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New rubber

Postby stevey30 » Thu Mar 19, 2015 12:34 pm

Well I decided to replace the 9.5 tires with 8.3's on my 49,have not driven it yet but it looks so much better with the smaller tires.Before anyone asks,I blasted and painted the inside of the rims,put in new tubes,so I hope they will last a while.I will redo the outside when I paint the tractor,getting closer to being done.
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Re: New rubber

Postby Ben B » Thu Mar 19, 2015 1:06 pm

Part of the reason I haven't attempted to replace my tires (one of which is original 1950) is because I'm afraid they are so rusty inside that the wheels will break when the tires are removed. The man at my local tire shop told me they probably won't survive the tire removal. So, that's had me afraid to even try.

That's some good looking tires, by the way!

Were the old tires hard to get off the rims?
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Re: New rubber

Postby stevey30 » Thu Mar 19, 2015 1:43 pm

I had mine done at local dealer,took me longer to drive there than for him to dismount the tires,I was worried about the inside being rusty also since the tires were loaded.They were not bad,I took the rims home and cleaned and painted them,figured it couldn't hurt,then took them back to dealer to have new tires and tubes mounted.The tires are BKT 135,they ran $436 with mounting and new tubes,hopefully they will last for a good while.

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Re: New rubber

Postby Stanton » Thu Mar 19, 2015 1:47 pm

That should hold you for a while. Glad to hear you took the time to blast and paint the inside of the wheels.

New rubber always makes the shop smell good... :coffee:
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Re: New rubber

Postby stevey30 » Thu Mar 19, 2015 1:53 pm

Yeah,still debating on the front tires,would like original style,but it will be a working show tractor and not sure I want to spend the extra money for them,especially since I didnt put US made tires on the back.If you look to the left you can see her little brother Cub,that's my 2542 Cadet.

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Re: New rubber

Postby Clip » Thu Mar 19, 2015 10:10 pm

They look like BKTs on the back, have you had a chance to use them yet? I was going to get some Deestone tri-ribs for the front as mine will be a worker too.

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Re: New rubber

Postby stevey30 » Fri Mar 20, 2015 8:03 am

No have not run them yet,still have to put genny back on,talked to a local farmer who runs them,he said they are good tires no problems

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Re: New rubber

Postby Scrivet » Sat Mar 21, 2015 9:57 pm

Ben B wrote:.............. I'm afraid they are so rusty inside that the wheels will break when the tires are removed. The man at my local tire shop told me they probably won't survive the tire removal...........
If they are that bad I wouldn't be using your Cub or even walking close to it, I'd be replacing the rims. I doubt they are really that bad, thick metal can make lots of rust, but what would happen it the rim comes apart or the lug loops pull out of the rim while you are using it?


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