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#1 Xrperry ONLINE  

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Posted January 18, 2018 - 11:14 AM

I am going to get rid of those stupid wide front tires on a ff18.
Anyone know what the tire size would be for the same height only skinnier ?
Thinking about sawtooth type tread. Also what rim would interchange

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Posted January 18, 2018 - 12:03 PM

I have 18x8.5-8s on mine. Loaded straight tread cart tires. Never had a problem with them. They turn easy and dont rut up the yard.


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Posted January 18, 2018 - 12:31 PM

the stock tires don't seem to work well,no traction in the snow.i don't have to worry about a yard, this just plows the 1/2 square block of sidewalk



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Posted January 18, 2018 - 12:58 PM

I am going to get rid of those stupid wide front tires on a ff18.
Anyone know what the tire size would be for the same height only skinnier ?
Thinking about sawtooth type tread. Also what rim would interchange

 

I think skinny tires would look way out of proportion.  Just do yourself a favor and don't worry about getting new tires and rims and buy a set of Vredstein V61 rib tires in 18x8.50-8 size.  They look and work the best out of all the tires in this size.  This is your lowest priced option and this is a great seller.

 

https://www.ebay.com...AoAAOSw0ehZ9JAM

 

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Posted January 18, 2018 - 01:36 PM

Those ribbed tires look nice but wow they are expensive!
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Posted January 18, 2018 - 04:21 PM

the stock tires don't seem to work well,no traction in the snow.i don't have to worry about a yard, this just plows the 1/2 square block of sidewalk

Are you using a blade to 'plow' with? Hard for any tires to steer with. Can you put some weight on the front?


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Posted January 18, 2018 - 05:14 PM

sorry should clarify, its a front dozer blade I guess its called.i have not thought about weight in front but I should look into it.


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Posted January 18, 2018 - 05:28 PM

I have used a front blade on my FF20's and had no issues with steering. BUT, I have not tried to use it to plow snow, so results may vary!


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Posted January 18, 2018 - 06:34 PM

sorry should clarify, its a front dozer blade I guess its called.i have not thought about weight in front but I should look into it.

I've added 20# wheel weights on the front rims. One per side. Also knobby or better yet snowblower tires really help.
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Posted January 18, 2018 - 06:50 PM

Fluid in the fronts will add another 15# +/- per side.


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Posted January 18, 2018 - 06:56 PM

I've added 20# wheel weights on the front rims. One per side. Also knobby or better yet snowblower tires really help.

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Posted January 18, 2018 - 09:06 PM

Put more air in the front tires. The original tires don't do very well traction wise if they are under inflated. Also makes it very hard to turn with the plow on the front.

 

Do you have the original 54" plow on it? They are a good bit heavier than a Suburban plow.

 

My neighbor has a FF20 with the 54" plow and 3 point and 50" deck that he wants me to get running again for him. I all ready looked at it and it's Just a bad coil. Bad misfire on 1 cylinder and not firing at all on the other.

 

His steers like a tank when the tires are a little low. Very hard to turn the steering wheel. All 4 tires on his FF20 are loaded with beet juice.


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Posted January 18, 2018 - 09:46 PM

It is original blade,tires are pumped up, still turns hard,guess I'm just spoiled,I can turn my suburban 12 with one finger.got a lot of good advice as always,thanks
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Posted January 19, 2018 - 01:29 AM

I am running snow hawgs this year

mostly used on snow blowers

seem to be working out the best this year

for snow plowing

I also have 50 pound on the front of the

tractor

have another 65 to add just gotta

figure out a mount

 

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Posted January 19, 2018 - 01:33 PM

I got a pair of brand new sno hogs with my Ariens gt19 but they weren't yet mounted original fronts were still on it but dry rotted and wouldn't hold air for more than a couple of hours. I mounted the snow hogs and they seem fine so far I have had them on there about 3 years now, I can see dry rot starting between the lugs a bit, idk how long the PO had them on the shelf waiting to get them put on, used it with a plow previously i now have a blower on the front of it, so far so good but I just wish that they were 4 ply but they are 2 ply, like I said they came with the machine so I will get what I can out of them,
What's weird is that I have the same tires on my JD 828d walk behind and the ones on it are older for sure and have no sign of dry rot.
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