BX2380 Tire Chain Question

Laceman

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Hello All. I have an issue and I'm hoping you guys can help me out. I have a BX2380 with turf tires and installed tire chains I bought from the Kubota dealer. All was well until my right rear chain came off and the inner hook grabbed a gray bar down by the gas tank and bent it. The hoses are fine but the gray bar is only about 1mm away from the tire. I attached photos of views from the front and the back. Does anyone have any pics of a BX where the bar is in its proper place? I want to see how it's supposed to look. Currently I cannot put a tire chain on that tire. Thanks guys. Sorry for the long post.
 

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85Hokie

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If not mistaken - that "bar" simply holds those hydraulic lines back off the tire. I would think it is possible to bend or modify that to suit. See if there is a bolt that will allow that bar to rotate slightly to get the end away from the tire.
 

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85Hokie, thanks for the reply. It looks like the bar is welded at the base. I am thinking that I can remove the tire and just reposition it with some elbow grease but was hoping someone could show me a 'before' pic.

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85Hokie

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85Hokie, thanks for the reply. It looks like the bar is welded at the base. I am thinking that I can remove the tire and just reposition it with some elbow grease but was hoping someone could show me a 'before' pic.

Thanks
I can get you a picture (BX2370) in a bit....
another thought.......have you considered rear wheel spacers? I know that is an extra cost, the added stability is why most use spacers (I do) but another positive is that the wheels/rims are further away from all the parts of the frame;)
 

Laceman

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I can get you a picture (BX2370) in a bit....
another thought.......have you considered rear wheel spacers? I know that is an extra cost, the added stability is why most use spacers (I do) but another positive is that the wheels/rims are further away from all the parts of the frame;)
Cool. I didn't realize they were an option for my model.
 

jmf78

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Here is a pic from my BX.
Spacers would definitely help. You can see the difference with the 2" spacers in the picture.


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Hello All. I have an issue and I'm hoping you guys can help me out. I have a BX2380 with turf tires and installed tire chains I bought from the Kubota dealer. All was well until my right rear chain came off and the inner hook grabbed a gray bar down by the gas tank and bent it. The hoses are fine but the gray bar is only about 1mm away from the tire. I attached photos of views from the front and the back. Does anyone have any pics of a BX where the bar is in its proper place? I want to see how it's supposed to look. Currently I cannot put a tire chain on that tire. Thanks guys. Sorry for the long post.
Boy you got lucky and nothing serious got ripped. That kind of thing happening always scares me when I put the chains on.
 

cerlawson

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I no longer have my BX, but as I recall the rims are such that reversing them on the mount gives more clearance. However the valve stem is then on the inside, somewhat inconvenient.
 

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Operators manual specifically tells not to reverse front or rear rims on a BX tractor as the wheel can not stay tight to axle hub.
 

Laceman

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Here is a pic from my BX.
Spacers would definitely help. You can see the difference with the 2" spacers in the picture.


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jmf78, thank you very much for the pic. Exactly what I was looking for. Looks like it loops over the lines. And the spacers sound like a plan.

Thank you all for the advice. It is much appreciated. Happy New Years.
 

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You're welcome! Happy New Year!

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