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Hey guys, I'm having trouble finding some tri ribs in the size 15x6x6. I really want to try to find some in that size, but something close to it without changing rims could work too. If I can't find any tri ribs, my 2nd choice would be super lugs, and then if I can't find those, I may look into the V61.

The reason I ask is because there's a old Wizard LT(a 96-98 model I think) that if I can get my hands on, I would like to try to restore. It's in real good shape, except for some flat tires and faded paint. The only reason I have'nt got it yet is because a friend of our's moved into the house down the street but the stuff in the shed is still the previous owner's and he has wait for him to come get his stuff and see if he leave's the tractor. Which I don't see the previous owner taking the Wizard since he has another "running" tractor. And heck, he might leave that one too! Our friend said he is going to use his girlfriend's parents tractor anyway who live right nextdoor to them. So, he said if that guy leaves any old tractors at his house, he might just give them to me. Which there ain't nothin' wrong with FREE!

If I do indeed end up getting it, I plan to maybe put a new engine in(if the oringinal is bad), add a stack, put 20x10x8 super lugs on the back, and maybe, just maybe, order Craftsman parts(hood, fenders) off searspartsdirect of the same body style tractor and "turn" it into a Craftsman.

Now, sorry if I got carried away with my story, I have everything planed out, its just finding the front tires in the size I'm looking for.

So, any help would be deeply apreciated. Thanks:thThumbsU
 

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Unless you have 4wd, the super lugs on the front would gain you nothing. The ag or chevron tread is designed for drive wheels. The tri ribs or V61 tires would be a much better choice.
Not true on not gaining you anything.. Spin them around and run em backwards.. they give amazing traction for turning.. much better then turfs.. Its what i run on my worker.. :thThumbsU plus they where cheap to buy for some reason.. :thThumbsU
 

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"...and maybe, just maybe, order Craftsman parts(hood, fenders) off searspartsdirect of the same body style tractor and "turn" it into a Craftsman."

Not sure if you're aware, but there are guys on ebay that sell individual (used) body parts. Some of them seem pretty expensive, but you might get lucky.

Also, what are you looking to do with the tractor after it's restored? Could you get away with just putting tubes in the existing tires?

Mike
 

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Thanks everyone for your comments so far, but I still can't seem to find the right size for any of these types tires.

"...and maybe, just maybe, order Craftsman parts(hood, fenders) off searspartsdirect of the same body style tractor and "turn" it into a Craftsman."

Not sure if you're aware, but there are guys on ebay that sell individual (used) body parts. Some of them seem pretty expensive, but you might get lucky.

Also, what are you looking to do with the tractor after it's restored? Could you get away with just putting tubes in the existing tires?

Mike
I really want to keep it, and I plan on using it to mow, haul stuff, maybe some light duty work with a front blade, and possibly put a Berco tiller on it for the garden. As for the existing tires, I think there're to far gone. The tractor has been sitting on flats for I don't know how many years, and are pretty dry rotted with some large cracks in the sides. So it will need new tires all the way around, and I know what I want on the rear, it's just finding and deciding what to put on the front is what I'm having trobule with.:trink40:
 

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Unless some company started making them again,,, there hasn't been a super lug tire made in 15x6-6 for 15-20 years.
 

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1 vote for the tri rib tires!:thThumbsU
 

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Unless some company started making them again,,, there hasn't been a super lug tire made in 15x6-6 for 15-20 years.
Really, well... It looks like for right now, or never, I'll never find the right size tire in super lugs, unless I down sized to a 14" tire, is that correct. And for those of you who have the 13" and 14" lugs, how do they look on the tractor(do they look to small, or to narrow or anything). How about the tri ribs? Do they have the right size or something close or would I have to down size with those too? Or is there a 16" tire or something that I could put on without changing rims? Sorry if I'm asking too many questions, I'm just trying to figure out whats out there and whats not, and what some of the setup's are. Normally, I wouldn't ask this many questions, but it's just one of those cases I guess.:dunno:
Don't worry, I figure something out:thThumbsU
 

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You might be able to find ATV tires in 15x6-6,, I saw some at my local Fleet Farm that looked to be that size but they had metric numbers instead. About 10 years ago I called almost every mower repair shop in the yellow pages for super lugs in size 15x6-6,,,, all of them said no accept one who looked up in an old catalog to tell me they "used to" make one in that size but it was a long time ago. Maybe someone will start making them again.
 

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:howdy:I put a set of tri-ribs on my CC149 that I use for tilling and snow plowing. I used it on a little snow the other day, and they me think I had power steering, compared to the turfs I had on it last year. You may try Miller Tire 800-621-1955 ext.4 for the size you are looking for. My tri-ribs are, 16-6.50-8. You may be able to up size. :smilie_fl
 
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