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Re: front tires?

Postby SONNY » Sat May 13, 2017 9:28 pm

Mike!!!! them fronts look great on your tractor!!!---they do not look small!---in fact they look like what should be on there!!
I have not bought tires lately, but imagine the import tax will be on the next ones I look at!---None of the dealers around here can get usa made tires from what I hear. thanks; sonny
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Re: front tires?

Postby Lt.Mike » Sun May 14, 2017 7:22 am

One thing I noticed with the skinny 4.00s is they sink into the soft stuff when I get back in the woods. Hoping 5.00s will float over that better.
15% Tax or not I'll be shopping for the best deal I can get. For the prices on eBay it's not worth the gas to drive to the dealer and paying top dollar. Just have to be patient waiting for them to be delivered.

The cub now has Firestone Field & Road rear tires.
(Brand New that came on the extra A swapped to the Cub)
I assume they have a compound that won't wear out quick when used on pavement.
If they make F&R fronts and your tractor will see considerable road duty it may be worth paying up for. Road duty may be the difference between the name and off brands.
Mine seldom see pavement but once when I did drive it into town I noticed the rears took some serious scuffing. (Safemarks)

Oh hey, what do you think? I should probably make the rest of the tractor look as good as the rims right? :wink:
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Re: front tires?

Postby Super A » Sun May 14, 2017 8:50 am

SONNY wrote:Mike!!!! them fronts look great on your tractor!!!---they do not look small!---in fact they look like what should be on there!!
I have not bought tires lately, but imagine the import tax will be on the next ones I look at!---None of the dealers around here can get usa made tires from what I hear. thanks; sonny


It may just be the angle but it looks to me like if you put one beside a 5.00-15 from 30 years ago and you'll see it looks more like a 4.00-15. Mike if you have a chance, I'd be curious to see a measuring tape pulled across the face of one just to see....

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Re: front tires?

Postby Jim Becker » Sun May 14, 2017 12:11 pm

Lt.Mike wrote:Mine seldom see pavement but once when I did drive it into town I noticed the rears took some serious scuffing. (Safemarks)

If you are going to run much on pavement, add an extra 2# or so of air to the rear tires.

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Re: front tires?

Postby SONNY » Sun May 14, 2017 9:58 pm

Don't know what is recommended for that size, but 13.6 x 38" on the Super MD that I had for many years, had 22 pounds on them, they were Good Year, long bar short bar design, ( but made in Austria)--- and ran most of 1 summer pulling a 34' single axle semi- trailer hauling big round hay bales and also square bales.--the haul was 34 miles one way.-----They didn't show much wear after all that road work, ( Dad figured we ran at least 1,000 miles that year) ---and the tires were still on the tractor when I sold it 6 years later.---the tractor also carried the 3-pt. backhoe that I modded to fit on it and that ran the road a lot more.
Sorry I got off subject on this, but tires back in the day were made tufffff, don't know bout todays tires no matter where made and I too buy them on the internet!!!! ---but just where I get free shipping and so far had good luck with the deals and tires seem to be ok.! thanks; sonny
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Re: front tires?

Postby Lt.Mike » Mon May 15, 2017 9:00 am

Super A wrote:
SONNY wrote:Mike!!!! them fronts look great on your tractor!!!---they do not look small!---in fact they look like what should be on there!!
I have not bought tires lately, but imagine the import tax will be on the next ones I look at!---None of the dealers around here can get usa made tires from what I hear. thanks; sonny


It may just be the angle but it looks to me like if you put one beside a 5.00-15 from 30 years ago and you'll see it looks more like a 4.00-15. Mike if you have a chance, I'd be curious to see a measuring tape pulled across the face of one just to see....

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Ok Al, here you go...

Old 5.00 tire
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5.00 front, 9.5 rear
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4.00 front, 11.2 rear
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Side by side comparisons...
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5.00x15
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4.00x15
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Hope this helps.
The A with the 9.5s has a feature that's missing from the one I'm keeping. Im going to swap it over. Can you spot it?
Hint, the International As had it but the Farmall As didn't.
Both are IAs and both have the square axle and brace. So it's not that.
I'm also going to try to fab up a duplicate setup for my International Cub. Seems like being an International it should have had it too. :wink:

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Re: front tires?

Postby Jim Becker » Mon May 15, 2017 11:18 am

Doesn't look like there is a foot accelerator on one. Does it have an IAA serial number prefix? Or is it an FAA with the heavy duty axle?

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Re: front tires?

Postby Lt.Mike » Mon May 15, 2017 12:16 pm

Yup it's the foot accelerator. I was lucky to find one. I plan on fabricating a duplicate foot throttle for the Cub.
Both are IAA tractors with yellow paint hiding underneath. Presumably both highway dept. tractors.
Here is the 9.5s tag

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The other is missing it's tag but being a '46 built in Chicago the serial numbers are also stamped on the block

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It's not a "Farmall" but it's better suited for the work I use it for and have planned, a front mounted snowplow and front ball hitch.
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Re: front tires?

Postby Super A » Mon May 15, 2017 1:19 pm

Yep, older tires are bigger and IMO more correct for a true 5.00-15.

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