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#31 olcowhand OFFLINE  

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Posted May 29, 2013 - 08:57 AM

Yes, the 50 series Massey (like the 1450 through 1650) with the Peerless 2 speed has 1 1/8" axles.  But the hubs just go on super tight & have no lock bolts or split pinch design.  They just have a large nut to hold them on.  I'd say you could drill & tap them for a set bolt though.



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Posted May 29, 2013 - 09:07 AM

I have a '71 sales brochure that lists options but doesn't show 12" wheels for the hydros.  It does have a misprint (one of many) listing the tire size as 27x10.50/12 in the specs area but the pictures show 15s.



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Posted June 01, 2013 - 10:07 PM

American Farmer makes both 5.90-15 and 6.70-15 I3, or traction implement chevron tires, and they run about $100 each.  The 6.70-15 would probably stay on the stock rim with a tube.  The 5.90-15 would require a narrower rim.  A competent machinist could certainly narrow a rim for you. 

 

Now I have it on good authority that some older balers have a 5-15 (or so) rim with the same bolt pattern as our 990s.  I have not pursued this, but perhaps Daniel or one of our other real farmer members could weigh in.  I have not found these rims new anywhere, but not being a farmer, may not be looking at the right sources.

 

I explored the WheelHorse hub conversion idea, but decided it was not something I wanted ot do (not a simple swap out operation, as olcowhand notes).

 

The Ford LGT 185 uses the same rear end, so if you could find one cheap enough, you could either swap the whole rear end, or axle shafts, and have 5 lug 12" wheels.

 

Please bear in mind though, when considering a wider tire, you actually lose traction by having a larger footprint. 

 

On another note, I have 3 sets of the (NOS) turf tires I bought from the surplus place Canawler spoke of. I;m going to keep a set, and have one set sort of promised to a gentleman whenever we manage to hook up. I could let one more set go if someone absolutely has to have a set of originals, but shipping would be crazy on them. 


Edited by AverageJoe, June 01, 2013 - 10:09 PM.

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Posted June 02, 2013 - 11:35 AM

I know New Holland uses 4 bolt rims on some older balers & rakes.  Both our square baler & rake is out at Dad's, but if I can remember, I'll check the bolt patterns when I'm out there spraying corn in the next week or so.


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Posted June 03, 2013 - 09:42 PM

Thanks Daniel,

If we can identify a specifc model baler or rake which has these rims, then we can search for rims for that particular baler. 

 

A nice looking affordable Ag tire on the rear, and a set of the Deli tri-ribs (about a quarter the price of the Firestone F-1) would really make a 990 look cool.

http://www.ebay.com/...=item3cb7a35d0b

 

Update: Doing a little googling, I see a NH 273 baler uses a 4 bolt 15" rim in a couple of widths with a couple of tires for it (one being a 27x9.50-15, another being a 25x7.50-15, and a third being a 5.00-15).   Hopefully this link shows up.  Apparently the rims are available, but not necessarily cheap.

 

http://www.messicks.com/NH/51504.aspx


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Posted June 25, 2013 - 01:17 PM

Recently joined up here and was reading thru postings and found this about needing/wanting 15" ag tires and thought I would give a link to a couple American Farmer 15's at "stopandgotires.com"  I recently used the 7.60-15s on a Wheelhorse I did a complete rebuild on, and I thought they turned out great. They're larger than original - 6.40-15 - and are a bit of a  'snug' fit, but look bad a**!

They are 33" tall.

 

$87 each and he charged me $40 frt for the 2 - I thought that was a pretty good price....

 

http://stopandgotire...n Implement I-3

 

 

 

 

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Posted June 25, 2013 - 01:24 PM

Those look really great on the 1054. How wide is your rims on the 1054?

 

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Posted June 25, 2013 - 01:52 PM

Recently joined up here and was reading thru postings and found this about needing/wanting 15" ag tires and thought I would give a link to a couple American Farmer 15's at "stopandgotires.com"  I recently used the 7.60-15s on a Wheelhorse I did a complete rebuild on, and I thought they turned out great. They're larger than original - 6.40-15 - and are a bit of a  'snug' fit, but look bad a**!

They are 33" tall.

 

$87 each and he charged me $40 frt for the 2 - I thought that was a pretty good price....

 

http://stopandgotire...n Implement I-3

that 1054 is beautiful.

 

I found a set of 4 7.5-16's on CL for $250... kept one set and sold the other for $150, now I'm  :wallbanging:  for selling them.


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Posted June 25, 2013 - 02:06 PM

Seems like the best way to put ag's on a GT with 15" rims is to switch to 16" rims... http://www.ebay.com/...4#ht_2020wt_958



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Posted June 25, 2013 - 04:14 PM

Pacer, that's a GREAT price!  Thanks for posting.....a valuable source for those tires!



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Posted June 27, 2013 - 09:59 PM

I like the tires that pacer posted , and I'm not to worried about the additional height , theres quite a bit of room between the tire and fender now ,  but was wondering if the 7.60's would be wide enough .

I know the original tires were 9.50's , but I think they were a little wide for the rims . I still have the original tires on the rims but a rough measurement is around 7 1/2 inches inside the bead . I really don't want to narrow the rims , do you think the 7.60's would be wide enough ? 

I know its already been asked , but Pacer how wide are the rims on your wheel horse ?



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Posted June 27, 2013 - 10:23 PM

These tires are 7.5-16's (31" tall) to give you an idea of tire width, they measure right at 7.5" wide and are on 8.5" wide rims. 

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Posted June 29, 2013 - 06:10 PM

Seems like the best way to put ag's on a GT with 15" rims is to switch to 16" rims... http://www.ebay.com/...4#ht_2020wt_958


Mahindra does that with their SCUT size tractors. 15 inch rims for the R4 and turf tires, R1's are mounted on 16's.
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Posted June 30, 2013 - 09:07 PM

Has anyone measured the 4 lug pattern vs a newer 12" 4 lug Cub Cadet rim? Wonder if they would fit?

 

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Posted July 16, 2013 - 11:38 AM

Here is a set of 4 hole rims for sale in the NC area.  Guy even put a tape measure on some of the dimensions. 12 inch diameter, 9 inch wide.

http://greensboro.cr...3856922752.html






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