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Posted October 02, 2011 - 04:40 PM

The UPS guy paid me a visit the other day. He was nice enough to bring me some new tires! So far, I only have the fronts mounted, I still need to round up some wide rims for the rears.

V-61's for the front.
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25x10.50-12 All Trails for the rear.
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I actually ordered 23x10.50-12's and these were sent by mistake, but I'm not gonna bother sending them back. Worse case scenario, I'll have to adjust the mower deck.

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Posted October 02, 2011 - 05:13 PM

Those new tires look Great :thumbs:
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Posted October 02, 2011 - 05:22 PM

Those look nice. I bet she appreciates her new shoes.
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Posted October 02, 2011 - 06:38 PM

You may end up having to adjust the fenders as well. It looks like they might hit on their inner side. I love those V61's! I have a set on one tractor too.
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Posted October 02, 2011 - 06:44 PM

Dang those V61 look good. Those puppy's make a GT look like a large tractor.
That is one nice set up.
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Posted October 02, 2011 - 06:45 PM

You may end up having to adjust the fenders as well. It looks like they might hit on their inner side. I love those V61's! I have a set on one tractor too.


I'll have to measure and make sure I get the right offset for the rear rims. The wide ones I have on hand I think are a little too centered. I don't want to use the stock rims the 9.50 turfs are mounted on, I think that will suck in the sidewalls too much.

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Posted October 02, 2011 - 06:46 PM

Those All Trails are a really nice tire. They are really sticky and give excellent traction on most surfaces. One of the best choices for all around versatility IMO.
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Posted October 02, 2011 - 06:52 PM

The new tires looks great. Something about new tires on one of these fine old machines. Kinda like the icing on the cake.
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Posted October 02, 2011 - 08:02 PM

Lets see the rears when you get them on. Thanks

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Posted October 02, 2011 - 08:39 PM

Gibby, I have same issue on my Craftsman, and what you need is 12x8.5 rims off of a Cub Cadet, those are offset a good bit. Do not get JD rims, they will be too centered. Great looking tires.
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Posted October 02, 2011 - 09:10 PM

Lets see the rears when you get them on. Thanks


Will do!


Gibby, I have same issue on my Craftsman, and what you need is 12x8.5 rims off of a Cub Cadet, those are offset a good bit. Do not get JD rims, they will be too centered. Great looking tires.


I have a few sets around, I just assumed an 8.5" rim would be too narrow for a 10.5" tire, I'll check it out. I have a set of wide JD rims, but like you said, they are too centered I believe.

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Posted October 02, 2011 - 11:21 PM

nope, 8.5 wide rims are just right for a 10.5 tire. Most garden tractors with 10.5 wide tires have them crammed on 7 inch wide rims unless it is JD or Cub Cadet, which used the 8.5 wide rim for the 10.5 tires. The general rule for matching a tire width to a rim width is: Rim width 1.5 to 2.5 inches narrower than the tire section width. That gets you an appropriate bulge to keep the tire seated, the sidewall reasonably straight, and the bulge to a minimum for aesthetics. Now on smaller tires that 12 inches that rule changes to around an inch difference. If you need any tire help, just ask, I am the resident tire nut, as I collect tires LOL. First thing I buy after, sometimes before, the tractor, is the tires LOL.
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Posted October 03, 2011 - 04:35 AM

Gibby,great looking tires.
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Posted October 11, 2011 - 07:08 PM

Great looking tires.
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Posted October 11, 2011 - 07:34 PM

I posted a pic in another thread, but figured I'd post one here since this is the thread I started for my new tires. Here's the All Trails mounted up on the SS14.
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They are a little big, but they clear. I don't think I'll be using chains with these, even if I wanted to. I wound up using a set of wide John Deere rims.




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