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Now that the 1886 has"new shoes" on the rear, it's time to take a look at the front.

I was going to do a bit of snow removal with the FEL, but the left front was flat, and wouldn't take air. Evidently the valve was frozen, it was @22 Deg when I tried inflating it, as it took air OK today.

In any event, the fronts are mismatched. The right side is a virtually new Carlisle Turfsaver, and I forget that the other side is, but it has a lot of wear on it.

I'm in a bit of a quandary here. It would be cheaper to just but another Carlisle, but would the turfsavers be good enough to handle FEL work, or would I be better off with a ribbed type tire like the Vredestein V61?

I'll be using the FEL, a Brinly Plow, and, if the frame of the FEL doesn't interfere with the PTO shaft, a 40" tiller. In other words, utility work as opposed to lawn work.

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The tire size on the tractor now is 20-8.00-10
 

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Hmmm, look for a pair of 4 ply tires at minimum, and I would try to find Snow Hog tread, which in the ATV world are called Holeshot tires.
 

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The 20-8.00-10 Carlisle Turfsavers are rated for 895# at 24PSI tire pressure.
Carlisle Tire & Wheel Company

I'm just wondering if I would get better 'turning traction' with ribbed vs turf, and possibly easier turning.
 

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Those rascals don't come in 20-8.00-10 though.

Local dealer here had a matching Carlisle Tutf-Saver, so I went with it.

My "want" said V61s, but my wallet said Turf-Saver :D:D

Was kind of fummy when I picked it up. Was a young kid there, looked at it and asked rear tire? Kinda shocked him when I said no...front....on a REAL Garden Tractor :rolling::rolling:
 

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OldBuzzard said:
Those rascals don't come in 20-8.00-10 though.

Local dealer here had a matching Carlisle Tutf-Saver, so I went with it.

My "want" said V61s, but my wallet said Turf-Saver :D:D

Was kind of fummy when I picked it up. Was a young kid there, looked at it and asked rear tire? Kinda shocked him when I said no...front....on a REAL Garden Tractor :rolling::rolling:
LOL
Yes, it is pretty funny when you always get those puzzled looks when you bring in an old part off a garden tractor.
I've had that happen a few times
 

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i have Carlisle snow hog tires on the front of my h14 and they make a huge difference in the snow and they take the load pretty good you 1886 does not have power steering ? i plan to get a power steering unit from a JD and drop that in my h14 the steering is a bit tough with the blower on it i cant even think with a loader on it.
 

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So guys I need your opinion on tires. I have a 1963 800 and want to know if I should put tri rib on the.front or put the same as the carsiles in the back. Traction will ne alot better with the carsiles. Thanks for your thoughts.
 
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