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M rear tire size

Postby gitractorman » Mon Sep 09, 2019 7:18 am

I just picked up a pair of 6.5x16 tie ribs for the front of my M. What is the best size to go with on the rear? I think mine are 13.6x38 now and they’re shot, rims are rusted thru, etc. I was hoping to go just a little bigger in the rear, but not massive. Where’s the best place to get rims and tires?

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Re: M rear tire size

Postby tinnerjohn » Mon Sep 09, 2019 11:49 am

Most M's around here ran/run 15.5's, some 16.9's. Miller Tire in Wauseon is the first place that comes to mind if you wanted to have them shipped in. Not sure about your area, but I'd try local tire shops. Any shop that handles commercial/construction tires should be able to fix you up. John

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Re: M rear tire size

Postby Urbish » Mon Sep 09, 2019 12:31 pm

I just put a pair of 13.6-38s on my Farmall H. They look great on the H. I would think for an M you'd want to go up at least one size (15.5-38). M.E. Miller Tire (http://www.millertire.com) is a good resource to at least price compare to. Shipping can be rough on a big set of tires. So you are better off if you can find them local at an Ag Tire shop.
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Re: M rear tire size

Postby Don McCombs » Mon Sep 09, 2019 1:11 pm

If considering Miller Tire, they will deliver to a number of shows at no cost. Check their web site.
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Re: M rear tire size

Postby Eugene » Mon Sep 09, 2019 6:07 pm

Rims, check with any near by tractor salvage yards. You will probably have to inspect and is usable, remove yourself.

And, rims can be repaired is not beyond salvage.
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Re: M rear tire size

Postby v w » Tue Sep 10, 2019 6:23 am

You might want to find someone who knows a whole lot more than I as to the size of the tire and the size of the rims. I have no idea the max size tire that would fit the original rims. A 1939 H would have had a 10-38 and in 1951 an M I think would have had an 11-38. Dad had his 51 made with 12-38s. Super M's were on 12-38s and I personally know that wheel spin was easy. Larger tires would be nice and an M has power enough to handle them. Vern

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Re: M rear tire size

Postby Urbish » Tue Sep 10, 2019 6:46 am

This post on YT shows photos of 15.5-38's and 14.9-38's for comparison. Upon further reflection, I think the 14.9-38's look more authentic. The 15.5's make it look like a pulling tractor (borderline massive, as you described it). But do whatever you like, it's your tractor! Also, you'll need some pretty wide rims to handle those 15.5's.

https://www.yesterdaystractors.com/cgi-bin/viewit.cgi?bd=farmall&th=1010925

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Re: M rear tire size

Postby Larry in WNY » Fri Oct 11, 2019 12:29 pm

My M has 14 9x38 rear tires
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