Tires and rims

Poy08th

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The dealer where I take my kubota for service, mounted my front tires with the air intake valve facing inward, in the inner side of the rim, tech said that the way it goes on the kind of machine I have, told them tires came as a regular tire mounting to the outside. I will like to prove him wrong, where can I find the information, I can not locate my manual.
 

armylifer

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The dealer where I take my kubota for service, mounted my front tires with the air intake valve facing inward, in the inner side of the rim, tech said that the way it goes on the kind of machine I have, told them tires came as a regular tire mounting to the outside. I will like to prove him wrong, where can I find the information, I can not locate my manual.
Page 59 of the manual seems pretty clear to me. It states the following:

Front Wheels (with 4-wheel drive)
Front tread can not be adjusted.
Do not turn front discs to obtain wider tread.

When re-fitting or adjusting a wheel, tighten the bolts
to the following torques then recheck after driving the
tractor 200 m (200 yards) and 10 times of shuttle
movement by 5 m (5 yards), and thereafter according
to service interval.
(See "MAINTENANCE" section.)

I take that to mean that the wheel should not be mounted backward.
 

Henro

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Page 59 of the manual seems pretty clear to me. It states the following:
Front Wheels (with 4-wheel drive)
Front tread can not be adjusted.
Do not turn front discs to obtain wider tread.

When re-fitting or adjusting a wheel, tighten the bolts
to the following torques then recheck after driving the
tractor 200 m (200 yards) and 10 times of shuttle
movement by 5 m (5 yards), and thereafter according
to service interval.
(See "MAINTENANCE" section.)

I take that to mean that the wheel should not be mounted backward.
BUT it does not define what backwards is. Not exactly anyway.

There is a clue though. If one looks at the center disk of the wheel and measures the position of the disk with respect to the rim the tire is mounted on, from that description, the center disk should be positioned so that the tires are most narrow.

If the valve stem ends up on the inside, that is the way it goes. Looks that way to me anyway.

Hopefully the OP can check and report back.
 

armylifer

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BUT it does not define what backwards is. Not exactly anyway.

There is a clue though. If one looks at the center disk of the wheel and measures the position of the disk with respect to the rim the tire is mounted on, from that description, the center disk should be positioned so that the tires are most narrow.

If the valve stem ends up on the inside, that is the way it goes. Looks that way to me anyway.

Hopefully the OP can check and report back.
Actually it mentions in the manual that the rims have a beveled lug hole. The beveled side should be the outside of the wheel. If the beveled side of the lug hole is pointing outward then the wheel is on the tractor correctly. If the beveled side of the lug hole is facing inward, then it is incorrectly installed.
 
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DustyRusty

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Look at the same model tractor on the dealer's lot and see how the tire and rim are mounted on that one, and compare to yours. You can also take one lug nut off and check which way the wheel hole is stamped.