L3301 What size wheel spacer for chains

animals45

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Like title says , what size wheel spacer do I need to put tire chains on the rear of my L3301 ? Next question , Steel or aluminum ? any sources you folks recommend ? I Have the chains & was about to put them on , but last nite & saw a youtube sayin I needed the spacers .
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What size and type of tires do you have? How much space do you have between the tires and the fenders? You need to know those things before knowing if you need spacers and the size of the spacer.
 

animals45

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I wasn't able to get to the tractor today , so I'll check tomorrow . I seem to think there was @ 3-4 " from top of tire to bottom of the fender .
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I wasn't able to get to the tractor today , so I'll check tomorrow . I seem to think there was @ 3-4 " from top of tire to bottom of the fender .
thanks
animals45
You want to measure both the distance from top of tire to bottom of fender AND the distance from the sidewall of the tire to the inside of the fender. The sidewall to fender clearance tells you if you need spacers.
 
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Like title says , what size wheel spacer do I need to put tire chains on the rear of my L3301 ? Next question , Steel or aluminum ? any sources you folks recommend ? I Have the chains & was about to put them on , but last nite & saw a youtube sayin I needed the spacers .
thanks
animals45
If you have R4 tires you need roughly 1-1/2" - 2" spacers for fender clearance. If you have R1's you don't need spacers and you can adjust the rims to get the needed clearance.

Dan
 

animals45

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OK Thanks , I have 15x 19.5 NHS Titan Trak Loader R4 . SO when you folks mention adjustable wheels , your talking like on he old farm tractors where the wheel hub stays mounted to the axle & you move the rim in & or out to adjust the width of the wheel ? OK we're on the search for a set of 2 " spacers .
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GBJeffOH

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On my L3540 and L4060 I could put the right wheel on the left and the left on the right and it spaces it out about 2 inches for chain clearance.

Take out the bolts at the rim.
 

TheOldHokie

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Correct. The R1
OK Thanks , I have 15x 19.5 NHS Titan Trak Loader R4 . SO when you folks mention adjustable wheels , your talking like on he old farm tractors where the wheel hub stays mounted to the axle & you move the rim in & or out to adjust the width of the wheel ? OK we're on the search for a set of 2 " spacers .
thanks folks
animals45
'Correct. The R1 wheels are two piece and tread width is adjustable over about a 6" range. The R4's are one piece and not adjustable.

Dan
 

animals45

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Forgot to mention I got the spacers from Bro-Tek . They were the only folks I contacted that had them in stock & they were priced much better than most I was looking at .
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If you have R4 tires you need roughly 1-1/2" - 2" spacers for fender clearance. If you have R1's you don't need spacers and you can adjust the rims to get the needed clearance.

Dan
Do L Series, with R-14’s , require spacers for chains?
 

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Fyi, I have the factory spacers which are only about 1 inch on my L2501 with R4s. They were fine last Winter.
 
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