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Erik Ks farmer

09-01-2012 17:52:47
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The inside bead gave out on a 18.4 38 on my baling/tillage tractor. 1135 MF, the last time I had the firestone dealer out on a service call it cost me dearly. So I called a local guy who started fixing tires here the last couple years, he came out and found the bead trashed, found me a used tire to limp on through the fall that turned out to be in pretty nice shape and got her all back together without sticking the dagger in my back. I thought for sure I was going to end up buying new rubber, I still need it but maybe I can limp along until spring.

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ASEguy

09-07-2012 04:13:21
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 Re: Dodged a bullet in reply to Erik Ks farmer, 09-01-2012 17:52:47  
I got lucky when I needed rears for my 8n. The only tire shop in town for tractors had some nice Kelly's that I got for $125 each. They had to be patched, but looked almost new. Couldn't say no. My older ones were badly dry rotted after sitting flat for 30 years in a barn. New ones were just not affordable.



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Erik Ks farmer

09-02-2012 20:06:46
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 Re: Dodged a bullet in reply to sourgum, 09-01-2012 17:52:47  
That's right, I priced them this spring to put new duals on the tractor, $1500 a piece for firestone or $1700 for Titans and that was in February, I'm sure it's higher now. That means if I had gone with firestone tires I would have put 6k in a tractor that's probably not worth much more.



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Animal

09-02-2012 14:26:00
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 Re: Dodged a bullet in reply to Erik Ks farmer, 09-01-2012 17:52:47  
A local fellow was telling just yesterday that he had to put a pair of 18.4x38 on his tractor, just a shade under 3K. It is just nuts!



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old

09-02-2012 15:43:28
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 Re: Dodged a bullet in reply to Animal, 09-02-2012 14:26:00  
Maybe the Menanights (sp) in this area down here have the right idea. All there tractors have steel wheels on them even the brand new ones they buy. Was a place down this way that made the steel wheels for them but they closed the doors a year or 2 ago. Was funny to see a new tractor sitting on the lot with shiny new steel wheel of them



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ihman73

09-02-2012 12:58:11
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 Re: Dodged a bullet in reply to Erik Ks farmer, 09-01-2012 17:52:47  
You get lucky once in a while. I blew out 2 31x13.5x15 on my round baler and the two local tire dealer I use were $399 and 329 for 8 plys and I found some on ebay for $215 ea. shipping included. I normally prefer to buy local but when there is that much difference, sorry guys.



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