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Rear Wheel Spacing

Postby Barnyard » Thu Apr 23, 2020 9:04 pm

After reading the plow set up thread I replied how to adjust the wheels from 40" to 44". The a photo was posted of the spacing on the tractor that was discussed. Another reply told how to adjust the wheels based on the photo. That answer was different than mine. This caused me to check my spacing again. Yes, mine is also 40". In study the photo posted and my wheels I see where both answers would be correct depending on how the wheels were mounted. I have come to the conclusion that the wheels can be mounted two different ways to attain 40" spacing but one way is not shown in the manual.. Does that sound right?
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Re: Rear Wheel Spacing

Postby MiCarl » Thu Apr 23, 2020 9:12 pm

I think you must be talking about moving the rim from the inside of the center to the outside. That would give you 2" plus the thickness of the center on each side. I don't recall those kind of set ups being in the book.
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Re: Rear Wheel Spacing

Postby Jim Becker » Thu Apr 23, 2020 9:17 pm

Barnyard wrote:. . . Does that sound right?

Yes. There are also 2 ways to get a 52" spacing. Those are in the manual.

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Re: Rear Wheel Spacing

Postby Barnyard » Thu Apr 23, 2020 9:22 pm

Jim Becker wrote:
Barnyard wrote:. . . Does that sound right?

Yes. There are also 2 ways to get a 52" spacing. Those are in the manual.

Thanks Jim, after reading the plow thread I looked at my how to and saw that I had only one pic of the 40" set up (I do have both set ups for the 52") which was the same as posted in the plow thread. Then I checked the manual and only saw one. I guess I need to update my how to so both are shown. That is, whenever I get around to painting another rim and center. :lol:
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Re: Rear Wheel Spacing

Postby Glen » Fri Apr 24, 2020 12:45 am

Hi,
I think maybe the reason IH doesn't show the rim attachments on the inside of the wheel disc for the 40" setting, in the manual, might be because they only wanted the rim attachments on the outside of the disc.

Below is the page from the 1955 Cub operator's manual showing the rear wheel spacings.

http://farmallcub.com/rudi_cub/www.clea ... e%2059.jpg

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Re: Rear Wheel Spacing

Postby Barnyard » Fri Apr 24, 2020 8:52 am

Glen wrote:Hi,
I think maybe the reason IH doesn't show the rim attachments on the inside of the wheel disc for the 40" setting, in the manual, might be because they only wanted the rim attachments on the outside of the disc.

If that were the reason, why do they show them mounted on other configurations?
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Re: Rear Wheel Spacing

Postby Jim Becker » Fri Apr 24, 2020 9:50 am

Maybe they didn't want to suggest maneuvering the lugs to the inside of the disk with the limited space between the disk and fender. With the disk turned out, there is more room for the twisting and wiggling.


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