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PostSubject: What are people using for front rims?   Front - What are people using for front rims? Icon_minitimeTue Oct 09, 2012 9:50 am

I was wondering what everyone is using for front rims? I was trying to find some 8 inch rims, but they don't seem to have bearings. (Rear) I was thinking about installing a grease zerk and filling the keyway in with jb weld or something.
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PostSubject: Re: What are people using for front rims?   Front - What are people using for front rims? Icon_minitimeTue Oct 09, 2012 12:33 pm

Filling the keyway is not neccessary,but go ahead and do it if you you have the time. Grease zerks are a must. I have been using 8" fronts from big MTD tractors , they have bushings and zerks. The rims from old cub cadets, sears, case, john deere, and others will have 8" bearing style front rims. Most older tractors with 12" bolt on rear wheels will have 8" fronts.
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PostSubject: Re: What are people using for front rims?   Front - What are people using for front rims? Icon_minitimeThu Oct 11, 2012 10:09 am

Thanks, that is what I wanted to know.
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try looking at northern tools and check ebay look at go cart rims thats what i use and they work really good cause they have high speed bearings
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PostSubject: Re: What are people using for front rims?   Front - What are people using for front rims? Icon_minitimeMon Oct 29, 2012 7:42 pm

If its for plain regular running around thru the swamp/trails - stock rear wheels should be fine - a grease zerk could be fitted if its drilled and tapped.

If its for some high speed running around , definitely berings in the front hubs, not to mention making sure the wheels are locked on ( so wont come off) - when i was building a fast mod, i invested in some tapered bering hubs ( like on cars) for the front and some 4 bolt golf karts wheels - mine were like $40 each from northern tools - i bot some smaller hubs for 6" rims for another mod tractor - they were plain roller berings and a lil cheeper.
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PostSubject: Re: What are people using for front rims?   Front - What are people using for front rims? Icon_minitimeSat Dec 14, 2013 2:43 am

I use my stock wheels and tires and made and a axle for it and it works just fine. It's been that way for about a year now.
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PostSubject: Re: What are people using for front rims?   Front - What are people using for front rims? Icon_minitimeSat Dec 14, 2013 10:53 am

Check out my build thread, I have pics on my front hubs. I run 4.80x4x8 trailer tires at the moment. going to rear rim style soon with some 16-18" tires
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PostSubject: Re: What are people using for front rims?   Front - What are people using for front rims? Icon_minitimeSat Dec 14, 2013 12:28 pm

Thread from the dead! LOL

I welded Posi-Lube trailer spindles in pace of the factory spindles. Then, triler hubs with a 4-on-4 pattern, which allows the use of any trailer wheels. In this case, I'm using 4.80x4.00-8 (16") snowblower meat.

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PostSubject: Re: What are people using for front rims?   Front - What are people using for front rims? Icon_minitimeSat Dec 14, 2013 6:36 pm

JD/ Cub Cadet Stock rims with the 3/4" shapered ball bearings.

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