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My 20255 is about 4 years old and has 163 hours on it. I noticed my rear tires have the middle tread with chunks missing from it. See pictures. I have a backhoe attached and a loader bucket. I seldom take the hoe off. Tractor is used for moving mulch, dirt etc and snow in winter.Anyone else every see this issue before, could it be a mfg issue or something else. Thanks.
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My R4s have a couple places like that with about 325 hrs on them. Probably half of my hours have been on concrete and rock. Also tore out a lot of concrete in the early years. I attribute it to rock cuts on mine and yours looks similar.
 

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Kinda looks like what happened to the center of my R4 tires, although mine happened within about 20 hours of new.
Mine were a manufacturing defect, and replaced.
Mine had other symptoms too, like being an odd shape compared to others of the same size.
Id think if yours were a defect, it would have happened much sooner.

You might look at load rating, as I know the R3s arent rated as high as the R4. It could be a simple as that combined with a bit of slippage while using it that caused that.
Also, as has been mentioned, it could be cuts from rock or other hard surfaces.
Do you use it much on stone?
 
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Didn't we already do this topic......looks familiar
 

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My R4s have a couple places like that with about 325 hrs on them. Probably half of my hours have been on concrete and rock. Also tore out a lot of concrete in the early years. I attribute it to rock cuts on mine and yours looks similar.
Yes, I do use on rock occasionally but not what I would call all the time. Primarily in the woods.
 

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Looks like pretty clean cuts. Any chance you hit a metal culvert?

Either way, if you think it's a defect I'd talk with your dealer. Worst that can happen is they say NO.

Just be respectful unless you don't value that relationship anyway. Having previously worked in the auto business I know the bs people will try to get warrantied and then get all fussy when it's denied.
 

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Looks like pretty clean cuts. Any chance you hit a metal culvert?

Either way, if you think it's a defect I'd talk with your dealer. Worst that can happen is they say NO.

Just be respectful unless you don't value that relationship anyway. Having previously worked in the auto business I know the bs people will try to get warrantied and then get all fussy when it's denied.
No, no culverts where I drive the tractor. Just think is very odd to see this only on the middle tread. If I spun the tires on some rocks I think all the treads would show the same damage. Anyway just thought I would mention it to see if any others have experienced this issue. I don't think its a safety issue just don't know why this would get cut up like the pictures show. I appreciate all the responses.
 

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My 20255 is about 4 years old and has 163 hours on it. I noticed my rear tires have the middle tread with chunks missing from it. See pictures. I have a backhoe attached and a loader bucket. I seldom take the hoe off. Tractor is used for moving mulch, dirt etc and snow in winter.Anyone else every see this issue before, could it be a mfg issue or something else. Thanks. View attachment 753945 View attachment 753944
Yesterday while doing the 50 hr service on my 2025R Gen 2, I noticed my left rear R4 tire had the same type of chunks taken out of the center of the tread. Very strange.
 

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No R4 tire problems AT ALL in 7 years, e.g. 2 on 1025R and now over 5 on 2025R. Rough riding and not good side grip, but absolutely no tire problems.

Forever had turf problems on the 4010. Not adequate for use with FEL.
 

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My 2020 model 2025R’s R4’s have a fe chunks out of them . I know right it happened, it happened within the first hour of operation, I had too much weight on the forks and no rear ballast on it yet, and spun the rear tires on gravel transitioning to concrete.

i have taken chunks out and cut the R4’s on my other machines, always involves tire slippage and if rocks or roots or really anything harder then the rubber Is under the tire when they spin , generally leaves a mark or scar on the tires.
 

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I have 60hrs on the R3 radials and they are in fine shape no issues.
 

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Don't know the tractor or complete setup, but with my 2520, I have had the 3 point arms swing into the inside of the tires and do some damage. Also have had implements get into tires as well, three point and tow behind. If the hoe is most often attached, check clearances with the frame and possibly the outriggers and if the hoe relies and the three point check the sway chains for proper tightness. After years of using the OEM tires I had to replace my rears and went with a lot sturdier tire (10 ply skid steer R4) and haven't had any tire damage since
 
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