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 06-01-2002, 12:55 Post: 39239
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Just wondering if anyone has any experiance with the Galaxy turf tire especially on the JD4400?I was looking at some for the same price as plain turf tires (a big savings)for mowing mostly around the house.






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 06-06-2002, 08:11 Post: 39358
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Mike;
There are innumberable names on tires, but fewer manufacturers, Goodyear, Bridgestone, Toyo, Pirelli, Michelin and Cooper. Most tires these days are relatively good quality compared to the older tires. Tires last much longer that 20 years ago due to their construction and composition.
Galaxy bought the molds for ag tires from BF Goodrich when Michelin purchased the tire business.
I would assume they got the tire compound formulas. They are used as OEM (Original Equipment) on some NA tractors and are selling internationally.
Antioxidants are added to the rubber formulation which slow the ozone oxidation. Tractor tires tend to rot out before they wear out.
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 06-06-2002, 13:13 Post: 39365
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They've learned a lot in the last few decades about rubber compounds. I heard that Galaxy did obtain the formulae in the transaction.
I don't think I've ever seen a set of tires used by homeowners/small farmers worn out. They have all either rotted or been cut down, except for one set I saw burned off a tractor by someone burning a field and it got to the tractor before he could move it, but that's another story.






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 06-07-2002, 08:05 Post: 39380
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Save the bucks go Galaxy.






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 06-07-2002, 14:34 Post: 39388
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If you are useing a MMM. There will not be enough clearence with the Galaxy Tires. They will hit the mower deck when you are turning and the front axle pivots.

This only happens in a severe twist, and when it does, the deck could be damaged.

I had a customer who passed on my advice and went out on his own and put on the Galaxy Tires.

I sold him a second new deck in a few weeks.

Better pass on the deal if useing a MMM






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 06-07-2002, 17:56 Post: 39391
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Yes Peters, I take those antioxidants myself for that very same reason!






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 06-07-2002, 18:04 Post: 39394
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Are you sure it was the Galaxy tires? Sounds like he may have changed style or size of tire, maybe went from R1 to R4 or Turf. I can see where changing tire style or size could be a problem, but just changing manufacturers, I'm not sure about.






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 06-08-2002, 07:08 Post: 39409
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I'm never sure exactly what the number in tire description mean. However, I'm thinking that tires with the same descriptions might be wider or narrower. I guess I can see that in a hard turn, the back half of one tire is going to be inboard quite a bit. If the axle pivoted up on that side and the tire was wider than standard, then there could be tire in places where there might be MMM mower parts.

My tire story for today is about rolling circumference. I was doing some heavy loader work the past two days so I increased the front tire pressures to 16 lbs, which is 4 lbs. higher than the load chart goes. Sure enough, with nothing in the bucket, I noticed that it was hard to engage of disengage the 4wd. Take weight off the front wheels by lifting with the loader and then 4wd engages easily. I believe that's a sure sign of axle windup due to excessive rolling circumference on the front tires. High tire pressure increased the tire diameter and put the rolling circumference ratios out of tolerance. However, they probably were in tolerance when the loader was carrying weight.






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 06-08-2002, 08:43 Post: 39414
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Excellent post there Tom. I bet that's something many people never take into account. I'm a real stickler about tire pressure, but have seen many tires stretched like baloons or sagging almost to the rims, which is the same problem in reverse. You could overinflate both sets but one size will always "swell" more than the other.






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 06-09-2002, 08:41 Post: 39424
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I think the point of the original post was about the Galaxy turf tire offered by John Deere. This is an oversized balloon type turf tire specifically designed for golf course and other delicate turf conditions. This tire has a very smooth tread with lots of surface area for high flotation.

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