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Tire replacement

I have an older, assuming from the 70s or 70s, Roper snowblower. One of the tires is dry rotted and needs to be replaced. I found the part number on line but it seems like no one sells them anymore. Any one know where I can find replacement tired for older snowblowers or do I just have to find one that works?

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Easiest would be just find something that works. Best case would be to replace both so you keep both sides even. If the tire itself is fine and it just doesn't hold air anymore you can get a tube fairly cheap. The Snow Hog and X-Trac tires of today give a lot better traction than the old turf tires blowers used to come with. Often times you don't even need chains anymore.

If you give us your tire size we can try and recommend something for you. Sometimes it might be easier to get new wheel sets from ebay that come with tires already mounted on rims.

With an old machine like yours, the hardest part might just be getting your old wheel of the axle.

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On the side of the tire is says Carlisle 4.80 / 4.00-8. I'm guessing you all will know what that means better then I will.
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4.8 is the height in inches from the bead of the tire to the tread. 4.0 is the width of the tire, 8 is the diameter of the rim. You might be able to find something around 16x4x8 or 16x5x8 that will be close.

These 2 should be the same size as what you already have:

8-12766 - 480-8 X-Trac Snowblower Tire | Snowblower Parts | MFG Supply

Snow Blower Tire — 4 x 8in. | Snow Blower Tires| Northern Tool + Equipment

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Thank you SOOO much. That will make my life easier. And there's a northern tool and supply right down the road from me
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Getting your old tires off the rims might be a chore. There is a thread on here about changing tires.

https://www.snowblowerforum.com/forum...placement.html

https://www.snowblowerforum.com/forum...and-tools.html

I would say grab a tape measure real quick and get some measurements off your old tires. Then you will know for sure if what you are looking at will work. Measure your rim diameter, tire diameter and tire width. Then you will know for sure when looking at new tires.

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Yea. I was just gonna get it off and take it with me when I look for the replacement. Thanks again for all your help
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