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 01-10-2003, 21:51 Post: 47322
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I am going to buy some R-1 tires for my 870
Is there any brands to look out for, what ply ratings are good. I was thinking 14.9x24 in back and 8x16 up front.
Are there any superior stores to buy them from? Nebraskatire sells 14.9x24 for 150 apiece for 6ply

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 01-11-2003, 07:27 Post: 47334
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Ag tires have many different styles in tread bar. A 23 degree bar will give you the best traction on solid footing. A steeper bar or 30 degree or better will give you better cleaning action in mud or loose soil. The steeper bar will actually give up to 7 percent less traction on good solid soil. They do have newer multi angle tread bar that gives a happy middle of the road.






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 01-11-2003, 20:53 Post: 47376
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Art W:
what're your thoughts on radials? the goodyear dealer claims their ability to put more of the tread on the ground is worth the extra money. are they as much a factor as the tread pattern?
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Art knows well his "stuff". Practically speaking, most people will not experience much difference with any bias r-1 treads. The radial issue is another story though. There is a major difference in the bias and radial abilities. The radials being superior.






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Mark, thats a good start. The radial with a totally different belting design simuliar to the car tires give a longer foot print just like a car. They definitly work best without water or any type of liquid ballast. They can wear longer, and give better traction than a bias ply tire. I do recommend them to anyone that is beyond liquid ballast. Otherwise they will be no better or marginally better at best. Most compact tractors I believe will see the tires dry rot off before they loose there tread.






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