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Tire Sizes/Tube-Tubeless

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andy gartner
Have found NOS (USA made) General Tire front tires (5.30/4.50-6) that come with a tube and finally match the old OEM tire size on my 728 Broadmoor. Except, the Goodrich OEM's say they're tubeless. Can I use a tube with stock 728 front rims? Thanks for your time, Andy

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Kent
I wouldn't see why not... I have tubes in several places where they were originally tubeless.

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RickS
I have heard that if you put a tube in a tubeless car tire, the tire will run hotter and have a shorter life. I do agree with Kent, that for a tractor tire running a tube in a tubeless tire is fine.

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Bunky
I run tubes in my tires too,especially the rears when they start geting older and weather checked....

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HubbardRA
Any time I develop a leak, I insert a tube. Older tires with weather cracking will start leaking through the sidewalls long before they become usable.

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mowerman1193
I just took the front tires off my Broadmoor 717 and one had a tube and one did'nt.I belive my728 has tubs in them as well... I would like to know where you found the tires at?I am planning to get a new set for my 717 for its restoration...

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andy gartner
Thanks all! The new tires have so many different size designations seems it's guesswork to match them up correctly. Like the rims/tires on my '78 simpl. 4111 Regent. Rear tires/rims appear same as on the 728. Rear tires on both tractors are 18x9.50-8. Front rims look exactly same as 728. But someone put Cheng Shin's on the front rims of the 4111 that are 13x5.00-6. They are way too small! (metric?). Maybe 13x6.00-6 match the 5.30x4.50-6's?? A

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mowerman1193
I think the 13x6.00-6 would be too wide for the 728 wheels.Maybe not but they are 1.5in. wider

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andy gartner
Kevin sent you an email about NOS Generals. I'm going to put them on the 4111 also-think this was the stock size for that tractor too. The 728 stock 5.30x4.50-6's are at least 1" taller than the cheng shins-and look much better. Probably the tractor deck will do it's work better. A

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