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 12-06-2005, 18:09 Post: 120537
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I plan on buying a L3400 for use on my 25acre mostly hardwood land. the tractor will be used mostly in the woods to haul out firewood. it will have a loader and will be also used to spread dirt. what kind of tires should i get? AG or INDUSTIAL






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 12-06-2005, 18:14 Post: 120538
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In our clay soil you couldn't pay me to put R4s back on my tractor. Tried them and they had lousy traction in wet OR dry. They would work better in a sandier soil or on turf. A lot depends on your soil conditions.






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 12-06-2005, 18:29 Post: 120539
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We have clay soil here too. wet at least half the year. I was told the AG tires might dig in too deep and that the R4 might be a better choice. I doubt this too. Are the R4'S cheaper ? Is that why the dealer might be recommending the R4'S ?






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 12-06-2005, 18:32 Post: 120540
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The ag tires do dig in, but the alternative is to lose traction. My experience with R4s was that they plug up easy and lose all traction. The R1s are a lot more resistant to plugging and tend to self-clean (throw off mud in chunks). Price was about the same. Where are you located?






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 12-06-2005, 18:34 Post: 120541
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To clarify, on most JD tractors AG tires are standard. R4s cost extra, and the R1s I now have are an upgrade from the standard tires - bigger and with 8-way adjustable rims. The upgraded R1s cost about as much as the R4 upgrade.






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 12-06-2005, 18:54 Post: 120542
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I live in Mass. all the compact tractors i see at the dealers seem to have either industrial or turf tires. I,ll question the dealer on this. I also will be using the tractor in the snow. thanks for the help. BEN






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Take a look at my pictures 5 & 6 to see what clay-plugged R4s look like.






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 12-06-2005, 19:21 Post: 120546
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As there is little clay in MA I would recommend the turf as they will be best in the snow.






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Industrial tires are the most expensive of the choices you have. The dealer should know what is the best for the area. Here in central NY we have it all from the sand to the clay to muck rock and some of the nicest top soil to be found. We also have all four seasons so we get the best and the worst of every type. You speak of mainly back forty work and between the turf and the industrial there would only be one choice and that would be the industrial. The reason being is the pulling and non clogging action of the bar type tire, it would only be better to have the ag tire if the tractor was only for back forty and not on the lawn. The industrial, a wider lower profile bar doesn't have the ability to pull as much soil loose as the ag tire to grab well in tight soil but on most lawns fine.






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Industrial tires are the most expensive of the choices you have. The dealer should know what is the best for the area. Here in central NY we have it all from the sand to the clay to muck rock and some of the nicest top soil to be found. We also have all four seasons so we get the best and the worst of every type. You speak of mainly back forty work and between the turf and the industrial there would only be one choice and that would be the industrial. The reason being is the pulling and non clogging action of the bar type tire, it would only be better to have the ag tire if the tractor was only for back forty and not on the lawn. The industrial, a wider lower profile bar doesn't have the ability to pull as much soil loose as the ag tire to grab well in tight soil but on most lawns fine.






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