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I need a new rear tire for my 5075e (ran over the rotary cutter in the snow!) and I'm looking for suggestions on a good Ag tire for the money. It's got Goodyear's on it, but they are a little pricey. Suggestions? Here's a photo of it with my grandson learning to load the hay feeder.
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I'd just get the same Goodyear one so it matches the other side, that's the OCD side of me talking.
 

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Tires and OCD

I'm leaning that way, but thought I should at least check out the options. Best price I've found for the Goodyear Duratorque 211's is around $755 and I've seen some other tires a lot cheaper, but I've never had to put a tire on this tractor and wanted opinions.
 

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I'm leaning that way, but thought I should at least check out the options. Best price I've found for the Goodyear Duratorque 211's is around $755 and I've seen some other tires a lot cheaper, but I've never had to put a tire on this tractor and wanted opinions.
Cheaper is very seldom a wise choice, especially when it comes to tires.

My OCD would require me to get the same tire as well. :thumbup1gif:
 

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I need a new rear tire for my 5075e (ran over the rotary cutter in the snow!) and I'm looking for suggestions on a good Ag tire for the money. It's got Goodyear's on it, but they are a little pricey. Suggestions? Here's a photo of it with my grandson learning to load the hay feeder.
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How bad is it? can it be patched from the inside?
 

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Seatbelt?

Grandson have seatbelt on?

Teach safety young, will save lives.

Respectfully submitted.
Good point. My son was supervising and I don't know if he did or not. I'll make sure he does in the future!
 

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Patch?

How bad is it? can it be patched from the inside?
1.5" wide puncture through the sidewall. I don't think it's patchable. The goats will get a tire to climb on I'm afraid. It looks like I'm going with what I can get. Everyone is saying the Goodyear isn't available right now and no one has them in stock. I did find a used one online, but it will take a week to get here and I don't want the tractor out of service that long. Thanks to all for the input!
 

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Nice pic . Looks like he is enjoying it . Keep up the good work ! Kevin . BTW , the same ( size ) tire from a different manufacturer may not be a match with the original . Put a boot and a tube in it ?
 

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Good point. My son was supervising and I don't know if he did or not. I'll make sure he does in the future!
Looks like a nice kid and interested in learning about John Deere! Safety habits can last a life time. All the best to him.

When I was about 11-12 years old I desperately wanted a Honda 50 motorcycle. My mom refused but finally relented with one condition, that I ALWAYS wear a helmet whenever I was on a motorcycle. I agree and over the years I don't recall one time when I didn't put a helmet on before thinking about starting a bike, and I have had several of them over the years, some fast, others too fast.

A couple of years ago I sold my last, a BMW "Superbike"...that thing was filthy, and fun.

Enjoy the farming and family.
 

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On a tractor that size how much ballast do you use?
 

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How bad is it? can it be patched from the inside?
1.5" wide puncture through the sidewall. I don't think it's patchable. The goats will get a tire to climb on I'm afraid. It looks like I'm going with what I can get. Everyone is saying the Goodyear isn't available right now and no one has them in stock. I did find a used one online, but it will take a week to get here and I don't want the tractor out of service that long. Thanks to all for the input!
You might be surprised!! No, "Discount Tire" won't do it, but there are places that can and will. You need to call some shops that specialize in doing repairs for semi tires. They often have connections to places that will put a vulcanized patch inside the tire's sidewall.

Back in my Jeep offroading days I slid across a sharp rock and managed to put a pretty big gash in the sidewall of one of my Dunlap Mud Rover tires. It was U-shaped, probably 2" or more total length. I called a place that serviced big truck tires and they took care of it for me. That's been 8+ years ago so I don't remember the exact cost, but it was less than $100 (new tire would have been $200ish). Turn around time was about a week, but that was mainly because the place I took it to had to send it to their facility in Cincinnati and then wait for one of their trucks to bring it back. If I had wanted to drive to Cinci, I could have gotten it back in a couple of days.

For $100 vs. $755, it would certainly be worth taking a look at. Especially before I just gave it to the goats to climb on! :laugh:
 

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You might find a new take off at a JD dealer if a buyer wanted a different size or brand. They might even be on wheels (save the mounting charge)
 

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For an Ag, we loved and swore by the Kleber tires. Deep lugs and they wore like iron. Spendy, but worth it!
Not sure if they are available in your size and area though.
 

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Options

There are plenty of options, however you will want to match the overall diameter pretty closely. It's obviously easiest to do that with a direct replacement. However, there are less expensive options like BKT and CEAT that are very, very good tires at a more modest cost. Even a direct replacement won't match exactly, either because of manufacturing variation or wear on the remaining tire.

As mark02 mentioned, it may be possible to patch it but that's a specialized practice for holes in the sidewall. I think you are correct, that's too big of a puncture to safely patch but a specialist company can tell you that pretty quickly.

If you want to PM me, I can give you more detail about some options. GTT has a tire dealer as a sponsor and I don't want to interfere with that relationship. It may come down to what sources your local dealer has.

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On a tractor that size how much ballast do you use?
I don't need ballast to move hay and if I'm using the loader to move logs or rocks, I just put the scrape blade on. It adds about 1,000 lbs. I've been debating putting liquid in the rears, but hadn't decided yet.
 

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You might be surprised!! No, "Discount Tire" won't do it, but there are places that can and will. You need to call some shops that specialize in doing repairs for semi tires. They often have connections to places that will put a vulcanized patch inside the tire's sidewall.

Back in my Jeep offroading days I slid across a sharp rock and managed to put a pretty big gash in the sidewall of one of my Dunlap Mud Rover tires. It was U-shaped, probably 2" or more total length. I called a place that serviced big truck tires and they took care of it for me. That's been 8+ years ago so I don't remember the exact cost, but it was less than $100 (new tire would have been $200ish). Turn around time was about a week, but that was mainly because the place I took it to had to send it to their facility in Cincinnati and then wait for one of their trucks to bring it back. If I had wanted to drive to Cinci, I could have gotten it back in a couple of days.

For $100 vs. $755, it would certainly be worth taking a look at. Especially before I just gave it to the goats to climb on! :laugh:
I'll check into that. I was thinking car and truck tires, but a sidewall patch may work on a low speed tire like this. I've got a truck/tractor guy coming to look at it tomorrow.
 

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There are plenty of options, however you will want to match the overall diameter pretty closely. It's obviously easiest to do that with a direct replacement. However, there are less expensive options like BKT and CEAT that are very, very good tires at a more modest cost. Even a direct replacement won't match exactly, either because of manufacturing variation or wear on the remaining tire.

As mark02 mentioned, it may be possible to patch it but that's a specialized practice for holes in the sidewall. I think you are correct, that's too big of a puncture to safely patch but a specialist company can tell you that pretty quickly.

If you want to PM me, I can give you more detail about some options. GTT has a tire dealer as a sponsor and I don't want to interfere with that relationship. It may come down to what sources your local dealer has.

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The only thing available within 40 miles is Titan and Firestone. Our John Deere dealer doesn't do tires and no one else in the county does tractor tires, so I've got someone coming from the next county over with a Titan tomorrow. They also do truck tires, so I'll get his opinion on a patch before swapping tires. Thanks for the help!
 

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I don't need ballast to move hay /QUOTE]

I agree you don't need ballast to handle rd bales as small as the one in your photo with a 75 HP tractor but if you handled some 1000+# bales double stacked on a trailer you might want to consider some rear ballast.
 

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a good heavy duty tire guy should be able to repair the tire........we get backhoe and skid steer tires repaired often that have damage far worse than you describe......good luck
 
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