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#16 ducky ONLINE  

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Posted July 23, 2010 - 09:05 AM

Getting wheels blasted and primed today.
Hope to Paint Friday and mount Sunday.
Pics when mounted and on tractor to come.

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Posted July 25, 2010 - 08:10 PM

FINALLY! :smile1:
Got these pups mounted.
Here are the Pics.
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Posted July 25, 2010 - 08:14 PM

They look great. Nice looking set up there.

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Posted July 25, 2010 - 08:57 PM

The tires make for a mean looking tractor. They look very good on there.

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Posted July 26, 2010 - 04:42 AM

Those tires look really good on there.

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Posted July 26, 2010 - 07:35 AM

If you want them to work at their best, then you'll swap them side for side.

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Posted July 26, 2010 - 07:54 AM

If you want them to work at their best, then you'll swap them side for side.


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I know if you turn those tires around they will wear better and cause less damage to soil ( grass ) ,but what other advantages are there by doing that ?

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Posted July 26, 2010 - 08:15 AM

If you want them to work at their best, then you'll swap them side for side.


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You made me go back and look at my pics. I was sure I mounted them in the correct direction. Farmer style. :smile1:
We did mounted ag threads backward for blacktop pulls and some farmers would mount backward to improve road wear.
Neither will be an issue here and I am hoping for a little more interaction will the ground during turning.

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Posted July 26, 2010 - 08:16 AM

hydriv,
I know if you turn those tires around they will wear better and cause less damage to soil ( grass ) ,but what other advantages are there by doing that ?


They will track better in soft/muddy ground. Since the wheels will essentially be "pushing" instead of pulling, the tread has to be reversed to get the "V" of the tread to hook up. That said, I have mine setup as rears simply because I like the look better.

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Posted July 26, 2010 - 09:54 AM

They will track better in soft/muddy ground. Since the wheels will essentially be "pushing" instead of pulling, the tread has to be reversed to get the "V" of the tread to hook up. That said, I have mine setup as rears simply because I like the look better.


OH I see ,If they were powered wheels,then they are OK.But being none powered wheels,then backwards is better ?I didn't realize that .I know if you are running them on pavement then they should be backwards so as not to wear as quickly.

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Posted July 26, 2010 - 04:15 PM

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I am hoping for a little more interaction will the ground during turning.


And that's the whole point of swapping them side for side.

If your tractor was front-wheel drive or 4 wheel drive, then you would have them mounted correctly. But your tractor is 2 wheel drive at the rear and the front axle is passive. Here's my snow removal unit. The unit on the left is one of the very few All Wheel Drive Champion graders in Ontario. On that one, we use the same type of rubber all the way around. The units that have AG bar tread rubber always have the front tires mounted opposite to the rears so as to get maximum bite when turning. Out of the seven units I own, 5 are fitted with a wing blade for snow removal. All units are articulated to help them turn 90 degree corners in subdivisions when you have a moldboard blade and wing blade filled with snow.

It is very common for graders to run their fronts this way no matter if they are in Alaska, Michigan, Texas or Florida working in the sand. I have had this very conversation with other GT owners in the past. When they finally agree to try the tires the other way, they are quite surprised at the difference it makes, especially when it is slippery.


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Posted July 29, 2010 - 07:23 AM

I'll give that a try.
Thx. Hydrive.




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