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tire size

Posted by markd3682 Mass (My Page) on
Sat, Jun 19, 10 at 12:53

Can someone tell me what size tire that I can put on an early 70's Troy Bilt 6 h.p. Horse tiller. I bought 4.80-8 but the guy putting them on says I need 4.80-400-7.

The wheels are the spoke/split type. Is it easier to change both the wheels and tires to the 8 inch solid type? Or find tires and tubes? It has the turf style tires right now and I want the lug style.



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RE: tire size

I wasn't aware of any tires coming in a 7 inch size but if that's the case, then I'd contact some of the sellers on e-Bay, such as Rustybore or Miller tire. Those guys are the Pro's and can tell you quickly if that is a correct tire size or not. They can also tell you what tread patterns are available. That will help you decide whether switching to an 8" rim size is necessary.

All that said though, if these wheels are not powered by the engine, then tread pattern isn't relevant.

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