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    New Member Stonehouse's Avatar
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    Default Switching tires - Turf to R4

    I'm more of a lurker then a poster but I came across something I wanted to share with the masses.

    I have turf tires on my JD 4600 and like many, wanted to switch to R4's. Got a price from the local JD dealer - $3200 for 4 rims and 4 tires, way out of my budget. Went to another local JD (former) dealer who's been in business since the 30's and has a huge inventory. They had the rears, wheels and tires, in the warehouse covered in about an inch of dust - $1800. Getting better but I decided to search farther....

    Came across "Your Next Tire Inc, Firth Nebraska" They had an advertised price of $350 per rear (Titans 17.5Lx24 -R4). I was assured that both tires and wheels were new with JD yellow rims. I asked if they had the fronts (Titan 10x16.5 R4) - they did and best of all, $99 special for both rims and tires. Now on to shipping... I'm in Eastern Pennsylvania the tires are near Lincoln Nebraska. Deal breaker? No chance... $175 shipped to a loading dock.

    Rears 17.5L X 24
    $350x2 = $700

    Fronts 10 x 16.5
    $99X2 = $198

    Freight = 175

    No tax - Total $1073

    I highly recommend "Your Next Tire" for well, your next tires. Customer service was top notch, price was unbelievable and shipping was cheap and fast. I'll be mounting them today and I'll post a picture later on. I'm not affiliated with them in any way except being a very satisfied customer.
    Your Next Tire has the Lowest Prices on Tires, Tire Machines & Hoists
    JD 4600 w/ 460 loader

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    Default Re: Switching tires - Turf to R4

    Wow, that is a good deal!
    Loose = not tight. Lose = to misplace. There = a place. They're = they are. Their = ownership. Advice = what you give when advising someone. Advise = the act of giving advice. Too = also. Two = 2. To = movement, direction or proximity. Brake = device that slows things. Break = separation.

    "I could care less" means you care. What you're looking for is "I couldn't care less."


    The things you mount tires on are WHEELS. A small portion of a wheel is the rim.

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    Default Re: Switching tires - Turf to R4

    Those prices are way under dealer cost here in Canada, and that is suppose to include rims also.

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    Default Re: Switching tires - Turf to R4

    I had some similiar experience but didnt work out.
    If it is 4 wd check to make sure the tire dimensions are the same.

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    Thanks for the link.

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    Default Re: Switching tires - Turf to R4

    Still haven't had a chance to mount them yet but I did run across one problem. No issues at all with the seller, tires or shipping. The front wheels, while being the right size, the center hole was too small (my mistake for not asking)... I needed, if memory serves me correctly a 4-9/16th" center hole. The rims I was sent had a smaller center hole (3.5"ish). Luckily I found the correct size front wheels on ebay for a decent price. Currently I'm at around $1250.00 for the complete set - wheels and tires, including the extra front wheels. Anyone need a brand new set of front wheels with a 3.5" center hole? 10x16.5 tires not included.
    JD 4600 w/ 460 loader

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    Default Re: Switching tires - Turf to R4

    Quote Originally Posted by 4310 View Post
    Thanks for the link.
    Are you interested in selling the old rear turf tires? If so, what is the bolt pattern on the rim and the outside diameter on the tire? I'm looking for turfs for my Yanmar 2000BD.

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    Default Re: Switching tires - Turf to R4

    I do want to sell the turf tires and wheels. I'll get some measurements in the next day or two. Next problem would be shipping from PA to NC.
    JD 4600 w/ 460 loader

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    Default Re: Switching tires - Turf to R4

    So this is something I don't understand. Why would anyone get rid of turf tires for R4's. They are smaller (ie less flotation). They don't have as much traction in snow, dirt or ice. They are generally more expensive. The only advantage that I can see is a slight advantage in mud and a definite advantage in rough rock, gravel etc. Otherwise I don't see any positives. Overall you loose more than you gain. So please educate me.

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    Default Re: Switching tires - Turf to R4

    Quote Originally Posted by pmsmechanic View Post
    So this is something I don't understand. Why would anyone get rid of turf tires for R4's. They are smaller (ie less flotation). They don't have as much traction in snow, dirt or ice. They are generally more expensive. The only advantage that I can see is a slight advantage in mud and a definite advantage in rough rock, gravel etc. Otherwise I don't see any positives. Overall you loose more than you gain. So please educate me.
    Application. My main usage is dirt, mud and gravel.
    JD 4600 w/ 460 loader

    "Who learns will love and not destroy, the creatures life the flowers joy" -Henry Mercer.

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