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rich_kildow

I have been doing more plowing this year and while chains and weights have made a huge difference, I'm finding that the front end skids around a lot as the turf tires skid on the snow. Have any of you tried any different tires to help with this? I know there are tri-ribs which I would imagine would help greatly. But I also found some snowblower tires of the right size that look like ag tires, as well as some very aggressive ones like the Kenda Xtrac and Sno-Hog tires. Any input?

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Talntedmrgreen

The Deestone triribs seem to be the popular choice, and I thought they were about $50/pr. Not sure tires get any cheaper. I love them...theu help tremendously in snow. The only thing I like better is AGs turned backward (proper for non-driven wheels).

I have found some of the all terrain treads to pack full of snow. You will want a very open tread.

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quote:Originally posted by Talntedmrgreen

The Deestone triribs seem to be the popular choice, and I thought they were about $50/pr. Not sure tires get any cheaper. I love them...theu help tremendously in snow. The only thing I like better is AGs turned backward (proper for non-driven wheels).I have found some of the all terrain treads to pack full of snow. You will want a very open tread.


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MikeES

I also give a dOd on the Deerstone tri-ribs. First year using them and so far a huge improvement to the turf tires.

I have 4.00-8, on narrow wheels.

I picked mine up from Froelich tire for $52 for the pair with tubes. I picked them up at a show so I had no shipping costs.

I think Miller tire has a similar price.

They also have a 16/6.50-8 Tri-rib for the wider wheels.

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720nut

A few years ago there used to be a guy in St louis Mo. that sold tri-ribs but don't remember name. We always used them on our minis when pulling. Like said Miller Tire has them, matter of fact they have or can get almost all old style tires and wheels along with new stuff. Just my $.02

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Allisgrandson

I agree with BLT. I found a set of good tires from a snowblower for 10 bucks and had them mounted. Last year I was blowing with the original B10 tires and I had to turn in the road in first gear and feather the clutch to make a turn across 2 lanes! This year with the snowblower tires mounted, just like the tires in BLT's picture, I can make the turn in 2nd gear!

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rich_kildow

I just ordered a set of Carlisle Xtrac ATV tires off Amazon. I'll report back when I get them mounted and if we ever get more snow. I found some reviews on other tractor sites that said these were a better option than the Carlisle Snow Hogs and I wasn't having much luck finding anything used.

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Hudco

tri ribs deestone 4.x 8 on the 101 and firestone 5x12 on the 616 our local tire store got me both sets the 4x8 were about 30$ each with tubes the 5x12s were about 52$ each with tubes made all the differance in the world could not believe how much better it steers in loose dirt and also much easyer to turn the wheel

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quote:Originally posted by Hudco

tri ribs deestone 4.x 8 on the 101 and firestone 5x12 on the 616 our local tire store got me both sets the 4x8 were about 30$ each with tubes the 5x12s were about 52$ each with tubes made all the differance in the world could not believe how much better it steers in loose dirt and also much easyer to turn the wheel


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id="quote">Hud.... could you post a pic of the 5 x 12 Firestones? Thanks

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Hudco

i will try to post a pic. they were kind off hard to get i believe they came from a tire shop in indiana my tire shop didnt charge me any extra to find them and get them here. the tire is about 21 1/2 " high with the 9.50 16 firestone field and roads on the back the frame of the 612 sits real leval realey makes the tractor look good and work in the dirt better than the 10.00 18 that was on it when we rescuded it

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AC710

bicycle chain on front tires work wonders for steering on snow and ice. They must be very tight. Let all the air out of the tires. Compress tire with a ratchet strap. Mount chain, then air up tires.I have been doing heavy plowing with these for 4 years with great success.

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Hudco

they really dont tear up the turf to bad unless i have the weights all on for tillage or if it has just rained alot of my grass is a pasture type of grass also the kentucky blue grass that i have the dirt is so hard the ags and the ribs dont touch it

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