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There are 3 pests on the prairies: dandelions, grasshoppers and wild oats. I'm glad someone has finally found a use for dandelions. Some people eat grasshoppers - likely a good source of protein. Now, what can we do with wild oats?
 
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[quote=ecotourist]There are 3 pests on the prairies: dandelions, grasshoppers and wild oats. I'm glad someone has finally found a use for dandelions. Some people eat grasshoppers - likely a good source of protein. Now, what can we do with wild oats?[/quote] I showed some wild oats a few decades ago! smile Seriously though, some people apparently make tea with them.
 
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Originally Posted by ecotourist
There are 3 pests on the prairies: dandelions, grasshoppers and wild oats. I'm glad someone has finally found a use for dandelions. Some people eat grasshoppers - likely a good source of protein. Now, what can we do with wild oats?
I sowed some wild oats a few decades ago! smile Seriously though, some people apparently make tea with them.
 
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I wouldn't be surprised, that brand of tire is horrible. my dad got 22,000 miles on them a while back.
Your Dad owned one set. So the entire brand is horrible? I've had at least four sets. They've all been great.
 
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That's fascinating. It's hard to fathom how many fields of dandelions that would have to be grown to be able to produce enough tires to make it more than a novelty. I hope it works out. I'm a big fan of Continental tires. One of my top choices in tire brands.
 

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" I'm a big fan of Continental tires. One of my top choices in tire brands. " We're fans of General Altimax RT43 (H) and the Altimax Arctic ( original ) . Can't go wrong for the price , especially with the rebate . approved
 
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Originally Posted by odie
" I'm a big fan of Continental tires. One of my top choices in tire brands. " We're fans of General Altimax RT43 (H) and the Altimax Arctic ( original ) . Can't go wrong for the price , especially with the rebate . approved
I've no experience with the Arctic. But I put a set of RT43 on the Alero I used to have for a commuter car, and was quite impressed with them. I would highly recommend them to anyone looking for a great value in a basic tire, where performance characteristics are not high priorities.
 

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" Hate to have a yard downwind of the farms though. Might as well just give up having any form of grass. " ^ LOL ^ . Stuck in middle . Dandelion farm to the left of me , manure field to right . eek
 
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Originally Posted by motor_oil_madman
I wouldn't be surprised, that brand of tire is horrible. my dad got 22,000 miles on them a while back.
I've had a great experience with: Conti Pure Contact, General Altimax Arctic, and now Conti Pure Contact LS. The LS's are new, the first set of PC's I had to decide when to replace them based on tread depth, the Arctic's are past their prime after 6 Winters, can't complain about any of them. All of them wore evenly, but then I keep my cars aligned. A friend of mine had a set of Continental's (sorry don't know the model) he didn't like, low profile performance tires, he described as "square". He looked hurt when I told him the RT43 replacements were made by the same company. That was almost 3 years ago and they're still going strong, and he really likes them. I guess not everyone has your Dad's bad experience with Continentals.
 
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