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#1 TP from Central PA

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Posted 15 September 2013 - 08:46 PM

Curious as to what size rubber most of you guys have on yours.  One here has 18.4x38's on it, and it seems like even with duals, it wants to remove itself from the bonds of earth through wheel slip...........Granted it doesn't have no added weight since for a lot of jobs I don't want it, but on others its a pain wanting to spin holes when drawbar loads increase.  Thinking about going up to 18.4x42's, but finding good 42's here for duals would be a problem since it seems like most here have just accepted 38's :lol:  :lol: :lol:  :lol: , not to mention it won't be a cheap deal with new inner rubber, step-up rims, dual rims, and hopefully used tires for those.  Anyone else have this issue?  I run rows with it, so we have to keep it on 18.4's.  42's help in this case?


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Posted 15 September 2013 - 08:51 PM

My 5488 mfd has 18.4x42's and it could use 20.8 x42's .

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Posted 15 September 2013 - 09:10 PM

My 5488 has 20.8 x38's . I put 20/42's on 1586 and that made it a whole new horse, If I was going to use the 54 in tillage it would have 42's.


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Posted 15 September 2013 - 10:05 PM

20.8 x 38 with triples seems to do the trick


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Posted 16 September 2013 - 01:17 AM

Curious as to what size rubber most of you guys have on yours.  One here has 18.4x38's on it, and it seems like even with duals, it wants to remove itself from the bonds of earth through wheel slip...........Granted it doesn't have no added weight since for a lot of jobs I don't want it, but on others its a pain wanting to spin holes when drawbar loads increase.  Thinking about going up to 18.4x42's, but finding good 42's here for duals would be a problem since it seems like most here have just accepted 38's :lol:  :lol: :lol:  :lol: , not to mention it won't be a cheap deal with new inner rubber, step-up rims, dual rims, and hopefully used tires for those.  Anyone else have this issue?  I run rows with it, so we have to keep it on 18.4's.  42's help in this case?

 

 

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Posted 16 September 2013 - 03:40 AM

Without proper ballast, changing tire size won't help much with high draft loads. If you don't want a lot of weight maby a front wheel assist would be better.
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Posted 16 September 2013 - 05:46 AM

on my 5288 I run 18-42 with duals.

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Posted 16 September 2013 - 06:00 AM

My 50 had 18.4x42's with duals when I bought it. I would like to find a set of 11.00x16's to put on front to go with them because the 10.00's seem a little small.


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Posted 16 September 2013 - 10:10 AM

my 5488 has 18.4x42, wish it had 20's on it


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Posted 16 September 2013 - 11:51 AM

We have 18.4R-42s on a 2wd 5488, and it really surprises me how well it will hook up as long as the soil is dry.  We run the tractor in 30" rows quite a bit, or else I think it would be better with 20.8s and some more weight.  18.4-38 duals pretty much max out their ability to hold power in about the 1086 /5088 area, IMHO.  Or if you really want to make something happen, get yourself some 650 or 710 metric duals and about 4000# more ballast :D





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