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Tire on sale

Postby Greg Armstrong » Sun Sep 10, 2017 9:40 am

I need new front tires on the 184. Currently have 20-8.00-10. Found some 12" wheels with 480-12 tires on clearance for about half of what I'd pay for new Carlisle turfs. The question: would you put these on yours?

https://www.menards.com/main/tools-hard ... c-9116.htm

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Re: Tire on sale

Postby staninlowerAL » Sun Sep 10, 2017 1:18 pm

I have a pair on my loboy tractor with mower. Using 8.3 turf tires on the rear.

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Re: Tire on sale

Postby Gary Dotson » Mon Sep 11, 2017 6:48 am

Greg, look at Surplus Center. They have 20 x 8 x 10 tires for about $25 a pair, they say they are new take offs. I'm thinking about getting a set of them for my golf cart.

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Re: Tire on sale

Postby Jackman » Mon Sep 11, 2017 7:03 am

The import tires that I have seen have about 1/3 less tread than Carlisle tires , my comparision is on new Exmark mowers the high end commercial units have Carlisle tires the lower end units have import tires ,the tires look the same until you measure tread depth , easy to see if you look , and to answer your question no I would not put those on my Cub . Ya get what ya pay for :tractor:

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Re: Tire on sale

Postby staninlowerAL » Mon Sep 11, 2017 7:20 am

Sometimes tire shops have takeoff tires from a boat trailer like the size pictured in your link. Boat owners change them out because of weather cracks but they work just fine with a tube for a low speed tractor use.

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Re: Tire on sale

Postby Eugene » Mon Sep 11, 2017 8:41 am

Couple of things strike me about the tires.

1) Tubeless. I prefer tubes for ag tires.
2) 60 psi. Not sure how well the tire would hold up with the 20 psi suggested for Cub fronts.
3) 4 ply rated. Didn't say that in the ad. That's from the blown up photo of the tire.

Just my opinion, I would pass.
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Re: Tire on sale

Postby Greg Armstrong » Mon Sep 11, 2017 10:29 am

Gary Dotson wrote:Greg, look at Surplus Center. They have 20 x 8 x 10 tires for about $25 a pair, they say they are new take offs. I'm thinking about getting a set of them for my golf cart.


If you are referring to the Wanda tires... I've heard nothing but bad things about that brand.

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Re: Tire on sale

Postby Greg Armstrong » Mon Sep 11, 2017 10:33 am

Maybe I'll try to throw some tubes in the ones I've got and buy some time. I just can't drop $150+ on new tires right now, but one of the fronts goes flat in hours and I'm getting sick of dragging the air tank out there every time I need to use the tractor.

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Re: Tire on sale

Postby Pompiere » Mon Sep 11, 2017 10:38 am

The Menards tires are about half the width of the original 20-8.00-10 tires. I don't know about the bolt circle, though. They do work on the older Cubs with 4.00-12 tires. Here is the listing for the tire only: https://www.menards.com/main/tools-hard ... 01&ipos=43

20-8.00-10 is a common size for the rear of lawn tractors, so they shouldn't be too hard to find.

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Re: Tire on sale

Postby Eugene » Mon Sep 11, 2017 10:56 am

Greg Armstrong wrote:One of the fronts goes flat in hours.
I use Slime in all my tractor fronts. Does a good job sealing up thorn punctures.

I also have valve cores, valve core tools, valve stems, and tire patches in the tool chest. Patch the tubes myself. First thing is to check for a leaking valve core.

If you don't want to break down the tire, take it to a local tire shop. My local tire shop charges $15- or $20- to break down and repair a tire. Cheaper than purchasing a new tire and tube.
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Re: Tire on sale

Postby Greg Armstrong » Mon Sep 11, 2017 11:13 am

The tire in question is tubeless (currently) so I don't want to slime it. It is weather cracked on the sidewalls so bad it is not repairable. It either needs a tube or replaced. The other side is not far behind :(

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Re: Tire on sale

Postby Eugene » Mon Sep 11, 2017 11:41 am

Tubes for tubeless tires are cheaper than a new tire and tube, if money is tight.

Look for used rear rims and tires from garden tractors. Most of the time they will bolt up. Very inexpensive.
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