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Al C.

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About Al C.

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  • Birthday 03/15/1956

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  • tractors
    1967 T 1067, 1982 SK-486
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    T 1067

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    Hudson / Ohio 44236

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  1. 314-8 Rear turf tire size options

  2. 314-8 Rear turf tire size options

    Here is the comparison. 7.5 inch on the right, 10.5 inch on the left - both on the same size Wheel.
  3. 314-8 Rear turf tire size options

    I just replaced the 36 year old 22x7.5x12 on my Wheel Horse SK-486 with 23x10.5x12 Hi Run 4-Plys from Tractor Supply. They fit fine - no problem. Look great. Excellent traction. Suggestion, have your local tire shop mount them. I struggled for three hours with no results. The auto shop did both of them in a half hour for $20.
  4. Generation Gap

    The SK-486 has 1,362 hours on its meter. Doesn’t break a sweat mowing or pulling. Spindles purr like a cat. Doesn’t cough or smoke. I wonder how the orange brand will run when it passes 1,300 hours?
  5. Generation Gap

    I agree. The Wheel Horse will probably lose because it has a manual transmission, two shifters, and a clutch. What are those ... ?!
  6. Generation Gap

    Yesterday I was at Lowe’s checking out what’s new for Spring around the Great Lakes. I was looking at the specs on some lawn equipment when a sales person approached me to promote the top of the line Husqvarna. After a minute I stopped him and told him I already have two horses that work on my lawn. He laughed as if I was making a joke of his pitch. So, I pulled out the iPhone and showed him a picture. His reaction ... “what is that!”. Hard to even explain the difference to a young person.
  7. New rear tire recommendation ...

    Well, a month has gone by - a lot of research and shopping. I settled on a pair of Hi-Run 4-ply Turf Tires 23.5x10.5-12 from Tractor Supply. They were a little pricey - $95/per - but I’m really happy with them. The old tires were 36 year old originals 22.5x7.5-12. Worked a couple hours to change them myself - couldn’t even break the bead. Took them to our local tire place. They did them both in 30 minutes for $20. I want to thank everyone for the advice. Like I said, I am really happy with the outcome!
  8. Thanks everyone! Had a great birthday! I've been away visiting the Wind City for St. Pat's day. They take their Irish pretty seriously!
  9. New rear tire recommendation ...

    I want to thank everyone for sharing their experience and suggestions. It’s overwhelming the positive response and helpful information members can get here. This is the best place on the internet for practical problem solving. Owning a Wheel Horse is worth whatever it’s cost, if only for the common sense and experience we have access to on the wheelhorseforum. Thanks!! Oh, I’m going with the six ply ags. Will look at foam if 6-ply fails to do the trick.
  10. New rear tire recommendation ...

    Talking about foam - what about filling the old back tires with Fix-a-Flat tire sealant?
  11. New rear tire recommendation ...

    Looks like it will do the trick! Very thick because of the wide tread. Who is the Brand/Manufacturer?
  12. New rear tire recommendation ...

    Thanks for your recommendations!! Does an Ag versus Turf tire make a difference? Will either one be more durable/thorn-resistant?
  13. Our property is boardered by a hedge of old OSage Orange trees. These trees have thorns that are easily 3/4 inch long and as sharp as needles. Even though I keep the yard clean, every year I manage to pickup one or two of the penetrating menaces in my tractor tires. It’s time for me to replace the 35 year old rear tires on my SK486. The original tires are 22x9.5. I want to move up to 23x10.5. I’m also interested in tires that are more resistant to the Osage Orange thorns. Are there any ideas of what I should be looking at? Thanks!
  14. 1991 520

    What size deck? Is finish original? Power steering?