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#1 Mustard Tiger ONLINE  

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Posted March 09, 2017 - 07:12 PM

The center part of the rims of the rear wheels is offset from the center by 2 or 3 inches.  So the way they are now the overall width is narrower, but there's less space between the rear tires.  If I flipped them around backwards I'd have a wider space between the tires.  Is that ok?  I'm not sure if the offset is specifically so that you can adjust the width this way, or if its because the weight of the tractor needs to be to the outside of the rims for some structural reason or something.

 

Also, with turf tires it doesn't matter which way the tread goes right?


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Posted March 09, 2017 - 07:24 PM

Are these bolt on wheesl? If so i would say which way you mount the wheels is all up to your preference or needs. That was often a simple feature of these older tractors.  If you run on lots of grades, run them wide for stability. If you have narrow area you need to fit in, run them narrow.

 

 If they are wheels that slide on a keyed shaft then i would say there is a specific way they go.

 

 

As for the turf tires. The only times I've seen tires that direction really mattered. They had arrows to designate the forward direction.


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Posted March 09, 2017 - 07:26 PM

There is no structural reason to have them one way or the other.  The load is from the face of the hub straight down through the wheel either way.

 

What does matter is if the wheel is reversible.  There is a taper to the hole for the lug nut or bolt to seat into.  If the taper is on both sides you can reverse it.

 

If you switch the wheels side to side the tread will run the same direction they've been going but the stance will be wider.

 

** Didn't consider what BigFlash was posting.  I assumed bolt on wheels.


Edited by MiCarl, March 09, 2017 - 07:28 PM.

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Posted March 09, 2017 - 08:54 PM

I reverse the wheels on my MF12G for the seasons. I like the narrow width during the mowing season to fit around trees and obstacles better. For snow plowing they must be set wider for the tire chains to fit without beating on the fenders. In this picture the right one is spaced out and left one is tucked in.

 

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Posted March 09, 2017 - 09:00 PM

the down side of reversing the wheels is the valve stem may be on the inside of the wheels. Trying to air up the tires in a mud hole with a box blade on the 3 point hitch can be frustrating


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Posted March 09, 2017 - 09:16 PM

They may need to be changed for ground plowing to line up the inner front and rear tires to be lined up for the furrow. And I agree with all the other posts.

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Posted March 09, 2017 - 10:16 PM

Assuming its bolt on, its all personal preference. in the winter i run them narrow for storage 

 

 

 

Edit: On my landlords i am unable to run both narrow, as the right tire hits the bgb


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Posted March 09, 2017 - 10:17 PM

the down side of reversing the wheels is the valve stem may be on the inside of the wheels. Trying to air up the tires in a mud hole with a box blade on the 3 point hitch can be frustrating

 

Have you tried airing up before you go in the mud hole?


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Posted March 09, 2017 - 10:59 PM

I dont have room to keep them all inside. It usually works out that the one I need to use has a flat tire right after it rains


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Posted March 10, 2017 - 01:45 PM

I'll tackle the tread pattern, Turf's doesn't matter, All Terrain doesn't matter except for looks, Chevron's does matter, You will be remounting one if backwards, and I have been there and done that! 

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Posted March 10, 2017 - 04:00 PM

I'll tackle the tread pattern, Turf's doesn't matter, All Terrain doesn't matter except for looks, Chevron's does matter, You will be remounting one if backwards, and I have been there and done that! 

 

If he's got chevrons swapping the left and right wheels will keep them running the correct direction.


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Posted March 10, 2017 - 05:51 PM

If he's got chevrons swapping the left and right wheels will keep them running the correct direction.

Yep, then it would look like MFDAC's, One sticking out futher than the other. :rolling:


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Posted March 10, 2017 - 06:31 PM

Does it matter which way I put my wheels/tires on?

 

I usually put the right one on first and then the left.



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Posted March 10, 2017 - 06:41 PM

Does it matter which way I put my wheels/tires on?

 

I usually put the right one on first and then the left.

That's your shoes,bud!


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Posted March 10, 2017 - 08:55 PM

Yep, then it would look like MFDAC's, One sticking out futher than the other. :rolling:

That's my oval track setup to gain left-side weight bias----

 

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