets of implement tires of ebay then local shop puts them on. I also watch online auctions usually tires there for rear tractor.
 
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 04, 2021 3:18 pm    Post subject: Re: grim news from my farm tire supplier Reply to specific post Reply with quote

By the way Johns shop number is 573-346-2506. He can supply tires that where factory on almost any car/truck ever made
 
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 04, 2021 3:26 pm    Post subject: Re: grim news from my farm tire supplier Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Tractor rear tubes are supposed to be impossible to get also. Put an online order in on Thursday for a pair of 16-9/18-4 38's and got them today already. Firestones that say made in the USA to boot.
 
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 04, 2021 3:27 pm    Post subject: Re: grim news from my farm tire supplier Reply to specific post Reply with quote

I ordered some 7.6-15 for a little hay wagon for 80 bucks each off Amazon. I also have 2 brand new 5.5-15s that I don't need, from now on I wear my glasses when on Amazon!
 
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 04, 2021 3:31 pm    Post subject: Re: grim news from my farm tire supplier Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Is that the place in Camden that sells the old whitetails and military tread tires? I have heard my uncle talk about that place,
 
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