John Deere 140 Dual Wheel Make-Over...
Posted October 12, 2013 - 09:36 PM
Thanks to Tractormike's inspiration of his Massey with duals, I have been wanting to do it to my JD 140 for a bit now. Well, today I took the plunge. I came across 4 Goodyear Sure-grips for $300 all together. Not a bad deal. So, I took it as a sign to just go ahead and take the plunge and give my little tractor a make-over. It will take a bit of time, but I will keep you all posted.
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Posted October 12, 2013 - 10:03 PM
Sounds like a fun project. It sure wil change the look.
Posted October 13, 2013 - 03:22 AM
the 140 looks great! I'm very interested what you'll show us later
Posted October 13, 2013 - 06:58 AM
Please post pics of the 6 wheeler when you've got it done.
Posted October 14, 2013 - 05:11 PM
Posted October 14, 2013 - 05:59 PM
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Posted October 16, 2013 - 05:41 PM
Posted October 16, 2013 - 06:00 PM
Let me make sure I understand you correctly. You are installing rear tires that have a total height of 30", correct? The factories were 23" high, so you are looking to increase the rear height of about 7". I can tell you right now, that I've see guys install 26" high tires on 140's, and they barely have enough clearance between the top of the tires and the rolled down edge of the fender pan. Unless you are making other frame changes, or are adding spacers between the fender pan and frame, I seriously son't think you will have the clearance to mount the 30" tires.
As for the fronts, I would see first if the 30" rears will work. If you can get them to work, then I would go with 20" high tires for the front like you stated. How wide of a front tire are you looking to get? Since you are looking to go with dual wheels on the rear, I think I would go with wider front tires than the normal 6 1/2" fronts. Maybe go with a 10" wide ag tire on the front. This of course will require wider front rims. Since you have a 140 with the 3/4" spindles, you could look to find a set of rear rims from a John Deere 60, 70, or 100 lawn tractor. These will fit right over on you 140.
Posted October 16, 2013 - 06:24 PM
Posted October 16, 2013 - 06:31 PM
The rims shown above are off-set. The face shown is set much deeper than the side not shown. I think you would be alright as far as clearance goes.
What size rims are required for the rear tires that you got? Are they 12" or 15"?
Posted October 16, 2013 - 06:42 PM
Posted October 16, 2013 - 07:03 PM
What about some David Bradley walk behind rims, aren't they 15" rims? You would have to drill out for your lug pattern, as I believe they are only three lugs, but still, you could cut out the centers and weld in new steel to drill for your five lug pattern. I believe the face profile is pretty much the same as what your 140 rims are now. Just an idea.
Posted October 20, 2013 - 08:43 PM
Posted October 24, 2013 - 09:32 PM
Posted October 27, 2013 - 07:42 PM
Edited by michael.kitko, October 27, 2013 - 07:45 PM.