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My First Set Of 26-12-12 Ag Tires Arrived Today , Yippee !


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#1 Don Campbell OFFLINE  

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Posted March 23, 2012 - 06:40 PM

For several years I have been wanting to order a set of 26-12-12 ag tires from Miller Tire . I have always loved big tires since I bought my first 33 inch tall monster mudders in the 70's for my pickup.
I was happy today when UPS arrived with a big box from Wauseon, Ohio . I love the Tru-Power Carlisle ag tires. I had a set of rims from my one of my jd332 from 15 years ago that still look like new and i will mount them on those rims. Next week I will sand the first 110 parts and paint them, Can't wait to get to that point. You can also see in this photo the 8 hp Kohler engine I pulled from the frame. I am already thinking about the next tires and the next garden tractor I want to buy , ha,ha. Funny how a old gadren tractor and a couple tires can make a old man feel like a little boy again with excitement. :dancingbanana:

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Posted March 23, 2012 - 06:43 PM

The rims are 10.5 wide and the new tires are 12 inches wide. I read that those rims will be fine . I won't ever use the tractor to mow or plow snow , just a toy for my grandson to drive around the backyard and for me to enjoy . Anyone here put the 12's on the 10.5 rims before ?

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Posted March 23, 2012 - 06:47 PM

Don,
Great looking tires.

My son and I cut up four 8" Craftsman rims and made up a set of 12" wide rims about 5 years ago. Welded them inside and out and they work and look fine with the same tires.

Bill

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Posted March 23, 2012 - 07:07 PM

Yep Don, 10.5 rims will work just fine! And I agree....new tires make us all feel like kids inside. :thumbs:

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Posted March 23, 2012 - 07:25 PM

Don,

My only concern for you is this. Do the 322 rims have a deep off-set, and if they do, will you have frame clearance to mount them? I read that you are going to raise the fenders, a think 3", for height clearance, but do you have frame clearance. I'd hate to see you get the tires mounted, and find out that you have to mount them with the tread set to the widest width, in order for them to work. Setting out that far, in my opinion, would look ugly. Mount the rims to the hubs, and see if the added tire width will give you enough to clear.

P.S. - If you already did all of this, then just pretend I didn't suggest anything, or act like you didn't hear me.

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Posted March 23, 2012 - 07:35 PM

Don, it sounds like you are hooked on the GT hobby. It looks and sounds like you are enjoying it very much. Welcome to the club!!

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Posted March 23, 2012 - 07:56 PM

I mounted them and they looked fine.

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Posted March 23, 2012 - 08:23 PM

:wewantpics:

or it it didn't happen :laughingteeth: :laughingteeth: :laughingteeth:

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Posted March 23, 2012 - 08:42 PM

Great looking tires there.

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Posted March 24, 2012 - 04:24 AM

Nice looking tires,Don.

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Posted March 24, 2012 - 05:18 AM

Nice tires Don .Do you have the front tires picked out yet ?

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Posted March 24, 2012 - 05:25 AM

Oh yeah, those look good.
They make the other ones in the picture look like castors.

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Posted March 24, 2012 - 07:35 AM

Those should look and work pretty darn good Don. Do they measure right at 26 inches in height? I am curious if a set of those would work on the Allis-Grader without having to modify the fenders.

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Posted March 24, 2012 - 07:49 AM

I'm sure many people will not like how my 110 will turn out with big tires and a upright exhaust . But when I go to tractor shows I am always looking for the unusual. The creative guy who uses his imagination to try something new. Row after row of original garden tractors and big tractors that look exactly the same is nice but when I spot the one custom tractor my camera comes out and I get excited. I don't always love the look but I do love the fact these people give us a variety.

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Posted March 24, 2012 - 07:56 AM

Many years ago I took a 1959 VW truck and cut it in half and shortened it three feet and made it look like a little semi truck. I loved the finished look but some VW people were mad at me i did that to that truck. My second garden tractor project will probably be a JD 4020 .

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