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Tire condition from sitting

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36 A

01-12-2019 06:01:57




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Morning all . I'm looking at a tractor tomorrow that has been sitting in a lean-to for 3 to 5 years . I don't really want the tractor but I really want the rear tires . They were still with the bumps on the lugs new firestone field and road 13.6 38 . The lean-to it Is sitting in is in a lower spot in the building site . And is open to the east . There out of the sun but I'm worried about rotting . Sitting in the mud we have had some wet years And vary humid in lower Mn . I'm guessing it's froze in place till spring , so seeing the bottoms are highly unlikely . What are my chances ??

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hd6gtom

01-12-2019 16:39:44




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 Re: Tire condition from sitting in reply to 36 A, 01-12-2019 06:01:57  
There is a difference between Firestone field and road and the Firestone Traction Field and Road. Pretty much a different tire. I sold Firestone tires for over 22 years and never had a tire turned down for adjustment. Makes me thing you had a dealer problem.



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Andy Martin

01-12-2019 13:21:19




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 Re: Tire condition from sitting in reply to 36 A, 01-12-2019 06:01:57  
IMHO five years is nothing. Twenty years, maybe be concerned.



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sde

01-12-2019 13:02:47




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 Re: Tire condition from sitting in reply to 36 A, 01-12-2019 06:01:57  
The tires on my 39 F-20 looked new. After I got it running, I had a side wall split. I put a tire liner and boot in it. Then last summer the other tire split while I was driving it around the block. I removed the fluid from both tires and put a boot and homemade tire liner in that tire also. I assume that the fluid was not allowing the sidewalls to absorb the shock of uneven ground. If you think the tires are weak, be sure there isn't any fluid in the tires. Just my opinion.

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Russ from MN

01-12-2019 14:53:06




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 Re: Tire condition from sitting in reply to sde, 01-12-2019 13:02:47  
Where did you get the tire liner? I remember my dad buying some at TSC about 55 years ago. I think they were made out of worn out airplane tires. When I googled it I see that Gemplers has some



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David Snipes

01-12-2019 16:57:01




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 Re: Tire condition from sitting in reply to Russ from MN, 01-12-2019 14:53:06  
I've made tire liners from used airplane tire tubes, they are really thick.



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Russ from MN

01-12-2019 10:39:51




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 Re: Tire condition from sitting in reply to 36 A, 01-12-2019 06:01:57  
I wouldn't think the dirt would hurt them nearly as much as the sun. We have a 48 Farmall C with very old tires, possibly originals. I made a screw jack out of pipe and all thread to support most of the weight over winter, it sits in a shed from Oct-May. I worry about one going flat and cracking. I jack it up with a hydraulic under the drawbar and then adjust the screw jack to hold it.



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Fred47m

01-12-2019 09:08:45




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 Re: Tire condition from sitting in reply to 36 A, 01-12-2019 06:01:57  
I had, and have field and road on my M. The old ones were from the 60s i believe. It recently sat outside 20 yrs. One was flat and sunk in ground. I couldnt tell the difference between side that had been in sun and the side that was underground. That why i spent the extra to get new firestones.It was cracked were was flat of course. I see your concern, i had that happen, cracks with my plow truck tires that sat on always wet ground. I live in southern mn too. All depends if they are the same quality as the old ones i would say.

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Jon f mn

01-12-2019 08:39:21




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 Re: Tire condition from sitting in reply to 36 A, 01-12-2019 06:01:57  
I don't think that's enough time to cause damage, but I've seen mice chew them up if they get under them.



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JD Seller

01-12-2019 08:16:16




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 Re: Tire condition from sitting in reply to 36 A, 01-12-2019 06:01:57  
Take a shovel and dig down and see if the side wall shows cracks where they contacted the dirt.



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M Nut

01-12-2019 07:38:37




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 Re: Tire condition from sitting in reply to 36 A, 01-12-2019 06:01:57  
I bought an M farmall with the same tires, same situation. Had sat in a loafing type shed at least 5 years. Long enough the motor was stuck. Tires were fine, and I've used it several years with no issues.



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Grandpa love

01-12-2019 06:49:09




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 Re: Tire condition from sitting in reply to 36 A, 01-12-2019 06:01:57  
Just curious......what kind of tractor? I'm getting a brand new 11.2 x 38 rear tire for $200.



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riveroadrat

01-12-2019 09:56:25




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 Re: Tire condition from sitting in reply to Grandpa love, 01-12-2019 06:49:09  
Gl, where are you buying that 11.2 38 for $200. I need a set. I think a tire is as good as its made and the rubber formula in it. I have seen some where the rubber on the outside starts coming off the casing in pieces and some crack in the cords and pinch a hole in your tube. I know the old Safemarks are made of good rubber and last over 50 years. I have a set of Firestone field and road that just came with a tractor. They are new but I havent rolled them yet.

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Grandpa love

01-12-2019 12:20:25




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 Re: Tire condition from sitting in reply to riveroadrat, 01-12-2019 09:56:25  
Riveroadrat I'm in Central AL. Where are you? I've got a farmer friend who has an account with a tire supplier.



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riveroadrat

01-13-2019 18:17:42




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 Re: Tire condition from sitting in reply to Grandpa love, 01-12-2019 12:20:25  
I'm in central Florida. It's not who you are but who you know in life. Personal networks are better than anything that comes from a wired electronic network.



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36 A

01-12-2019 08:45:32




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 Re: Tire condition from sitting in reply to Grandpa love, 01-12-2019 06:49:09  
Grandpa love is a 620 john deere .



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Grandpa love

01-12-2019 06:47:40




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 Re: Tire condition from sitting in reply to 36 A, 01-12-2019 06:01:57  
We bought an Oliver 77 that had sat out in the open for 4-5 years. Had 1 new rear tire and 1 old tire. "new" tire is 4+ years old just never driven on. It's fine. Both tires had leaked down and about 2 months after putting air in em the old one split where it had sat flat. Humid,hot, crazy Alabama weather.



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Leroy

01-12-2019 06:19:16




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 Re: Tire condition from sitting in reply to 36 A, 01-12-2019 06:01:57  
That Firestone you could not give me to use after all the trouble I had with them. Sidewalls cracked between every bar in normal use and not run low as they claimed. Claimed abuse so no good on warenty but they were not abused. And working next to their older 45* tread tires the 45* ran clear, the Field & road was running caked with mud in fall plowing And they run equivilent to a size smaller in every other tire.

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c.amick

01-12-2019 06:15:57




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 Re: Tire condition from sitting in reply to 36 A, 01-12-2019 06:01:57  
If the side walls aren't badly cracked from sitting with no air in them, they should be fine. Can you jack it up to take a look?



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36 A

01-12-2019 08:47:51




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 Re: Tire condition from sitting in reply to c.amick, 01-12-2019 06:15:57  
My grandpa never liked the field and roads either . These are holding air as far as I now . It's been 2 or 3 years since I've seen the tractor .



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FastFarmall

01-12-2019 09:12:12




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 Re: Tire condition from sitting in reply to 36 A, 01-12-2019 08:47:51  
I feel the same way on Field and Road tires, but years ago when they had a All Traction Ground Grips,and the Deep Threads, they were a quality tire, i got a set 55 yrs old, there still good.



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