Tube or tubeless?

Anything that might not belong on the other message boards!

Moderator: Team Cub

User avatar
Shane Nelson
501 Club
501 Club
Posts: 3056
Joined: Wed Nov 22, 2017 6:24 am
Zip Code: 27284
Tractors Owned: .
1947 Circle Cub #1447 (Arnold)
195? Cub
1970 International 140 (Norman)
1949 John Deere A
1972 Schramm Pneumatractor
1993 Ford 4630 W/Loader
1965 John Deere 110
1961 Cub Cadet Original
Circle of Safety: Y
Location: Oak Ridge, N.C.

Re: Tube or tubeless?

Postby Shane Nelson » Tue Sep 04, 2018 9:08 am

I think a few more phone calls made my mind up for me along with the help here. I called 4 different places and they all priced me the same tire, Firestone 23 degree. The place I called yesterday was $546 per tire and $83 per tube and $60 each to install. 1 place I called today was $530 per tire, $58 per tube and installation included even after I told him my tires are loaded. Another place was $564.74 per tire, $57,95 per tube and installation included. The 4th place was $595 per tire, I didn't even ask what the tube cost or installation. I think I will go with the $530 per tire & $58 per tube and have my fluid put back in and the one topped off. He said he could top it off with methanol for $5.50 a gallon and mix it with water. I'm not sure what the ratio is. I honestly didn't like the idea of going with tubeless on a tractor tire to begin with but it was an option. After having 3 flats the last 3 times I've bush hogged the farm I like the idea of having a tube and not having a tire come off the rim and having to deal with that. I hope having new tires with deeper tread and no cracks will help with the flat issues as well. I also don't like the idea of tubeless with fluid against the wheel and if you have a flat you will lose the fluid. Thanks everyone for the help!
God is good, all the time!
Every home is a school, what are you teaching?
Circle of Safety

User avatar
Shane Nelson
501 Club
501 Club
Posts: 3056
Joined: Wed Nov 22, 2017 6:24 am
Zip Code: 27284
Tractors Owned: .
1947 Circle Cub #1447 (Arnold)
195? Cub
1970 International 140 (Norman)
1949 John Deere A
1972 Schramm Pneumatractor
1993 Ford 4630 W/Loader
1965 John Deere 110
1961 Cub Cadet Original
Circle of Safety: Y
Location: Oak Ridge, N.C.

Re: Tube or tubeless?

Postby Shane Nelson » Sat Sep 08, 2018 7:57 am

Went and picked it up yesterday after work. They salvaged some fluid out of the flat and topped off the other side where I had lost some from it from the last flat and put 15 gallons of methanol in the other side and filled the rest with water. Charged me $82 for the methanol fill, I was satisfied with that.
Attachments
5C08044F-8C3B-4CF3-9BD8-7D29663826D6.jpeg
God is good, all the time!
Every home is a school, what are you teaching?
Circle of Safety

mozer71
Cub Star!
Cub Star!
Posts: 242
Joined: Wed Apr 04, 2018 1:33 pm
Zip Code: 22650

Re: Tube or tubeless?

Postby mozer71 » Tue Sep 11, 2018 2:02 am

Shane.Thanks for sharing this. I hope they work as well as intended. They look fine and now it is all done! Two three months later, maybe more hassle. :D


  • Similar Topics
    Replies
    Views
    Last post

Return to “Off Topic”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 2 guests