Rear Tire Size

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.

Chris

Re: Rear Tire Size

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.

Re: Rear Tire Size

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?

Re: Rear Tire Size

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.

Re: Rear Tire Size

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)
Good luck

Re: Rear Tire Size

Sun Oct 09, 2011 6:54 pm

Chris,

Have you priced the 7-24's? Pretty steep.

Re: Rear Tire Size

Sun Oct 09, 2011 7:18 pm

I did not know that the 7-24s were still available

Boss

Re: Rear Tire Size

Sun Oct 09, 2011 7:23 pm

Miller has them for $340 each, plus shipping.

Re: Rear Tire Size

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!

Re: Rear Tire Size

Mon Oct 10, 2011 7:18 pm

8.3's are much less expensive.

Re: Rear Tire Size

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.

Chris

Re: Rear Tire Size

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

Re: Rear Tire Size

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.

Re: Rear Tire Size

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.

Chris

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.

Re: Rear Tire Size

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!