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Posted 1/10/2021 22:42 (#8741419 - in reply to #8741114)
Subject: RE: Steel Tractor Wheels

South Texas
Three options besides steel wheels. All very common here in South Texas for heavy brush work.

1. Galaxy kevlar loggers. Tough, generally won't have a flat, but wide tread pattern makes them miserable on the road.
2. Firestone 14 ply cotton picker tires with 5 gallons each of Southwest Multiseal. Regular tread pattern and good for road travel. Keep the pressure up so they stand up tall. The only thing that will get them is a sidewall tear from brush.
3. Any good new tire with poly fill. No flats whatsoever. Super heavy - prone to getting stuck on soft ground. More flexible than old foam fill, but still don't want to road them many miles and get them hot. Less than 5 mile moves at a slow speed any you'll be fine.

All of the above are easy in an 18.4x38. Other sizes can get more challenging. Tracks work fine, until you turn on a bad stob, and rip the track. Been there, done that. No connection to video below, but these are 30.5x32 kevlar loggers. Notice the wide spread tread pattern and pipes over valve stems.
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