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jim pillow    Posted 08-21-2017 at 23:16:38 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • I bought a Ford Tractor for my son, he owns a few acres and needs a tractor for light shredding. The problem is that All the tires are in terrible shape, One tire on the back had the tread separate from the inside and the others tires will soon follow suit. Would like some information on where I might purchase some new tires. Any information would be appreciated. Thanks Jim

    Larry (TX)    Posted 08-22-2017 at 08:51:41 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • Tucker Tire Co. in Tenn. is another popular farm tire vendor that also (through e-Bay) sells new tires already mounted on brand new ready to bolt on loop style rims. Many times their tire sets are offered with free shipping.

    Tim Daley(MI)    Posted 08-22-2017 at 07:31:02 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • Many of us use Miller Tire like Kirk suggested and I have never had any issues with them. I get the tires shipped directly to my local Firestone/Bridgestone tire dealer as I use them for mounting. This is also the best way to ship because it is cheaper to ship to a business rather than your home address, especially if you live in a rural zone.

    While waiting for delivery, as mentioned, it is recommended that the wheels be inspected for internal corrosion because back in the day, Calcium Chloride was the most used form for tire ballast. It eventually will rust out the rims when it starts leaking. A typical sign is around the valve stems -rust will appear there usually first. If you have the original hat rims, and they are not cancerous, try to restore them to keep the tractor looking original. I also recommend you invest in new tubes when you get the new tires, especially if they were loaded with Ca Chl. re-using tubes that were contaminated will cause some residual remains to start the rust process all over.

    It is highly suggested that since you and your son may be new to Ford N-Series Tractors, that you invest in the essential manuals for safe operating and maintenance procedures:

    FORD 8N OWNER ESSENTIAL MANUALS:

    Also, John Smith has a website and a section on how to ID your tractor and some history on model years -SEE LINK

    TPD

    Kirk-NJ    Posted 08-22-2017 at 04:15:13 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • Many guys use Miller tire. If you are in a farming area might paid to check with you local tire shop. I have always done better with my local shop and there was no extra shipping charges. When pricing 11.2x28 you might was to consider 12.4x28. Many guys use the 12.4's and they might even be a little better priced.
    Also something to consider is the condition of the rims. If they where loaded. They might have some rot from the CalC. The local tire shop can also dismount and Mount your tires. I still choose to mount they myself.

    Kirk

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