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Trying to find equal tire widths front and rear..

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So i have been inspired by some of the projects on here. :thanku:

I currently have what i believe to be a 1991 18hp Craftsman Garden Tractor I picked up in the spring with a lose connecting rod that I fixed and have been mowing with and pulling a cart around the yard with all summer. After getting sticker shock looking at new and used sub-compacts I have decided to see what I can do with this machine. One of the projects I have in mind is to make a set of Over the Tire Tracks for this thing. In order to make this happen I need to first come up with a set of matching width tires front and rear. If i can do this salvaging either the front or rears i currently have this would save me some money. Currently the fronts are stock 16x6.5-8 and the rears are 23x10.5-12. It doesn't matter to me if the front or rears have to be an overall larger or smaller diameter.

Does anyone have any ideas? :howdy:
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Would have to replace the transaxle with a dual drive to drive each track independently as the steering mechanism.
Yes, steering can be done on tracks using just independent brakes, but it will not give you the "turn on a dime" capability that a true split drive can give you.
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