Rear Wheels Spaced Out to Full Width

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Rear Wheels Spaced Out to Full Width

Postby Kinabe » Tue Jun 12, 2018 8:22 pm

I've never tried adjusting my rear wheel spacing and just wanted to double check that I can bolt them on in this way.

I have the hub turned to the "out" position (I believe) and the rim on the outside of the hub.

It just seems like the wheel will be too far away from the tractor, but again, I've never seen a Cub set up with this kind of spacing. I've only seen Cubs with the wheels in real close to the fenders.


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Re: Rear Wheels Spaced Out to Full Width

Postby Scrivet » Tue Jun 12, 2018 8:35 pm

It's fine that away just hard to get used to looking at. You can go 2" farther on each side by turning the rim around and putting the outside edge of the lug against the wheel center. You'll want to swap sides with the tires to have the tread going the right direction.

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Re: Rear Wheels Spaced Out to Full Width

Postby clintmo » Tue Jun 12, 2018 8:35 pm

That's definitely a valid option. I run all three of mine that way. My property is all hillside.


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Re: Rear Wheels Spaced Out to Full Width

Postby Glen » Tue Jun 12, 2018 9:47 pm

Below are pages from the 1949 Cub owner's manual showing the wheel spacings. ... age-44.jpg

This would be the right rear wheel in this pic below. ... age-45.jpg

Below is the whole 1949 Cub owner's manual. Your info says your Cub is a 1949.
The experts on here recommend that people read it. The manual has lots of info about operation, maintenance, and lubrication. There is a table of contents on page 1.
The recommendation in it for using motor oil in the Touch Control was replaced later with Hy-Tran fluid, Jim Becker has said. ... index.html

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Re: Rear Wheels Spaced Out to Full Width

Postby John *.?-!.* cub owner » Tue Jun 12, 2018 10:00 pm

My Wagner loader has to be setup that way to clear loader frame work. Also makes it more stable with bucket all the way up (10 ft up). I also have 3 sets of wheel weights though, one set is on the inside.
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