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Old 09-19-2022, 11:41 AM   #1
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I've got a 2017 Kawasaki Mule Pro FXT that is in need of some new tires. It's in a harsh environment (tons of mesquite thorns, cactus, etc) and looking to spend a little extra to get a more durable, puncture resistant set of tires from the factory installed ones. I already use Tireject and have had to patch each tire more than I care to admit.

Any recommendations are sincerely appreciated!
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Old 09-19-2022, 12:48 PM   #2
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I'm running the Tusk Aramid Terrabite on my ranger. They are 10-ply and have a lining similar to kevlar. I also run sealant in them just in case. Been running them for a few years in south Texas over mesquite and cactus with no leaks at all.
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Old 09-19-2022, 02:08 PM   #3
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Im running CARNIVORE 30X10R14, 10 or 12 ply. They're good tires, lots of cactus, mesquite, sharp rocks, etc. After a full year I cant hardly see any wear on them.
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Old 09-19-2022, 03:02 PM   #4
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I'm running the Tusk Aramid Terrabite on my ranger. They are 10-ply and have a lining similar to kevlar. I also run sealant in them just in case. Been running them for a few years in south Texas over mesquite and cactus with no leaks at all.

I have Tusk Terrabites on my RZR too. Had them on there for three years. Only tire that I have ever had for that long and never had a flat.
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Old 09-19-2022, 03:26 PM   #5
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Where do you guys buy these tires?
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Old 09-19-2022, 03:41 PM   #6
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I buy all atv utv tires online



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Old 09-19-2022, 04:05 PM   #7
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Where do you guys buy these tires?
Amazon is a great place to start if you have prime.
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Old 09-19-2022, 04:55 PM   #8
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Iv been looking around on rocky mountain atv.com
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Old 09-19-2022, 05:18 PM   #9
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Where do you guys buy these tires?

Justin Spies put them on mine when I bought my can am from him in Lufkin.


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Old 09-19-2022, 05:22 PM   #10
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I would go with an 8ply radial. Either the terrabites or a truck tire. The terrabites where on backorder when I needed tires, and I settled for interco Snipers. I've had them in all types of terrain, and they have held up great for 2 years. I run the 28x10x14 on my 17 pro FXT. No lift, but I do have the super atv reat a-arms.

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Old 09-19-2022, 05:24 PM   #11
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I would go with an 8ply radial. Either the terrabites or a truck tire. The terrabites where on backorder when I needed tires, and I settled for interco Snipers. I've had them in all types of terrain, and they have held up great for 2 years. I run the 28x10x14 on my 17 pro FXT. No lift, but I do have the super atv reat a-arms.

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Old 09-19-2022, 05:26 PM   #12
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The Tusk Terrabites are a really good all purpose tire. They have a 8ply and 10ply. The 8ply get good reviews from guys running in cactus, mesquite, rocky areas. So I'm sure the 10ply would be even better. I think I'm going to upgrade wheels to a 14" and run all 4 the same size, 28x10x14, so I can rotate them.
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Old 09-19-2022, 08:46 PM   #13
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I'm running the Tusk Aramid Terrabite on my ranger. They are 10-ply and have a lining similar to kevlar. I also run sealant in them just in case. Been running them for a few years in south Texas over mesquite and cactus with no leaks at all.
Would you happen to know if these are DOT rated?
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Old 09-19-2022, 09:03 PM   #14
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BFG KM2 on mine.
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Old 09-19-2022, 09:08 PM   #15
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Anything Ten or 12 ply
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Old 09-19-2022, 09:48 PM   #16
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Kanati Mongrels on my Mule Pro FXT. Also ran them on my Ranger EV I had before I got this Mule. They are DOT rated and a 10-ply. You're pretty close to me if you ever want to swing by and take a look. There is almost nothing I won't drive them through. My Mule came with Sedona Mud Rebels (the Kanati's were not an option at the dealer I bought the machine from). They looked cool, but didn't hold up like I thought they should. And they were just an 8-ply. Whatever you get, make sure it's at least a 10-ply.
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Old 09-19-2022, 09:59 PM   #17
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I have use Kanati Mongrals on 2 buggies but have Moto Hammers on 2 Muke Pros in STX also. I like the 27x11 tire size for a Mule.

The down side is alot of the radial tires will require new 14" wheels.

The was a brand I found that had them in 12" wheels bit I can remember the name.

These are 8 ply radials that have 12" wheel sizes.
https://www.pureoffroad.com/quadboss-qbt846-tires.htm

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Old 09-19-2022, 10:01 PM   #18
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Any tire that’s 10ply with decent traction
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Old 09-19-2022, 11:17 PM   #19
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Tusk Terrabite Aramid 10 ply from Rocky Mtn ATV and MC.

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Old 09-19-2022, 11:57 PM   #20
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I run my FXT through a lot of South TX Brush and knock on wood, very few issues.

I put a small lift on mine and changed to 14" wheels. Yokohama Mud Terrain Light Truck Tires. They are holding up extremely well after 3 years.

You will never convince me that the "ply's" in an ATV tire are of equal quality to a light truck tire that is rated for highway use. 10 layers of cheap rubber isn't better than 6 layers of quality rubber.
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Old 09-20-2022, 12:28 AM   #21
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Kanati for sure. Pick a direction and run over everything. DOT rated. Best there is. Anything that makes it back from multiple trips to west Texas is good in my book.
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Old 09-20-2022, 08:41 AM   #22
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I run my FXT through a lot of South TX Brush and knock on wood, very few issues.

I put a small lift on mine and changed to 14" wheels. Yokohama Mud Terrain Light Truck Tires. They are holding up extremely well after 3 years.

You will never convince me that the "ply's" in an ATV tire are of equal quality to a light truck tire that is rated for highway use. 10 layers of cheap rubber isn't better than 6 layers of quality rubber.
What size are you running?

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I run my FXT through a lot of South TX Brush and knock on wood, very few issues.

I put a small lift on mine and changed to 14" wheels. Yokohama Mud Terrain Light Truck Tires. They are holding up extremely well after 3 years.

You will never convince me that the "ply's" in an ATV tire are of equal quality to a light truck tire that is rated for highway use. 10 layers of cheap rubber isn't better than 6 layers of quality rubber.
I worry about the weight and wear and tear of the truck tires. The Mule is not exactly a power house. Even with the 27x11s if you get in sand it can suck you down quick. I admit I put the Mules through hell but I eat up belts also. Even with the clutch kits sand and being loaded down takes its toll.

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Old 09-20-2022, 01:19 PM   #24
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I have ITP Blackwaters on my 2017 Mule Pro FXT. They are excellent tires

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Old 09-20-2022, 01:29 PM   #25
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https://sxsblog.com/sxs-utv-tire-wei...do-they-weigh/

here is a pretty good compilation on UTV tire weights. I was concerned as well when I was picking mine out 2 years ago. Mine gets a workout just about every day around the ranch. I installed a clutch kit, and keep it in low range when driving slow, loaded, or going up an incline. So far I have had no issues with my belt.
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Old 09-20-2022, 04:35 PM   #26
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Thanks again for all the great suggestions....definitely got a nice short list of tires to look at after deer season!
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I run my FXT through a lot of South TX Brush and knock on wood, very few issues.

I put a small lift on mine and changed to 14" wheels. Yokohama Mud Terrain Light Truck Tires. They are holding up extremely well after 3 years.

You will never convince me that the "ply's" in an ATV tire are of equal quality to a light truck tire that is rated for highway use. 10 layers of cheap rubber isn't better than 6 layers of quality rubber.
I did the same on my Ranger. I had a set of Kuhmos, no slime, and two years of driving through everything in south Texas and never had a flat.
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Old 09-20-2022, 04:58 PM   #28
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Look at the Roctane XDK. They make the regular XD but no kevlar. They are great in the conditions you are in. They will even run flat for a little bit. STI makes them and they aren't super heavy. I have 1200 miles on mine and still in great shape.
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Old 09-20-2022, 04:59 PM   #29
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What size are you running?

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I worry about the weight and wear and tear of the truck tires. The Mule is not exactly a power house. Even with the 27x11s if you get in sand it can suck you down quick. I admit I put the Mules through hell but I eat up belts also. Even with the clutch kits sand and being loaded down takes its toll.

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The weight difference is negligible. Even if it is 10# more per tire, what is 40 lbs? I will admit though, I am not doing any heavy mudding - mostly gravel and dirt roads.
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The weight difference is negligible. Even if it is 10# more per tire, what is 40 lbs? I will admit though, I am not doing any heavy mudding - mostly gravel and dirt roads.
Just looked them up....
That tire us 28x8, and weighs 32.4lbs. Looks like a good tire, and should last for a long time on your mule.

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Old 09-21-2022, 07:00 AM   #32
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Man if you get one thing out of this entire post please please buy you some Gimplers Ultra seal
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Old 09-21-2022, 04:54 PM   #33
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The weight difference is negligible. Even if it is 10# more per tire, what is 40 lbs? I will admit though, I am not doing any heavy mudding - mostly gravel and dirt roads.
25% more weight plus additional turning radius of a tire is a hug power draw when you need tire spin in sand or mud. It also adds a lot of wear and tear.

Running in Low all the time will not always get it done.

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Old 09-21-2022, 06:23 PM   #34
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After ruining two sets of tires (Motoclaws), I switched to a 12ply Runflat and haven’t had a geasewood issue since. 2k miles later still going strong, transpecos, NM, STX, no worries.

30x12.5x14 https://rpadvancedmobilesystems.com/...v-magnum-tires


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25% more weight plus additional turning radius of a tire is a hug power draw when you need tire spin in sand or mud. It also adds a lot of wear and tear.

Running in Low all the time will not always get it done.

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Why not just re-spring. I have 30 x14 on a mule pro with EPI spring kit. Im over 3k miles on kit/30 tires/and same belt
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Old 09-21-2022, 09:32 PM   #36
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I have the clutch kits also. Sand is a whole different ball game. Hauling feed and stuff on up and down on WTX rock doesnt help. It's hell on belts and front ends and everything else.

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Old 09-22-2022, 09:16 AM   #37
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I also have the Tusk Terras 10 ply on my 2017 Mule 4010. Never had a flat.
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