- Aug 28, 2012
- Come on maaaaaannn
- Case-IH, Massey Ferguson & Kubota
This point cannot be over emphasized. One can also learn how to drive R-1s as to not tear up delicate areas.I totally agree with this post. Ag tires will actually be safer as they get more traction ALL YEAR round. If you are careful.....you won't make mush of a mess.... Also. I used to pul a 2-wheel wagon everywhere...hills included, with 250 bales of hay. That is 250x50 lbs/bale ==>12,500 lbs on the drawbar.....no problem. My 45hp Yanmar weighs 3600 lbs and I would use it today to move around something like your lift. I have regretted putting TURF tires on the Yanmar ever since I bought it...so go with Ag tires.
A smaller, less expensive, lower horsepower tractor on R1’s will outpull a larger more expensive tractor on R-4s.
Tires are an often overlooked asset when factoring/discussing pure tractor drawbar power.
An example: My neighbor was clearing trees and chipping them. His tree company contractor got his truck and chipper stuck in soft leaf litter. There was a Ford 4wd backhoe on site with R4 industrial tires. They tried pulling the chipper truck out with the backhoe with no success. I had at the time, my smallest tractor at my house, a Kubota M7040 on R-1 AG tires. About 1/2 the weight of the backhoe. I went over with a chain and easily walked the chipper truck out.
The guy with the backhoe, an older more experienced guy commented “nothing like those R1 paddles to pull through mud”.