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#31 wvbuzzmaster OFFLINE  

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Posted November 29, 2011 - 09:34 PM

Great deal Ray. Only have one question... what will you do about lugs? Will you have lugs on them even?
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Posted November 30, 2011 - 05:36 AM

..... GOOD NEWS .....

Last week there was a set of wheel extensions for this style of rear wheels on ebay.
Two guys got into a bidding war and drove the price way up so I didn't bid on them.

That got me thinking and I remembered that I had seen a set like those last summer at a local tractor swap meet.
This weekend I did some calling around and found out who had them.
The guy still had them and at a much more reasonable price so I went over to his place this morning and picked them up.

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My Fordson had the same thing,bolt-on extension rims.
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Posted November 30, 2011 - 11:01 AM

So those just bolt on and make the wheels wider? Cool!

Yes .. they will widen the rear wheels out to 8 inch.


Only have one question... what will you do about lugs? Will you have lugs on them even?

This is something that I've had to give a lot of thought to.
I wasn't planning on using lugs like they had originally.
The lugs really chew up the ground and they make the wheels bounce up and down as they rotate from lug to lug.
I bought 40 foot of this 1 inch wide channel that I'm going to make traction cleats out of.

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Initially, I was going to mount the cleats at an angle like on this tractor.

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Then I realized that would make it hard to load the tractor.
The ramp on my trailer has angle iron cross bars welded to it for the crawler cleats to grip to.
If the tractor cleats are mounted at an angle, they will slip on the cross bars on the ramp.

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The tractor wheels have mounting holes spaced at 2-3/8 inch center to center.
I'm going to mount a cleat straight across the wheel at every set of mounting holes.
This will make the top edge of each cleat spaced at 1 inch with a space of 1-3/8 inch between cleats.
That should make the ground contact close enough that the wheels should run fairly smooth even on a hard surface and be able to grip the ramp bars easily.

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Posted November 30, 2011 - 11:11 AM

Looks like a whole lot of cutting and drilling will be going on there. Should help with the ride on that spacing, especially on a hard surface.
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Posted November 30, 2011 - 04:12 PM

Wow Ray, you are going to have to set up a metal saw with a stop block to get the lengths all the same, and then use a jig on the drill press or something. You will have a lot of work in that, you may want to skip holes when you first do it just so you can keep your sanity LOL.
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Posted August 28, 2016 - 09:08 AM

Next phase of the project can be found here
http://gardentractor...shaw-du-all-12/




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