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Old 03-13-2006, 12:27 PM   #1
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has anyone got any info on picking up a tractor tire to do some flips and such with? where is a good source to get one of these? any suggestions would be helpful.
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Old 03-13-2006, 06:42 PM   #2
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I got one at my local tire store, it was actually a tire for a lifted pickup truck. Go down and talk with them, if they don't have one they will know someone who does (usually). Most likely you will get it for free since they have to pay a disposal fee. Make sure your vehicle has room to haul it, my Scion is going to look really funny...
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Old 03-13-2006, 08:03 PM   #3
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George - Find a tire store for large vehicles like tractors, earth movers whatever. I've gotten two from a place called S & S Tire that services large vehicles of many types. They have to pay to dispose of old tires and have no problem giving them away. I have a 200 pounder and a 300 pounder and they work great. Go to your phone book and look up tire stores, get a pickup and go tire shopping.
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Old 03-13-2006, 08:36 PM   #4
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sorry George i just gotta ask....
what the story behind the picture???

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Old 03-13-2006, 11:40 PM   #5
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Eugene

How did you weigh those...on your Homedics bathroom scale? :-)
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Old 03-14-2006, 05:43 AM   #6
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Tim - though I do happen to have such a scale in my bathroom, I did not put to use for such a purpose. I had the tire guy look it up and he gave me the exact weight of the lighter tire which I rounded down to the 200 pounds and he gave me the weight of the second tire as 3 hunnert and somthing but I forgot what it was so I am just calling it 300. Which is within 30 or 40 pounds. Great tool that can be used in quite a variety of ways. Today we had three girls on the small tire and three guys on the big one and we flipped it down the street about 50 yards with all three flippers jumping into and then out of the tire each flip. We also used them for box jumps and a medicne ball drill where we did a squat clean, jerk and then a jump on the tire with the ball held overhead. We beat the tires with sledgehammers and clubbells and we lift them overhead. Gotta have tires.
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Old 03-14-2006, 08:56 AM   #7
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thank you for the tire info. there is a tractor place across the river and i will have to stop by and see what they have.

>>what the story behind the picture??? >>

the aftermath of a diagnositc workout i got off the norcal xfit site:

Judith Maynard
2005-06-10

15 KB Swings 55#
15 Burpees
15 D-Ball Slams 30#
15 Push-Press 95#

4 Rounds

i don't know the significance of the name or date.
the site states the best time is 17:35.
any workout with burpees kills me. so i try to do burpees all the time.
try it out.

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Old 03-14-2006, 11:03 AM   #8
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Eugene, we have been wondering how to tell how much the big tires weigh at Brand X. I did the tire flip, jump in, jump out as a "Spartan" race (demolished by my competitor!) Saturday and that sucker is HEAVY.
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Old 03-14-2006, 05:08 PM   #9
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Look on the tire for the identifying numbers and write them down. Go to a big tire place that sells those kinds of tires and have them look it up. You will get the new weight which will not be too much more than the worn weight.

You could also go to some truck scales or the dump and during a slow time have them weigh it for you.
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Old 03-14-2006, 05:17 PM   #10
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Thanks! Makes sense. :-)
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