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#1 T Guiles OFFLINE  

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Posted January 20, 2015 - 07:27 PM

I watched a video on youtube where the dude put 2 drive tires on the rear of a sears ss16, he had a ring that was placed between the rims. I assume it was to evenly spread the weight from the outside rim to the inner and keep the rims inline. Anybody have pic's of the ring. I think I want to put duel wheels on something I own and don't think it would be too hard to make. Thanks Todd 


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Posted January 20, 2015 - 08:14 PM

i bought the kit on ebay for about 50.00.works great.tough to make without a metal roller.


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Posted January 20, 2015 - 08:24 PM

 I assume it was to evenly spread the weight from the outside rim to the inner and keep the rims inline.

 

It's to line up the rims. That way all you need is long j bolts to put on the duals, nothing special other than the spacer ring and long j bolts are necessary. They got fancy here and used clamps. Either way, band duals:

 

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Posted January 20, 2015 - 08:44 PM

I had spacer rings made at my local machine shop and bolt the two tires together just oike the big tractors bassically instead of doing hub duals. They work and look pretty good
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Posted January 20, 2015 - 09:22 PM

Thank's. I am going to get some measurements and talk to a friend about making them. I have seen people just bolt the rims together with out the spacer rings and it looked and worked like crap.



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Posted January 20, 2015 - 10:01 PM

I have heard of using large heavy duty pvc pipe also but I have never tried. Most people use long carriage bolts but J bolts will work too.


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Posted January 20, 2015 - 10:10 PM

I have heard of using large heavy duty pvc pipe also but I have never tried. Most people use long carriage bolts but J bolts will work too.


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Posted January 20, 2015 - 10:12 PM

How can they do that and keep the wheels apart? The wheels in a dual wheel set up can't (or shouldn't) touch so you would need some sort of a spacer.
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Posted January 20, 2015 - 10:46 PM

How can they do that and keep the wheels apart? The wheels in a dual wheel set up can't (or shouldn't) touch so you would need some sort of a spacer.

not as critical in a low speed non highway deal like a garden tractor.


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Posted January 20, 2015 - 11:06 PM

How can they do that and keep the wheels apart? The wheels in a dual wheel set up can't (or shouldn't) touch so you would need some sort of a spacer.

You cut the pipe to the same length as you would metal spacers.


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Posted January 20, 2015 - 11:18 PM

The one I saw the outside tire moved a up when the tires were not on a level surface. Maybe they weren't tightened enough but I'm sure over time this would cause wear on the rims.


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Posted January 21, 2015 - 05:25 AM

not as critical in a low speed non highway deal like a garden tractor.

Maybe, but low speed or high, the purpose is to protect the sidewall of the tires which can wear at any speed.  At least, that's what I was always told.


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Posted January 21, 2015 - 06:55 AM

I beleive I made mine inch and a half ring spacer if I remember right

Thank's. I am going to get some measurements and talk to a friend about making them. I have seen people just bolt the rims together with out the spacer rings and it looked and worked like crap.


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Posted January 21, 2015 - 07:16 AM

Maybe there is some into in this thread.


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Posted January 21, 2015 - 08:07 AM

Miller tire offers those dual spacer kits. I used a set on a 108 Cub Cadet with a Haban sickle Mo. The kit worked for me. I also cut off 2 axle shaft plates from worn axles and bolted them to the inside outer rims to give the look of real dual set up.  

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