Craftsman DGS 6500
I currently have a 2003 Craftsman GT5000 Garden Tractor (25 hp, 48" deck) and am looking to purchase a new Craftsman DGS 6500 Model # 28848 Garden Tractor (24 hp, 48" deck). Judging by the picture online it looks exactly like the GT5000. I'm perplexed though. My GT5000 has 16x6.5x8in front tires and 23x10.5x12in rear tires. SearsÂ website specs indicates the DGS 6500 has 16x6.5x6in front and 23x10.5x8in rears. This doesn't sound right; I think it might be a typo. How could their largest garden tractor have such small rims? I went to the local Sears Hardware to look at their product book and what do you know; it only lists the tire size w/o the last rim size number. I called a couple local Sears stores to see if they had any floor models that I could look at. They didn't. The reason I need to know is that I want to be able to use the chains and wheel weights from my old tractor on the new one but won't be able to if the rims are different. Does anyone out there have the DGS 6500 model #28848? If you do, please respond with the tire sizes that are on your tractor. Thanks.