214 tire options
Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 18

Thread: 214 tire options

  1. #1
    Member
    Display Name: Rdc21
    Rdc21's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2019
    Location
    Western NY
    Posts
    62
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 8 Times in 8 Posts

    214 tire options

    I'm looking to put some new tires on my 214, thinking about maybe going a little bit bigger on the back for a little bit of extra traction mowing on the hills. What are some of the tire combinations you guys have had good luck with? One other thing I'm curious about too... I turned the rims around to make them stand out wider, and that has been a big improvement but when I lift the deck all the way up, it rubs on the left rear tire. Is that a common issue?

  2. Remove Advertisements
    WFMachines.com
    Advertisements
     

  3. #2
    Senior Member
    Display Name: Skwirl
    Skwirl's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2019
    Posts
    333
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 89 Times in 74 Posts
    Heres a pic of 2 tires, both are 23× 10.5× 12.
    Left tire is a Hi Run and right is a Deestone.
    20190917_152205_1568974547503.jpg

    Hi run tires, rims are normal,
    20190917_180529_1568974642106.jpg

    Deestones, rims normal,
    20190917_181821_1568974690146.jpg

    Deestone tires tend to be small for the size, but they do have good tread depth.

    Heres a pic of the 23 in deestone and a deestone 26× 12× 12,
    20190918_154839_1568974924484.jpg

    The 26 arent mounted up yet. Tomorrow morning I'm doing that. There going on my 318.
    85 JD 212 - 46 in deck
    77 JD 212 - 38 in deck - 43 blade - 37a thrower
    88 JD 318 - 54 in 4 way hyd blade - Ruegg cat 0 3pt hitch
    Ruegg front weight bracket - Aux hyd positive lockout

  4. #3
    Senior Member
    Display Name: Nate
    MiniHomesteader's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2016
    Location
    Pennsylvania
    Posts
    2,064
    Thanks
    575
    Thanked 488 Times in 391 Posts
    I love Deestone tires as well. Great value! And as stated they do run on the small side (width wise) I’ve noticed mostly.
    D7C8F42F-709E-46D7-AA73-550BF0FCD080.jpg
    ‘66 110 with 23x10.50-12 on 7” rims.

    3D73BC29-78AC-423E-9FE6-D44B371455E5.jpg
    ‘67 112 with 24x8.50-12 on 7” rims.

    The 112 is my main mowing tractor and it has great traction and hasn’t damaged the grass at all.
    1966 60 (Soon to be 12 HP), 1985 111
    1967 112, 1966 110
    46 Mower Deck, Modified 31 Tiller, 36 Snowblower, 42 Blade
    21 Power Drive

    Custom Mini Wagon

    Brinly CC-500
    Hinson No 1977&1978 Weather Shield

  5. Remove Advertisements
    WFMachines.com
    Advertisements
     

  6. #4
    Senior Member
    Display Name: Jerry
    The dutchman's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2018
    Location
    Holland, MI
    Posts
    355
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 51 Times in 46 Posts
    Another vote for the Deestones. 26's on the back of my 316. I love them. Great in the dirt when tilling and they actually do great when snow blowing too. I dont mow with this tractor so I cant saw how they are on turf. HDAP tires would be a good in between option.
    Attached Images Attached Images

  7. #5
    Senior Member
    Display Name: Skwirl
    Skwirl's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2019
    Posts
    333
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 89 Times in 74 Posts
    I mounted up the Deestone 26×12×12 tires today.
    When I got home, I tried them on my 212. A big no go. Won't clear a 46 in deck no way.
    So on to the 318. I think they look good, they fill the wheel well really good.
    So heres a pic,
    20190921_192909_1569113956635.jpg
    85 JD 212 - 46 in deck
    77 JD 212 - 38 in deck - 43 blade - 37a thrower
    88 JD 318 - 54 in 4 way hyd blade - Ruegg cat 0 3pt hitch
    Ruegg front weight bracket - Aux hyd positive lockout

  8. #6
    Member
    Display Name: Rdc21
    Rdc21's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2019
    Location
    Western NY
    Posts
    62
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 8 Times in 8 Posts
    Really like the looks of the 26 inch tires on the 318. Thought about doing that on my 332 but I didn't know how it would affect the mower deck. Did you go bigger with the front tires too? Did they rub on the fenders when you tried it on the 212 or just the deck?

  9. #7
    Senior Member
    Display Name: Roger Henning

    Join Date
    Mar 2002
    Location
    Sharon WI
    Posts
    10,330
    Thanks
    1
    Thanked 603 Times in 509 Posts
    If you want to have no tire rub stay with stock sizes. Anything bigger will require modifications. Is your goal a cool looking tractor or working tractor. Only you can answer that question. Roger

  10. #8
    Senior Member
    Display Name: Jerry
    The dutchman's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2018
    Location
    Holland, MI
    Posts
    355
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 51 Times in 46 Posts
    If you end up going with stock size tires and want the ag style just remember the deestones run small! If you are planning on mowing with it I wouldn't go with the 26's.

  11. #9
    Senior Member
    Display Name: Skwirl
    Skwirl's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2019
    Posts
    333
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 89 Times in 74 Posts
    Quote Originally Posted by Rdc21 View Post
    Really like the looks of the 26 inch tires on the 318. Thought about doing that on my 332 but I didn't know how it would affect the mower deck. Did you go bigger with the front tires too? Did they rub on the fenders when you tried it on the 212 or just the deck?
    I like the 26 in on the 318 also. I didnt change the front tires on it. Just aired them up. I dont have a mower deck for the 318 currently. But, my opinion is it won't clear the tires, in the factory mounting location. The deck would need to be moved forward. That entails finding a slightly shorter pto belt, the welding of brackets isn't to much of a concern for me.

    As for the 212, not even close to clearing the 3 blade 46 in wide deck on that tractor. The fender pan would have very close, or it would have to be shimmed up.
    A 2 blade deck may work, I didnt try the 26 in on that machine. Yet, lol.

    I have a set of Hi Run 23×10.5×12 ag tires on it now. They fit well. There size measurements are very close. I like them on my 212 mowing tractor.
    20190917_180529_1569185910895.jpg
    85 JD 212 - 46 in deck
    77 JD 212 - 38 in deck - 43 blade - 37a thrower
    88 JD 318 - 54 in 4 way hyd blade - Ruegg cat 0 3pt hitch
    Ruegg front weight bracket - Aux hyd positive lockout

  12. #10
    Senior Member
    Display Name: Skwirl
    Skwirl's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2019
    Posts
    333
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 89 Times in 74 Posts
    Quote Originally Posted by woodpecker41 View Post
    If you want to have no tire rub stay with stock sizes. Anything bigger will require modifications. Is your goal a cool looking tractor or working tractor. Only you can answer that question. Roger

    We want both, lol.
    85 JD 212 - 46 in deck
    77 JD 212 - 38 in deck - 43 blade - 37a thrower
    88 JD 318 - 54 in 4 way hyd blade - Ruegg cat 0 3pt hitch
    Ruegg front weight bracket - Aux hyd positive lockout

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •