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 06-12-2007, 21:19 Post: 142906
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 Rear Tires

A friend of mine told me it is safe to remove and mount my rear wheels rim inside out and adding custom spacers to increase the distance between the rear tires.. He says make the tractor more stable on slopes. By doing this will it help or make the tractor more unstable when turning? I need to complete the landscape around my home. My backyard is sloped at about 5 degrees. To be on the safe side I have been driving down the slope then backing up it. But The time has come to go cross slope in some areas. I cant find any information on what angle this tractor can be safely operated. Can anyone help

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 06-15-2007, 18:22 Post: 142968
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 Rear Tires

That is a loaded question that has too many variables to answer "yes" or "no". Yes you can gain some stability by turning the wheels around (be sure to switch them side to side if they are directional Ag tires)---if the wheels are made to that--some aren't. "Custom spacers" what pre tell are those made of? Center of gravity is another factor. I have successfully (I'm still here ain't I? Laughing out loud) traversed 40 degree slopes. But I had a box scraper low to the ground which really lowers the C of G. Got a loader? You can keep it low and keep it filled. Be sure you have a ROPS before you get too crazy. 5 degrees is really nothing.

Not for the faint of heart: If you're curious about the stability, park it on a slope sideways and get off and try to over-turn it by pushing on the up-hill side. If you can see the tire un-bulge or even lift you have a problem.






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 06-16-2007, 10:06 Post: 142975
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 Rear Tires

Just an additional safety comment to EW's suggestion. When you park it on a slope, get off of the tractor on the uphill side. If you are truly at a tipping point, just shifting your weight by getting off may cause the tractor to roll over on you.

I've used this testing method a number of times on my property with my BX and I was pleasantly surprised as to how much slope it actually took to make the tractor tip prone. A good idea is test it at several points on you property to know you are good to go everywhere.

Suggestions to use a box blade and FEL as a ballast and to lower them is a good one. Just don't forget to lower them as low as they will go if you are not actually using them because when they are raised they will substantially change you center of gravity.

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