replacement front tires

Fri Jan 16, 2004 11:15 am

Primer Pete needs new sneakers but the front ones advertized by Tucker are a straight 3 rib design. the Armstrong tires on it have the scalloped outside design that i think is the original type? i like the look of the scalloped type better, are they available?

i think on the rear i will go with 9.5 tires, same as on it currently. the larger tires seem to "fit" the tractor visually. But i have a 7" and an 8" rim so i have to look for another 8" rim to match.

so, were the scalloped type the original, or typically used on early cubs? Miller or Tucker or someone else :?:

Fri Jan 16, 2004 1:20 pm

Art.C I am going monday to get the tires for my wife's low-boy I am going with the Firestone champion guide grips for the front they are a 3 rib tire the side ribs are notched I like the looks of them also. Iam going with the firestone guide grips on the rear altought not the oringinal tread but I want the extra traction. the fronts were about $45.00 ea. and the rears (8.3) were about $135.00ea. the (9.3) probably wound'nt be much more you can check out Firestone web site at & look under tractor or hope this helps my second choice was going to be goodyear most of my cubs had one or two of the orginal firestone tires I have one with an Goodyear (9.3) I like the look of them also . one question I have do you have an fast hitch or plow depht leaver if so do the 9.5 tires rub on them because they are alittle wider tire? Thanks Dave F.

Sat Jan 17, 2004 9:40 pm

I will need to get fronts on mine as soon as I get. They are cracked so bad I swear in a few spots I can see the tube!

I like the scalloped type as well. But Tuckers price seems darn good.
When I look at vintage photos of Cubs I've seen both styles so I'm not sure if there was a "correct" one or not. Would like to know.


Sun Jan 18, 2004 12:05 am

Check out these tires


Borrowed this image from ATIS, it was taken in 1947. For more info go to

Sun Jan 18, 2004 8:00 am

Boy does that picture bring back memories. It was taken before my time but, I remember when my Dad brought our first Cub home all the neighbors gathered around just like the picture. Those were the days :!:

Jack Fowler

Sun Jan 18, 2004 11:55 am

I just got mine mounted yesterday, took them to my local tire shop..... best 10 bucks I've spent in a while, didn't even pinch the tubes :wink: .
Like Guy's, mine were cracked and worn to the point of being about useless. The ones I got are anout the same as Tucker sells. Nice tri-rib with the rim gaurd. I'm real satisfied with them. I run tri-ribs on my cub cadets too, you can't beat them on a garden tractor.
I'll get the wieghts painted "correct" when it warms up a little.