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New tires on my 49 4400!
#1029198 Sat May 17 2014 02:31 AM
Joined: Apr 2008
Posts: 503
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Haven't been on in awhile. My wife and I bought a ranch in Kansas and relocated from Ohio back to Kansas after 3 years. Since the move I have planted crops, fixed up the place, and most importantly, gotten the 4 horsemen back together. I have finally gotten around to fixing up my 49 4400. Runs pretty smooth now. Early 235.

Anyways. To finish getting it roadworthy I pulled the wheels and had the local tire shop put on Samson tires. Highway fronts, traction rears. Fairly reasonable price mounted with tube, flap, and labor. CR's in Wamego Ks. Not far from the Tinman.

Found out my truck has 4 lock ring ring type 2 piece rims, and 2 3 piece rims. All matching center designs. The shop actually preferred the 3 piece design for ease of installation.

Plan to take it out on the maiden voyage tomorrow after only having driven in the yard for the past 5 years.

This fall it will be hauling corn to the elevator. Can't wait!

You know you only truly love your old truck or tractor after the point at which you are ready to push it off a cliff, but you suck it up, get it running, and get it back into service...... The 3rd time

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Re: New tires on my 49 4400!
Yelostn78 #1029224 Sat May 17 2014 07:19 AM
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Posts: 1,189
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By traction rears are you talking "Mud and Snow's"?? 7:50X20:00's,by CHANCE?? Mike B.'s been looking for 6, 7:50X20:00's for over 6 months now,and if your guy can order/stock them,PLEASE send Mike,or me,a P.M. THANKS!! B.T.W... In case you don't read this,I sent you a P.M.

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Re: New tires on my 49 4400!
Yelostn78 #1029290 Sat May 17 2014 05:16 PM
Joined: Jan 2008
Posts: 4,737
I would call Nebraska Tire. I have dealt with these guys and they are good people to work with. Looks like they have some 7.50X20 on order.

Re: New tires on my 49 4400!
crenwelge #1029363 Sat May 17 2014 11:38 PM
Joined: Feb 2012
Posts: 89
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Any small town farm supply store or co-op (MFA, Orschliens, Tractory supply, etc) can get Power Kings. 7.50x20 or 8.25x20, Hiway tread or M+S. Here in MO I get them from the local MFA (In a town of 250) for $180, (7.50x20) includes flap, tube seperate.

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