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#1 WHdbJD ONLINE  

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Posted October 18, 2013 - 05:36 PM

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I can't mount the wheel weight on this rim , because there is no cut out for the valve stem.

 

Is it possible to weld a plug in the hole and drill a new hole for the valve stem on the other side of the rim?

 

The local shop strongly advised against this, said it could cause rim failure when airing up the tire.

 

He suggested  grinding or cutting a notch in the weight , but I'm NOT going to butcher the weight.

 

I cant flip the rim around because the center is offset.

 

The rim on the other side has the valve stem on the inside, so I could mount the weight on that side.

 



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Posted October 18, 2013 - 06:41 PM

Well the fella at your shop may be right. But I have a farmall h that the valve stem hole was rusted out. So we fixed it and re drilled a hole in the other side of the rim. It hasn't failed yet and that's been at least a few years ago. That's my opinion.


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Posted October 18, 2013 - 06:45 PM

I   would weld the hole and drill the other side too


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Posted October 18, 2013 - 08:17 PM

I agree. Patch the rim and drill on the other side. These are not highway speeds or massive vehicles... The rim will do fine with a good patch. One tractor we had, they used a carriage head bolt inside and a thin nut outside to plug a hole. The smooth head didnt bother the tube at all.
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Posted October 19, 2013 - 04:55 AM

I've added holes on the inside with no ill effects. Even widened a pair of rims. At 12 PSI max, not like a semi tire.



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Posted October 19, 2013 - 03:12 PM

Thanks, guys! I think the tire guy I talked to was being overly cautious.



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Posted October 19, 2013 - 03:14 PM

Thanks, guys! I think the tire guy I talked to was being overly cautious.

He sort of has to be.  If he tells you it's O.k. to do something and trouble happens, he and his business could be liable.  


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Posted October 19, 2013 - 03:16 PM

He sort of has to be.  If he tells you it's O.k. to do something and trouble happens, he and his business could be liable.  

 

You're right about that!



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Posted November 08, 2013 - 04:54 PM

I'm curious as to why the wheel can not be "flipped" and mounted the other way?  So the rim has an offset.  If the rim is flipped and mounted the other way it should give you a wider wheel base. Would the wider wheel base be a problem?  I believe most John Deere garden tractors are designed with rims (both front and rear) that can be mounted either way for a narrow or wide wheel base depending on what the use wants.  I even have a cheap Yard Machines roto-tiller that is designed for the wheels to be flipped depending if the user wants a narrow or wide wheel base.  



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Posted November 08, 2013 - 08:33 PM

skiwithjohn....You are right about the mechanics of flipping the wheel. 

The wheel would mount on the hub that way, and allow installation of the wheel weight,

but then I would have one side offset and the other side not.

Functional, but I think it would look odd. 


Edited by WHdbJD, November 08, 2013 - 08:34 PM.





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