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#1 64mustang65 OFFLINE  

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Posted August 15, 2013 - 09:40 PM

I just picked up a Tri-Trac and am looking for information on what the original front wheels were?  This one that I picked up from the original owner had replacements taken off an early 60's Cub Original as he wanted a wider tire...and he threw the originals out (OUCH)  Anyway, Thanks in advance for any help!

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Posted August 15, 2013 - 10:23 PM

Should be easy to find some front wheels from a Power King tractor and they'd be very close.  I think the valve stem is on the opposite side but the size, shape, and design is virtually identical.  

GREAT TRACTOR!!!  :thumbs:


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Posted August 15, 2013 - 11:53 PM

I just picked up a Tri-Trac and am looking for information on what the original front wheels were?  This one that I picked up from the original owner had replacements taken off an early 60's Cub Original as he wanted a wider tire...and he threw the originals out (OUCH)  Anyway, Thanks in advance for any help!

 

 

Hi, 64mustang65 welcome to GTtalk.

 

This is Jerome by the way.



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Posted August 16, 2013 - 06:30 AM

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Posted August 16, 2013 - 06:52 AM

Welcome! Great find. Cant wait to hear of you driving this soon!



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Posted August 16, 2013 - 09:16 AM

I took some pics of the wheels this morning.  First one is from my 1954 Tri-Trac.  Second pic is my 1980 Power King.   Only the most extreme purists would know the difference.  Back spacing looks the same also.  I was correct about the valve stem on the opposite sides.  Farmall Cub front wheels could very well be the same too.  Best of luck in your search!  :wave:

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Posted August 16, 2013 - 04:02 PM

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Posted August 16, 2013 - 05:56 PM

Welcome to GTTalk!  You'd better clean off the tractor... I know I join a lot of guys in drooling on it!

 

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Posted August 16, 2013 - 06:30 PM

Thanks guys!  Its a pretty cool tractor!  The original owner quit using it in the mid-60's and it sat in his barn until a few weeks ago when I got it...everything is loose and even the clutch seems ok...should be a fun project for winter!



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Posted August 18, 2013 - 02:48 PM

This is an excellent find.  I have had mine for about a year now and am deep in restoration.  Mine had the width of he front axle shortened so I am re-making new parts.  Still looking for adjustable axles.  These things seem to be steadily coming out of barns and fields.

 

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Posted August 30, 2013 - 04:15 AM

If you plan on mounting a set of original front wheel weights, you wont be able to use rims with the valve stem on the outside.

There is no cutout for the valve stem.


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