HONDA SNOWBLOWER TIRES 14X400X6 Part 2
Honda Snowblower Tires 14x400x6 PART II
Here is an update from our first blog post. If you haven’t read that post click here for the link.
Here’s a quick summary of our first post:
“Here’s a quick tip:
Every year we seem to get a lot of calls from owners of Honda Snowblowers. They call looking for replacement tires in the size 14x400x6. Unfortunately that size is generally not available in the replacement market. You can only buy it through Honda power equipment dealers. And from what I’ve been told, Honda wants you to buy the tire AND rim at outrageous prices.
Here’s a solution…
Carlisle Tire makes a 14x450x6 in a lug pattern, ideal for snowblowers.
Here is a link for the 14x450x6 Carlisle Super Lug
Ok, so this post has generated a huge response from Honda snow blower owners. The demand for these tires is crazy! I’m glad this tip has helped many people keep a little money in their pockets!
Here are some more questions we get asked:
1. Do I need a tube?
Answer: You can install a tube (13x500x6 is the correct size to use), but only if the wheel gasket is poor condition. The gasket makes the 2 part wheel air tight.
2. Can I replace just one tire?
ANSWER: We suggest replacing BOTH tires. Even though one tire may have failed, chances are the second tire is “on it’s way out” too. Plus, even though both tires are supposed to be 14″ tall, very rarely is that the case in the specialty tire business.
3. Can I mount these myself?
ANSWER: Sure, but be very careful. You’re playing with high air pressure and if it explodes you could have a finger tip taken off or worse. If you’re installing a tube, be careful not to pinch the tube when bolting the rim back together.
4. Does the Carlisle 14x450x6 lug tire have the same “steel ring” tire bead exposed?
ANSWER: Absolutely not! This tire has the same bead design as you car tire…steel bead encased inside rubber. Who knows why the Honda tire is built like this? This is the only tire designed with this type of tire bead that I can recall.
Well that’s it!
Now is the time to replace your tires. We just placed another tire order for more!
**see part 3 for more information…click here.