G1800S Front Wheel Camber??

RSole

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May 24, 2024
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Hi, new member here.
The front tires are closer to each other at the bottom than at the top (camber, I believe) and when I turn sharply, the outer tire looks like it wants to tuck under. I bought it used, is it possible the axle spindles are bent in from hitting curbs, etc, or is this camber normal? If not normal, could I remove the axle/spindles and bend them back? They look awfully thick and hard to bend. Thanks.
 

85Hokie

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Rsole,

Welcome to the forum.

It alwaysssssss helps - if you give us specifics, for example - we are guessing that this is on your G1800s?

and a picture would help us tremendously.

I am going out on a limb and say that the axles are not bent - but weirder things have happened.

Take a picture and upload and hopefully we can help
 

RSole

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G1800S
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Yes, The G1800S is the only Kubota that I have. I just now looked at a PDF manual for the tractor and indeed it shows the wheels tilted inwards at the bottom. I find that odd since tilted outwards would make more sense, especially when turning sharply, but I am not the Kubota engineer who designed this.
Thanks for your reply, now to search "how to pull front wheels off axles".
 

85Hokie

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Tractors and other off-road vehicles often use positive camber, or "toe-in", because it can provide several benefits, including: Lower steering effort, Improved stability and handling on uneven terrain, Better traction, and Smoother ride.

Cut and paste via AI google! :ROFLMAO:
 

RSole

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May 24, 2024
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Eastern Ontario, Canada
Tractors and other off-road vehicles often use positive camber, or "toe-in", because it can provide several benefits, including: Lower steering effort, Improved stability and handling on uneven terrain, Better traction, and Smoother ride.

Cut and paste via AI google! :ROFLMAO:
Yup, it definitely is positive camber. I'm glad to read that it's normal. Thank you all.
 

DustyRusty

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I don't believe it's model-specific. They all seem to be that way. Here's a picture of how much more the outside of my front tire wore (about 5 years of wear) and another after re-grooving it.
I believe that the wear that you are showing is the result of the toe setting being incorrect.