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One of my front rims are bent. Looks like some one had one of the older tire machines and didnt deflate the tire before the shoe came up from the bottom. So one of my front 16" rims has a 2" wiggle in it. Yes it adds character to the tractor for parades.

Steiner has the best price so far at about $79. Yet I only want one for $30. Am I dreaming?


(no I did not want to post this in the buy/sell area)
 

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Lovesthedrive said:
One of my front rims are bent. Looks like some one had one of the older tire machines and didnt deflate the tire before the shoe came up from the bottom. So one of my front 16" rims has a 2" wiggle in it. Yes it adds character to the tractor for parades.

Steiner has the best price so far at about $79. Yet I only want one for $30. Am I dreaming?


(no I did not want to post this in the buy/sell area)
30 dollar John Deere wheel.....whats that??? never heard of one :shock:
 

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Well it was a shot in the dark. It is all my budget will allow.

I took my tractor over to a neighbor whom said the chipping paint was a cracked rim (I tend to think he was cracked). So I took the chipped paint down to steel. No cracks, I might try a shim on the hub to straighten the wheel. Now the bent rim his a shiny coat of yellow on it, making the other front wheel look like mud. Guess I need to paint the other rim tomorrow. Who knows, maybe I will post a vid of the bent rim.

Nice thing is, my rusty snow plow is turning John Deere yellow from the extra paint from the wheel. Once you mix the paint with hardener, you cant just put it back in the can.
 

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Before I would spend hours trying to fix it, I would just buy another one. I have an extra one, but it is the slotted style, not the solid.
 

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i know ford tractors use common 6 bolt implement rims on most stuff 48 and up.

I believe the rims on my jdB are the same bolt pattern.. looking at them anyway..
 

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try and bolt it first. I had some 6 lug trailer rims I tried swapping once. Turned out the lug centers were off quite a bit. One axle was 5.75 while the other was 5.875, neither one would get close enough.
 

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BruceG34 said:
There is a set on Ebay they want $50 to ship them.
You mean the ones from Mcgrewtractors? Yeah I called Rich on that. He said that the rims had broken holes or the rims are abused. The ones with the tires still on, was because they would damage the rim trying to get the tire off. Mostly they are selling scrap for high prices, instead of throwing them to a scrap yard.
 

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Some one on another board said to leave it the way it is. Agricultural rims seldom run true. If anything it helps add to the peculiarity of the tractor.

So be it.
 

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I was at a tractor show today in Orrington. They said if anything put the rim on so the depression points toward the tractor frame. Allowing more space for the 700-16s I have.
 
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