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TimSullivan    Posted 09-08-2017 at 16:00:51 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
  • front sand tires
  • Hi Mostly using my 48 8N to move sand around on the beach, I have the narrow 3 rib front field tires on it now, and they like to plow if I turn tight. I see 5.5" x 16" rims at a reasonable cost, would this be a good upgrade for the task? What size tires?

    Kirk-NJ    Posted 09-11-2017 at 04:19:29 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
  • Re: front sand tires
  • I would try the 16"rim with 5 rib implement style tires. It might give you a little less cutting into the sand when turning. I wouldn't​ go with an old 16" car or truck tires unless it had a rounded edge. I think a car or truck tire with a square off edge will cut into the sand, I know it will cut in on some soft spots on my lawn.
    Another option maybe knobby 19" motorcycle tires but I think it's still too narrow for you needs.


    Charles(NC)    Posted 09-09-2017 at 10:10:03 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • I have the 5.5X 16 on a 49 that I have and it does real well with these tires while turning in fresh tilled garden soil.I think it would make a big difference while turning to use the breaks as others have said.

    Lynn Patrick    Posted 09-09-2017 at 09:18:46 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • I have a set of 11Lx15" on wagon rims that I had on my 881. Had to mount the rims backwards, but it sure made the tractor look tough!
    Just saying - use your imagination to find something wider!

    John in Mich    Posted 09-08-2017 at 17:37:31 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • Left and right brakes help make turns in sand and snow. Left turn, left brake. Puts more power to the right wheel. Opposite for right turns. I can make a tight turn either direction using the brake pedals and hold the steering wheel straight.
    Proper use if brakes also help with traction in mud and snow. If one wheel slips lightly use that brake to put power to the non-slipping wheel. It is an acquired feel from years doing it.
    I did get stuck in sand once, just going straight. I was pulling a cultipacker with our '51 8N. It was so dusty I could not see the radiator cap. Sand had piled up in front of the cultipacker and did not realize I was not moving forward, just digging holes with the wheels.

    clayton ingmire    Posted 09-08-2017 at 17:26:26 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • could just throw single rib fronts on your rims that's what atv,s use in the sand should track ok also make sure you don,t have the rear end diff locked

    K.LaRue-VA    Posted 09-08-2017 at 19:30:57 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • Wondering how you would lock the diff on a 48 8N?

    JMOR    Posted 09-09-2017 at 03:36:04 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • welder. :)

    clayton ingmire    Posted 09-08-2017 at 20:40:12 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • sorry I should have said IF it has a diff lock I will start driving my own nails in the cross

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