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Tractor Tires

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by TXsizeK5, Sep 9, 2001.

  1. TXsizeK5

    TXsizeK5 1/2 ton status

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    Do they make 35" tractor tires? How hard would it be to get a set of those?

    6in 87' K5 w/ 35" BFG muds.
    Kn filter

    What I need: 4.57 gears, limited slip front, auto locker in the rear, Force2 Catback, rear springs, SSR's
     
  2. Cavalry

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    By tractor tires I assume you are looking for something with a "chevron" tread. I am no tractor guru but I bet you can get them...I drove by the local ford tractor dealership tonight and I think there are some there with smaller tires. The only problem I forsee is custom rims or some funky adapters

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  3. tRustyK5

    tRustyK5 Big meanie Staff Member Super Moderator GMOTM Winner Author

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    Well that and the fact they're not DOT...[​IMG]

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    Goodyear makes some small Tractor tires that are a little over 35" tall and about 12" wide. They fit a 16" rim.

    They are expensive.

    A guy around here has a Toyota with 38x12.50 Swamps in front and these in back. It is a mean machine.
    My 38x12.50"s measure about 35.75" on the truck and they are very close to the same height. Maybe these are what you are looking for.

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  5. AGM73k5

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    Although if tractors can drive on them on the road... I wonder if there's a way to classify a rig as a farm use vehicle or something to be able to run non DOT tires. I may need to look into that :)

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    Has to be a SMV(slow-moving vehicle), and you better be ready to prove that you are doing something farm-related.
    Sucks don't it?

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    So throw a bag of feed in the back, and tell them its a SMV depending on how thick the mud is...[​IMG]

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    Most of those tires are rated at like 25 mph max speed. They are often pretty high-dollar, too.

    Pete

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    But you don't necessarily have to use them on the road. I wouldn't mind a set that'd fit on my truck for mud use only.

    Tim
    '84 Chevy K10, lifted, loud, fast, and 3/4 ton axles
     
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    Personally I think you'd be better off with Boggers in this size range. I could see tractor tires being "practical" when you get up to a really tall size, but I'm certainly no mud expert.

    Pete


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  11. Pugsley

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    Somebody makes a "tractor" tread on light truck tires - just don't ask me who. They used to put them on alot of Magma Copper's pickups way back when.

    Clean up on aisle 3!!
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    Good idea :) I don't know why I can't think of these things but I guess thats why I'm glad I have coloradok5. I imagine it would probably help out on mileage and handling to have a dedicated road tire and then have the tractor tires for the mud time.

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    You can get high speed, DOT approved tractor tires. I think it's Michelin that makes them. They're pricey though. Have you considered Non-directionals??

    Why do people keep calling it a Bronco!!!!! [​IMG]
     
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    tractor tires are the ultimate mud tired, they don't even have to try to clean them selves out, it just falls off most of the time. there are a couple of suzukis that run them around here, and combined with there light weight, they can go anywhere. I've seen one that was locked front and rear with 33" tractor tires go through a hole that a sub framed, 44" boggered, blown 454 wagoneer was rocking back and forth to get out off. He just put it in first and crawled through it. Water was up to the seats. It was actually really funny to watch. Forgot to mention that he suped up his engine with a forklift carb. - Later Doug

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    We use tires off of Pivot lines. (self moving sprinklers) on our demolition derby cars. They work awsome. They come in 15" sizes so they bolt up to just about any wheel you need. They run about 120 a piece. I don't know about how tall they come in though!!

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    went thru that agony ... used 1200R20 michelin army surplus...custom made 20 inch rims cost $240.00
    canadian dollars ....tires are 11 inches wide ...44 inches tall ...best money ever spent !!!!!!
     
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    Front tires off back-hoes work the best i used some to run in the local mud bogg (dont tell my boss [​IMG]) the work awesome after i got done i unbolted them and dismounted tehm and cleaned them then put make in the yard to sell as new [​IMG] they also work really good on rocks too grab awesome you can run like no air them

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    my tires were $125.00 each ...20 inch rim shells came free with them...Wpg Whl
    welded in half inch plates and did my lug holes, offset ect...$240.00each canadian
    about $150.00 american.... will send pics when i figure out how to ....
     

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