Page 3 of 6 FirstFirst 123456 LastLast
Results 21 to 30 of 57
  1. #21
    Bronze Member Dirtdeere's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2012
    Posts
    65
    Location
    Nevada
    Tractor
    John Deere 955, mod 70 FEL, model 7 backhoe

    Default

    I say build em! You can make them as aggressive as you want with some deep lugs. Do it. It would be a fun project too.

  2. #22
    Super Member clemsonfor's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Posts
    6,147
    Location
    Greenwood Co., SC
    Tractor
    Yanmar YM2000

    Default Re: Build a set of steel wheels Save my rubber

    GO foam filled like these guys said. They will run over stabs and thorns and knives and old scrap metal and anything. I had some guys spraying herbicide for a contract where they were having to cut stems over 2"s and then spray everything less than 6ft with liquid foliar spray. They used an old ford tractor. IT had foam filled fronts and one of them had no caseing on the top and the sidewall was torn with it exposing the foam, still held shape and rode fine. They took their bran new air filled fronts off and put this set of foam filled ones on the front so that when they ran over the stabs that they would no puncture those new several hundred tires that were just bought for the other set of rims.
    YM2000. MF dirt scoop,4' Jbar bushhog,boompole, LMC 12-16 disk harrow, 4' Atlas boxblade (with rippers). 1980 chevy K10,1990 ford ranger 2wd (285K miles),1997 saturn SL2 (twin cam!!),2001Toyota Higlander
    1986 Cobia 177 sunskiff w/1981 Johnson 60 hp
    1991 Javalen 17ft w/same year 150 Johnson GT
    Troybuilt 4 cycle & Echo 2 stroke,cold natured(need carb rebuild),MS390 Stihl, Northern tool pressure washer, mixes water into the oil in the pump(now dead, motor on a tiller). 5000 watt generator.

  3. #23
    Super Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Posts
    7,689
    Location
    VA
    Tractor
    JD2010, Kubota3450,2550, Mahindra 7520 w FEL w Skid Steer QC w/Tilt Tatch, & BH, BX1500

    Default Re: Build a set of steel wheels Save my rubber

    Quote Originally Posted by KingDelta5 View Post
    I am thinking I would like to build a set of steel wheels for my jd 790 .
    I am in the process of clearing some land and i know i am gonna get whats coming to me .
    I could aquire a spare set of rims and some steel and fabricate a set . Never the less ! I think a set of steel wheels would be great in the woods and fields . My only worry is the shock load imposed on the tractor for lack of cushion of the tires . But shock load might be minimal . Especialy on dirt It has been done before and i wonder why you never see steel wheels now ? might save a lot on tires
    ... Poor traction, poor performance crossing obstacles, waste power/high rolling losses, poor fuel economy, high soil compaction, ruf ride. ...
    This side of 40
    JD2010, Kubota L3450/FEL w SK QC, L2550 w FEL
    Mahindra 7520 [Pinky] /FEL w Skid Steer QC/w Tilt Tatch & BH, BX1500 [Mighty Mouse]
    IH37 Baler, CCM165 Drum Mower, JD Rake
    JD 127 bushog, Flail, SK Tilt Tatch , KK tiller, Rhino rear blade, Post driver, post auger, chipper, pallet fork, Grapple/Loader Buddy, Homemade Splitter/DC Welder

  4. #24
    Platinum Member xring100's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2012
    Posts
    878
    Location
    Livingston County, Michigan
    Tractor
    Kubota M8540

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by ruffdog View Post
    Looks terrible on smooth ground cant imagine what it would be like at 5mph in a rough pasture

    Dave

  5. #25
    Member KingDelta5's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2013
    Posts
    37
    Location
    Denham Springs Louisiana
    Tractor
    John Deere 790 1949 cub 1975 cub 1948 super A 1950 super A 1967 140 High Clear

    Default Re: Build a set of steel wheels Save my rubber

    I don`t think that old trike popper video is really fair and he was pullin till max smoke ! I love my tractor and try not to abuse it ! I apreciate all the input and thank you all ! I think yall don`t understand the ground around here . We get stuck in the mud . This time of the year you better walk first . Foam filling is something I need to look into . I`m not against rubber tires ! I do not have any idea to throw my rubber tires away ! I am trying to reclaim farmland that the pine trees and gums have tookover ! My plan Chop the trees . delimb em . drag em to a pile . grind the stumps . Get a bush and bog disc harrow and pull it untill I can start planting row crops again ! Just like the old farmers did around here many years ago ! Except my tractor is neater has hydrolics ! I got a woods stump grinder ! Grandad had a 600 ford a couple of farmall cubs a pack of boys dynomite and ammonium nitrate for the really big stumps !
    Last edited by KingDelta5; 03-04-2013 at 09:16 PM.

  6. #26
    Gold Member
    Join Date
    Dec 2011
    Posts
    418
    Location
    Wisconsin
    Tractor
    New Holland TC33D w/supersteer and loader

    Default Re: Build a set of steel wheels Save my rubber

    The thresheree park is right down the road and I go every year. This video I found shows lots of old tractors with steel wheels and some of the other cool stuff. enjoyhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u-gRc1WJx2A
    NH TC33D, Lorenz 5ft blower, KK 60" tiller, Kubota RTV900, Stihl 026, 029, 361, 460, Husqvarna 2100cd, 261, Speeco 25t splitter, Cub Cadet 982

  7. #27
    Elite Member schmism's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Posts
    4,829
    Location
    Peoria IL
    Tractor
    New holland TC(33)

    Default Re: Build a set of steel wheels Save my rubber

    use money you were going to waste on steel rims and more steel to turn them into steel wheels....

    and buy a real set of logging chains.

    Steve - TC33D 4x4 FEL, dual rear remotes with toys

  8. #28
    Gold Member
    Join Date
    Nov 2010
    Posts
    331
    Tractor
    John Deere 855

    Default Re: Build a set of steel wheels Save my rubber

    If it is a traction issue, chains or track adapters or steel wheels will be good. Except adapters are the price of the tractor or more.
    If it is a flat proof issue, how about a spare set of rims that are flat proof foam filled.... ?

    Be sure to post results.....
    Good luck

  9. #29
    Platinum Member xring100's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2012
    Posts
    878
    Location
    Livingston County, Michigan
    Tractor
    Kubota M8540

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Wyobuckaroo View Post
    If it is a traction issue, chains or track adapters or steel wheels will be good. Except adapters are the price of the tractor or more.
    If it is a flat proof issue, how about a spare set of rims that are flat proof foam filled.... ?

    Be sure to post results.....
    Good luck
    Agreed people forget that tires are a primary spring on cars and trucks for suspension loads. And the only spring on a tractor. You axles vertical loads will be driven through the roof going to steel this would be very hard on the tractor and operator. on cars suspension accelerations/loads can go from 30 G's of with a 60 or 70 series tires going to a 40 series low profile could easily double those accelerations. Car OEMs have had to beef up suspension components shock towers etc to handle impact loads on low profile tires

    Dave

  10. #30
    Elite Member Redneck in training's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2008
    Posts
    2,641
    Location
    South Central Iowa
    Tractor
    TYM 330 HST with FEL

    Default Re: Build a set of steel wheels Save my rubber

    I looked at foam filleld tires for our ZTR. I don't remember the exact cost to fill small tires but it was prohibitively expensive.
    Ladia

Page 3 of 6 FirstFirst 123456 LastLast

Similar Threads

  1. How to build your own bush hog and save$$$
    By Gary Fowler in forum Build-It Yourself
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 07-08-2011, 08:27 PM
  2. Rubber or steel on 4-5 ton excavator?
    By crazycharlie in forum Rubber Tracks & Equipment
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: 04-06-2011, 09:26 PM
  3. Snow Equipment Owning/Operating Snow Plow rubber edge vs steel
    By gdh in forum Snow Removal
    Replies: 19
    Last Post: 01-14-2011, 11:45 PM
  4. Reducing Steel Content to save money
    By HayDR in forum Buying/Pricing/Comparisons
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 09-22-2004, 01:46 PM
  5. RotaryCutter - protection Rubber vs Steel
    By rockyridgefarm in forum Attachments
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 06-25-2003, 10:06 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
© 2013 TractorByNet.com. TractorByNet is a registered trademark of IMC Digital Universe, Inc. Other trademarks on this page are the property of their respective owners.