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Tractor Tire Weights, Radials
You can improve the ride and safety of your smaller tractor with truck tires and parts, according to a British Columbia farmer.
Ernest Ivany, Lister, put 750 by 16 radial truck tires, filled with 12 psi, on the front of his Massey Ferguson 245 tractor. He then attached a crown gear off the rear of a Kenworth truck to each of the front wheels.
"The wheels give a Cadillac ride. Unbelievable what a difference they make. You have to try it to believe it. Crown gears work great as front wheel weights and are an important safety factor. They should never have been discontinued by tractor manufacturers. All smaller tractors need them unless they have a bucket in front. The front wheel weights, as well as the truck radials, reduce undue wear on steering components," says Ivany.

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1987 - Volume #11, Issue #3