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Offline timbuck2

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Tire pressure
« on: January 01, 2011, 08:57:59 PM »
What's the right tire pressure for a skidder tire?  16.9x30

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Re: Tire pressure
« Reply #1 on: January 01, 2011, 09:12:22 PM »

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Re: Tire pressure
« Reply #2 on: January 02, 2011, 08:52:53 AM »
Yep,20 lbs is good for a skidder tire of that size.

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Re: Tire pressure
« Reply #3 on: January 02, 2011, 11:42:18 AM »
Guess I should check mine too if I can find the valve stem in all the frozen mud.

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Re: Tire pressure
« Reply #4 on: January 02, 2011, 12:01:51 PM »
I'm running 30# in 18-4 34s when i ran less i had problems with rim slipage and broken valve stems.
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Re: Tire pressure
« Reply #5 on: January 02, 2011, 12:57:15 PM »
They call for 18 to 22#, i had nothing but trouble running them at this pressure.
I went to 30#, it solved my tire problem
Third generation logger, owner operator, 30 yrs felling experience with pole skidder. I got my neck broke back in 89, left me a quad. The wife kept the job going up to 96.

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Re: Tire pressure
« Reply #6 on: January 02, 2011, 02:50:05 PM »
Most tire companies up this way are telling people to run more air pressure in most forestry tires than they did 10-15 years ago. The increased air pressure solves a lot of bead breaking problems in the wider floatation tires and reduces the chances of the rim actually spinning inside the tires.

A quick check on most tire companies websites can find you a chart listing recommended air pressures for various forestry tire sizes in the different ply ratings and for their uses. Different air pressures are recommended for the exact same tires used on a skidder vs a forwarder vs a large tractor. It all has to do with load weights per tire and average ground speed.

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