That's funny as when I googled it I got hundred of hits and reviews?Wow, Goodyear has done a poor job marketing these tires. They've been out for almost a year now and not a single reply. Even Google can't bring up anything worthy beyond Messicks videos.
You will have to get the RC (rolling circumference) of the tires you have now and compare that to the RC of the new tires.My Front R4 tires are getting plenty of wear and tear - I assume that I can replace them with R14's (as long as they are the same size), Correct??
Sorry, maybe I wasn't very clear in my post...What I meant was that I couldn't find any real user reviews. Most of the google results are news announcements, etc.That's funny as when I googled it I got hundred of hits and reviews?
We had this discussion previously when I asked about tires for my BX, and last week when I was at the Kubota dealer parts counter, I asked about that specific subject. I was told that as long as you replace all 4 tires with the newer sized tires that Kubota is selling on their new machine that there is no issue. When it comes to the newer version of the BX front tires, the new 10" rim is a direct replacement for the 8" rim, and the rear tire size remains the same. Was told that there was a change in the front axle that required the larger diameter rim, and that it was backward compatible with all BX series tractors, except the BX1500.You will have to get the RC (rolling circumference) of the tires you have now and compare that to the RC of the new tires.
Just a touch better than R4s on wet grass: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AtvBPoUbcOAStopped by a local dealer last week and they have a L2501 with R14. Looks good no idea how they perform
Thanks for your input. I'm guessing if you had a plow on the front you'd have to use chains? Have you done any field work with them? If so, did they cake up with mud, or slip much?We have a B2601 with R14 tires/BX2822A frontmount snowblower/land pride back blade. We have about 225 yards in length of asphalt driveway. The last 50 yards that connect to the county road have about a 8% uphill grade. Snow wise the R14s worked very well, no traction problems and we had quite a winter here in the PNW...over 100" of snow in Jan, plus lots of rain, and and the resulting ice. 2 wheel drive worked fine most of the time on the flat bits, and 4x4 was fine on the hill and during slippery times.
I do not have a point of comparison as this is our first tractor. However I think the R14's are really good in the snow