Author Archives: Brian Jones

Brian Jones is a co-owner Ken Jones Tires, a third generation family business that started in 1938 by his grandfather, Ken Jones. Over the past 75 plus years Ken Jones Tires has evolved from a local retail tire dealer to a leading niche player in the specialty tires and tire chains market. We offer expertise in tractor tires, specialty tires, lawn and garden tires, tire chains and tire tubes.

  • Ballast for Agricultural and Tractor Tires: To Ballast or Not?

    One of the main questions sellers of agricultural tires receive is about ballasting. Customers often wonder what is ballasting, what the pros and cons are, and what materials they should use to do it. Below you can find the answers to these questions to determine if ...

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  • OTR Tires Online Library

    New Free Online Library for Off-the-Road (OTR) Tires As the demand for OTR Tires has increased greatly, the number of manufacturers producing these tires has also significantly increased.

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  • How to Buy Forklift Tires

    How to Choose the Right Forklift Tires and Why it is Important Selecting the correct forklift tires is extremely important for both the performance of the machinery and the safety of its operators. Choosing the wrong fork...

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  • Compact Tractor Tires

    Updates and Guide to Buying Compact Tractor Tires Compact tractor tires are most often R-4 (Industrial tractor) tires as they are the most common original equipment tires for compact tractors. Options for replacing these tires have generally...

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  • Guide to Buying Turf Tires

    How to Choose the Right Turf Tires for your Lawn Mower or Lawn Tractor Turf tires are generally lawn mower or lawn tractor tires that are designed with a wider footprint in the tread design that will minimize...

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  • OTR Tire and Rim Charts From TIA

    The Tire Industry Association or TIA, has recently released free guides for OTR tires and wheels. These free reference guides are available to tire dealers online to help them safely service the largest tire and rims. The guides cover more t...

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  • Tire Studs-Removable Screw in Ice Studs are a Great Alternative

    Screw In Tire Studs are Great for Snow, Ice and Extra Traction Tire studs, also known as ice studs or tire ice screws, can be used in tires or in rubber tracks when you are operating your equipment in...

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  • Alliance Tire Offers 10 Year Warranty on Selected Farm Tires

    Alliance Tire Americas, Inc. (ATA) recently announced a 10-year workmanship and materials warranty on selected Alliance, Galaxy and Primex brand farm radial steel-belted tires; Tractor, Agricultural-Transport, Fronts, Implements, Harvester, Row Crop and Sprayer tires. This is one of ...

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  • New Tire Chain Buying Guide from Ken Jones Tires

    Tips to Get you Started when Buying Tire Chains Tire chains can be very confusing to purchase. One size tire chain may fit up to 4 or more different tire sizes. One type of equipment chain may be available in 4 o...

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  • Flotation Tires

    Flotation Tire Facts What are Flotation Tires? Flotation tires are a category of tires that are wider and are designed to leave a larger "footprint." The bigger the tires footprint, t...

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