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Potential Cub Rear Tires?

Postby 49Cub2017 » Fri Apr 13, 2018 5:30 pm

I've got one rear tire that is so badly cracked it's no longer holding air. In shopping around I've come across this Carlisle Farm Specialist tire, which in the 8.3-24 size sells from various sources for around $133.00 or so. That doesn't sound bad at all, does it? What's on there now is a Goodyear of the same size and this appears to be a similar tread pattern...seems like it might be a good choice. Then the trick is getting it mounted since I'm not going to try that. I talked to Walmart today and they said even if I brought the wheels in they doubted they could mount the tire given the diameter of the rims. Any suggestions about getting a new rear tire mounted. Both rears also have weights on them and I'd think those weights would have to come off first before tires could be put on the rims. It would be great if someone offered an on-site tire mounting service, but I guess that's too much to hope for. By the way, the picture looks to be something other than 8.3-24, but I think it's just a generic image being used to show the tread pattern.
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Re: Potential Cub Rear Tires?

Postby 2cubs » Fri Apr 13, 2018 5:48 pm

That's the tire's I have been looking at. Mounting these tires is not to difficult if you clean up the bead seat area of the wheel. The problem is dismounting if they are rusted on. I have a bead breaker/slide hammer type that works good. I believe the wheel can be removed without pulling the weights off.

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Re: Potential Cub Rear Tires?

Postby Indy4570 » Fri Apr 13, 2018 5:50 pm

at right about 105 miles from you in Dyersburg you can find a place called Tucker Tire, you might want to call them. might be worth the drive
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Re: Potential Cub Rear Tires?

Postby Dale Finch » Fri Apr 13, 2018 5:56 pm

I personally never thought the idea of wrestling on the ground with a rubber donut sounded like fun! :surrender: So I take mine to a local shop, where there is one guy who knows how to use tire irons! They charge about $25 each tire, if I bring my own tires.

As far as the wheel weights, leave them on the wheel center and on the axle. Only remove the tire and rim...4 bolts, thats it! Oh, unless your tires are loaded, then it's still a tad heavy! :lol:

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Re: Potential Cub Rear Tires?

Postby Don McCombs » Fri Apr 13, 2018 6:09 pm

49Cub,
Is there any farming/agriculture going on in your area? If so, there must be a place that does tractor tire work. Ask around.
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Re: Potential Cub Rear Tires?

Postby redfin » Fri Apr 13, 2018 6:19 pm

I have a pair of 8.3 x 24 Farm Specialist tires that I have been pleased with so far. I mounted one myself and brought the second on to the shop for mounting. They are a very tight fit and worth the 20 cost.

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Re: Potential Cub Rear Tires?

Postby 49Cub2017 » Fri Apr 13, 2018 7:15 pm

Well, good. I'm glad to know, redfin, that you're happy with yours. Sounds like these would be a fine choice so I'll have to check around for some local mounting options. I bet they are going to be hard to get off the rim since they might be original.
There is enough agriculture in the area that I hope to someone nearby, but if not it's good to know about Tucker Tire.
I like the idea of just removing the rims. I hadn't realized you could do that, but seems like it would make them much easier to handle.
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Re: Potential Cub Rear Tires?

Postby staninlowerAL » Fri Apr 13, 2018 7:24 pm

If the bolts are as old as the tractor, you'll probably break some of them getting them off. At any rate, IMO you should plan on replacing the 8 bolts (square head) and nuts. They are usually so badly rusted they can't be properly torqued which is extremely important.

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Re: Potential Cub Rear Tires?

Postby Bob McCarty » Fri Apr 13, 2018 9:31 pm

I've found that small independent tire shops are more willing (and able) to mount the larger tires. Don't forget tubes.
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Re: Potential Cub Rear Tires?

Postby inairam » Sat Apr 14, 2018 6:48 am

If you can not find an ag tire shop a truck or heavy equipment shop will do well. Most of the car tire stores in my area did not want to touch it.
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Re: Potential Cub Rear Tires?

Postby Eugene » Sat Apr 14, 2018 8:05 am

inairam wrote:If you can not find an ag tire shop a truck or heavy equipment shop will do well. Most of the car tire stores in my area did not want to touch it.
In my rural area there are two tire shops that will do ag tires. One shop specializes in ag tires.

The rear tractor tires are not difficult. You might want to try it yourself.

Actually, with my age and very bad back, I'd get my son to do it while I sat in a chair and told him how to.
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Re: Potential Cub Rear Tires?

Postby Peter Person » Sat Apr 14, 2018 8:07 am

Have not searched for the post, but several years ago someone showed a method to mount the rear tires using a heavy duty trash bag on the rim. Tire bead slipped right over the rim.
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Re: Potential Cub Rear Tires?

Postby Denny Clayton » Sat Apr 14, 2018 10:02 am

The tire store in my area that is also the go-to full service ag tire place sells Carlisle tires as well as many others. Carlisle sells everything from small lawn tractor tires to trailer tires to large ag tractor tires. I'm sure they would much rather sell me the tires and include the mounting. A year ago they put a really nice set of Carlisle tires on my RV trailer for less than I could buy them online and pay them for mounting. And if I need any warranty or service work on them they will take care of it.
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Re: Potential Cub Rear Tires?

Postby cub&catman » Sat Apr 14, 2018 11:26 am

I bought the same tires a few weeks ago for my 49 cub, 100 bucks apiece and another $30 for the tubes. Will wait for weather to warm up to get them mounted.

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Re: Potential Cub Rear Tires?

Postby Stanton » Sat Apr 14, 2018 4:22 pm

49Cub2017 wrote:Well, good. I'm glad to know, redfin, that you're happy with yours. Sounds like these would be a fine choice so I'll have to check around for some local mounting options. I bet they are going to be hard to get off the rim since they might be original.
There is enough agriculture in the area that I hope to someone nearby, but if not it's good to know about Tucker Tire.
I like the idea of just removing the rims. I hadn't realized you could do that, but seems like it would make them much easier to handle.
Thanks guys! :D


First one is a Google search for "Ag Tire Service Metropolis IL":
https://www.google.com/search?q=ag+tire+service+metopolis+il&rlz=1C1OKWM_enUS777US777&oq=ag+tire+service+metopolis+il&aqs=chrome..69i57.13382j0j4&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8

Other hits:
http://www.bestonetireandservice-sit.com/locations.aspx
https://www.bandmtiresales.com/location.aspx

Call around. Like others said, the independent tire shops (perhaps not on the web) would probably be more willing.
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