Large Frame Identification Problem
Posted December 18, 2011 - 12:11 AM
A couple of questions,,I have 15 inch tires but when I measured the wheels,, they measure 16 inches from outside to outside,. So do I need 16 inch tractor tires or 15 inch tires,.? Also would anyone have a source for the lug type tires to fit mine. Thanks gg
Posted December 18, 2011 - 12:22 AM
Man I really am glad I found this site,. It's so helpful.,,gg
Posted December 18, 2011 - 12:40 PM
I have 15 inch tires but when I measured the wheels,, they measure 16 inches from outside to outside,. So do I need 16 inch tractor tires or 15 inch tires,.?
Wheels are not measured by their largest outside diameter, or outside width. .....They are measured where the tire sits on the rim.
The 1476 used 27x8.50-15 tires in either Lawn & Garden tread (Bolens # 18018 for pair) or Agricultural tread (Bolens # 18019 for pair).
Other options for the 1476 were Bolens #18016 High-Floatation Terra L&G tread in 26x1200-12 size or Bolens #18017 High-Flotation Terra Agricultural tread in 26x1200-12 size.
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Posted December 19, 2011 - 12:13 PM
Now I know one reason is because you have a lot of years,ding this, so I suppose it would be ridiculous to ask you 9YOUR LITTLE SECRETS) of how and where I should be looking, in order to find info on my own,. I absolutely, appreciate all the help, but if i could do it also, I wouldn't have to bug you guys, in the forum,. BUT Since I"M here,. Where as the best place and price for the tires. I'm esp interested in the lug type tires,.??. So to end this BOOK,lol I really want to say THANK YOU,....gg
Posted December 19, 2011 - 01:31 PM
Then there is this page at Sonnys bolens:
BOLENS TRACTOR IDENTIFICATION
It's not 100% accurate, but is still a good resource.
As for tires, Google is probably your best bet. Also, don't overlook ATV tires. I'm giving serious consideration to a pair of these for my 1886:
OE John Deere Gator 26x11-12 CST Ancla ATV TIRE 6ply | eBay
The ones in the link are 26x11x12, but there are also 26x12x12s available as well.
There is a guy over on the MTF forums that has them on his GT and he loves them. Says that they are better than the traditional GT Ag tires.
- stiemmy said thank you
Posted December 21, 2011 - 06:58 PM
Bruce ,Thank you so much, for the information. I just don't know how you guys keep coming up the answers to ALL my questions, But equally as frustrating as not being able to find this info. on my own.
You're welcome! .....I try to help when I can.
My Dad was a Bolens dealer from 1950-1984. ....I worked in his shop for 20+ years, and I kept many of the old manuals.
Some of the info is from the manuals, and some info is remembered from work experience. ....CRS has eliminated much from my memory.