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  1. #11
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    Default Re: Garden Tractor Dual Rear Tires

    Mith, THANKS for the Ag tire input. I was looking at your picture post & I could not agree more. In soft terrain the increased floatation has to be priceless ..&.. looking at your picture post, it makes an eye catching tractor!
    Gotta Go PLAY in the Dirt!!!

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    Default Re: Garden Tractor Dual Rear Tires

    Another thing that I dont think has been mentioned, with duals the width of the tractor is obviosly increased, so the track of the tractor may be wider than any attachments. So back to the origional posters question, if you want to plow with duals, watch your plow is wider than your tractor will be with duals on.

    F100, with the duals and the bright yellow tow-behind mower it sure catches a few eyes

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    Default Re: Garden Tractor Dual Rear Tires

    Well, I'df be remiss if I did not throw in a pic of mine.....
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    Gotta Go PLAY in the Dirt!!!

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    Default Re: Garden Tractor Dual Rear Tires

    Gotts love duals, looking good!

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    Default Re: Garden Tractor Dual Rear Tires

    A few years ago the local Toro dealer was offering a front end loader on the 520i Series Toro and it had a dual wheel setup. They only had one and it sat a LONG time unsold. You might find a dual wheel setup thru them.

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    Default Re: Garden Tractor Dual Rear Tires

    Quote Originally Posted by Dusty
    For plowing snow, the narrower the tire, the better the traction. Wide tires tend to ride up on the snow, whereas the narrow tire will move closer to the pavement. I had very wide tires on my plow truck, and it was always getting stuck. When I put narrow tires on it, I had no more problems. When I plowed with my Bolens HT20, I used chains, and it slipped a lot. Now I snow-blow with a BX22, and it has enough weight in the rear, that it doesn't slip at all. If you need extra weigh, consider a weight box or having the rear tires filled with Rim Guard.
    Dusty
    Found that out back in 71 when I put extra wide tires on my new ford pu.
    Wide fronts make perfect wheel chocks out of mud or snow.
    Great set up for getting hung up and spinning rear wheels.
    Tractors 2003 Kubota BX1500 / 2004 Kubota Bx23 / 2005 Kubota BX1500.
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    South of Canton Ohio L .B

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    Default Re: Garden Tractor Dual Rear Tires

    Quote Originally Posted by F100Panel
    I too have a Simplicity Sunstar albeit rebadged as a Duetz Ultima. LOVE the machine. Before I got that I did do a dual wheel get up on my cheapie MTD 19.5 HP tractor. Traction whent down in the wet. Duals as others stated provide floatation. Dry grass traction did increase/I could climb better. Side Hill stability as others here stated increased DRAMATICALLY!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Drawback- I used the method you referenced & used the wheel wheight holes on the wheels with a 6" pipe spacer with studs welded on to go into the wheel weight holes. The inner wheels started cracking around the lug nuts. For the stability alone I'll refabricate to use the lug bolts but were I doing it for traction I would not spend the time. Currently I'm going to post here inquiring about Ag tires versus tire chains for traction versus lawn damage... With the wide tires on the rear of the Sunstar, any moisture to the grass & all I get is wheel spin unless I engage the differential lock. I'm curious which of the 2 provide better traction without killing a nice lawn. I expect damage with wheel spin but I'd like to avoid lawn damage with turning ect.
    No lawn damage from the AGs on my CC gt 2554 garden tractor.
    Didn't expect any either since the BX23 with AGs don't hurt the lawn either.
    Tractors 2003 Kubota BX1500 / 2004 Kubota Bx23 / 2005 Kubota BX1500.
    Attachments 60'' Front Blade/48'' Rear Tiller/FEL/Back Hoe /
    60'' MMM/Clamp on Forks/48'' MMM
    South of Canton Ohio L .B

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    Default Re: Garden Tractor Dual Rear Tires

    Quote Originally Posted by LBrown59
    No lawn damage from the AGs on my CC gt 2554 garden tractor.
    Didn't expect any either since the BX23 with AGs don't hurt the lawn either.
    Disclaimer: This is one user's experience. Your results may vary, based on one's actual conditions, including user's vehicle weight, terrain, and soil type.


    I don't have any issues with ag tires on my hilly property south a couple hours south of here, but I won't even think about driving with them on my flat mushy land up here.

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    Default Re: Garden Tractor Dual Rear Tires

    Duals do have their advantages, but sometimes the extra width gets in the way. Mine is 11' 3" so it makes it hard to transport, not that a 10,000 pound tractor is easy anyway! When you get it stuck, it really is stuck!!


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    Default Re: Garden Tractor Dual Rear Tires

    Here is the way I made duals work on my Ford 1100 which is a little closer to what this thread is about.



    David from jax
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