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So confused about the tires on my 2418, frt - 16 / 6.50 / 8, rear 8 / 16 both are turf tires. according to the manual these tires arent listed for my tractor ?? Also, Im running 12 psi frt and 18 psi rear, is this good ??
 

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Are you sure it is a 2418?

You might already know the 24 stands for 24 tires and the stands for 18 HP.A 2418 should have 4.00-12 on the front and 8.30-24 on the rear.It should have 7.50 or 8.00-16 if it were a 16 inch model.
 

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Yes, they did have 1618 models. Does yours have a 1 piece wheel, or is it a dish and rim that bolt together.
 

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Hi,

To add to what already has been said:
The 24" rear wheels are 2 pcs, the wheel center bolts to the axles with 5 bolts on a 4 1/2" bc.
The 16" rear wheels are 1 pc with 6 bolts on a 6" bc.
The front wheels, while they should be 12" with 5 bolts on a 4 1/2" bc could have been exchanged for a trailer wheel and tire that matches your description.
Or it may have been changed to a Jim Dandy style wheel that does not use a 5 bolt wheel.

We must remember that we are talking about tractors are a minimum of 30 yrs old and probably passed through many hands.

Good luck.

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6 lug, 1 pc wheel. Looks just like a car wheel. And I see the holes where wheel weights would go. Now the front wheels do not have lugs, I had to remove the frt wheel bearing to remove the wheels. I have to look, when I got the tractor I got 3 boxes of parts, I think I seen what might be wheel hubs in 1 of the boxes, not positive, I'll take a look.
 

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Can you post a couple of pictures of this tractor? This is starting to get a little confusing and we need to get what it actually is nailed down before we can offer any real help. So far it sounds as though you have an 18hp Jim Dandy and you may if someone built it. If you have an 18hp kohler under the hood, you will have an odd shaped air filter cover and a little box housing the valves on top of the engine.

With the description of the rear wheels that you gave, you definetely have a 16xx tractor, not a 24.

They offered 1612, 1614, 1616, 1618, 2414, 2416 & 2418 models when the numbered series came into being.
 

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Well, there you have it. It looks to me like someone took a 1612 and repowered it with an 18hp engine. Of course, they may have taken a 1618 and put the smaller wheels on the front but that wouldn't make any sense. You mentioned this tractor was a 2418 (it obviously is not but that's not the purpose of me bringing this up). Does it say that somewhere on the hood? Do the numbers 2418 appear anywhere? Does the tractor have a serial number? If it does, see if the one on the dash matches the one between the headlights. Someone has done something to this tractor, we just have to figure out what they did.
 

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I think your second guess is right,Jeff. That is defiantly a 16 or 18 HP grill.I am pretty sure the 1612's all had the hydraulic cylinder mounted underneath and that frame looks to be bigger than a 1612.The 1612 had cable brakes which I can't tell from the picture.

Also the OP says there are what looks to be wheel hubs that came with tractor.
 

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You may be right on the second option. If this was a 2418 at one time and the PO changed it to a 1618, he may have changed the wheels instead of the spindles to keep the tractor level. That makes sense anyway although I think it would have been easier to change the spindles but that's me.
 

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I think your second guess is right,Jeff. That is defiantly a 16 or 18 HP grill.I am pretty sure the 1612's all had the hydraulic cylinder mounted underneath and that frame looks to be bigger than a 1612.The 1612 had cable brakes which I can't tell from the picture.

Also the OP says there are what looks to be wheel hubs that came with tractor.
I thought when they moved to the 1612 that the frame was identical to the PK?
 

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OK, I quess Ive been taken here a little by the seller of the tractor. With that said, theres no tag on the dash. propably removed intenentionally.
The serial # on the hood is 57945. The Kohler engine tag has a
model # K361Q5 It dose have the box on top of the engine. The brakes are not cable, there rods. It dose not say 2418 anywhere, this is what the seller told me. Is there anywhere else on the tractor I can look for a serial number ??
 

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There is another place for the serial number although the number actually being there is not a given. It would take some work to get to it because it would be located (if it's there) on top of the frame but under the sheet metal where your left foot rests. I've had them where the nuber is scratched in the paint by hand and the last one I tore down actually had the number stamped into the frame. First one I've seen like that.

I don't think you were taken at all. A little mislead if the guy told you it was a 2418. My guess is it started life as a 2418 and he converted it. Since he's always known it as a 2418, that's what he told you. What I do wonder is, the hard work for the conversion was in the back end. Once that was done, why not do the easy thing and change the spindles. Unless, of course, he never found the right spindles. I think you have a good tractor there. Just keep that engine clean. Check it often and blow it out or give it a bath every now and then. It's imperative that you keep those cooling fins clean.

Your tractor is a 1982 by the way.
 

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I read that about the fins, cleaned'em yesterday, had the air hose out to clean up the work bench si i did the fins real quick. She runs real real, everything works so i am pleased. Im lloking for AG tires for the rear. More the likly I'll just leavw the frt as they are. Thanks for all the help. When I get a chance I try to see if theres a serial number where you said.
 

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Jeff,it's me again.That tractor is 1979 or earlier going by the narrow brake pedals and the top mounted hydraulic cylinder.

So what do we really know for sure about this tractor?LOL
I looked at the picture again and you are correct as usual King Friday. Now there really is something weird about this tractor. It very well could have been built from spare parts! It will be interesting to see what story the frame might tell.
 

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It is a 1618 for sure. 8-16 is the standard size. Well, that and 7.50-16 but I don't know that you would be happy with those. 9.5-16 are oversized and great if you have the rims to mount them on. The 8-16 is a nice all purpose tire. It looks as though you have 8-16s on it now.
 
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