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    9.00 16 Tyres

    It's time to have a thread specifically on these big tyres.

    A few cut and pastes from other threads.

    Quote Originally Posted by Phoenix View Post
    I've spoken to antique tyres about bartreads. they can get 900x16 for $429, but if you clobber together an order of 20 or more they will give you a club discount. Might be an option. This is a firestone tyre. 750x16 are $219 and again, discount for more than 20 in an order.

    I haven't looked at the mrf bartread (NDT) as yet, but they seem to be becoming more available in harder to get sizes. The alliance tyre looks good, as it is basically the same as the continental NDT that the unimogs use in the army.
    Phoenix

    Yes the Alliance Traction Lug look very much like the tyres on the Unimogs. Chalmers Truck Tyre service in Sydney - the local supplier gave me a quote of $380.00 each this week. (I think they are used by the Israeli Military - they are an Israeli manufactured item.)

    The thing that is putting a spanner in the works is that most cross-ply tyres are only a G speed rating which is 90 KPH. Ag Tyres in Moree, the MRF importer, suggested the Sand Grip....



    ... until they checked their regs and tell me that it is illegal for a tyre service to fit a tyre with a speed rating of less than 140KMH to a four wheel drive. (Wow would I feel safe traveling at 140KPH in a forward control? )

    The Michelin XZL 255/100 R16 are a radial tyre but it still only has a speed rating of 100 KPH which I think one would get away with.



    Now I have to go and check what the Alliance rating is.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Phoenix View Post
    MRF do also make a bartread

    MRF Exports | Tyres | Military Service - NDMS

    no mention of the speed ratings though.

    So in military tyres in this size, Firestone, MRF and alliance seem to be the only three options.
    Phoenix

    Yes they do do a bar tread in the smalles sizes 6.00 16 for sure because I have them, and I believe also in the larger sizes. However if one intends to do long distances a compromise tyre would be ideal. Triangle, a Chinese brand have a highway lug pattern in 9.00 16 listed in their catalogue.

    It is a bit similar to the old All Purpose Lug (Olympic I think) but so far I have not found a Triangle importer who bring it into Australia.

    My local tyre service (Cooke's Truck Tyre Service Nowra), suggested that Triangles used to be quite poor quality however that has recently improved and no complaints from customers in the last little while. The 8.25 16 was about $200 last time I asked.

    If others are interested, a group order may be possible. I have also recently heard that Beaurepaires are another Triangle importer, so my next stop will be them.

    Would anyone else be interested in a Highway lug on a 101 or 109/110 F/C?

    Diana

    Quote Originally Posted by 101 Ron View Post
    I purchased Two MRF 900x16 tyres for $225 each for the front of my 101 from Moore Tyres about three Months ago.
    No problems and the speed rating for most bar treads has always been very low, I think not above 110 kph.
    The 101s usually cruise at 80 kph so its not really a issue.
    Ron

    Ps I am new to the site and live in Nowra and wouldnt mind hooking up with other FC owners in the area.
    Last edited by Lotz-A-Landies; 25th January 2008 at 10:15 AM.

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    More cut and pastes:

    Quote Originally Posted by 101 Ron View Post
    I purchased Two MRF 900x16 tyres for $225 each for the front of my 101 from Moore Tyres about three Months ago.
    No problems and the speed rating for most bar treads has always been very low, I think not above 110 kph.
    The 101s usually cruise at 80 kph so its not really a issue.
    Ron

    Ps I am new to the site and live in Nowra and wouldnt mind hooking up with other FC owners in the area.
    Quote Originally Posted by Slugbait View Post
    I run a set of second hand Silverstone's the same that were supplied to the Malaysian Army. I will soon be looking to replace them as at least one of the tyres is at the end of its life.

    I tell you what your lucky getting all those spare parts. A 101 will bleed your bank account if you need to replace parts that are unique to the model.

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    Unused Michelin's in Newcastle

    Hi people

    In my searching for tyres I have come across a bloke in Newcastle NSW who used to have 9.00 16s on his truck. He has 7 tyres which he describes as being bought then put in the shed for when he needed them.

    He says they are Michelins and describes a set of four as coarse tread mud tyres. I am assuming Michelin XZL:

    The Michelin XZL 255/100 R16 are a radial tyre with a speed rating of 100 KPH.


    He also says he has 3 highway pattern tyres, also Michelins I am assuming XZY the only other 9.00 16 Michelin made and which are not imported anymore.

    He paid $600 each tyre for them and was looking for someone to make him an offer on the lot (7 tyres).

    At present I was only looking for 2 tyres , and would be happy with the highway tread for the front of my S2B so would take the XZY depending on condition.

    Is anyone else interested in making an offer on the four XZLs before I close any deal I will check the tyres are what he suggests.

    send me a PM.

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    I have a friend who recently jumped through hoops to get (6) 6.00 x 20's for a 1927 Dalby-Brooklands Double Six. Eventually found some from a specialist supplier but not cheap, over $400 each. I will ask him where he got them and advise you.
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    Sounds like it may have been Antique Tyres Brian, they have some unusual tyres.

    They do have 900x16 bartreads as well.
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    Bearcat tyres are a Australian wide industrial tyre supplier.
    I am in the forklift business and there have good contacts with various tyre suppliers.
    My contact for Bearcat tyres Sydney is Malcom Turner.
    He has been great in the past for getting hard to get truck tyres.
    Bearcat also supply Cooks tyre service Nowra.
    For $225 each the MRFs I think would be hard to beat unless you want something better than bar treads,which can be a handful on hard wet roads.
    I am involved in restoring old miltiary vehicles and the go at the moment is MRFs as they fit old ww11 weapons carriers etc.
    Moore tyre only seem to get them in small numbers and may run out untill the next order arrives.........prices vary because of this.
    Beware in 900x16 there is two different types of rims and tyre used.
    101s run a american tyre and rim.
    Old vehicles of British design run a english tyre and rim....eg WW11 Bliz trucks.
    They do not interchange and look exactly the same.
    Beware if buying old stock tyres.
    Some times the tyre is marked British or American
    Bearcat is whole sale and may not want to deal with the general public.
    Regards Ron.

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    What tyres that are not 9.00X16 have people used on their 101s. The standard tyre has a rolling dia of 866 so more modern radial tyres around 305/75 and the LT equivalent should fit - maybe slightly wider.

    Cost $$$$$ - suspect big $$$$$

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    Quote Originally Posted by garrycol View Post
    What tyres that are not 9.00X16 have people used on their 101s. The standard tyre has a rolling dia of 866 so more modern radial tyres around 305/75 and the LT equivalent should fit - maybe slightly wider.

    Cost $$$$$ - suspect big $$$$$

    Garry
    Garry

    Where do you get that spec?

    The Michelin XZL 255/100 R 16 is dual branded (9.00 16 equivalent) and has a specified diameter of 923 mm

    The Triangle have a spec. of 905 mm for their 9.00 16 lug.

    Diana
    Last edited by Lotz-A-Landies; 31st January 2008 at 11:27 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lotz-A-Landies View Post
    Garry

    Where do you get that spec?

    The Michelin XZL 255/100 R 16 is dual branded (9.00 16 equivalent) and has a specified diameter of 923 mm

    The Triangle have a spec. of 905 mm for their 9.00 16 lug.

    Diana
    I just used a tyre calculator and punched 9.00x16 in and it came up with 866 - close enough to 900 for govt work. I appreciate actual 9.00x16 tyres might have a slightly different rolling dia.

    So any tyre about that dia with the correct speed rating and load rating should fit - maybe will be a little wider than the the standard lugs. 35" tyres are also about the same size as well.

    Most of the other tyres I have looked at on the net at about 900 dia have a Q speed rating which is good - like you I am not keen on even doing 80kph in the rain on conventional lug tyres.

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