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I guess I didn't think about it until I tried to put on the chains today - but the rear steering arms on my 455 AWS are so close to the tires that I can't put the chains on. I've been told on here that I couldn't reverse the wheels because they are keyed, but I can't find any key on the wheels. Luckily, my first real snow blowing today worked without chains with just the weight of the Femco cab and 4 suitcase weights on the 3 pt hitch.

So,4X5 AWS owners, am I right (this is the first year I've owned it for snow blowing)? Why don't I leave the tires out all year???

Thanks.
Tom

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if your rear wheels bolted the axle, then you can get a spacer that spaces that wheels out enough for you to run chains. well I hope this image from John Deere parts makes it in the post. It is part # 17.

http://jdpc.deere.com/pimages/MP12/MP12856________UN01JAN94.gif

16 BM22725 KIT AR WHEEL SPACER (ALL-WHEEL STEER ONLY) (SUB FOR BM18021)

17 M117609 SPACER 2

18 19H2109 CAP SCREW 8 7/16" X 1-1/4"

#17 --- BM22725
 

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Yea, JD says you have to run the 1" wheel spacers Bossgobbler mentioned. I have never tried to reverse the rims but I don't have the key others have talked about either. The only problem I see is that the tires will stick out pretty far and I'm sure they would hit the deck when you turned. The spacers are not cheap from JD but you should be able to find some off of a Cub or other brand for much less.
 

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So, is there a difference between the 4x5 and x7 series? On my x485 AWS I run chains without any spacers and have never had this problem

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Well.....I'd love to install the spacers - even at the absurd price that JD wants for them - IF they had them. Looks like there are just about none to be had. I called on Saturday and he asked me to come in on Tuesday so we could look together. Apparently the closest ones are in Wisconsin.
 
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