Best 85 series tyre

daveydiesel1

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Livestock Farmer
Location
Co antrim
Lookin advice on 520 85 38 tyres. Dont want michelin agribib as had problems with them crackin b4. Trelleborg 85 series isnt option either. Mabe vredestien or any other suggestions? Not budget brands as its new tractor that friend is lookin at
 

Cowabunga

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Location
Ceredigion,Wales
This size used to be known as 20.8R38. I've got Michelin of that size at the back of my Titan and they have been OK so far. What can I say? Any brand is much of a muchness in this vanilla size. If it is a new tractor, it may be pot luck what it comes with or, possibly for extra cost, a factory order may be possible with a choice of three or four brands depending on availability.
 

daveydiesel1

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Livestock Farmer
Location
Co antrim
This size used to be known as 20.8R38. I've got Michelin of that size at the back of my Titan and they have been OK so far. What can I say? Any brand is much of a muchness in this vanilla size. If it is a new tractor, it may be pot luck what it comes with or, possibly for extra cost, a factory order may be possible with a choice of three or four brands depending on availability.
I had Michelin agribib 18.4 38 and they cracked somethin serious. Worst tyre i ever owned at the end youd o needed the tyre van follow in ye. Looked on bigtyres.co.uk and vredestien looked pretty good tread pattern compared to say trelleborg, what would they be like for grip and last in on road?
 

Bramble

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Not Vredsteins, got some 520/70/38’s on one tractor and walls are starting to split. Vowed to never have Pirelli’s again for the same reason. BKT’s are the choice here when replacing tyres
 

Andrew

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Mixed Farmer
Location
Huntingdon, UK
Personally I’d have BKT, they last well on the road, or Trelleborg. Have had problems with them but they do look after customers.
Wouldn’t have Goodyear.
 

windymiller

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Livestock Farmer
Location
mid wales
Got 20.8-38 bkt on one tractor here, grip well in the field, but won't grip worth a sh!t on the road. Had 18.4 Mich on it before and never failed a hill with them on.
 

Hilly

Member
Got 20.8-38 bkt on one tractor here, grip well in the field, but won't grip worth a sh!t on the road. Had 18.4 Mich on it before and never failed a hill with them on.
That’s because mich tyres are very soft compound they are lovely to fit , they are dearer fir a reason because they are the best but bkt very close behind.
 

David.

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Mixed Farmer
Location
J11 M40
Goodyear are back in ag tyres again, so I'm told.
Last ones I had perished off the beads in about 6 years, same as the old Pirelli TM200s used to.
 

Wellytrack

Member
People with a lot of bad luck here regarding tyres. Have a pair of Kleber 18.4’s on a tractor and they are 24 years old, were taken off a tractor at 4 years old and stored til 4 years ago, almost worn out now but never punctured nor cracked.
 

daveydiesel1

Member
Livestock Farmer
Location
Co antrim
People with a lot of bad luck here regarding tyres. Have a pair of Kleber 18.4’s on a tractor and they are 24 years old, were taken off a tractor at 4 years old and stored til 4 years ago, almost worn out now but never punctured nor cracked.
Oh yeah forgot about kleber. Got set of 16.9 of them already that has done ok
 

wdah/him

Member
Location
tyrone
id try Kleber, our valmet has that size in bkt and were fitted but mistake, should have been tianli I don't rate 85 series bkt at all highly. one tractor dealer is now fitting linglong on any tractors that need tyres. high chance the next tyres here will be linglongs but I still like the look and general good news on Kleber from jb tyres.
 

Boohoo

Member
Location
Newtownabbey
Kleber seem to be the tyre of choice with the contractors I help out. Having said that they're fitting 70 series tyres. What's the reason for 85 series? I prefer a 580/70r38 for every job except ploughing.
 

CynicalSid

Member
Lookin advice on 520 85 38 tyres. Dont want michelin agribib as had problems with them crackin b4. Trelleborg 85 series isnt option either. Mabe vredestien or any other suggestions? Not budget brands as its new tractor that friend is lookin at
+1 for Kleber here, got 2 tractors running on them and so far doing better than the Michelin's they replaced
 

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