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Hello, I'm from north west Missouri and bought #218 about 9 years ago, and in the last few years picked up a 91 and a 90 last week . Here's my 87 "hillbilly snowmobile " as the guys I work with call it.



*edited photo link -vuldub*
 

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Welcome,



Look'in like the 87 need'in some TLC.




Gotta love the John Deere tractor tire look though!



Hillybilly snowmobile...I'll have to remember that one.



Anyway, welcome to the forum.
 

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#218 as in serial number?



I have #168 and #1050. I wonder who has the "firstest" amoung us.



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No idea about low serial numbered bikes. It would be cool to see where it was sold at.

That tractor tire was a close out special at a local farm store. $14 If I remember right. It layed around for a month out front of the store till I picked it up.

Denman makes some just like it I saw on eBay . With hex head sheetmetal screws in the lugs it goes great in the snow . Side hills are tough but it goes.
 

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Seriously cool V-tread.. what size is the tire, and how much heavier do you think it is than a regular TW34 or so?
 

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I think it said 6.00 by 14 . I'll check in the morning after I get off work . As far as the weight goes it's not that heavy.

It was a bit stiff putting it on the rim in my driveway in 100 degree if I remember right. The ride isn't as bad as you would think either .
 

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Well.. I'm certainly interested, and I've got a screwy reason why.. if it works out, I'll post pictures.
 

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The place on eBay that sells the denman brand is out of marshall Missouri if I remember right. The one I have clears the front of the swingarm by more than a inch or 1"1/4
 

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Hmmm? My brother's Yanmar garden tractor has 6-14 bias tube type rear tires. I recall seeing the size and thinking they would be fun on a TW. Any Yanmar dealer ought to be able to provide tires.
 

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Denman went belly-up. Another outfit bought their molds in April. Could be awhile before they see production again.



Aggie areas should have plenty of leftovers.
 

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I called my brother this morning. His Yanmar came with Bridgestones. He tried Chinese replacements from 2 manufacturers which are about 2/3 the price of Bridgestones, but they wore out fast. He's back to running the Bridgestones.



6-14, 7-14, and 6.00-14 are common sizes on the front of 4x4 tractors. Some farm co-ops stock them. Not that actual tire size varies across brands labeled as the same size, be sure to measure before putting out the cash.
 

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A quick search on eBay shows several sellers of 6.00-14 Chinese tires for under $200 for 2, shipped. Several brands available. Got a friend nearby?
 
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