front wheels for L2201 and general info request

Scotty123

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We purchased a nice little L2201 (similar to a L245?). 1200 hours, original tires and rims...yup...looked great until they were low on air and you can see all the age cracks in them.
Anyway, put new tires on the existing rims in the back as the rims are in good shape.
The fronts...not so much. One side has a bent rim (ran into a big rock?), the has lots of stress fractures around the bolts.
So, couple questions.
First is why would there be lots of stress fractures in one and none in the other?
2nd, can I turn the wheel to the offset is reversed...this puts the tire a few inches further out from the spindle (extra stress?)...puts the bent rim on the outside where I can monitor it.
Stock is 4.0/12 with 3.5" pilot, 4 bolt (1/2"?), bolts are 3-1/4" apart...4-5/8 on the diagonal...currently 3 rib.
I'm thinking I could put a different size in the front being a 2 wheel drive (as long as it doesn't affect the spindles?).
So, any thoughts where to purchase such an item?
 

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Wouldn't reverse the rims as it does add quite a bit of stress.
Yes you could put just about any size on it, just watch the off set of the rim.
Look on eBay for rims that might fit it.
 

Scotty123

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Wouldn't reverse the rims as it does add quite a bit of stress.
Yes you could put just about any size on it, just watch the off set of the rim.
Look on eBay for rims that might fit it.
I notice there seem to be more options for a 6 bolt hub vs. the current 4 bolt. Any place offering such?
 

Russell King

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You can contact these vendors and ask


Also there is a member @007kubotaguy that has some parts for older tractors.
contact him through the private message (envelope icon or start conversation)
 
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Scotty123

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You can contact these vendors and ask


Also there is a member @007kubotaguy that has some parts for older tractors.
contact him through the private message (envelope icon or start conversation)
i got through to heywheel and ended up having them mfg. 2 wheels...thanks for the lead
 
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Russell King

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i got through to heywheel and ended up having them mfg. 2 wheels...thanks for the lead
That is good news that you were able to get new rims.

How did the process work, what information did you have to provide? How long did it take?
What was the cost for two front rims roughly?
 

Scotty123

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That is good news that you were able to get new rims.

How did the process work, what information did you have to provide? How long did it take?
What was the cost for two front rims roughly?
I recall it was around $150 each plus $35 shipping for two. I measured in inches...e.g. 3.5" pilot, bolt hole sizes and distance apart, wheel width and thickness...(4 x 12) and a picture showing offset, and they came back with the correct measurements in mm.
Haven't received them yet (I recall they said two weeks) and I"m waiting to order the tires until after I have seen the wheels.
They certainly knew more about what I wanted than I did.
 
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Russell King

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Thanks for the information.

My front wheels are pretty messed up on my L185 so I may have to get a set myself now.

I just have trouble with spending money when it doesn’t really have to be spent to fix a problem that doesn’t really need to be fixed.