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Regrooving,retreading, or new tires?

Discussion in 'Heavy Equipment' started by kipper0827, Jan 4, 2012.

  1. kipper0827

    kipper0827 Member
    Messages: 30

    Anybody have any opinions on this? Experience? Both retreading and re-grooving sound like cost effective solutions rather than just simply replacing the tires. I have two sets of Solid tires that need to be replaced Case 1840 and New Holland ls190. I also wanted to know if you are able to put 12x16.5 on a new Holland ls 190? Thank you
  2. lawnboy2121

    lawnboy2121 Senior Member
    Messages: 470

    just bought a set of retreads for my johndeere . about same price as a standard tire but at least 2 times the wear because of harder rubber

    NICHOLS LANDSCA PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 4,362

    You could put the 12-16.5's on the 190 but you will need rims too, the 14-17.5's are spendy aren't they.
  4. crazymike

    crazymike Senior Member
    from Toronto
    Messages: 639

    Not sure what they have in skid steer tires, but https://www.treadwright.com/ does truck tires and they are great. Affordable. And available in kedge grip with walnut shells and broken glass.
  5. kipper0827

    kipper0827 Member
    Messages: 30

  6. speedy

    speedy Senior Member
    Messages: 104

    Regrooving works well to bring tires back to life. I wouldn't go the die grinder route though. I bought an electric tire groover from Bryke racing, they have an Ebay store, but you can buy them on their website too, and I think they will give a better deal on volume purchasing or repeat business if you do business with them through the website or by phone.


    If you have the standard heavy-duty 'gravel' tires, you can add more grooves to make more and smaller blocks (more 'edges give better 'bite' in snow and ice. You can also sipe the tires with the groover by turning the knife upside down to have 2 blades, rather than the U-shaped groove cutter.

    You can get different sizes of grooving heads and groover blades to make a larger groove - up to 3/4" wide - might be handy to make a chunky loader tire better in snow?

    Anyways, that's my 2 cents on the subject.