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I got some JD wheel weights for the 455. They sent 2 of the BM17972 weights and 2 of the BM17973. These things look really big. They look so big, I don't think they will fit! Does anyone know if these are the right wheel weights for 23" wheels? Thanks.
 

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I think those are fore the 12" diameter wheel used with both the 23" and 26" rear tires. Because both tires use a 12" diameter wheel I would think they would fit unless you have non-stock tires/wheels.

http://manuals.deere.com/cceomview/OMM144040_E0/Output/OMM144040_E016.html#19102
Tire Pressures
Tubeless 23 x 8.50 - 12, 2 Ply 40-70 kPa (6-10 psi)
Tubeless 23 x 10.50 - 12, 2 Ply 40-70 kPa (6-10 psi)
Tubeless 26 x 12.00 - 12, 2 Ply 40-70 kPa (6-10 psi)
Tubeless 26 x 12.00 - 12, 4 Ply 40-138 kPa (6-20 psi)
Have you held them up to the wheels to check the fit?

This manual http://manuals.deere.com/cceomview/OMM144040_E0/Output/OMM144040_E05.html#4809 shows these part #s for both tire sizes with the 455. It does mention mounting hardware.

23x10.50-12 Tires with BM17976 Weight

BM17976 is a 23 kg (50 lb) plastic coated weight and includes the necessary hardware.
· Install weight as shown.

M71770
· Measurement (A) should be 160 mm (6.3 in.).


26x12.00-12 Tires with BM17973 Weight and BM17972 Weight


BM17973 is a 33 kg (72 lb) Weight.
BM17972 is a 23 kg (50 lb) Weight.
You must also order BM17977 attaching hardware when using one BM17973 and one BM17972 weight. Order BM18101 attaching hardware when using one BM17973 and two BM17972 weights.
· Install weight(s) as shown:

M71770
A - One BM17973 and One BM17972 Weight
B - One BM17973 and Two BM17972 Weights
· Measurement (C) should be 200 mm (7.9 in.).
· Measurement (D) should be 260 mm (10.2 in.).
 

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POENY, I did hold them up to the wheel, They look big. I know the smaller one goes in the wheel and the larger one sits on that, but I do not know what side should face in and what side should be out. These weights really dont seem to fit together well. I am pretty sure these are stock wheels. The weighte are the cast iron ones.
 

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POENY, Those are very useful links, thanks! Got any tips on installing these things. Is it possible to do it by myself or will I need help?
 

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POENY, Those are very useful links, thanks! Got any tips on installing these things. Is it possible to do it by myself or will I need help?
Sorry, I filled my tires with RimGuard and have not bought or used wheel weights. I'm sure some others will be by to help though.

Good luck with it!:thThumbsU
 

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Get yourself a piece of steel rod and a jack stand. Turn the rear wheel until one of the weight attachment holes is at the top then slip the rod through the top hole on the starter weight then into the top hole on the wheel. Lift the outer end of the rod until it's level and set that end on the jack stand (adjust the jack stand as required). Now push the weight into the rim and install the lower bolt, then remove the rod and install the other bolt.
 

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Get yourself a piece of steel rod and a jack stand. Turn the rear wheel until one of the weight attachment holes is at the top then slip the rod through the top hole on the starter weight then into the top hole on the wheel. Lift the outer end of the rod until it's level and set that end on the jack stand (adjust the jack stand as required). Now push the weight into the rim and install the lower bolt, then remove the rod and install the other bolt.

nice tip!

I never installed wheel weights but I will have to remember this if I do, sounds like the way to do it easily with one-man...



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