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Tire size is 23x10.5x 12. Wanting opinions from actual users. Deestone? Duro? BKT? Other? If you've had one of these Ag tread tire (doesn't have to be this size) I'd like to hear your likes and dislikes. Thanks! :driving_big_tractor:
 

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I have 6X16 BKT's on my DB, and its a real aggressive tread, they will really dig.
 
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Ag tread is great. Carlisle always seemed to be a weak tread to me, I don't know why, but I think its mental because every one I've had seemed to dig great.

I don't really prefer the modern compact "industrial" tread, but there's a trend locally to retrofit tractors with that. It just doesn't seem to work in my mind.

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Ag tread is great. Carlisle always seemed to be a weak tread to me, I don't know why, but I think its mental because every one I've had seemed to dig great.

I don't really prefer the modern compact "industrial" tread, but there's a trend locally to retrofit tractors with that. It just doesn't seem to work in my mind.

Ben W.
Industrial tread? Do mean like skidloader tread or ATV tread or something else?
 

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I have a couple sets of deestones, they are ok if your on a budget. They run an inch or so shorter than the other manufacturers, and are a bit of a pain to get mounted compared the the Carlisle tires I have done.....must be a heavier ply tire ( in didn't really pay attention to the ply when I bought them because most of our tractors are for play and real light work). I think my next set of ags will be firestones...
 
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I have an old set of Good Years on my Cub Cadet 100. They are about the best all around set that I have used to date. They pull well and dont mark up the yard bad in the summer. Bought a pair of Deestones last year for my MF12H. Laid them side by side to the old Good Years and they are an exact match to them. Used it at plowday this spring and they performed perfectly for me.

Also have a set of Cheng Shin jumbo lugs on my Cub Cadet 107. They have a HUGE lug on them and are not the best for mowing grass with but they work excellent for brinley plowing and other heavy pulling. I also use them without chains in the winter with my snowblower on and have yet to get stuck with it in 8 years of use. I do run 80Lb wheel weights on the back of that tractor though.

They are all 23x8.50-12 tires.
 

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Ok guys just got the BKTs. Not happy as I ordered from ebay from a shop with a 100% rating and he specified the 23 x 8.5x 12 were 22.6 in diameter. They actually measure 20.5. That's over 2 inches less. I've emailed him to find out what he intends to do about it. It will really squat in the rear. Can anybody tell me Kenda 24 x 12 x 12 will work on my Snapper 1650 rims and not be too tall? How about 26 x 12 x 12 BKT Trencher Super Lugs? Deestone 26 x 12 x 12 Super Lug? Listing those the guys has at his store in case he offers to pay shipping back and I have to pay some more.
 
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