So this might be a dumb question, but since Ive been asked it several times in one form or another over the last few weeks/month, I figure maybe I should find out if Im right or wrong.
Ive got a tire or two for sale. Or they were for sale. None of this involves this forum, and Im pretty sure nobody here would have asked.
Its a 12-16.5, same tire on the 2320, old and new 2025, older x55 series (some of them), etc. Its a somewhat common size. Its also used on skid steers at higher ply ratings.
I keep getting guys asking what size it is, even though its clearly listed in the title and body of the ad.
Some guys ask if they will fit a garden tractor, some ask how tall they are, one guy swore up and down that there should be three numbers associated with the size and that he had tractors and knew this, and that every tire does. One guy also argued that this tire in this ply rating doesnt exist. He should tell Carlisle and Deere, because there are a LOT of them out there.
Anyway, the point of all of this is, its been my understanding for quite some time now that quite a few tractor/construction tires do not have three numbers denoting their size. This was always a given for me, as Ive been around these things for quite a long time. I even used to sell tires at one point way back when, and had someone come in asking for a tractor tire using height, tread width, and rim size, Im not sure we wouldnt have looked at them like they had two heads.
Have I been wrong all this time?
Even though my Carlisle Trac Chief tires only show 12-16.5, should the size be shown in inches anyway?