Tires tubes vs. tubeless tires???

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HCJ

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What determines whether a tractor tire has a tube or is tubeless?? My M6800 has tubes in both wheels, and I just flatted a rear last week and flatted a front today. I was just wondering why some are tubeless. Other than ease of plugging flats, are there any advantages of tubeless? Finally got my rear tube replaced and I reinstalled the wheel and loaded the tire. Boy, that was a chore! Luckily the front is a piece of cake.

I perforated the front with a sharpened beaver stump. Revenge of the beavers, as I have been trapping them. I have a pencil size wound in the center of the tread, and I was wondering if the tire needs a patch or repair on the inside of the casing. I wil let my local tire store replace the tube and check the tire.
 
   / tubes vs. tubeless tires??? #2  
my local tire and welding shop installed thick rubber liners inside my tires to minimize punctures into the tubes of my CASE VAC. my field was littered with old prickly pear stumps and branches. kinda like mowing a field full of nails
 
   / tubes vs. tubeless tires??? #3  
Tube or tubeless is a matter of preference. I prefer tubeless rears and tube front. A rear with fluid being harder to repair can just be plugged in the field and reaired. If you have Hydro Seal in them they will seal themselves with a 5/8" dia puncture. Tube fronts are better for a loader in that the bead will not give out and result in a flat.
 
   / tubes vs. tubeless tires??? #4  
What determines whether a tractor tire has a tube or is tubeless?? My M6800 has tubes in both wheels, and I just flatted a rear last week and flatted a front today. I was just wondering why some are tubeless. Other than ease of plugging flats, are there any advantages of tubeless? Finally got my rear tube replaced and I reinstalled the wheel and loaded the tire. Boy, that was a chore! Luckily the front is a piece of cake.

I perforated the front with a sharpened beaver stump. Revenge of the beavers, as I have been trapping them. I have a pencil size wound in the center of the tread, and I was wondering if the tire needs a patch or repair on the inside of the casing. I will let my local tire store replace the tube and check the tire.

I also own a M6800 and have had two flats. The first two I did as it seems you did, take it off myself and carry to shop. Big mistake, the price is not that much more for them to come to your tractor and fix it on the machine. The only problem would be if your tires are filled they will (at least mine did) need a source of water. I really don't think they charged $30 more to service it at my shop, well worth my back, fingers, and time.

I do agree, tubeless easier for me to plug. Much easier. But tubeless also has the rim exposed to what ever is in the rim, so be careful what liquid you use if you use ballast.
 
   / tubes vs. tubeless tires??? #5  
Kind of a double edged sword for tube vs tubeless.

Tube style requires breakdown to repair.

tubeless can be repaired via plug if you are lucky.

If running ballast.. I'd always opt for tube.

tube tires can usually be run till the bead gives out and the tire comes completely apart.. vs tubeless that gives out due to air leakage before the tire is 100% used up.

If I ran tubes and had a puncture, I'd always bot or patch the inside of the casing to prevent pinching of the tube.. or more damage thru the old hole.

soundguy
 
 
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