I notice in your photo that they appear to have a little drain hole there now, perhaps to help overcome this problem?
.. The front wheels in no way stabilize the tractor no matter the width because the whole axle pivots...
I read your Price Check comparison and now this post. You have included some super information on key factors to help us make good buying decisions!
I am also looking at the CK2610 as a replacement for my old Yanmar. Long story short, I MUST have Ag tires. I also must be able to adjust them as wide as possible. When I review various pieces of literature on the CK2610 it show Ag tire widths. However, some of the information seems contradictory to each other. For example, the brochure shows 44" front width and 51" rear widths with Ag. tires. Then, another piece of on-line literature uses those same numbers but lists them as "min." width...which I suspect means "minimum" and you can adjust the Ag. wheels wider...?...maybe? I guess we have all shared that sometimes the data on tractor literature is inconsistent.
Since you have the Ag. tires, could you possibly share your current Ag tires outside edge tire width for the front and rear? Then, could you look at your rear wheels and see if they are 2 piece and let me know if you think they could be disassembled and reassembled to create a wider Ag rear tire? I don't think the front are 2 pieces but they may be able to be turned "inside out" and remount the tire to create a wider front stance. yes, I am aware that the rear tire/wheel width is more important for stability on hills but having the front wide as possible just seems to help make me less anxious too.
I don't want to take away from your OP so if you would prefer I start this in a new thread just let me know and I will delete it. Just thought it may be good to have this ag tire width info available for all in your very comprehensive post.
owner's manual states to centerline of rim 44.33 inches
measured to outside of front tires: 52.63 inches
Owner's manual states two numbers:
Centerline of rims: 43.38 inches
Outside of rims/tires: 54.52 inches
Measured outside of tires: 56.0 inches.
Hope that helps, let me know if you need another dimension. Toukow
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