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Tire time

Postby ReTractor » Sun Jan 29, 2017 6:36 pm

So the front tires on my lo-boy need to be replaced. Left front has a slow leak. Both are cracked and dried out. I don't know if they have tubes or not. Current tires are marked 125-12. They were on there when I bought the tractor 5 years ago. They've had it now though. Not sure but they might be implement tires? I know the right size i want is 4-12, 4 ply. I've got turf tires on the rear and thought that's what I want on the front. After searching the web I'm not having much luck finding a front tire that is not ribbed. So do I put on ribbed tires and call it a day? Or anyone have a link to turf tires for the front? Or maybe there is no such thing. I use tractor mostly to plow a little snow and push leaves, rocks and other debris on my property. I don't do any mowing with it. Thanks for any help!

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Re: Tire time

Postby Barnyard » Sun Jan 29, 2017 6:44 pm

You can use a 4.80-12 trailer tire.
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Re: Tire time

Postby Don McCombs » Sun Jan 29, 2017 6:46 pm

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Re: Tire time

Postby John *.?-!.* cub owner » Sun Jan 29, 2017 6:49 pm

Barnyard wrote:You can use a 4.80-12 trailer tire.
:Dito: That is what I used on my mowing tractor for years.
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Re: Tire time

Postby Glen » Sun Jan 29, 2017 7:25 pm

Hi,
Here is a page from the 1959 Cub and LoBoy owner's manual showing a LoBoy with turf tires.
This is what IH used with turf rear tires.
When you look for front tires online, I think you need to type in the 4.00x12, I think it didn't work right when I used 4x12.
The older manual did not have a pic of a LoBoy with turf tires.
It looks like there is one tire shown in Don's post below that is similar to the tires in the IH pic,
it is down the page. :)

http://farmallcub.com/rudi_cub/www.clea ... age-04.jpg
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Re: Tire time

Postby Don McCombs » Sun Jan 29, 2017 7:32 pm

Take a look at the Carlisle Farm Specialist tire here ...

https://simpletire.com/catalog?select=1 ... &zip=21550
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Re: Tire time

Postby Bill Hudson » Sun Jan 29, 2017 8:07 pm

Here is an option that I believe you are looking for: http://www.millertire.com/products/implement-tires/4-00-12/4-00-12-carlisle-rib-implement-4-ply/

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Re: Tire time

Postby Lt.Mike » Mon Jan 30, 2017 10:43 am

Barnyard wrote:You can use a 4.80-12 trailer tire.

That's what my lo-boy had on it but I made the switch to ribbed tires when they were officially shot. The ribbed tires do leave marks on the lawn which the trailer tires didn't but they follow the track you steer unlike the trailer tires that would slide straight when it should be turning.
That was always an issue when grading dirt or plowing snow with the front blade. Front wheel weights help but it'd still slide when the trailer tires clog with dirt or snow.
The ribbed tires are much better for this use.
If you don't mow exclusively with it and plow snow like you've said you may want to reconsider the ribbed tires. Get a pair of front weights too.
Incidentally the rear turf tires combined with tire chains would be the ticket for snow plowing. Better than Ag tires.
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Re: Tire time

Postby JohnMihevic » Mon Jan 30, 2017 3:43 pm

I have a 1948 Cub with a C3 mower and turf tires on front & rear. As I had turf tires on the rear, I wanted similar on the front. I finally found the exact tread design. It is a Bridgestone 6-12 tube tire. It's in their "Farm Service" series. I am very satisfied with them. For me, an additional feature, I liked was the 6-12 size. I thought the 4-12 OEM tires were too small. These 6-12’s are perfect. Below are some pics I took.
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Re: Tire time

Postby Cubfriend » Mon Jan 30, 2017 6:22 pm

Carlisle makes them and Morrow tire sells them. Bought some from them a couple years ago. They are in northern Missouri, maybe Marshall, Mo. They usually advertise on eBay. Good Luck, ...Frank
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Re: Tire time

Postby Cubfriend » Mon Jan 30, 2017 6:31 pm

K-Morrow on eBay. ...Frank
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Re: Tire time

Postby ReTractor » Mon Jan 30, 2017 7:46 pm

Thanks for the feedback. I got enough info to make a decision on the tires. I knew I could count on you all to help out. Mike you are right about chains on turf tires for snow. I have a nice set that a friend helped me out with and the lo-boy is a beast with them on there. I might even put them on when I'm pushing stuff around by my shed and chicken coop. I don't really need to push that stuff around but it's just so much dang fun. I had to laugh at my original post when I said "when I bought the tractor 5 years ago". Lost track of time I guess!! Looked at my profile and realized I joined the forum over 7 years ago when I bought the tractor! Not sure where 7 years went but it's all been fun with this little machine.

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Re: Tire time

Postby Bill Hudson » Mon Jan 30, 2017 9:05 pm

Lt.Mike wrote:... Incidentally the rear turf tires combined with tire chains would be the ticket for snow plowing. Better than Ag tires.
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Re: Tire time

Postby outdoors4evr » Tue Jan 31, 2017 9:47 am

So which tires are you going to select?
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Re: Tire time

Postby ReTractor » Tue Jan 31, 2017 8:05 pm

outdoors4evr wrote:So which tires are you going to select?


I'm leaning toward the 4.8-12 implement trailer tire.


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