I want to put rubber on some steel tractor wheels. Can you buy just caps or do you have to cut the tread off of a tire?
What has anyone done in the past? Thanks
The Amish in my area just cut the tread portion of an old tire off and bolt it to their steel wheels. Most leave a couple inches of the side wall.
Check along the Interstate. Seriously, all the well-done ones I see at shows are cut from tire carcasses, good luck with your project. jb
You can cut lengths of rubber from a tire, get some rubber conveyor belting and use that, or buy rubber cleats from Miller Tire
I like the idea, but would cost $500 or more. Maybe I will go gator huntin'
Tom, I have found that using the tread from a wide “floater” tire works good. The cleats are not as big or tall and the tread part is fairly flat. However it is a bear to cut. A sawsall will work, but you need someone to help pull the sawn material away from the blade. Not an east job!
a real sharp knife and a squirt bottle of
automotive paint thinner is how works.
also make you some marks to go by with crayon
the thinner wont wash that off. philip
Jerry what is a floater tire??
Got it Should have looked before I asked
Hi Tom, I found at a local tire retreader that they had out of date rubber tread in rolls that would do two rear wheels on a tractor conversion. They were kind enough to give me a roll. I have Bandag rubber on my Montgomery Ward conversion and another brand for my Trackford. Good luck, Jim
Thanks everyone. There is a Bandag location about 30 miles away I will give them a call.