B6200 Tire Qs

breakbonic

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B6200 4x4 l3010 4x4
Nov 3, 2023
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Hi, so I've reviewed the forums and scoured the internet. I've learned a few things about my "new to me" 4x4 B6200 equipped with turf tires.

Manual states three sizes on this model: Farm 5-12, 7-16: Farm 6-12 B, 8-16; and Turf 20.5x8.00-10, 29x12.00-15

1. If I wanted to change to AG, I need to swap rims as it is not recommended to put AG tires on the turf rims.
2. I've also learned that changing the ratio between the front and rear will mess with the driveline components.
3. I am also reading that turf tires tend to be softer, puncture easily and wear quicker.

This tractor has been used and was sold to me with a larger style brush hog. The inner sidewalls of the rear tires are both plugged and not holding air very well. My immediate plans for the tractor include brush hogging and skidding logs so new tires are in order.

I've given up trying to find the correct size rims for AG tires considering the age of this tractor - which leads me back turf tires. I know I can add chains for additional traction if needed.

I am considering the Carlisle Multi Trac C/S tire - 29X12.50-15 (CR 560478 ) on the rear. This is a 10 ply tire. I am having a difficult time finding front tires but looking at Carlisle Turf Master - 20X8-10, however this is only a 4 ply tire. Titan has a Multi Trac C/S tire for the front and rear which are 8 ply.

Should I pull the trigger on the 10 ply tires? Or is there some reason I should stick to a lower ply tire. I am also imaging that there will be less flex but am not sure how that would affect performance other than ride quality.

Oh and thank you in advance for your comments/suggestions.
 

N3BP

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B7200DT, B7200HST-D, L2900GST, L3010 HST TLB
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I run the Carlisle Multi Trac on the rear of my B7200 and think they are a great turf tire. You wont need anything over a 4 ply on the B6200 as it's too small to overload. The heaver ply tires can be a real PITA to mount too.
You'll find the turfs aren't the greatest for log skidding, especially for heavier logs skidding through the woods. The Ag's do much better for that sort of thing.
 
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North Idaho Wolfman

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Look at R4's, (Industrials) they will fit the turf rims.
They are much tougher than turfs and are good for woods work if you put chains on them!
 
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b454rat

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Why can't you run Ag tires on turf rims?? The rim or tire doesn't know what the other is doing, and doesn't care. If it's a skinny Ag, then yes need a wider rim. Kenda makes a Ag type tire that is the proper diameter, it's a funky pattern, but guess it works...can't remember the name/number....
 

Zimoludek

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Kubota B6200
Jan 2, 2024
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Hi all, I have some questions of my own, front turf tire size is 20.5x8x10 while I see someone mention here that they use 20x8x10 wouldn’t that mess up with the ratio on the 4x4 I like to install 20x10x10 since I can’t find 20.5x10x10 and I’m looking for someone to confirm that this .5 first number is no big deal. I need wider tires in the front as the original turf tires are destroying my grass when I drive with a full scooped of rocks in the front loader, I would love to put two and two wheels in the front but not sure that could be done and yes I have substantial weight on the back of the tractor to balance out my front loader but still not enough. My property is next to wetlands so my grass is always on the moist side. Just to add, I do have two sets of wheels for my B6200 4WD turf on the tractor and a set of rims with AG tires. Is there any chance that I could sandwich my front turf wheel with my AG wheel (after changing the tire on it from AG to another turf) Thank you all for your help.
 

Zimoludek

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Kenda makes a true turf tire in 20.5x8x10. I run them on my one B7200 and am quite pleased with them.

This one? Located it on eBay is 4 play / 900lbs enough ? I think my B6200 can pickup 500lbs max so that plus the front of the tractor with a loader could get close to 900 lbs - what do you think.
20.5/8.00-10 Kenda

Commercial Turf K513 Tire

4 ply Tubeless, 20.7" tall, 8.4" wide, max load 900 lbs. @ 23 psi

This tire replaces 21x8.00-10 Turf tires

on 2WD & 4WD Lawn & Garden Tractors.
 

N3BP

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That's 900LBS per tire, so 1800LBS distributed between both front tires. Your machine + loader + 500LBS bucket capacity might put you around 2,000LBS. I'd say 70% of that would be on the front end during loader operation, so maybe 1400LBS max or 700LBS per tire.
 

Marengo

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When I bought my '88 B6200 HST 4WD new from the dealer it was factory turf tires all around. Turf tires didn't really fit how I was using the tractor. My local rural tire guy suggested running Titan Tru Power 29x12.5-15 for the rears and Firestone Turf & Field 21x8-10 on the front all on the original rims. I have over 20 years and 4K on this tire setup without any problems. I am looking at R4's in the future as they are starting to show their age...aren't we all.👨‍🦳