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Old 08-18-2020, 12:30 PM   #1
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I am looking for suggestions on tires for my Mule Pro. I noticed many of the Tire manufacturers donít make huge options for a 12 inch Rim.

I of course am looking at puncture resistance but I am also looking at the weight of these machines and I have noticed my main two options Kanati mongrel and ITP blackwater show a much higher psi rating to get to load ...

Once I get 5-600 lbs of corn and two riders I wouldnít think I would want to have 30 psi in a black water going over a bunch of rocks on the way to feeder.

So what is on your mule ?
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Old 08-18-2020, 12:37 PM   #2
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I have Roctanes. No issues.
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Old 08-18-2020, 12:37 PM   #3
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I think manufacturers call for 10-15 psi ? 20 psi max Don’t hold my feet to the fire on that though

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Old 08-18-2020, 12:49 PM   #4
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Whatever you put on it, put a half of gallon of Heavy Duty Multi-seal in each tire and you won't have to worry about punctures... I carry a plugging kit in my Honda JIC and a small compressor, but other than once several years ago, have never had to use either...
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Old 08-18-2020, 12:56 PM   #5
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I had Dirt devils on my 3010 for 15 years , almost quart of slime with rubber in each and never had a flat... never squatted and we would load 600# -#800# corn on it .Just went to 14" rims and 27" Bighorns on mine... time will tell...
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Old 08-18-2020, 02:09 PM   #6
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I really like the look of the ITP Blackwaters. Anyone else in love with their mule tires ?
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Old 08-18-2020, 02:17 PM   #7
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I really like the look of the ITP Blackwaters as well.
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Old 08-18-2020, 02:29 PM   #8
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I put AMS M1 Evil tires on my mule. They are radial dot approved tires.
I run about 6 psi in them. They are awesome. Not cheap though.

https://www.amstires.com/products/?productId=458560
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Old 08-18-2020, 02:31 PM   #9
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I really like the look of the ITP Blackwaters as well.
I have these and they have been great. Iíve been through some nasty stuff and no problems at all.
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Old 08-18-2020, 02:38 PM   #10
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I put AMS M1 Evil tires on my mule. They are radial dot approved tires.
I run about 6 psi in them. They are awesome. Not cheap though.

https://www.amstires.com/products/?productId=458560

This is exactly what I was looking for a truck style A/T tread with deep lugs ! Thanks dude !
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Old 08-18-2020, 02:39 PM   #11
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I guess I should ask how do you like um and how they holding up ?
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Old 08-18-2020, 02:43 PM   #12
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Old 08-18-2020, 02:55 PM   #13
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I put AMS M1 Evil tires on my mule. They are radial dot approved tires.
I run about 6 psi in them. They are awesome. Not cheap though.

https://www.amstires.com/products/?productId=458560

Those look like the tires Bourland has on his Ranger. Good looking tires. Probably not the best for East Texas mud, but better than the heavy tread/chevron style tires if you are going to be running out west in sandy/rocky terrain...
Those heavy treaded Chevron Tractor style tires I see on a lot of wheelers and UTV's round my area have a horrible ride on a dirt/caliche road or even worse pavement...
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Old 08-18-2020, 03:00 PM   #14
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I guess I should ask how do you like um and how they holding up ?
They eat up rocks and mud really well. I would buy again in a heartbeat.
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Old 08-18-2020, 03:15 PM   #15
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Essex Kevlar lined drive flat have never done me wrong. $$$$
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Old 08-18-2020, 03:23 PM   #16
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https://www.rockymountainatvmc.com/t...-radial-tire-p

Just put a set of these on my mine, and I like them so far. Appear to be well made tires.
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Old 08-18-2020, 04:08 PM   #17
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pretty puncture resistant here. haha spare no expense. you can buy the tire slime in a gallon and treat all four of whatever you decide to buy.

https://www.bikebandit.com/tires-tub...4aAjdlEALw_wcB
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Old 08-18-2020, 04:11 PM   #18
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I guess I should ask how do you like um and how they holding up ?
One other thing, a lot of tires for sale are for atvís,
These tires I have are for Utvís, thereís a world of difference.
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Old 08-18-2020, 04:35 PM   #19
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I had Dirt devils on my 3010 for 15 years , almost quart of slime with rubber in each and never had a flat... never squatted and we would load 600# -#800# corn on it .Just went to 14" rims and 27" Bighorns on mine... time will tell...
Iíve torn up more bighorns than I care to count. Weíve had them on 4 machines as stock tires, and they always got ate up fast. Rocks to the sidewalk mostly, but they also took a bunch of patching in the tread.
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Old 08-18-2020, 04:57 PM   #20
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I am a rock guy and I agree there is some very specific UTV tires.
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Old 08-18-2020, 05:00 PM   #21
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Running Swamp Witch tires. Love them. The are long lasting.
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Old 08-18-2020, 05:14 PM   #22
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I put AMS M1 Evil tires on my mule. They are radial dot approved tires.
I run about 6 psi in them. They are awesome. Not cheap though.

https://www.amstires.com/products/?productId=458560
I bought some for one of my Ranger Crews. 30x10x14 where stupid expensive but im told they are the best. Im already on my 3rd set of tires on a 2016 crew. Verdict is still out on these as i havent had but 2 weeks.

I have a set of Rockabilly on another Crew and they seem to be doing well for the price they where cheap and rode very well.

Im in east texas we dont have much rock but we abuse tires on the road and trails alot checking cows etc.


If you run down the road much these truck style tires are night in day difference as far as sway and stability goes compared to a standard atv/utv tire.
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Old 08-18-2020, 06:19 PM   #23
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I’m probably going to buy a set of BFG Mud terrains for my Mule when its time.
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Old 08-18-2020, 06:33 PM   #24
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You wont be sorry if you go with the ITP blackwater
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Old 08-18-2020, 08:18 PM   #25
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Another vote for Blackwaters. I’m running a lift with stock springs. The blackwaters helped eliminate some body roll which I think was excessive - especially when loaded down with corn or protein.
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Old 08-18-2020, 08:23 PM   #26
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I just put Tusk Terrabite Aramid on my ranger a few months ago. They’re Kevlar lined and so far so good. I still put Flat Out Multiseal in them just to be safe.
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Old 08-19-2020, 08:06 AM   #27
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I bought some for one of my Ranger Crews. 30x10x14 where stupid expensive but im told they are the best. Im already on my 3rd set of tires on a 2016 crew. Verdict is still out on these as i havent had but 2 weeks.

I have a set of Rockabilly on another Crew and they seem to be doing well for the price they where cheap and rode very well.

Im in east texas we dont have much rock but we abuse tires on the road and trails alot checking cows etc.


If you run down the road much these truck style tires are night in day difference as far as sway and stability goes compared to a standard atv/utv tire.
Much of West Texas roads(off) might as well be asphalt. In the years Iíve been out there ( over20) I have not got a flat in BF Goodrich AT so I wanted something similar in a UTV tire. The flats we have got out there were always between the tread. Way I figure it more nub less gap. Itís always the **** thorns.
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Old 08-19-2020, 09:40 AM   #28
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Tusk Terrabite for me, proven over and over in old Mexico rock!! Have them on my mule.
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Old 11-03-2021, 12:46 PM   #29
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Thought I would do a follow up. I went with the kanati mongrels. Out in west Texas were everything has thorns and tire pokers. They have been great. I pick a direction and drive. Been running over everything. Rocks. Sticks. Cactus. I can’t believe it. No slime. Just mowing s#it down. Love um.

If your terrain looks like this. This is your tire.
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Old 11-03-2021, 01:27 PM   #30
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Toyo Open Country SxS

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Old 11-03-2021, 01:34 PM   #31
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Those are nice also but those are much bigger.
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Old 11-03-2021, 11:39 PM   #32
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I went with super swampers on my factory rims. 8 ply radials and pretty quiet.



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8 ply tusk terrabite, with a quart of slime in each tire!
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What lift did you go with?
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What lift did you go with?

I went with the cheap highlifter 2Ē. I canít really recommend it because it lifts it too much(4Ē), causing the shocks to top out when the front wheels dip too fast.


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I have the Mongrel no complaint here. A buddy has had them on his mule a couple years longer than mine with no issues.
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Old 11-04-2021, 11:59 PM   #37
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I looked at the Tusks. I wanted an American made tire that was available many places in case I needed to replace one. Discount tire can get me a kanati My local utv shops can get me one and of course online I could find them. Rocky Mountain (when I ordered mine ) were out of stock of my size in tusks and it’s there tire. Kanati is also a 10 ply and today I’m happy with my purchase. Just how I ended up with them. Run them at stock tire pressure. I really ran over everything in the last two weeks. The processing place is 8 miles from my gate 5 dirt road and 3 hwy. zips and handles great on both. But it’s the off road against the sage, cactus and petrified mini mesquites where I’m impressed. Mowed um down. Not a drop of slime in um.

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[QUOTE=spread5150;15043454]I am looking for suggestions on tires for my Mule Pro. I noticed many of the Tire manufacturers donít make huge options for a 12 inch Rim.

Iíve got Kananti Terra Masters in South Texas. Ruined a tire 1st day but since then all is good
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Old 11-05-2021, 07:30 PM   #39
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I am looking for suggestions on tires for my Mule Pro. I noticed many of the Tire manufacturers don’t make huge options for a 12 inch Rim.

I’ve got Kananti Terra Masters in South Texas. Ruined a tire 1st day but since then all is good
Yes that’s why I went with Mongrels. It really came down to these and the ITP Blackwaters. I don’t have a lot of mud so the tighter tread made a lot of sense to me.

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