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Tire Quality

Postby w30bob » Mon Apr 16, 2018 8:19 am

Hi Guys,

I need to replace the front tires on my Cub and did a little research on the subject last night. Seems most of what's out there are made in India, China or Asia. I'm wondering how well these tires hold up. I bought some Chinese fronts for my other Cub a few years back and they're already cracking in between the tri-ribs. I think those are the East or East West brand junk. This tractor is kept in a shed out of the elements and the tires are always aired up properly. Would like to get some tires that actually hold up for some time. Oh, I realize the cracks aren't a big deal.......but I don't like the look. So wondering how the Harvest King, Deestone, etc hold up. Anybody own them for a few years that could comment? Are there any American tires available? I don't mean American brands that are made in China.......I mean real American made tires.

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Re: Tire Quality

Postby Mike in Louisiana » Mon Apr 16, 2018 8:52 am

Cooper tires are made in the USA, but i don't know if they make any tractor tires.
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Re: Tire Quality

Postby Indy4570 » Mon Apr 16, 2018 12:26 pm

I think the fronts on my JD 790 are deestones. they are cut up pretty good in a year but the rocks around here will cut any tire. one thing I didnt care for was the side walls were so pressed together. Even the tire shop could not mount them tubeless on 6.00 16 rims, I had to buy tubes to push them out in order to use them. think that had more to do with how they were shipped and stored
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Re: Tire Quality

Postby Larry in WNY » Tue Apr 17, 2018 8:28 am

I bought Carlisle fronts for my Cub from Miller Tire. I put some on my Farmall H 4 years ago and they still look new. Made in USA.
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Re: Tire Quality

Postby tst » Tue Apr 17, 2018 11:27 am

Carlise, titan, American farmer still have USA made tires, I find the quality is much better than the import junk

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Re: Tire Quality

Postby grnspot » Tue Apr 17, 2018 6:31 pm

tst wrote:Carlise, titan, American farmer still have USA made tires, I find the quality is much better than the import junk


Don't know about the other brands mentioned, but not all Carlisle tires are american made anymore!
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Re: Tire Quality

Postby Denny Clayton » Wed Apr 18, 2018 10:03 am

grnspot wrote:
tst wrote:Carlise, titan, American farmer still have USA made tires, I find the quality is much better than the import junk


Don't know about the other brands mentioned, but not all Carlisle tires are american made anymore!

I have read that, too. I read up on them a year or so ago when I needed tires on my camper. Local dealer have them and I went with their radial trailer tires. They were imported but they had good reviews. Very satisfied.
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Re: Tire Quality

Postby Eugene » Wed Apr 18, 2018 10:30 am

I put a set of Firestone tires on my Cub's rear. One made in India and the other Argentine. Matching set. Excellent quality.
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Re: Tire Quality

Postby Hairy Moose Knuckles » Thu Apr 19, 2018 2:01 pm

Eugene wrote:I put a set of Firestone tires on my Cub's rear. One made in India and the other Argentine. Matching set. Excellent quality.



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