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#1 OldBuzzard OFFLINE  

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Posted December 06, 2013 - 09:08 AM

Gentlemen,
 
I'm looking for a bit of input on new front tires on the 1886 Forklift.
 
It currently has 5.70-8 turfs on it which are pretty far gone, and as it's getting 'refurbished', I'm going to put new tires on it as well.
 
My first choice for the fronts would be Vredestein V61s.

I think that the wheel is 4.5" wide, but am not absolutely positive. It that IS the case, would 16x6.50-8 tires mount on the current wheel with no problem?

I do have other options, but this would be the easiest and cheapest way to go.

What say you?
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Posted December 06, 2013 - 09:59 AM

I say give the tractor to me then you won't have to worry about it. Just because i care.


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Posted December 06, 2013 - 09:59 AM

18X8.5x8 are golf cart tires, I'd suggest those because of how easy they are to find both new and used. Cost is pretty cheap too. That is of course if that size will work for you.



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Posted December 06, 2013 - 10:35 AM

I say give the tractor to me then you won't have to worry about it. Just because i care.

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I would note though that it DOES have an "Uncle Willie" flavor to it with that Maxwell House Coffee Can lid at the base of the carb  :D :D :D


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Posted December 06, 2013 - 10:37 AM

18X8.5x8 are golf cart tires, I'd suggest those because of how easy they are to find both new and used. Cost is pretty cheap too. That is of course if that size will work for you.

 

 

Not sure golf cart tires would be a good way to go, as I need a pretty good load rating for the fronts.

 

Also, I'll be on grass most of the time, so I need a decent tread for turning as well.



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Posted December 06, 2013 - 11:02 AM

I would see if you could track down a set of the 10" rims for it. Would open up the tire option more for you. I would say it never left the pavement much before you got it. The skinner tire has a better chance if sinking it the grass compared to a wider tire. As for putting wider tires on the skinny rims would not work as the side walls will get a lot of stress put on them.



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Posted December 06, 2013 - 12:30 PM

How about duals? :poke:

Good idea to keep the load ratings of the tire in mind, also keep in mind that not all rims are created equal either. Lesser caliber rim, slight differential of weight, turn and fold the rim... Would not make for a happy buzzard.

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Posted December 06, 2013 - 03:20 PM

I do have an extra set of the 4 bolt 8" wheels for the HT tractors.
 
I guess that I could get new axles, and then go with 18-8.50-8 V61s like I did with the HDT. The 'cheaper' 4-plys are rated for 908 lbs. @ 30 psi. The 6-plys, at $10.00 more per tire, are rated for 1130 lbs. @ 45 psi.  

If I did that I'd probably put the 27x8.5-15" duals on the rear, or maybe 27-11-12 Anclas.

Doing that would give me a bit more ground clearance.

Edited by OldBuzzard, December 06, 2013 - 03:20 PM.


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Posted December 06, 2013 - 05:30 PM

.Doing that would give me a bit more ground clearance.


Just make sure the forks can still get to the ground.

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Posted December 06, 2013 - 07:36 PM

Just make sure the forks can still get to the ground.

 

I don't think we're worrying about that too much, you would have to raise it up a good bit before that would happen.

 

Just don't buy anything cheap, since a majority of weight while you are working will be on the front, and with power steering you will have an easy way to "scoot" the tires sitting still.

 

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Posted December 06, 2013 - 08:09 PM

Have you considered having the fronts foam or rubber filled?



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Posted December 06, 2013 - 09:23 PM

Did a bit of searching, and it appears that the 5.70-8 tires are 18" diameter, so going with 16-6.50-8 tires would be counter productive as I would LOSE 1" ground clearance.
 
So, it's:
 
1. Find some wide 8" rims and go with the 18-8.5-8 V61s
 
2. Get new axles/spindles to use the 4-bolt wheels I have and go with the 18-8.5-8 V61s
 
3. Find a set of the 10" wheels and go with 20-8.50-10 turf tires.

 

I'm leaning towards #2 since as hard as this rascal was used, the front axels/spindles may be on their last legs anyway, and changing them may already be necessary.

 

 

I kinda considered foam filling, but this thing is already heavy and I don't need the excess weight of the foam.  I know that it won't stress the axle, but it is extra weight on the ground, and I have some pretty soft places here at times.

 

 

 

 






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