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wayneNWAR
Posted 2/6/2011 20:43 (#1597726)
Subject: Wanting to put tractor tires on a pickup truck.


north west arkansas
I have an 01 ford f250 I am wanting to put tractor tires on and wondering if anyone has any advice. It has 265/75/16 on it now and I was thinking that maybe an 8x16 r1 would be about the same size. The truck has a bale bed and a cake feeder on it so I need a tire with a good load capacity. Our pastures our basically impassible and I cant think of anything else to do. I am open to any ideas.
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TP from Central PA
Posted 2/6/2011 20:48 (#1597740 - in reply to #1597726)
Subject: RE: Wanting to put tractor tires on a pickup truck.


Why not just chain up what you got?
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77 Farmer
Posted 2/6/2011 20:49 (#1597744 - in reply to #1597726)
Subject: Re: Wanting to put tractor tires on a pickup truck.



Southeastern, IL
We use to run 31-15.50-15 tires on our spray truck for floatation. Never did get stuck. Only problem is not street legal tires.
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KFFarm
Posted 2/6/2011 22:26 (#1597937 - in reply to #1597726)
Subject: Re: Wanting to put tractor tires on a pickup truck.


South Central Illinois
Just change tires to Super Swampers.
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1466driver
Posted 2/6/2011 22:42 (#1597974 - in reply to #1597726)
Subject: Re: Wanting to put tractor tires on a pickup truck.


Interstate 35 North ia
The old john deere 800 windrowers had a tractor tread tire that were a 16 inch tire but i dont think they would stand op to a cake feeder and a round bale. Sounds like your just yousing that truck for a stock feeder look at some skid loader tires . Good luck
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mcupps
Posted 2/6/2011 22:58 (#1598005 - in reply to #1597937)
Subject: Re: Wanting to put tractor tires on a pickup truck.


Downtown Shell Knob MO Come Visit!
I wouldn't use super swampers there sidewall is kinda week, A lot of guys around here had them on spray trucks and were all the time having tire problems. Most of them including me swithced to army surplus tires and had much better luck with heavy loads and rocky conditons
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mcupps
Posted 2/6/2011 23:03 (#1598011 - in reply to #1597740)
Subject: Re: Wanting to put tractor tires on a pickup truck.


Downtown Shell Knob MO Come Visit!
I assume its just as much mud as snow that your are dealing with, We were going to try the same thing with our feed truck and ended up getting a set of really agressive mud and snows, I dont remember the the name or number was but I will look, They clean out nice in mud and snow . and seem to be wearing a lot better than those cheap semi agressive mud and snows that we always used to put on the truck when it had duals. If you figure out a tire that will work, please post it, I wouldn't mind having a set myself.
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wayneNWAR
Posted 2/6/2011 23:17 (#1598048 - in reply to #1597974)
Subject: Re: Wanting to put tractor tires on a pickup truck.


north west arkansas
I think skid steer tires would be best but I cant find any 16.5 rims that will fit my truck and everyone skidsteer tire I have found is a 16.5. I have friends in MO that use skid steer tires on some older trucks and they hold up well.
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bollpuller
Posted 2/6/2011 23:27 (#1598072 - in reply to #1597726)
Subject: Re: Wanting to put tractor tires on a pickup truck.



Grandfield, Ok.
Any speed shop will have the 16.5 wheels. I threw 2 away last week. Used 16X9 army tires should work.
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Detroit
Posted 2/6/2011 23:38 (#1598095 - in reply to #1598072)
Subject: Re: Wanting to put tractor tires on a pickup truck.


Crawfordsville, Arkansas
Would Humvee tires and wheels work? I see them for sale all the time on Craigslist. They are 16.5's I think.
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Big Square
Posted 2/6/2011 23:44 (#1598106 - in reply to #1597726)
Subject: RE: Wanting to put tractor tires on a pickup truck.


Eastern Half of Kansas
Will have to probably go to some type of aftermarket wheel to get 16.5 wheels with Super Duty pattern(that is the problem). One cattleman here has had several trucks on skid steer tires for years. That would be my suggestion.

I think the wheels you need are about 9 to 10 inches wide for 12.5x16.5 skid steer tires.

Edit in: I think these are the wheels you need. http://www.4wheelparts.com/Wheels/Rock-Crawler-Series-52-Gloss-Blac...

Says 2000 lb rating.........so??

Edited by Big Square 2/6/2011 23:52
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wayneNWAR
Posted 2/6/2011 23:51 (#1598123 - in reply to #1598072)
Subject: Re: Wanting to put tractor tires on a pickup truck.


north west arkansas
I have some 16.5 wheels but are not the same bolt pattern. On 99 and newer fords they have a metric bolt pattern and every place I checked said they were not available. I am going make some calls tommorrow and see what it would cost to have some made.
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Big Square
Posted 2/6/2011 23:54 (#1598135 - in reply to #1598123)
Subject: Re: Wanting to put tractor tires on a pickup truck.


Eastern Half of Kansas
I edited in the other post there, check that out, or give them a call. I think the super duty is called 8x170 pattern.

Edited by Big Square 2/6/2011 23:55
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wayneNWAR
Posted 2/7/2011 00:14 (#1598180 - in reply to #1598106)
Subject: RE:thanks for the link.


north west arkansas
I am going to call them tomorrow and see what they have to say. That 2000 pound capacity seems pretty low though because the weight rating on my stock tires are 3000 pounds.
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dave morgan
Posted 2/7/2011 00:16 (#1598185 - in reply to #1598106)
Subject: RE: Wanting to put tractor tires on a pickup truck.


Somerville, Indiana
Michelin makes skid loader tires, radials of course...We have them on a 580 SL backhoe and have gotten great mileage from them....Sidewalls are healthy...Very expensive, salesman suggested to use them when I replaced the rear tires to Michelins, caught me off guard on the price, but glade now we went that way...Very good traction, have wanted to try on a pickup ever since...Rear tires were 800 each, front tires were 480 each...In tire salesman's defense, these tires will last a long time...at 2,000 hours they still look like new tread.
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Big Square
Posted 2/7/2011 00:20 (#1598190 - in reply to #1598180)
Subject: RE:thanks for the link.


Eastern Half of Kansas
Your welcome, that 2000 lb rating would be my part of question too.
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wayneNWAR
Posted 2/7/2011 00:25 (#1598198 - in reply to #1598011)
Subject: Re: Wanting to put tractor tires on a pickup truck.


north west arkansas
Yes, its definitely mud because our ground is constantly freezing and thawing. A friend of mine put a set of r1 tractor tires on his f350 dually and they are doing awesome. I just think with mine being a single wheel the load range of those tires wont be enough. I have a friend in Nw Mo that runs 7.5 x15 on a half ton and has had no problems but he dont carry any weight, but they run skid steer tires on their feed trucks. They skid steer tires wont go as good as the tractor tire, but I think they hold up much better under the weight and pavement. I also run the most aggressive mud tires that can be found but they just arent good enough.
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rice-and-hogs
Posted 2/7/2011 01:07 (#1598249 - in reply to #1598185)
Subject: BFG KM2 MT's


I farm some tough gumbo to deep sand in Ne Arkansas. The best mud tire I've found is the BFG km2 mud terrain. They usually last 40k-50k on anything from 1500s to 2500hds. They are load range e and will go! If only going 15000 miles before worn out will work try a set of nitto mud grapplers. Baddest tire built.
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Coastal
Posted 2/7/2011 07:22 (#1598336 - in reply to #1597726)
Subject: RE: Wanting to put tractor tires on a pickup truck.


NE North Carolina
I second the bfg km2. I have a set on my service truck, as I got tired of getting spinning out in the field with header carts, trailers etc. My service truck only travels approximately 3-4 k a year so in the past 5 years that I have had them they show great wear for a mud tire. Personally I wouldn't consider the Nitto Mud Grappler, IMO they are more of a sand tire. A couple of my friends have them on their beach rigs, but in mud they don't clean out.



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caylerman
Posted 2/7/2011 07:32 (#1598350 - in reply to #1597726)
Subject: RE: Wanting to put tractor tires on a pickup truck.


NW IA
Take a trip to Stuttgart during the World Duck Calling Championships, you'll see all kinds of pick ups with ag tires. I saw a few trucks with what looked to be John Deere self propelled sprayer tires. Their wagon they were pulling with decoys had the same setup so I'm sure it can be done.
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Sodbustr
Posted 2/7/2011 08:03 (#1598387 - in reply to #1598249)
Subject: RE: BFG KM2 MT's


Western Iowa
I have had 3 sets of the KM2's

I was a little nervous switching from the KM1, but don't regret it a bit, a little spendy but all around great mud tire that wears well and very little road howl
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lambkota acres
Posted 2/7/2011 08:22 (#1598419 - in reply to #1597726)
Subject: Re: Wanting to put tractor tires on a pickup truck.


hazel, sd
i've got a used set of 9.75 x 16.5 wheels off of a 04 f-350 i'd mke you a good deal on. a 12 x 16.5 skidloader tire should work on them 605 881 5936
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boog
Posted 2/7/2011 08:38 (#1598461 - in reply to #1597726)
Subject: Re: Wanting to put tractor tires on a pickup truck.



Guy that does our tiling has a 4wd pu they made into a stringer truck. When weather gets bad they put front tires for a backhoe on it. They claim they can go anywhere with it in mud that they can go with their backhoe.
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dgrimmius
Posted 2/7/2011 09:28 (#1598562 - in reply to #1597726)
Subject: Re: Wanting to put tractor tires on a pickup truck.


Fargo, ND
http://mattracks.com/html/200_series.htm

these tracks will make your truck unstoppable.
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Cliff SEIA
Posted 2/7/2011 09:35 (#1598580 - in reply to #1597726)
Subject: RE: Wanting to put tractor tires on a pickup truck.


How is the truck setup as far as having a limited slip or anything in the rear axle?  If it doesn't at least have a limited slip in the rear end I'd start there followed by something to lock up the front axle too before I started spending money for custom rims or anything like that.  I think being able to spin 4 good pickup mud tires is going to do more good than having a super aggressive tire and only being able to spin 2 of them. 

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retento
Posted 2/7/2011 10:55 (#1598720 - in reply to #1597726)
Subject: Re: Wanting to put tractor tires on a pickup truck.


Eastern North Carolina
The letter "B" on the truck tire page, the old style military lug tire 7.50 x 16, 8 ply..... http://www.millertire.com/


Edited by retento 2/7/2011 10:56
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bigtoys
Posted 2/7/2011 11:53 (#1598806 - in reply to #1597726)
Subject: RE: Wanting to put tractor tires on a pickup truck.


southern mn
255/85/16 mud tires
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SandyHills
Posted 2/7/2011 13:06 (#1598897 - in reply to #1598562)
Subject: Beat me to the Mattracks /nt.



NT
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midniteplowboyy
Posted 2/7/2011 14:37 (#1598997 - in reply to #1597726)
Subject: Re: Wanting to put tractor tires on a pickup truck.


If doing alot of on road driving, get some SSR radial ten ply super swampers, they wear real good on the highway. If no highway driving get some ten ply super swamper boggers or skid steer tires.

Dont get them rock crawler wheels if carring a bale, they'll hold on the front end and rear with just a feed box, but wont on the rear with a box and bale. You'll have to get something different, I found some 12x16.5's aluminum ones with 3500lbs rating for not much more than the rock crawlers, around $200 a wheel, IIRC.

I had SSR 33-14.50-16.5's on 12x16.5 rock crawlers on the rear of mine with a 2500lbs box, after a few thousand miles one of the wheels started cracking where the disk was welded to the rim, thank goodness for tubeless tires, it leaked the air out before it cracked real bad. I welded the cracks back up on that one wheel and quit using my spear until I could find some better wheels, I haven't had any more problems with cracking since I quit caring the bale on the rear. I still need to put the aluminum ones on and fix a leak on my spear to see how they hold up to the weight.
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b_winter
Posted 2/7/2011 17:51 (#1599256 - in reply to #1597726)
Subject: Re: Wanting to put tractor tires on a pickup truck.


SWMN
Not sure what the weight rating is but I had Goodyear MTRs on my truck. They clean out good and were excellent in mud snow and ice. They were pretty pricey but well worth it. I put 44000 miles on them and the were still half tread.
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loran
Posted 2/7/2011 18:18 (#1599302 - in reply to #1597726)
Subject: RE: Wanting to put tractor tires on a pickup truck.



West Union, IOWA FLOLO Farm 52175

Probaly out of most peoples budget....But another vote for Tracks--





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plowboy
Posted 2/7/2011 18:55 (#1599390 - in reply to #1598123)
Subject: Re: Wanting to put tractor tires on a pickup truck.



Brazilton KS

The difference is pretty insigificant.  Nothing that can't be handled in a few minutes with a die grinder. 

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