M7060 Rear Ag Tire Puncture

dhcole99

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Looking for your opinion here. I punctured my rear tire on an old fence when cutting brush. Lost most of my liquid ballast but was able to plug and apply a rubber patch. It has been a month and it is holding even after 100 hours of field work. Trying to decide whether I replace the tire before winter or keep using it as is and cross my fingers. The other option is add an inner tube but I do not think that is a long term solution. Thoughts?
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North Idaho Wolfman

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I would say your good to go!
Replace ballast and run it.
 
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Flintknapper

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Run it.

Tube is always an option later if it fails.....but I'd bet it will do just fine.
 
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When I was a kid, we’d break the bead, put in a tube and slide a boot between the tube and the damaged spot in the tire. The boot is just a chunk of an old tire cut to suit. I suspect my 8N still has one or two. I’d run it the way you have it until it causes concern and then fix it old school.
 
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dhcole99

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When I was a kid, we’d break the bead, put in a tube and slide a boot between the tube and the damaged spot in the tire. The boot is just a chunk of an old tire cut to suit. I suspect my 8N still has one or two. I’d run it the way you have it until it causes concern and then fix it old school.
Thanks. I am going to stay the course and replace the ballast.
 

will721

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Tubes are a permanent solution IF yuu need it. I've got an old tractor on my property now that if I could date the tires I'm sure they are atleast 30 years old with 10" cracks in the side walls from sitting that still hold air thanks to the tubes. All the old tractors run tubes. The tires would dry rot and crack long before they'd wear down.

For those negatice Nancy's, I don't work it with those cracks, its a project.