Deestone 5.00 x 15 tires ???

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Deestone 5.00 x 15 tires ???

Postby BullDAWG » Sun Sep 20, 2015 12:28 am

I bought a set of 5.00 x 15's and they are Deestone tires (3 rib tires) are they worth the $109 plus shipping (2 tires and 2 tubes)... OR should I sell them and get a different brand ? Anyone have experience with this brand ? Are they ok or BAD ? My neighbor bought new tires for his John Deere 850 (they use the same size as a Super A on both front and back... But he said I should have bought Firestones, but for that price I could buy 3 sets of Deestones for the front and 2 pairs of Titans for the rear for what he paid for those Firestones...
So my questions are
1) Should I sell these and get better fronts
2) What is my best cheapest option for rears (9.5 x 24 OR 11.2 x 24's) I found some 11.2 x 24 FARMBOY Agroland Speedways IR007 for $139.99 + s/h
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Re: Deestone 5.00 x 15 tires ???

Postby Super A » Sun Sep 20, 2015 7:54 am

I have Deestone front tires on my Cub. They've been there for several years, seem to be doing fine. I wouldn't worry.

Firestone makes great ag. tires. If I was actively farming with a big tractor--100hp or more--I'd probably want Firestone, Michelin being my #2 choice. Our local farm tire dealer has moved away from recommending Firestone as much because their warranty coverage is not what it used to be. (He actually sells a lot of Petlas and Galaxy tires, even for bigger tractors.) I don't think you will have any trouble with the Titans. Again you're not farming 1000 acres with your Super A. Lots of full-time farm tractors rolling around with them.

What do your Titans look like? Long bar/short bar? The next set of Super A rears I buy I intend to get Carlisle because they make a tire with the old timey 45 degree straight bar tread.

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Re: Deestone 5.00 x 15 tires ???

Postby ricky racer » Sun Sep 20, 2015 8:48 am

I've got Deestone tires on the front of my Cub. I've been using them for years and would buy then again. In fact, I've used them on several Cubs.
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Re: Deestone 5.00 x 15 tires ???

Postby Super A » Sun Sep 20, 2015 9:10 am

BullDAWG wrote:2) What is my best cheapest option for rears (9.5 x 24 OR 11.2 x 24's) I found some 11.2 x 24 FARMBOY Agroland Speedways IR007 for $139.99 + s/h


Almost forgot. I wouldn't use anything other than 11.2-24. I have seen some put 12.4-24s on them but they're too big.

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Re: Deestone 5.00 x 15 tires ???

Postby BullDAWG » Sun Sep 20, 2015 5:03 pm

Super A wrote:I have Deestone front tires on my Cub. They've been there for several years, seem to be doing fine. I wouldn't worry.

What do your Titans look like? Long bar/short bar? The next set of Super A rears I buy I intend to get Carlisle because they make a tire with the old timey 45 degree straight bar tread.

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The 11.2x24's are sold by nebraska tire (.com) and are made by FARMBOY Agroland Speedways IR007, they are listed by 11.2 x 24 FARMBOY Agroland Speedways IR007 for $139.99 + s/h and are also 45 deg but the bar treads are not true straight treads, here is a picture of them. (note the treads are almost straight but not exactly straight)
Do these look ok for my Super A, I'll be mostly using the A for plowing, discing, loading and spreading manure.(or do ya'll know a cheaper better option ?)
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Re: Deestone 5.00 x 15 tires ???

Postby Super A » Sun Sep 20, 2015 7:50 pm

They remind me of the tread design on Petlas tires. I think they will be fine. Before you buy any, talk to your local tire dealer. They may be able to beat their price (although 139.99 is NOT a bad price these days) Typically dealers like to mount new tires that THEY sold you!


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Re: Deestone 5.00 x 15 tires ???

Postby Matt Kirsch » Tue Sep 22, 2015 12:53 pm

Those cheap tires are for center-pivot irrigation systems, and have the tread equivalent of about a 2/3 worn out tire. They're also only 4 ply rated so they won't hold up like a normal 8 ply tractor tire.

If you need something round and black to hold the tractor up and look good, these are the ticket. I would not waste my money on them for field work. BKT's from a local source would be a better bang for your buck.

Also take into consideration shipping... These tires are not something you can stuff into a flat rate USPS box and send on their merry way. In fact USPS, UPS, and Fedex won't even touch them. You'd need to ship truck freight which will probably double the price of each of those tires.

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Re: Deestone 5.00 x 15 tires ???

Postby Super A » Tue Sep 22, 2015 1:14 pm

Matt Kirsch wrote:Those cheap tires are for center-pivot irrigation systems, and have the tread equivalent of about a 2/3 worn out tire. They're also only 4 ply rated so they won't hold up like a normal 8 ply tractor tire.

If you need something round and black to hold the tractor up and look good, these are the ticket. I would not waste my money on them for field work. BKT's from a local source would be a better bang for your buck.

Also take into consideration shipping... These tires are not something you can stuff into a flat rate USPS box and send on their merry way. In fact USPS, UPS, and Fedex won't even touch them. You'd need to ship truck freight which will probably double the price of each of those tires.


Most 11.2-24s are 4 ply. Old Ugly my work Super A has "Irrigation Special" tires made by Goodyear. FUNNY looking tread. But they've been on it since I had it (probably 3-4 years now) with no issues. Not saying I would have bought them myself, but they seem to work.

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Re: Deestone 5.00 x 15 tires ???

Postby Lt.Mike » Mon Oct 12, 2015 8:13 pm

I had 9.5x24 rears which I swapped out for a pair of 11.2x24 NOS Goodyears (new but cheap :wink: ) which I paired with 4.00x15 Harvest kings.
The 4.00x15 fronts look too small with the 11.2 rears but would look perfect with the 9.5 rears I swapped out to my other A.
I plan to pickup a set of 5.00x15 Deestones to go with the bigger rear set. I have no reservations about buying the Deestone brand name.
Incidentally. all tires even the big name brands are manufactured in India or China these days.
If you still feel compelled to spend three times the price for a tire with a bigger name on them I'll take the Deestones off your hands.
.....but if I were you I'd keep them. :wink:
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