M4D-071 Recommended Wheel Adjustment

birddogsc

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M4D-071
Nov 28, 2022
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Hi All... first post here. I was using our new (to us) M4D-071 this weekend with a grapple. The loader was up due to some items dragging, and as I was climbing a slight hill, the tractor kneeled hard right due to an unseen hole. I was moving slow and put the loader down to stabilize - no big deal at that point.

We have a pretty hilly property and gates/barn have no substantive width restrictions, so I was looking to change the wheel adjustments to go wider to help with stability. Any recommendations? Is there a chart available? We are missing the manual, unfortunately.
 

BAP

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2012 Kubota 2920, 60MMM, FEL, BH65 48" Bush Hog, 60"Backblade, B2782B Snowblower
Dec 31, 2012
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First thing would be to obtain the owner’s manual. It will tell you in there all the wheel adjustments for your tractor and show diagrams. Here is a link to one on the Messick’s website.
 

MtnViewRanch

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Sort of depends on what tires & wheels you have. Ag-R1 tires you will have a larger set of options. R-4s-industrial tires not so much. I would get the tires set in the most desired setting and then get the rears liquid filled. Rim Gard - beet juice is usually the preferred liquid to use.

Having the additional weight makes the tractor feel like you are operating the next size larger machine IMO.

Good luck. :)
 

Thunder chicken

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M7060
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I changed the width on my 7060, R1's with cast center's..... these ones have 4 positions depending how you mount the center. I went from narrowest to 3/4 and the difference was night and day in stability. A second machine was available to us, i couldn't imagine trying to do it without another machine or engine hoist kind of rig. And a big metric socket...... and a big torque wrench....250ft/lbs rings a bell.