Sick of punctures on your quad and side-by-side?Ask Twitter

Tired of flat tyres on your side-by-side and quad? Twitter has some answers

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FLAT OUT: Punctured tyres on side-by-sides and quads are a pain for busy farmers.

FLAT OUT: Punctured tyres on side-by-sides and quads are a pain for busy farmers.

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What are the best tyres to reduce punctures on side-by-sides and quads? Ask Twitter.

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A recent exchange on Twitter revealed deep frustrations with the frequency of punctures on side-by-sides and quad bikes along with a number of different suggestions for tyres to reduce the problem.

NSW Central Tablelands lamb producer Nick Bailey put out a call on Twitter seeking recommendations for tyres for his side-by-side that were less prone to punctures.

Thunder Hill Estate, Macclesfield, Victoria (stud Poll Dorset breeders) also had similar complaints about getting punctures "from the slightest stick interaction".

Tullamore, NSW, Merino stud breeder Mark Mortimer suggested to both they should try Chinese-made SunF tyres but warned a set could cost around $1500.

Director of the Kerin Poll Merino stud at Yeoval, NSW, said he had the answer "to your side-by-side tyre nightmare" - SunF 12-ply tyres.

Mr Kerin said the tyres could be worn right back to the canvas and still not get a puncture. The price tag of $330 was "cheap as" because the tyres lasted.

Forbes, NSW, agronomist and graingrower Chris Baker suggested Swamp Donkey and Swamp Witch tyres.

"Best things ever. Loud as buggery but zero punctures".

Fellow Forbes grain and sheep farmer Jarrod Amery recommended the Black Diamond brand from Peter Hill Honda, Numurkah, Vic.

Glen Iris Bond stud, Bethungra, southern NSW, "voted" for Maxxis Coronado tyres.

The story Sick of punctures on your quad and side-by-side?Ask Twitter first appeared on Farm Online.

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