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Nathan elifritz

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I want to put bigger tires on my 128 but I want to make sure they will work so I figured I'd check with you guys. I want to put some 12x12 rims with 6+6 offset with 26x12x12 tires. Here are the links to what I want to purchase. I'm also looking for advice on front tires if anyone has recommendations.
 

mgwin

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Welcome to the forum Nathan!
Size rims and tires depends on what you plan on doing. For plowing, a 23x8.50-12 works great. Not sure if a 26x12-12 will fit under the fenders. It would leave a wide compressed track in the garden too.
Like I said, it depends on what you had in mind for the tractor.
 

Bret McFarland

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You could also try 24x12-12s to fit under your fenders, I have them on my 782 which took 23x12s stock — you probably would need spacers to clear the inside of the fenderwell, you’d have to measure. But they work great for me and would look very cool.
 

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Bigger tires will make you go faster too! If you raise the fender pan it may not go in R or 2nd as it may hit the opening in the fender pan.
 

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/\ a hydro wouldn’t have that problem...
 

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Hard to make any suggestions without knowing what you are planning to do with the tractor. I will say that for a working tractor, those aluminum wheels are a poor choice, as is radically increasing the tire size. All else remaining constant, you'll have worse traction with a wider tire. I wouldn't go with the wider tire unless you need flotation for some reason. Also, FYI, those versa-turfs, which I have not personally tried but have heard good things about, are available in 23x8.50-12.
 

mgonitzke

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Hmmmm …the puller guys may not agree with that

There are a lot of different tradeoffs being made there to make them perform as best as possible under a very narrow set of conditions. A setup that works good with lots of power on a packed track, cut tires, etc would not work well plowing a field.

Seriously, you might be amazed how well a tractor with 6-12 rear tires will do with the same amount of weight as another with wider but otherwise similar tires.
 
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