710/60r42 BKT

Masseymad

Member
Looking at getting some wider tyres and would ideally like to go 710/60r42 has anybody had any experience of the BKT V-flecto tyres at half price to a xeobib would they do nearly as good a job?
 

Masseymad

Member
Did not know BKT made that size must very new out , What size of tractor are you putting them on ?
I just saw them on bigtyres.com while looking at xeobibs and thought they looked interesting will be going on a 7720 for slurry work and early fert sowing mainly but hoping to leave them on summer jobs as well
 

Speedstar

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Location
Scottish Borders
I just saw them on bigtyres.com while looking at xeobibs and thought they looked interesting will be going on a 7720 for slurry work and early fert sowing mainly but hoping to leave them on summer jobs as well
The problem you have here is a xeobibs are only rated to 200hp max and your 7720 doing that job with them on will run in to problems with them , you may be better with a 710-70-38 and they will take more hp , we have ran xeobibs on a 7618 doing slurry work and they have done a good job , but after talking to Michelin about tyres for a 220 to 250hp tractor they said do not put them on , so we are still looking at other options for the said tractor
 

Masseymad

Member
The problem you have here is a xeobibs are only rated to 200hp max and your 7720 doing that job with them on will run in to problems with them , you may be better with a 710-70-38 and they will take more hp , we have ran xeobibs on a 7618 doing slurry work and they have done a good job , but after talking to Michelin about tyres for a 220 to 250hp tractor they said do not put them on , so we are still looking at other options for the said tractor
That's good to know about the xeobibs. the tractor is coming on 650/65r42 and I was planning on selling the tires and putting some 710s on the same rims hence why I was wondering if anybody had used these newer BKT's
 

Rob_AD

Member
Was it not the earlier Xeobibs that needed a special rim. Don’t think they do now?

Trelleborg also do VF rated tyres same as Xeobib, much the same price maybe slightly cheaper

Grassmen are testing the new BKT.

 
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Masseymad

Member
I think the xeobib and trelleborg might be out of my price range so might give the BKTs a try if anybody wants some 650/65r42 multibibs that have only done 200hrs I'll have some for sale in a few weeks
 

Speedstar

Member
Location
Scottish Borders
I think the xeobib and trelleborg might be out of my price range so might give the BKTs a try if anybody wants some 650/65r42 multibibs that have only done 200hrs I'll have some for sale in a few weeks
There are lots of VF tyres on the market now , Bridgestone, Mitas, Michelin, but to name a few I do not thnk you 650 rims will work with 710 tyres, you will need a complete set of rims & tyres, why did you not spec them on the tractor ?
 

Masseymad

Member
I'll have a look at them. Tractors an ex demo that the boss has bought was told if I can sell the tyres under it and get some wider ones for similar money then he would be fine with that as I'll be the only one driving it
 

Masseymad

Member
We didn't change the tyres In the end the xeobibs and trelleborg were a bit expensive and couldn't find anybody that had the vf bkts so didn't want to have any trouble with them. Looking at maybe going really wide on the tyres for next winter though and keep the 650's for summer work
 

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