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 Post subject: Tractor Tires
PostPosted: Sun Mar 24, 2019 2:21 pm 
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Looks like I could use some new rear tires on my Farmall 340 (with loader). It has 13.9 x 36 Firestone tires on it. I am not sure I can get that size any more. Looks like Mitas has 13.6 x 36 available. Anybody have any favorite tire brand? Also I need to replace the fluid in the tires. One local dealer no longer handles calcium chloride but sells something call Bioballast. Anyone with any experience with it? Or Rim Guard? New tires involve a bit more than pocket change so I thought I would ask around! Thanks in advance.


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 Post subject: Re: Tractor Tires
PostPosted: Sat Mar 30, 2019 6:21 am 
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It is getting harder to find any American made tires in any brand but that would be my first consideration. If you need ballast I guess you will have to use what your installer has. I don't have any complaints against calcium. I have calcium in my New Holland 65 because it is worthless without the added weight. But my 504 was dry and it worked pretty well with cast weights alone.

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 Post subject: Re: Tractor Tires
PostPosted: Sat Mar 30, 2019 6:00 pm 
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Nebraska Cowman wrote:
It is getting harder to find any American made tires in any brand but that would be my first consideration. If you need ballast I guess you will have to use what your installer has. I don't have any complaints against calcium. I have calcium in my New Holland 65 because it is worthless without the added weight. But my 504 was dry and it worked pretty well with cast weights alone.



Thanks Raymond My local dealer in Kearney (Garretts) does not handle calcium any more. The have BioBallast, which I think is a soy based fluid. Trotters to the north of hear and Dawson Tire of Gothenburg have Rim Guard, which is based on beet juice. None is cheap, but I probably will bite the bullet and go local. Thanks again.


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