Thu Mar 15, 2007 10:50 pm
I have a 1940 H that has the front rims with loops to bolt onto the hubs. The 1943 H has blank rims that are mounted with what I once heard a guy call "wedgies." What I'm wondering is if there were certain ranges by year or SN that IH used the different rims? I don't put much stock in what I find on the 40, its kind of a frankenstein that runs real good. The 1943 is quite original and has been taken care of way better. I figure that it has the original pedestal and hubs with original-style rims. I also would like to know if there is a difference in value. I have another set of hubs for loop-style rims. Thanks, Trent.
Fri Mar 16, 2007 7:31 am
The loop-style seems to be more common on later tractors, seems like most prior to 44/45 or so are more likely to have the wedge-type wheels. I think both were available from day 1, the loop style being optional
Fri Mar 16, 2007 8:41 am
If you use the wedge style front rims, make sure to keep the clap bolts tight, especially if using something that puts a lot of weight on the front wheels such as a cultivator or loader. If they become even a little loose, the rims will work around the circle and shear the valve stem on a clamp. Only one guess as to how I know.
Fri Mar 16, 2007 10:38 am
The loop style are called "adjustable wheels" I believe, and were standard from around 1950 or so.
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