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Old 03-30-2007, 01:37 PM   #1
Jason Needler
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I got inspired by all the "tractor tire" posts I read, and started calling around to see if I could pick one up cheap. I flipped open the phone book to "farm supplies" and noticed right under it "farms". I called a couple and hit gold ... black gold, that is!

I asked this guy "what do you do with your old tractor tires?" He laughed and said "they're sitting in a pile right now." I asked if I could have one or two, and he said sure! They have all sizes, from 4 to 6 foot.

I got the address, and he said call back Mon or Tue to make sure he'll be on the farm before I come up.

Sweet! I'm thinking of a modified burpee, subbing tire flips for the jump at the end.
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Old 03-30-2007, 01:48 PM   #2
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very nice and eco-friendly too!
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Old 03-30-2007, 08:40 PM   #3
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This may be an odd question... but do tire flips tear up the grass? I think I found a nice open space to do them on the condition that I don't tear up the grass too much.
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Old 03-30-2007, 08:51 PM   #4
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Nah, the tires shouldnt do to much damage, though it would depend on the size of the tires.
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Old 03-31-2007, 06:44 AM   #5
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As long as the ground is dry there shouldn't be any issues.
If it is a little wet or muddy then the bigger ridges will definately rip some divots up.
I guess it also depends on how dense you grass is.
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Old 03-31-2007, 09:11 PM   #6
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Right on Jason!

That's the beauty of this site: information & inspiration!! A whole community to support each other. :kicking0:

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Old 04-03-2007, 01:32 PM   #7
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Ripping up some divots is the least of my problem. In my case I would have to deal with an angry wife for ruining the yard. So basically I have to wait for good dry weather.:blush:
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Old 04-04-2007, 03:44 PM   #8
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What state are the free tires in? I'd love to get one. I live 20mins North of Boston,MA --not to many farms around here.
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Old 04-04-2007, 07:47 PM   #9
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Got my tires today! Today was a rest day, but I think I'll work them into my next workout.

The tractor tire is 48 inches diameter, 12 inches tall, and probably weighs about 130-150 lbs.

The semi tire is 36 inches diameter, and is probably about 85 lbs (after comparing to my 65 lb daughter).

edit: grrr, stupid pictures aren't posting for me .... I will try again. Anyone know how to post pics on here, please PM me.


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