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    Default Rim - Wheel - Tire B6100

    Does anyone know if there is a universal company/supplier with rims that would fit a B6100D? I'm looking to put Carlisle Multi-trac C/S tires on it. Here are two plans.

    OEM --- Carlisle
    F 20.5x8.00-10 20x10.00-10 (Rim 10"D x 8.0"W 4x4" 2.5" pilot)
    R 27.0x8.50-15 26x12.00-12 (Rim 12"D x 8.5"W 6x6" 4.0" pilot)

    OEM --- Carlisle
    F 20.5x8.00-10 23x 8.50-12 (Rim 12"D x 7.0"W 4x4" 2.5" pilot)
    R 27.0x8.50-15 29x12.50-15 (Rim 15"D x 10.0"W 6x6" 4.0" pilot)

    Both plans keep close to the required front to rear ratio.

    Where do I find simple steel rims?
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    Default Re: Rim - Wheel - Tire B6100

    Look at the Firestone, Goodyear and Budd wheel home pages

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    Default Re: Rim - Wheel - Tire B6100

    Thanks Leonz. Still no joy. You'd think there would be a nice collection of rim sizes to choose from (with the required details).
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    Default Re: Rim - Wheel - Tire B6100

    You will find on your current rims on the bead edge steel the indentification stamping of the manufacturer and you should be
    able to contact them with no trouble.

    I would also contact the folks at Tall Tires by Keltgens, Inc. as they get into all sorts of crazy sizes and they can help you or direct you to a rim manufacturer.

    kubota was buying rims from either firestone or good year or both as they
    mount the tires and rims here as well.

    You can also check with www.specialtytireandrim.com in palmetto
    and scot should be able to help you are at least point you in the right direction.

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    Default Re: Rim - Wheel - Tire B6100

    Leonz,

    Thanks. Here's a workable plan so far.

    Front
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    Rim Carlisle 12x7 4on4" Pilot 2.8" Jed's Wholesale Tire (Ebay) $37 EA

    Tire Carlisle Multi-Trac C/S 23x8.5-12 PN:574372 Still finding best price

    Rear
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    Rim Titan (Armstrong) 15x10 6on6" PN:W50534 midwestwheel $56 tractorpartmart $94

    Tire Carlisle Multi-Trac C/S 29x12.5-15 PN:560478 Still finding best price.

    Both rims require a small ring since pilot holes are too big (easy fix). I have no idea if this will work yet, but at least it's not as bad as everyone made it sound.

    Edit

    I just rechecked (or actually checked) and the pilot diameters above are actually perfect for the kubota.
    Last edited by nostep; 05-30-2011 at 07:18 PM. Reason: Correction
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    Default Re: Rim - Wheel - Tire B6100

    Pleaswe check with the folks at frey the wheel man about these desired rims as well they sell rims and supplies all over the north east as well.

    Just make sure you buy a small tub of Frey Lube from Frey The Wheel Man as you will have zero issues mounting and demounting the tires if you do it your self.

    The Frey lube is great rust inhibitor when mating the wheel disc to the hubs
    and it is much less messy than any never sieze compound as you can lay it on thick and it keps out rust on the mating surfaces and lug nuts and studs as well.

    Just be sure to use the lubed torque values for tightening when you reinstall

    I am sure Frey has a dealer in Buffalo but you can also get it from the shop in Elmira, New York too.

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    Default Re: Rim - Wheel - Tire B6100

    There is a wheels and rims web site with ALL that stuff, I just don't have it bookmarked on THIS computer.
    Links to it have been posted on TBN fairly recently.

    It has all the details of the inner "plates" i.e. bolt hole number, size and circle diameter, middle hole diameter, offset, etc.
    They say they can make up any "inner" to your specs, i.e. drill blanks to order.

    There is another table of the rim "outers" (-:

    These are industry standard sizes and as I recall there is at least SOME guidance on what fits what.

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    Default Re: Rim - Wheel - Tire B6100

    Thanks all. I hope to be able to do something about the tires soon. In the last few years it was no problem cutting the neighborhood common grass as the ground underneath was like concrete. Now it's like a swamp (with no end in sight for the rain). The big fat turf tires would be great to have right now.
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    Default Re: Rim - Wheel - Tire B6100

    Save you money and use snow chains
    if you have them, yes I am serious as
    the ground is so bad you will not win
    anything with the high floatation turfs
    other than loosing traction and digging
    parallel trenches now that I understand
    what you are up against.

    You can always flatten it with a heavy roller
    with the kubota when it is a bit drier.

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    Default Re: Rim - Wheel - Tire B6100

    Sorry, swamp was pretty strong. More like really wet residential grass. Michigan just completed it's second wettest spring in history.

    After about 4 days of no rain, back to normal mowing with the AGs :-)
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