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flotation tires for front

Postby rick 48 cub » Wed Jan 21, 2015 9:00 am

Hi all, please suggest front tire type/size to minimize soil compaction and not dig in on tight turns.

Also, where is a good place to purchase them?

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Re: flotation tires for front

Postby Eugene » Wed Jan 21, 2015 9:06 am

Check your local small engine shop. Thinking a lot of garden tractor rear rims and tires will fit the standard Cub's front end. Have to measure the rim's off set.

Some folks use trailer tires mounted on Cub's standard rims.
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Re: flotation tires for front

Postby ScottyD'sdad » Wed Jan 21, 2015 9:37 am

Wider front tires cause harder steering.
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Re: flotation tires for front

Postby John *.?-!.* cub owner » Wed Jan 21, 2015 9:41 am

I use 4.80x12 boat trailer tires on my mowing tractor. They don't sink in as much as the ribbed tires, nor do they make marks o a sharp turns. The chain tire stores seem to be the best place to get them, last I heard they were $28 apiece mounted at our local Plaza Tire store.
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Re: flotation tires for front

Postby Papa's Cub » Wed Jan 21, 2015 10:27 am

The last front tires I purchased was at a Sam's Club store. If I recall correctly they were 12" and cost $12.00 or $13.00. Never hurts to shop around. Tom.
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Re: flotation tires for front

Postby Eugene » Wed Jan 21, 2015 11:45 am

I would have to double check but I think my 154 has 20 X 8:00 X 10 flotation tires on the front. They don't steer hard.

Don't think a 12" floatation tire would steer any harder than a 3 ribbed tire.
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Re: flotation tires for front

Postby Mortgaged » Wed Jan 21, 2015 12:14 pm

The tires from a 154, 184, 185 will bolt right up to the F-Cub and they steer very easily. Should be easy enough to find?

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Re: flotation tires for front

Postby BigBill » Wed Jan 21, 2015 4:07 pm

With the wider tires on the front or anything with no power steering you only turn the steering wheel when the tractor is moving.

I had a '73 4x4 truck with 1100-15"
Tires and no power steering. My Popeye arms are the proof of it.
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Re: flotation tires for front

Postby ScottyD'sdad » Wed Jan 21, 2015 4:20 pm

Eugene wrote:I would have to double check but I think my 154 has 20 X 8:00 X 10 flotation tires on the front. They don't steer hard.

Don't think a 12" floatation tire would steer any harder than a 3 ribbed tire.

Borrow a set, and try it!
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Re: flotation tires for front

Postby SONNY » Thu Jan 29, 2015 3:18 pm

I will trade ya for a matched/like new fat fronts even up for your skinny fronts!-- be warned,--just don't drive on soft ground then do a hard turn! YA kills the motor an goes in to the axle! thanks; sonny
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Re: flotation tires for front

Postby sdurnal » Fri Jan 30, 2015 11:47 am

Been thinking about that myself. I have an extra set of CC rears to try, but with the offset, will need to squeeze the axle all the way in to get within the cutting width of the belly mower. Then, will I need to swap back to plow? If yes, probably won't be worth it. (plus the axle and bent tie rod haven't been moved since old shep was a pup)
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Re: flotation tires for front

Postby SONNY » Mon Feb 02, 2015 7:02 pm

cc rears is what mine has and even with axle full in /it wont be inside the 59 mower !---mine came with new woods 59 mower that I put on my 185 and just use this cub for butt buggy and to grade with (blade under the tractor!) ----tractor not good for anything else! thanks; sonny
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Re: flotation tires for front

Postby sdurnal » Tue Feb 03, 2015 7:48 am

Sonny, Do you, or anyone, know if the narrower rear cc wheels will fit inside the 60" deck? I have the 23 X 10.50 X 12.
6" perhaps?
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Re: flotation tires for front

Postby SONNY » Tue Feb 03, 2015 11:33 am

mine are 23x10.50-12 and wide rims. don't have any narrow cc here to do a test fit with. thanks; sonny
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Re: flotation tires for front

Postby hschwartz3 » Tue Feb 03, 2015 6:38 pm

I had a set of 6-12 cub cadet rear tires on the front of mine for a while. Fit like they belonged there. The problem with the 6-12 tires are that they are expensive now and if you find any decent old ones, they're too old and wont last long. Is why I don't have them on the front of my tractor any longer. I did like the way they steered and stayed on top of the mud. I thought I had more pictures, this is all I can find right now.

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