Sat Oct 08, 2011 11:19 pm
Hello gentleman. Thanks for the help on cleaning up the logos on my 63 Cub. Another question. Can you run 7 - 24 tires on the standard 7 -24 rims? I had the impression the early Cubs with 7 -24 tires had a narrower rim. My 8.3-24's are shot, and I was thinking of going with 7-24's.
Sun Oct 09, 2011 2:29 am
The 7 x 24 tires were originally set on 6 inch rims, and I think would look better than set on 7 inch rims. The 8.3 x 24 were used on both 6 and 7 inch rims. They look ok on the 6 inch but better on the 7 inch.
Sun Oct 09, 2011 7:51 am
Being new to the Cub's I was wondering what the advantage of having a narrower tire is on the cub? Is it ascetics (which I totally understand.) I am thinking of going wider figuring I would gain more stability and a bit less ground pressure but am I missing something?
Sun Oct 09, 2011 10:48 am
I don't know if I will ever do much farming with this thing, but for cultivating (especially spuds) the narrower the tire, the less plants you damage.
Sun Oct 09, 2011 6:41 pm
Thanks -never gave that a thought! Figured there was some reason, just didn't have a clue (whats new)
Sun Oct 09, 2011 6:54 pm
Have you priced the 7-24's? Pretty steep.
Sun Oct 09, 2011 7:18 pm
I did not know that the 7-24s were still available
Sun Oct 09, 2011 7:23 pm
Miller has them for $340 each, plus shipping.
Mon Oct 10, 2011 6:48 pm
That is a pretty strong number, plus freight, plus installation. Getting close to the number for another Cub!
Mon Oct 10, 2011 7:18 pm
8.3's are much less expensive.
Mon Oct 10, 2011 7:21 pm
Where can I get US made 8.3's? I would like to avoid foreign tires, if I can do it for a reasonable cost.
Mon Oct 10, 2011 7:27 pm
You may be hard pressed to find a US made tire for your Cub. Read this thread...viewtopic.php?f=1&t=64315
Tue Oct 11, 2011 8:58 pm
Someone mentioned going with bigger tires.
Remember, the bigger the tire, the bigger AROUND it is. That makes the ground speed of the tractor higher and sucks the power.
Tue Oct 11, 2011 11:26 pm
CubSpud wrote:Where can I get US made 8.3's? I would like to avoid foreign tires, if I can do it for a reasonable cost.
We sell tires everyday, Firestone, Goodyear, Titan add about $100 dollars over the imports and still can't depend on them being made here when they arrive.
Wed Oct 12, 2011 12:12 pm
I put 12.4 x 24 tires on same rims as the old tires (9 x 24?) so they wouldn't dig in so quickly while grading. Got them free from farmer who took them off front of his big green tractor. Cost $23 each to have them installed at tire store. Filled them up with 250# water in each. Hardly ever spin, still plenty of power. Look awesome!
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