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Another stupid question from the newbie... What direction should the treads be on the rear tires. I looked at many photos and I see them mounted in both directions. Which part of the "V" should hit the soil first in a forward direction? The tractor is going to be driven mostly on pavement.
 

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when we go to the pulls we point the v forward, when we pull on blacktop we turn the tires around and point the v rearwards
 

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One of the reasons You may see older fotos of tires mounted with the point of the V backwards is the owner was trying to get all the use out of the tire possible. Front side of the vee was worn down but not the back side of the vee. Turning them around backwards did give a lot more usage at the cost, (at leasst in these clay gumbo soils here) of some of the traction.
 

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and witht he v backwards.. you might actually get some usefull traction in reverse in case you drove into something that stuck you.. :)
 

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mlg said:
One of the reasons You may see older fotos of tires mounted with the point of the V backwards is the owner was trying to get all the use out of the tire possible. Front side of the vee was worn down but not the back side of the vee. Turning them around backwards did give a lot more usage at the cost, (at leasst in these clay gumbo soils here) of some of the traction.
Thats what we use to do. Heck we even rotated tires from other tractors that were the same size.
 

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The arrow or vee should point to where you came from when you leave tracks in the sand.
 
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