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post #16 of 38 Old 09-09-2019, 02:13 PM Thread Starter
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Re: 16G Professional

I have one front tire that won't hold air. I checked it out and there are 4 holes in it. It's junk. My fronts are 18X8.50X8. From what I've seen in the manuals it looks like the fronts were supposed to be 16X8.50X8. True?
They clear and all, but barely. It's very close on the sidewall to the axle tie rod arm, but doesn't seem to hit. On the other side the tire is in good shape. They are both Carlisle Turf Mates. Opinions on front tires on 16G?
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They are both Carlisle Turf Mates. Opinions on front tires on 16G?
I have these on three tractors and like them. Carlisle Turf Master


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I have one front tire that won't hold air. I checked it out and there are 4 holes in it. It's junk. My fronts are 18X8.50X8. From what I've seen in the manuals it looks like the fronts were supposed to be 16X8.50X8. True?
They clear and all, but barely. It's very close on the sidewall to the axle tie rod arm, but doesn't seem to hit. On the other side the tire is in good shape. They are both Carlisle Turf Mates. Opinions on front tires on 16G?
Carlisle Turf Masters here as well:



The correct front tire size is 16 x 6.50-8 or 16 x 7.50-8, I prefer the smaller ones for better steering.



When I replaced the original 23 x 8.50-12 rear tires, I split the difference between the two sizes GRAVELY used and installed - 23 x 9.50-12

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I'm in a quandary as one front tire is still good. I don't know how old they are though. I'll have to compare them.
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I would do as you would on a car - replace both tires on a given axle.

These are $39 each, plus shipping.

I have removed and mounted this size tire a number of time. Not hard at all. Also, there are lots of Youtube videos showing how.

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The Turf Masters are pretty sweet! I'll probably go that way and downsize to original spec front tire size.
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Another question. My forward clutch is fairly worn. Reverse looks to have little wear at all. Can I take them off and switch them?
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Another question. My forward clutch is fairly worn. Reverse looks to have little wear at all. Can I take them off and switch them?
Yes, the whole clutch hub assembly just slides off after you remove the linkage bar.

While you have them off, sand the metal disc on the tractor and the clutch lining with fine sandpaper. To do the lining, simply lay a piece of sandpaper, 300 git, on a hard very true surface, and pull the clutch assemble over it a few times.

Also, put some grease on the spline shafts.

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Thanks for the info. I thought they would reverse fine. Kind of like rotating tires. Maybe we should reverse them every other year or something?
Anyway just doing this swap should save me $.
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I bought my tractor new in the spring of 1996. Counting the original I am on my third forward clutch, and that was done just a few years ago. So I would say on average I have gotten 10 years/400 hours out of each forward clutch lining. I plow snow in the winter.......if it snows.

The reverse clutch has only been replaced once, and is still like new.

So, if you replace the worn lining, keep that spline lubed, keep them properly adjusted, you are likely looking at likely 10 years or more before you would have to replace another lining.

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Another question. My forward clutch is fairly worn. Reverse looks to have little wear at all. Can I take them off and switch them?
You sure can. Whenever you remove the clutches:
-check the clutch plates for wear on the splines (then lube the splines with grease)
-check that the bearings spin freely and quietly
-adjust the gap per the manual (or the sticky post)
Don’t let the clutch lining wear into the rivets or you will start to wear grooves in the clutch hub.

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If I need a new clutch, do you buy whole new cups and clutches? Or re-rivet old ones?
I know I've read somewhere about installing new material on some clutchs. It might even be a different machine.
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You can get clutch lining kits with rivets from Richard’s and from eBay. Very straightforward, except that you need to be able to get the barrel of the rivet gun into the wells bored in the lining.

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Does it take a special rivet gun?
BTW I just wrote the check.
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Does it take a special rivet gun?
BTW I just wrote the check.
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