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Billy Alexander    Posted 11-11-2017 at 00:00:14 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
  • 4000 rear tire issue?
  • So yes I'm a non farmer who likes tractors and I have a 4000 that I noticed had a low tire on the rear. It was not flat but quite low. I filled it with air and it is holding up fine for now but I'm sure I have a slow leak somewhere, its just very slow. The problem I have is after I aired. It up the inner side wall of the tire had about a 3 inch section that either was already or else just had with the airing "gotten outside of the rim". I'll post a pic below. My question is do I have to try to fix this now or can I bushhog for a day and tackle it later?

    Ultradog MN    Posted 11-11-2017 at 10:58:19 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • Billy,
    In this case it doesn't matter as tires are tires on any and all tractors.
    But if you ever have other questions about your 4000 remember to always mention if you have the 1962-64 4 cylinder model or the 65-75 3 cylinder model.
    They are very different machines so troubleshooting and repair will likewise be different.

    Jack - Iowa    Posted 11-11-2017 at 08:00:03 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • From your picture I would say you are in the market for a new tire. It appears the sidewall has torn loose from the bead.

    It will only get worse, there is no fix that I know of. Once the tube makes it's way through the breach, you will have a blow out and be stranded where ever you are. I doubt it will last for a day of bush hogging.

    Good Luck,

    Jack

    Tim Daley(MI)    Posted 11-11-2017 at 07:18:15 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • The tire may hold air while stationary but as soon as you start working it, it will most likely lose air fast. Ask yourself if you really want to be muckin' around in the field with a flat tire? It would be much easier to dismount and replace the tire in the barn wouldn't it? Back in the day Ford sold a tire inflator for vehicles for emergency use so they wouldn't get stranded. It won't help once the tire slips/rots off the rim.


    Tim Daley(MI)

    duey    Posted 11-11-2017 at 00:24:24 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • You're walking the razor's edge... The FIX is a new tire... $$$... the risk is a stranded tractor... I'd recommend a new tube as long as it is apart... shop wisely.

    clayton ingmire    Posted 11-11-2017 at 11:53:47 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • God hates a coward, run her till she blows then run it some more I have had tires way worst then that, that lasted years she blows run her on the rim back home, steel wheels forever

    BlasterStumps    Posted 11-11-2017 at 13:40:47 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • Oh my! I needed that. We both sat here and just chuckled. Thank you Clayton! Good one. BTW, I agree with your thinking.
    Mike

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