My Kubota L210

September 8, 2013

When I got my tractor back from John Pibb, it had a flat tire on the right rear. I wasn’t prepared for the expense.

I bought a compressor to inflate, and to drive the impact wrench I was compelled to buy. I needed impact sockets,

and, of course I needed a jack, so I bought a 4 ton bottle jack. I got the wheel off, and I broke my fiberglass shovel

handle trying to lift the wheel and tire into the truck bed.


I took it to Les Schwab for an estimate, and they found that the sidewall was damaged. They wouldn’t work on it,

but they sold me a tube.

Next I went to Big O on Watt Ave and they didn’t have equipment large enough to break the tire off the wheel.

I came home and called my neighbor, Dan Humble. He told me about Capital Radial.

I went there (West Sac.), and they broke the tire down, and sold me a boot.


I came home and ground and sanded at the rust on the wheel. I installed the boot, and reassembled the wheel.

I inflated it, and walked away. And sometime between then and today, the sidewall tore the rest of the way out,

and popped the new tube. I was so discouraged, because I wanted to start moving this hill of dirt that has been

here forever. I went ahead and took three large scoops off the hill before the tire unbeaded from the rim again.

I came in the house, and got online, and I found “Rusty Acres” in woodland, that specializes in old tractor parts.

I arranged to pick up two used tires tomorrow. I will take some photos, and write some more tomorrow.











From: Pete Peterson <>
Sent: Saturday, September 7, 2013 10:33 PM
Subject: 9/24 tractor tires wanted!

You have a 9/24 tractor tire for $45, and one for free if I pick up. I 
would like to have them both. If I can pick them up on a Sunday, I could 
come tomorrow. 
Please advise ASAP 


On September 8, 2013 at 9:37 AM "" <> wrote: 


I do have these two tires available. If you want to pick them up Sunday (today), that will be fine as long as it can be before 1:30 pm. I will be here until then, but have another commitment afterwards. Before 1:30, I will be out mowing in the orchard next to the house, but will keep watching for you. If I don't see you, just knock on the house door and my wife can let me know you are here. 

The address is 14151 County Road 98A Woodland 95695. Yahoo or Google Maps and most GPS will locate us properly. If you get lost and need to call, 530-867-5886, but I may not be able to hear the phone over the noise of the mower. 


John Boehm 
Woodland, CA 
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From: Pete <>
To: "" <> 
Sent: Sunday, September 8, 2013 11:54 AM
Subject: Re: 9/24 tractor tires wanted!


I can't make it today before one. I will leave early tomorrow if that's OK. I am driving a black Toyota pickup.

If I don't hear back from you, I will assume that is OK.

I have a visa card, but I can bring cash (Specify amount) or we can use paypal. Whatever you prefer.




On September 8, 2013 at 3:01 PM "" <> wrote: 

Tomorrow is fine. But What time? Prefer cash. Not set up for credit cards. 

John Boehm 
Woodland, CA 
Visit our web site at 


From: Pete <>
To: "" <> 
Sent: Sunday, September 8, 2013 3:30 pm
Subject: Re: 9/24 tractor tires wanted!


I'll be coming from Antelope. It's a 45 minute drive. I'll try to leave by eight. Bringing 45 dollars cash.