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Seeking tire&wheel size suggestion 2 save lawn

Postby rick 48 cub » Tue Oct 20, 2020 12:40 pm

Hello, do u have any front wheel and tire suggestions so that my cub does not dig in during turns (I am differential braking) and so I do not compact soil as much. I am thinking a wider tire with little or no tread might work. I want 2 have the same outside diameter as the original front cub wheels. Thanks! Rick
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Re: Seeking tire&wheel size suggestion 2 save lawn

Postby tmays » Tue Oct 20, 2020 7:32 pm

Can get turf tires for the rear and 5 rib implement style tires for the front or trailer tires for the front. All in original sizes.
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Re: Seeking tire&wheel size suggestion 2 save lawn

Postby Gary S. » Tue Oct 20, 2020 10:13 pm

Carlisle AG are probably the smoothest you will find. They look deeper in these pictures than in real life. I'm on my second set in 30 years- I'm thinking after replacing them this year I won't need to worry about the next set :lol: I can get a picture of them tomorrow. https://www.amazon.com/Carlisle-Farm-Sp ... 1VA54NYXGX

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Re: Seeking tire&wheel size suggestion 2 save lawn

Postby Glen » Wed Oct 21, 2020 12:00 am

Hi,
Industrial tread tires were available on Cubs. Below are pages from the 1965 Cub and LoBoy operator's manual showing them.
The 1st page shows the front tires, in the lower right table. They are called I 1 tread, Rib Implement tread tires.

http://farmallcub.com/rudi_cub/www.clea ... age-49.jpg

The 2nd page shows the rear tires, in the table.
They are R 3 tread.

http://farmallcub.com/rudi_cub/www.clea ... age-50.jpg

Below is a page from the Cub parts manual showing the Industrial tires on a LoBoy, it is the top pic on the page.

http://www.farmallcub.info/manuals/cub_ ... 000-14.jpg

If you have 3 rib tires on the front now, and change to the rib implement tires, you may find that the Cub doesn't turn as good. I think the rib implement tires on the front slide more when turning.

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Re: Seeking tire&wheel size suggestion 2 save lawn

Postby Urbish » Wed Oct 21, 2020 5:29 am

Some fellas put trailer tires on the front of their Cubs.

I know you were asking about front tires. Here is the Carlisle Turf Pro in 9.5-24. It has a modern turf pattern and is easy on the lawn.

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Re: Seeking tire&wheel size suggestion 2 save lawn

Postby inairam » Wed Oct 21, 2020 6:38 am

Here is a post about some options for the rear. I like the Carlisle as well viewtopic.php?f=1&t=106764

The implement tires are very nice on the turf. You will want to switch back for the three ribs for snow plowing if you do that with the cub. Trailer tires will work. If look for a 5 x 4.5" bolt circle a lot of rear garden tractor wheels/ tires will work giving you a larger footprint and lower load on the turf.
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Re: Seeking tire&wheel size suggestion 2 save lawn

Postby Matt Kirsch » Wed Oct 21, 2020 7:43 am

Unfortunately, if you're turning so sharply that you're using the brakes to assist you, no tire is going to prevent the front wheels from cutting up the lawn. This is because the wheel is sliding sideways more than it is rolling. I ran into this myself when I was mowing my parents' lawn with my Cub. Mowing around trees would leave rings around the trees on the ground from the front wheels sliding, and those were trailer tires.

The only solution to not cut up the lawn is to not turn as sharply.

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Re: Seeking tire&wheel size suggestion 2 save lawn

Postby Gary Dotson » Wed Oct 21, 2020 8:27 am

I agree with Matt's comments but if I were looking for a kinder, more gentle tire, in the original size, I would look into the 7 rib implement tires, Carlisle or whatever you can find. My second choice would be the trailer tires, in a low ply rating. (softer)

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Re: Seeking tire&wheel size suggestion 2 save lawn

Postby Lt.Mike » Wed Oct 21, 2020 12:28 pm

rick 48 cub wrote:Hello, do u have any front wheel and tire suggestions so that my cub does not dig in during turns (I am differential braking) Rick

I have three rib front tires on all my tractors and they don’t hurt the lawn but one did dig in during turns. It had an alignment issue which made it pigeon toed. Putting a tape measure to the middle center of the tread of left and right front wheels showed a 2” difference between the middle front and the middle rear of the tires.
I adjusted The front tierods until they were both equal. Now it turns nicely and doesn’t tear up the lawn.
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Re: Seeking tire&wheel size suggestion 2 save lawn

Postby outdoors4evr » Thu Oct 22, 2020 6:22 am

Why not use turf tires? The numbered series tractors use a turf tire on the front that is size 8x10. These are about the size of a normal lawn tractor rear tire for a cheap alternative. These don't scratch up the grass when turning (even with brake usage).

Here is a thread on tire sizes for the numbered series.
viewtopic.php?t=79634
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Re: Seeking tire&wheel size suggestion 2 save lawn

Postby Eugene » Thu Oct 22, 2020 9:00 am

If you have a lawn tractor, riding lawn mower, use it for close mowing and the Cub farm tractor for larger areas.

Our Cub Cadets make tighter turns than either my 154 or standard Cub.

Flail mower off sets about 18" to the right of the tractor. Wider softer turns.

I don't see purchasing another set of tires just for lawn mowing.
I have an excuse. CRS.

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Re: Seeking tire&wheel size suggestion 2 save lawn

Postby Gary S. » Thu Oct 22, 2020 11:54 am

Eugene wrote:I don't see purchasing another set of tires just for lawn mowing.


That would be just silly - you need to get the whole tractor :lol:

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Re: Seeking tire&wheel size suggestion 2 save lawn

Postby Eugene » Thu Oct 22, 2020 2:08 pm

Gary S. wrote:
Eugene wrote:I don't see purchasing another set of tires just for lawn mowing.

That would be just silly - you need to get the whole tractor :lol:
Yup. I need another tractor. A bigger one. Wouldn't be for mowing lawns.

And besides that, I would have a hard time convincing my business partner and chief financial officer, ((wife)), to fund another tractor.
I have an excuse. CRS.

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Re: Seeking tire&wheel size suggestion 2 save lawn

Postby inairam » Thu Oct 22, 2020 3:11 pm

Gary S. wrote:
Eugene wrote:I don't see purchasing another set of tires just for lawn mowing.


That would be just silly - you need to get the whole tractor :lol:


When in doubt buy another tool or buy another tractor and some times buy both.
When you only have 9 horsepower you need to know the names of all of the ponies!

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Re: Seeking tire&wheel size suggestion 2 save lawn

Postby Gary S. » Mon Oct 26, 2020 12:40 pm

inairam wrote:
Gary S. wrote:
Eugene wrote:I don't see purchasing another set of tires just for lawn mowing.


That would be just silly - you need to get the whole tractor :lol:


When in doubt buy another tool or buy another tractor and some times buy both.


That should read- Sometimes when in doubt buy both :lol:


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