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    Posted: 30 Apr 2010 at 1:56pm
After viewing a topic by Jambug123 about using old tyre treads on steel wheels, I thought that I would try it myself but instead of cutting the tread in half I thought I would keep it as a complete hoop and squeeze it over the metal rim. Here are some pictures
 
First I removed the metal lugs from the steel wheel
 
After cutting the treads from the old tyres we managed to squeeze them over the steel wheel complete. This did take some doing with two meter long crowbars but the end result is worth it I think.
All I now need to do is bolt the tyre tread to the steel wheel in the low spots of the tread to stop it slipping on the rim.
 
A great way to recycle old tyres.
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Quote hortiman Replybullet Posted: 30 Apr 2010 at 2:22pm
Not a good idea if you are chopping up 6.00x22 tyres which are like the proverbial 'hens teeth'.
"God speed the plough" Preferably on RED Diesel
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Quote Ritual Replybullet Posted: 30 Apr 2010 at 2:52pm

Fear not Hortiman these were the ones that could not be saved. The idea is to use tyres that have split and are unrepairable but still have a good tread.

Here is a picture of the tyre when I aquired it. As you can see the side wall has totally split and is unrepairable. A common problem if they have been left flat for years.
 
I didn't think that I needed to explain these tyres were too far gone. Good sets of these sell for a lot of money.
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Quote jambug123 Replybullet Posted: 30 Apr 2010 at 6:23pm
i could not do that with my tyres as they came from my dexta they were 11.2/10-28 if i had some 22 i would of done the same
 
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Quote Ritual Replybullet Posted: 30 Apr 2010 at 6:52pm
Yes, That certainly was a cracking idea you had there.
Most of the machines I have bought have very badly damaged and rotted wheels so I though rather than just throwing them away I would try out your method with them.
Very effective too and they are quite tight to fit.
 
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Quote lawnmowerboy Replybullet Posted: 02 May 2010 at 8:19am
can you use bigger tyres and cut a lump out of them
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Quote jambug123 Replybullet Posted: 02 May 2010 at 9:07pm
yes you can use bigger tyres and cut a chunk out as that is what i did.
 
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Quote lawnmowerboy Replybullet Posted: 03 May 2010 at 8:25am
ah good thanks
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Quote Ritual Replybullet Posted: 03 May 2010 at 5:30pm

When I have finished these off I will try them out at a ploughing match. If they are good I shall only use my good tyres for shows.

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Quote jambug123 Replybullet Posted: 04 May 2010 at 7:52am
i find mine work well ploughing and doing any other ground work like ridging,scuffling,cultivating.
 i would fit a setable throttle for ploughing, i have one on mine as there is no need to have the engine reving or wheels spining like mad.
 it makes the handling much better and your thumb doesnt get so numb.
 
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Quote Ritual Replybullet Posted: 05 May 2010 at 9:38am
The 'recycled tyres' should work well for me then. Can't wait to try them out now.Thumbs%20Up
 
The setable throttle sounds like another good idea. The throttle on my Plowmate is a bit strange because it is a solid cable that is pushed to open the throttle.
 
I find it quite difficult to set the throttle because it seems be on tickover or full power with little adjustment between.
 
It might save me some petrol too with a carefully set ploughing throttle.
 
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Quote jambug123 Replybullet Posted: 05 May 2010 at 12:33pm
my throttle is lift up for idle, and i can set the revs anywere i wish in the quadrant to a small stop and after the stop its full throttle for hauling the trailer.
 it came from a suffulk punch mower at a scrap yard, you will need to replace your cable to match the throttle you use. The original one was up for idle and it would flick down to full revs when it was let go.
 a tank (4litres)of feul on my engine will last a good month of work regardless of what i use it for and the throttle has helped alot with this.
 
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Quote mowersman Replybullet Posted: 05 May 2010 at 1:43pm
I guess this would work for most machines with steel wheels
If the lugs on the wheels were non removable would it damage the tyre greatly as i would like to do this wiht my simar
also do the lugs remove on a trusty
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Quote Ritual Replybullet Posted: 05 May 2010 at 4:19pm
It should work on most machines. But if I were to use non removeable cleated wheels I would try and fit roadbands first so that the cleats would not pierce the rubber treads. It would also be difficult to bolt the rubber to a cleated wheel but a flat roadband could be bolted to easily.
My trusty has non removeable double cleats on its steel wheels not sure about lugged trusty wheels.
 
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