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Jul 9, 2020 | 00:11 1 Ma Nature is still grumpy with us apparently............

Looking for big singles with lugs for a manure truck (Ford L8000) that hauls silage too with Dayton rims. We can find lots of Budd rims but that would involve changing the hubs which we’d rather not do.

Tires are still available but going fast around here so looking for something quick. Rims or mounted tires are fine with us. Got a few more places to try calling tomorrow and measure the truck a little better to see what will fit under it.
Looking at either 700/40x22.5 or 600/50x22.5 rubber.

Also if anyone has experience with doing something like this let me know. Ironically it’s got new knobby drive tires under it but I don’t think that’s going to cut it anymore if we’re ever able to get going.

Thanks

P.S. The next thing might be tracks for the discbine............. I despise making ruts and getting stuck in hayfields. Reply With Quote
Jul 9, 2020 | 00:23 2
Quote Originally Posted by woodland View Post
Ma Nature is still grumpy with us apparently............

Looking for big singles with lugs for a manure truck (Ford L8000) that hauls silage too with Dayton rims. We can find lots of Budd rims but that would involve changing the hubs which we’d rather not do.

Tires are still available but going fast around here so looking for something quick. Rims or mounted tires are fine with us. Got a few more places to try calling tomorrow and measure the truck a little better to see what will fit under it.
Looking at either 700/40x22.5 or 600/50x22.5 rubber.

Also if anyone has experience with doing something like this let me know. Ironically it’s got new knobby drive tires under it but I don’t think that’s going to cut it anymore if we’re ever able to get going.

Thanks

P.S. The next thing might be tracks for the discbine............. I despise making ruts and getting stuck in hayfields.
Ever heard of right track systems? Might work and you don't have to change your tires? Reply With Quote
Jul 9, 2020 | 07:20 3 Woodland, have you thought of putting an ad on Kijiji or Western Producer, wanting to buy. We have done that several times on various items and have been successful. Reply With Quote
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  • Jul 9, 2020 | 11:43 4
    Quote Originally Posted by flea beetle View Post
    Ever heard of right track systems? Might work and you don't have to change your tires?
    Never heard of them before now.

    We have several fields that need to be hauled down the pavement a couple miles so I don’t think they would like that too much. Occasionally we get the county cops and DOT’s snooping around too so we need to keep that in mind.

    Very interesting though

    Thanks again Reply With Quote
    blackpowder's Avatar Jul 9, 2020 | 15:22 5 Lots of trucks parked for summer rigged with floaters for winter work
    I don't know but the Dayton thing could be a problem Reply With Quote
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  • Jul 9, 2020 | 18:46 6 All those old floaters had Dayton rims,

    They were just Daytons cut in 1/2 with a pipe welded in for a spacer.

    Might have been split rims?

    I had a local welding shop make some one time to put floater tires on a liquid cart.

    Those old dead floaters must be sitting around somewhere?

    You want the 10 ply tires not the 6 ply. Reply With Quote
    Jul 9, 2020 | 20:02 7 Did you try this guy in Spruce Grove:

    https://www.kijiji.ca/v-heavy-trucks/st-albert/floatation-tires-rims-for-your-feed-trucks-or-silage-grain/476232178 Reply With Quote
    Jul 10, 2020 | 00:44 8
    Quote Originally Posted by shtferbrains View Post
    All those old floaters had Dayton rims,

    They were just Daytons cut in 1/2 with a pipe welded in for a spacer.

    Might have been split rims?

    I had a local welding shop make some one time to put floater tires on a liquid cart.

    Those old dead floaters must be sitting around somewhere?

    You want the 10 ply tires not the 6 ply.
    It’s been a bit of a learning curve figuring this out but we found the highest rated ones we could. Supposedly good for 4,000 kg ea with 58 psi at 70 kph which will be fine for silage. Manure may not get heaped as much which wouldn’t be a bad thing anyway.

    Custom rims were going to be $1500 ea and a couple weeks wait. Found Budd rims at Fountain tire for $550, conversion hubs and brake drums at Fort Garry for $570, and the tires for $1300 at Tirecraft. Ordered everything today as lots of other guys have the same idea apparently. Reply With Quote
    Jul 10, 2020 | 00:48 9
    Quote Originally Posted by Taiga View Post
    Did you try this guy in Spruce Grove:

    https://www.kijiji.ca/v-heavy-trucks/st-albert/floatation-tires-rims-for-your-feed-trucks-or-silage-grain/476232178
    Yes and he had good stock on complete sets but it was a little too rich for us.

    Thanks Reply With Quote
    Jul 10, 2020 | 07:29 10
    Quote Originally Posted by woodland View Post
    Yes and he had good stock on complete sets but it was a little too rich for us.

    Thanks
    Woodland I hesitate to ask I was watching Edmonton news last night and there was some heavy thunderstorms in the area did you miss them? We missed them here east of Red Deer. Reply With Quote
    Jul 10, 2020 | 08:37 11
    Quote Originally Posted by Hamloc View Post
    Woodland I hesitate to ask I was watching Edmonton news last night and there was some heavy thunderstorms in the area did you miss them? We missed them here east of Red Deer.
    Only a 1/4 inch here last night .............. that’s what we call a heavy dew anymore. Even the slopes in the fields have water on them. It’ll be a while till anything can happen out here and that’s us foolishly figuring it stops coming down.

    The fun continues........ Reply With Quote
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    Jul 10, 2020 | 12:29 12 Just to clarify, I was liking your comment that a 1/4 is called a heavy dew in your area. Reply With Quote
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  • Jul 10, 2020 | 12:37 13 Another 3/4 inch around Edmonton Thursday night to even out the 1.25 from Tuesday. Wheat is hanging in, canola a disaster. Glad we don't have peas or barley in. Reply With Quote
    Jul 10, 2020 | 21:46 14 Mom was in town today and picked up three of the tires. I definitely think they’ll help out a bunch. Just waiting till Wednesday or so for the rims to show up.



    Looking forward to trying them out .......... whenever that is😉 Reply With Quote
    Jul 11, 2020 | 08:12 15 Here is hoping that you never need them again. It would be the best investment you ever made if they can accomplish that.

    Edit, same applies to your grain drier. And bale wrapper.
    I was too slow, I asked around to some rig movers, and other off road truckers, but by the time I had some leads, you already found your wheels. Reply With Quote
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  • Jul 11, 2020 | 11:07 16
    Quote Originally Posted by woodland View Post
    Mom was in town today and picked up three of the tires. I definitely think they’ll help out a bunch. Just waiting till Wednesday or so for the rims to show up.

    Looking forward to trying them out .......... whenever that is😉
    Impressive, what are those worth anyway? Do you know what total cost with rims will be? I can’t see how they could not help, look great. Reply With Quote
    Jul 11, 2020 | 12:53 17
    Quote Originally Posted by Taiga View Post
    Impressive, what are those worth anyway? Do you know what total cost with rims will be? I can’t see how they could not help, look great.
    Tires are $1300 ea a rims are $550 ea. Very hot commodities since the weather is not Reply With Quote
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  • Jul 16, 2020 | 21:10 18

    Finally the rims came in and we mounted one to make sure it fits as planned. May have to cut the fenders slightly on the spreader box to avoid contact but perfect otherwise. That’s an 11x22.5 beside it for comparison. Probably I’ll be running it and kinda looking forward to that. 😎

    Fun times Reply With Quote
    Jul 17, 2020 | 09:40 19 unfortunate it needs to be done but it looks great woodland. forage guys around here doing the same. it makes quite a difference. steer tires staying as-is? Reply With Quote
    Jul 17, 2020 | 20:19 20
    Quote Originally Posted by Marusko View Post
    unfortunate it needs to be done but it looks great woodland. forage guys around here doing the same. it makes quite a difference. steer tires staying as-is?
    We switched steer tires with another body job and went from 275’s to 315’s. Tried some 425’s that were laying around but the rim hit on the tie rod end. Should hopefully be ok as it’s a light truck with only an 8.3 Cummins in it. Next week we’ll know for sure. Reply With Quote