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#1 Stimey OFFLINE  

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Posted December 21, 2011 - 07:44 AM

I am wanting to add wheels to the back of my st10 what is the easiest way to go about this? I could do a bunch of research or make my own design but would rather the people in the know.

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Posted December 21, 2011 - 08:13 AM

Best way is to roll up a ring spacer and use threaded rod to bolt them on.

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Posted December 21, 2011 - 08:19 AM

Unfortunately, there are as many ways to do dual wheels as there are people who want them. As Ducky said, a ring is the simplest method, but if you just want to buy an adapter, there are several types and you will have to choose the one that will work the best for you. If you do a Google search for "Garden Tractor dual wheel spacers" it will bring up several links that will show you what's available. Most of them are fairly pricey though. Hope you find what suits you!

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Posted December 21, 2011 - 09:10 AM

Very good info I will look at the google search, I bet I can fabricate something up, I will post what I come up with. Thanks

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Posted December 21, 2011 - 11:45 AM

Stimey, here is a previous thread that has some info in it. Towards the end, it gets a little off topic, but there are many good links and a few "Good Idea" pictures in it.

http://gardentractor... wheel spacers#
http://gardentractor...l-spacers-7309/

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Posted December 22, 2011 - 07:51 PM

MH81 I went and checked out that thread you suggested, good reading that was fun. The welded units, looked like maybe 2" square with flanges on each end, that is what I had seen for sale somewhere. I think I will do something like those, tell me something has anyone, now this might sound crazy but I work with engeneers all day and this kinda stuff wears off on me so anyway! Back to my idea if a person took the 12" rim and dewelded the center of the rim, then offset it to where when the duals are on the tractor that the center line of the two wheels are in line with vertical face of the hub? I haven't laid this out to take a look at, but the idea is to get the load equally distributed over the hub to help reduce wear on the bearings. See I did read the other thread, the question should be, Is there really any reason to be concerned about axles and bearings?

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Posted December 22, 2011 - 10:40 PM

get some pipe, pvc or whatever that the OD is the same as the ID lip on the wheel and join them with carriage bolts

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Posted December 22, 2011 - 10:55 PM

Most guys don't worry about the axles, hubs, or bearings when they dual. However, good suggestions if you are planning a dual. I would not dual tractors with 3 bolt hubs (fit 5 on 4.5 wheel bolt pattern), aluminum hubs, or aluminum transaxles. Several companies offered dual wheel kits for their garden tractors and one of them used Peerless 2300 series transaxles, so I would not hesitate to put duals on a Gilson or John Deere Garden tractor. I have seen a lot of the Cub Cadet guys dualing their tractors and but breaking anything, so that is another brand I wouldn't worry about. Again, I am thinking we are talking older GTs. The older Sears branded tractors I believe had dual wheel kits as well, so those should handle them ok. I wouldn't hesitate to put duals on a Case or Ingersoll either. And there are plenty of ways to add duals, just have to be creative or find what you want at a price you can accept to pay. Good luck.

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Posted December 23, 2011 - 06:50 AM

This is the "design" of dual wheel adapter that I like the best.
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Posted December 23, 2011 - 08:56 AM

That's my favorite style too Maynard...especially if you get some change like that when you get them LOL!

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Posted December 23, 2011 - 09:10 AM

I was worried about the three hole bolt pattern, I am going to do like the ones in the picture above, I will pull my hubs off and weld them up to except 5 lug bolts. This is a 75 model sears 10 HP so I wont worry about the axle bearings and such.

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Posted December 23, 2011 - 09:32 AM

Why not find a set of 5 lug hubs to fit your tractor?

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Posted December 23, 2011 - 02:00 PM

Didn't know I could find a 5 lug bubs

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Posted December 23, 2011 - 04:07 PM

Yes i have several sets.

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Posted December 29, 2011 - 05:43 PM

i used black pipe join with tees and elbows works great and was cheap to make




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