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#1 MNGB ONLINE  

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Posted March 27, 2015 - 09:24 PM

Hi all, last fall I ordered a set of new Tri-rib tires for the PK but they were out of stock at GCT  winter came and I got busy and put off ordering a set, well this past couple of weeks I decided it was time, checked with GCT and no 4 X 12 tires so I checked e bay and got a set of tires and tubes for $88.00 with free shipping, and the tires arrived  this afternoon and I got them installed they look good and it was time for new tires the old ones were really weather cracked. My tractor is a 1618 so the front tires are pretty close to the steering arms so I had a friend who works in a machine shop mill off some material on the steer arms to provide more clearance and that worked out good.HPIM1980.JPG HPIM1988.JPG HPIM1989.JPG HPIM1990.JPG


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Posted March 27, 2015 - 10:04 PM

Sharp looking. What brand and ply rating are those tires, and hw apply are you with the squat when loaded up?
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Posted March 27, 2015 - 11:28 PM

Hi wvbuzzmaster, they are Deestones  don't know the ply rating forgot to look but they are heaver then the OEM's  as for squat none :D  I don't know yet just got them on late this afternoon Got them herehttp://www.ebay.com/...=STRK:MEBIDX:IT


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Posted March 28, 2015 - 12:28 AM

Deestones are decent. What I buy for my tractors. GCT was usual source.
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Posted March 28, 2015 - 10:00 AM

I was looking at a set or tri ribs yesterday on eBay I really like the look of them . They really look good
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Posted March 28, 2015 - 12:35 PM

Hi, I looked them over this morning they are 4 ply and it turns out they are not Deestone but Harvest King's , the floor of the shop was about ankle deep with dirt so I ran the PK and the SS16 outside so i could sweep. Drove the PK around a bit and the tri-ribs make it steer easier so that should be a help when the FEL goes back on.

Question when I had the front jacked up to change the tires I noticed new spindle bushings are needed anyone know what size they are should be able to get some at the local bearing store, if the dimension are known.


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Posted March 28, 2015 - 06:30 PM

What year/model is it? That may make a difference on the parts!


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Posted March 28, 2015 - 06:42 PM

Hi KennyP its a 1984 1618  thanks


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Posted March 28, 2015 - 06:48 PM

I'll see what I have to help out.

 

Don't have a 1984 parts manual. Wonder if it may be in the Master Manual?



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Posted March 28, 2015 - 06:59 PM

From what I can see, the spindle bushings are 1-3/8" OD X 1-1/8" ID X 1" long.


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Posted March 28, 2015 - 07:52 PM

Thanks very much KennyP, that's what I need to get a couple of sets.



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Posted March 28, 2015 - 09:20 PM

Sounds right. There is a shoulder in axle end for each bushing. McMaster.com has those also.
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Posted March 29, 2015 - 05:50 AM

I'll be uploading some more PK files soon. Only have about 350 to go!


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Posted March 29, 2015 - 09:59 AM

Same size in center pivot too, I believe. Some have needle bearings, but the bushings last w/grease just fine.
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Posted March 30, 2015 - 09:01 AM

I'll be uploading some more PK files soon. Only have about 350 to go!

It would take less than a year if you averaged one a day. :smilewink:


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