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PostSubject: Turf Tire Cutting   Turf Tire Cutting Icon_minitimeSat Feb 01, 2014 8:20 pm

Has anyone cut Turf Tamers? I cut my friend's tires to use until he can find some ATV tires. I was wondering if I can cut any deeper than the lug before putting a hole in the tire?
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PostSubject: Re: Turf Tire Cutting   Turf Tire Cutting Icon_minitimeSat Feb 01, 2014 8:58 pm

In theory, yes- you CAN go deeper than the lug. Just HOW deep is going to depend on the carcass constuction of that particular tire. All things considered though, I would NOT be inclined to cut that deep.

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PostSubject: Turf Tire Cutting   Turf Tire Cutting Icon_minitimeMon Feb 03, 2014 10:48 am

yeah, mine are at most 1/4" thick, some thiner
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PostSubject: Re: Turf Tire Cutting   Turf Tire Cutting Icon_minitimeMon Feb 03, 2014 2:43 pm

I think I'm going to cut the front tires on my machine. I came up with a pattern I like. I'll post the pics later.
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PostSubject: Re: Turf Tire Cutting   Turf Tire Cutting Icon_minitimeTue Feb 04, 2014 12:55 pm

We could use some tread cutting threads on here. Post it up!  Cool 
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PostSubject: Re: Turf Tire Cutting   Turf Tire Cutting Icon_minitimeTue Feb 04, 2014 10:06 pm

My front tire:
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Using a razor blade to cut the knobs in half, then a sharp wood chisel that is lightly wider than the knob
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I didn't need to heat up the chisel or even use a hammer. Just a simple rocking left/right motion will do it.

The final pattern. I did a little bit in between welding.
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PostSubject: Re: Turf Tire Cutting   Turf Tire Cutting Icon_minitimeTue Feb 04, 2014 10:33 pm

pics got taken down?
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PostSubject: Re: Turf Tire Cutting   Turf Tire Cutting Icon_minitimeTue Feb 04, 2014 11:03 pm

I was organizing my photobucket account. Refresh and tell me if they're there (I see them right now). If not, I'll fix.
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PostSubject: Re: Turf Tire Cutting   Turf Tire Cutting Icon_minitimeTue Feb 04, 2014 11:07 pm

@B440 wrote:
I was organizing my photobucket account. Refresh and tell me if they're there (I see them right now). If not, I'll fix.
gonna have to relink I believe
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PostSubject: Re: Turf Tire Cutting   Turf Tire Cutting Icon_minitimeWed Feb 05, 2014 8:02 am

Fixed the pics.
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PostSubject: Re: Turf Tire Cutting   Turf Tire Cutting Icon_minitimeWed Feb 05, 2014 10:50 am

Too cool man. Maybe try a hot chizzle or something, I'm sure any cutting at all will being it you.

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PostSubject: Re: Turf Tire Cutting   Turf Tire Cutting Icon_minitimeWed Feb 05, 2014 10:53 am

Behold! cut tires you could probably just shave the cut lugs down to the body of the tire if you wanted
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PostSubject: Re: Turf Tire Cutting   Turf Tire Cutting Icon_minitimeWed Feb 05, 2014 10:59 am

@redlinemotorsportts wrote:
Too cool man. Maybe try a hot chizzle or something, I'm sure any cutting at all will being it you.

I'm working in an enclosed area that's 50 degrees. The hot chisel would make some nasty smoke and I'd have to open the door and let the cold air in. affraid 
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PostSubject: Turf Tire Cutting   Turf Tire Cutting Icon_minitimeWed Feb 05, 2014 11:07 am

just came up with this design, might be too many lugs removed, the dark black is removed

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PostSubject: Re: Turf Tire Cutting   Turf Tire Cutting Icon_minitimeWed Feb 05, 2014 11:14 am

whoah super skinnies in the back
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PostSubject: Turf Tire Cutting   Turf Tire Cutting Icon_minitimeWed Feb 05, 2014 11:21 am

another one, on the left is a ag stile one and on the right we have a whooly bogger stile cut.

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PostSubject: Re: Turf Tire Cutting   Turf Tire Cutting Icon_minitimeWed Feb 05, 2014 11:34 am

seems like itd be pretty labor intensive...
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PostSubject: Turf Tire Cutting   Turf Tire Cutting Icon_minitimeWed Feb 05, 2014 12:24 pm

yeah, but if you do not have much money, then it is worth the effort. if you could work overtime or cut tires, it would be cheaper to buy tires. but if you are a kid who picks blueberrys in the summer for 2 months at $2 for every 10 lbs you pick, and go to school the rest of the time, it is worthwhile
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PostSubject: Re: Turf Tire Cutting   Turf Tire Cutting Icon_minitimeWed Feb 05, 2014 3:00 pm

@1997 Murray wrote:
yeah, but if you do not have much money, then it is worth the effort. if you could work overtime or cut tires, it would be cheaper to buy tires. but if you are a kid who picks blueberrys in the summer for 2 months at $2 for every 10 lbs you pick, and go to school the rest of the time, it is worthwhile
they have laws against that D8 I didnt even get paid for working in the summer >.> my parents always told me the pay was my being a big burly kid lol
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PostSubject: Re: Turf Tire Cutting   Turf Tire Cutting Icon_minitimeWed Feb 05, 2014 3:03 pm

id try the left side.

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PostSubject: Re: Turf Tire Cutting   Turf Tire Cutting Icon_minitimeThu Feb 06, 2014 9:55 am

Thanks for posting! I like that process for cutting tires. Looks like you've figured out how to do it the easy way!

Please don't take this too personal, but that pattern in the pic (paint) looks like it's designed for 4WD. Since the tractor has neither brakes nor drive going to the front wheels, all that tire needs to do is steer. I'd suggest a pattern that looks more like the ribbed tires or front tires from a ATV. Like the ones I'm getting set to install on mine when I get the time.

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Tires with a tread pattern that goes the long way around usually work great for steering, but not good for power traction. The 4-4 pattern that you did originally works well for steering and power / braking. And tires with tread rows going across the tire work well for braking and power, but not as well for steering.

Cut your patterns as close to this as possible and the machine will handle awesome.

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PostSubject: Re: Turf Tire Cutting   Turf Tire Cutting Icon_minitimeThu Feb 06, 2014 10:14 am

Tdub is correct on the front wheel pattern.
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PostSubject: Re: Turf Tire Cutting   Turf Tire Cutting Icon_minitimeThu Feb 20, 2014 9:26 pm

The chisel method works great for old, dry-rotted tires, but not so well on newer tires. This Dremel Multimax tool works great on those. I'm cutting a set of rear tires here. The blade width is almost perfect. It does make a little tire smoke as it cuts though.

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PostSubject: Re: Turf Tire Cutting   Turf Tire Cutting Icon_minitimeThu Feb 20, 2014 10:52 pm

good idea Very Happy
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PostSubject: Turf Tire Cutting   Turf Tire Cutting Icon_minitimeFri Feb 21, 2014 11:09 am

you guys are correct, that tread is wrong for the front, but fine for the back. this is the best picture i could find of a turf, which is the reason for it being on the front.
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