Tire Selection 16.9 - 28 R1 tread Treadura, BKT and Firestone options

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Gale Hawkins

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Murray, KY
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1948 Allis Chambers Model B 1976 265 MF / 1983 JD 310B Backhoe / 1966 Ford 3000 Diesel / 1980 3600 Diesel
Well after 38 years the Firestone tires are so cracked up the left one pinched a tube it appears.

Used 16.9 - 28 tires seem to be rare in these parts. Miss a used set by two days and they were $250 each. I can get new Treadura 8 ply for $425 each, BKT's for $505 each and I think the Firestone were closer to $600. I use the MF265 mainly to bush hog the road sides and some around the place, church and neighbors.

Right now I am leaning towards the China Treadura tires since we are counting on them to loan us the money to make US government checks not bounce. :) I put Deestone's on the back hoe and like them. They are from Thailand. I hear good things about BKT too.

Anyone ran Threadura tires yet?
 
   / 16.9 - 28 R1 tread Treadura, BKT and Firestone options
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I passed on the China tire which was 8 ply rating and went with the BKT 16.9-28 12 ply at $530 each USD. The Threadura 8 ply was $425 and the BKT 8 ply rating was $505 so I thought 50% more ply rating would be worth the $25 when bush hogging. If the extra ply rating saves one flat that would offset the cost different perhaps. The old ones lasted 38 years so if the BKT last as long I will be 101 and may just hang up tractor driving and retire to an island. :)

..:: BKT Tires ::..
 
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Good choice.

I've heard many horror stories about Chinese tractor tires not holding up under any type of use.

Better safe than sorry...

Lunk
 
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The new 12 ply BKT's came in today. Hope to get them mounted first part of next week. Man they are heavy.
 
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We got the BKT's installed on Tuesday and put about three hours on the tires bush hogging this evening even if I had to do it in the rain. Not good if I hit something but the new tires ride better than the 38 year old tires. :)
 
 
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