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#286 Moosetales OFFLINE  

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Posted December 12, 2012 - 04:37 AM

Here are a few pics of the tires. I'm pleased thus far with my purchase. Now to decide if I should run my turfs with chains or switch to my AGs for the winter........hmmmmmmm?

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Posted December 12, 2012 - 06:55 AM

Matt, I fixed that photo for ya. Those are in really good shape.
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Posted December 12, 2012 - 07:35 AM

Turfs w/ chains would be better for ice and slipery driveways, but they can be hard to the pavement if you let the wheels slip.

I'll be running my ags loaded with 12 gallons of WW each, or about 100lbs per tire. + my near 300lb butt on the seat.
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Posted December 13, 2012 - 12:27 AM

Well I tested the chute turner tonight and it works as hoped. I have a few kinks to work out and then I'll be ready for snow. Once I get the kinks worked out I will post a few pics and maybe a video.
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Posted December 13, 2012 - 12:29 AM

Turfs w/ chains would be better for ice and slipery driveways, but they can be hard to the pavement if you let the wheels slip.

I'll be running my ags loaded with 12 gallons of WW each, or about 100lbs per tire. + my near 300lb butt on the seat.


I agree with you. The turfs will give me the most traction BUT I will tell you, it's killing me not to see what she looks like with those ags on. Spring can't come fast enough. I'll spend this winter looking for a second set of rims so changing tires will be a piece of cake.

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Posted December 13, 2012 - 07:07 AM

I know exactly what you mean. I'm sure glad I got the tires and rims. I think the bolt pattern on these is 6 on 6", I think it's pretty common. Remember, my rims came off a John Deere 855, and I'm sure there were others in that series with the same size rims and bolt pattern.
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Posted December 13, 2012 - 12:54 PM

it's killing me not to see what she looks like with those ags on. Spring can't come fast enough. I'll spend this winter looking for a second set of rims so changing tires will be a piece of cake.


Ag's do look so much better! I've got a set of 15" rims with 6 on 6 that came off of my Kubota when i put my Ag's on. I couldn't find any ag's to fit 15" rims without paying $250 a piece. Then I stumbled on a set of (4) ag's for 16" rim (31" OD) for $275! Anyway, PM sent about my rims.
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Posted December 14, 2012 - 08:51 AM

Moose,
scratch what I posted... I thought that ag tire read 7.5x15.... I looked and looked for rims that were 16" with 6 on 6 pattern but didn't have any luck. 6 on 6 is not the problem, hay wagons use that size but they all ended up being 15". I ended up buying new ones from here: http://farmtirestore...ement_rims.html

If you end up finding cheaper ones let me know.
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Posted December 14, 2012 - 06:16 PM

You could always check eBay for a set of used OEM wheels and/or tires.
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Posted December 14, 2012 - 08:22 PM

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Posted December 14, 2012 - 11:33 PM

I'd be all over those if they would ship for a decent price...
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Posted December 15, 2012 - 01:56 AM

http://www.ebay.com/...=item3ccd3223b9


I've got an email in to the seller to check on shipping options. Thanks again for the find.

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Posted December 15, 2012 - 02:23 AM

http://www.ebay.com/...=item3ccd3223b9


Does it look to you guys that the rim in the first pic is bent along the edge? Maybe it's just the angle.

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Posted December 15, 2012 - 03:56 AM

I've done a quick once over and here are some of the problems that I've unearthed....as minor as they are:

Tear in the seat.



No head lights...wire intact though.



Minor hydraulic oil leak.



Missing nut.



Rear PTO lever taped.



The packing that holds the seat cover on the seat has come lose.



The attachment level gauge (not sure that is the proper name) handle is busted off.



And what appears to be a "miss wired" or a bad solenoid.



The hydraulic lines in the back look solid.


The muffler is in remarkable condition. I'm guessing a high temp, flat black paint would help keep the rust at bay?



Let me know what you think and if you have any thoughts about solutions. Thanks.

Thats one fine tractor. If those issues are all you can find, its in great shape. I have '71 442 and a '71 446 and I can pick out the "what it needs issues" from about 80 ft . :worshippy1:
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Posted December 15, 2012 - 09:10 AM

yeah, it looks like it has a flat spot to me.
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