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What Does Smaller Tires On The Front Do For Pulling ?


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#1 searspullingtractor OFFLINE  

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Posted May 14, 2013 - 08:40 AM

is it for looks ?


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Posted May 14, 2013 - 08:44 AM

NO , it is all about leverage . It lowers the front to gain leverage like as bar scale.
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Posted May 14, 2013 - 09:25 AM

thanks


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Posted May 14, 2013 - 11:02 AM

Leverage is an added benefit.

 

Looks are what counts, right?

 

Ben W.


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Posted May 14, 2013 - 12:47 PM

but u shouldnt go to small


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Posted May 14, 2013 - 12:51 PM

Personally I think the tiny wheels look odd.  I think they'd look better with dropped axles with wheels at or near OE size.  The leverage advantage would still be there.


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Posted May 14, 2013 - 02:38 PM

Just curious about one thing.  If you have the front tires smaller, wouldn't that raise your hitch height in the back, but you it would lower on the tractor frame to meet the 10" or 13" rule (or whatever the rule may be in your area)?  If you had the stock tires on the tractor, you would raise the hitch higher on the tractor frame to meet the right hitch height for your pulling class.  I know where we pull in the smaller classes that will not allow over 10", I want to get that hitch as a high as a I can on the tractor to allow more transfer.

 



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Posted May 14, 2013 - 03:00 PM

Personally speaking, I like the looks of the small wheel/tires on the front (but not too small). I like trying to "copy" the big modified tractors as much as possible.

But the main reason is to get the front end low, which makes it harder for the front end to come up. If the frame of the tractor is level, it will come up easier than one that has a forward rake (frame slanted down towards the front).

And yes, lowering the front, either with smaller tires or a dropped axle will raise your hitch height in the rear. So be sure to check your hitch height again once you've lowered the front. Usually, the closer to the max height allowed you can get, the better. That said, I have done well having the hitch a 1/2" to 3/4" lower than the maximum (for our group-12"). It depends on the dirt, the speed and most importantly, the balance of the tractor at the tail end of the pull (transfer sled).



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Posted May 17, 2013 - 08:13 AM

Is there a way to drop the front using the stock axle position? We welded the axle mount soild om my cub due to cracking.  Sorry for highjacking the thread.



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Posted May 17, 2013 - 09:43 AM

Well the front wheels are off the ground most of the anyway. LOL

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Posted May 17, 2013 - 11:53 AM

Is there a way to drop the front using the stock axle position?

 

Smaller wheel/tires or shortening the spindles, or both...


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Posted May 17, 2013 - 07:49 PM

Hitch height is only one part of a triangle. It is all about geometry and leverage ! If you can get the nose low and the hitch at max proper height with minimal rotation your going out the end!




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