Going to AG tires front L3200

Higgins

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Good day, hoping someone can chime in. I have a 2013 L3200HST w/loader. Came with the industrial R4 tires (27-8.50x15). Going to Deestone D402 7.50-16 on new 5.5" x 16 wheels. Will there be enough clearance between the tore and steering knuckle. Unable to find the offset of the wheels. Going thru Kubota it's a $500-700 dollar bill, on line $400 tops.

Thanks in advance
 

old and tired

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L2800 HST; 2005; R4
Assuming it's 4x4; you need to change both front and back tires and rims unless the rolling circumference for the new front tires are equal to the old R4 front tires. I have not heard anyone that could do it R1/Ag tires... You can change straight to the new R14's, they provide more grip than R4's.

I don't know about the clearance but I do know that you can gain an inch or so by flipping the rim (it's off set more to one side).

Do you need more traction in mud or is this for more traction in snow? If for snow, groove your front tires (back ones too!!) For a world of difference. (Has not been reported much improvement in mud...)
 

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jyoutz

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I do know that the factory wheel sizes are different between 1 and R4.
 

North Idaho Wolfman

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Just to emphasize you MUST change the rears too, or the ratio will be wrong and you will very likely do damage to the drive train.

Look at R-14 tires, they will fit the rims you have and the profile will me the same as the R4's.
so you would no need to change the rear rims and tires.
 

phoenix

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Good day, hoping someone can chime in. I have a 2013 L3200HST w/loader. Came with the industrial R4 tires (27-8.50x15). Going to Deestone D402 7.50-16 on new 5.5" x 16 wheels. Will there be enough clearance between the tore and steering knuckle. Unable to find the offset of the wheels. Going thru Kubota it's a $500-700 dollar bill, on line $400 tops.

Thanks in advance
Odd that I should join to research CHANGING my front tires on my L3130 from AG to Industrial. I keep rolling the tires enough to break the bead and wind up with a flat. Plus the tires mash out under heavy load. NO, I'm not abusing my machine. Not pushing the limit. The 7.50-16 tires just seem too small, capacity doesn't match the LA723 loader and they have very little area over which the load is distributed. I do think the answer to your question is that clearance will not be a problem as the size you have listed is the factory specified size for AG tires.

I will appreciate any other comments on problems with problems with the AG front tires in light rural use.