Tires for my L1500

Mike H

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L1500
May 19, 2020
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Andersonville
I am looking to replace my rice tires with turf tires what size rims do I need to buy to change over to the turf Tires. Also what if I find rims for the L175 is the bolt pattern the same as with the L1500 with the rice tries. If I go to the dealer and tell them I need rims for a L175 are they going to ask the year or will they just sell them to me. Another question about the PTO is it live, do I need to get one of those clutch over run deals like my old Ford 2n had? If so what size do I need to get. I know its a lot of questions but I've been trying to find the info myself but have had no luck. Thanks
Mike
 

Roadworthy

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L2501 HST
Aug 17, 2019
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Benton City, WA
Is this tractor two wheel drive or four wheel drive? If it's four wheel drive you're looking at changing all four tires and rims. Do you have a standard transmission or HST? If it's standard you should get an over run clutch. Normally they're just a six spline PTO extension thing. Check your driveshaft length, you need a little bit of free play so it can slide in an out with vertical movement across the field.
 

bucktail

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L1500DT, 6' king kutter back blade, boom, dirt scoop ford disk JD212
Jun 13, 2016
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You don't have live PTO. The over running clutch is the standard size 540 PTO. If there is a pertinent serial number break the dealer will ask for the serial number. I always tell them that I don't have it on me and that it's before the break . There is no HST variant of the L1500.
 

Mike H

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L1500
May 19, 2020
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Andersonville
Is this tractor two wheel drive or four wheel drive? If it's four wheel drive you're looking at changing all four tires and rims. Do you have a standard transmission or HST? If it's standard you should get an over run clutch. Normally they're just a six spline PTO extension thing. Check your driveshaft length, you need a little bit of free play so it can slide in an out with vertical movement across the field.
The tractor is 2 wheel drive. I am guessing it is a manual but it has a throttle pedal that can be used or a lever. Not sure if that would be considered HST or not.
Thanks
 

Mike H

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L1500
May 19, 2020
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Andersonville
You don't have live PTO. The over running clutch is the standard size 540 PTO. If there is a pertinent serial number break the dealer will ask for the serial number. I always tell them that I don't have it on me and that it's before the break . There is no HST variant of the L1500.
Thanks for the information. Just one more question at 17hp will this be able to use a 4ft brush hog for small stuff (1in to 2 in diam)
thanks again
 

bucktail

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L1500DT, 6' king kutter back blade, boom, dirt scoop ford disk JD212
Jun 13, 2016
1,051
47
48
MN
Thanks for the information. Just one more question at 17hp will this be able to use a 4ft brush hog for small stuff (1in to 2 in diam)
thanks again
I have one on mine. It's a King Kutter with dull blades. I could run it faster with more hp. When I was clearing my lot I avoided anything bigger than an inch and a half on the first pass then took half passes to finish . That was with a lot of spindly buckthorn up to 8feet tall. Now that it's just weeds and saplings less than waist high on rough ground with a little slope I can go about as fast as I care to.
The front is pretty light when you lift the tail wheel and the front wheels just skid if you turn it more than half way to the lock. It's a sketchy steering in high range. I actually like it on my building site though. It's like having power steering and if you're comfortable steering with the brakes it will pivot right around the inside wheel.
Before I bought the brush mower I I started a thread asking about weight on the front. I think that the lightest that anyone was running was 150 lbs on the front. If you were to road it I think you'd want North of 200 lbs on the front . If you can just putt around and can steer with the brakes you can get by without front weights as long as your brand isn't a lot heavier than my King Kutter.
 

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L2501 HST
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The accepted rule of thumb is five PTO horsepower per foot of mower width. You're a bit under that but in my experience that's a conservative estimate of power required. You should be okay, though you may have to slow down in places. If you don't have a front loader you may have to add weight to the front end.
 

bucktail

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L1500DT, 6' king kutter back blade, boom, dirt scoop ford disk JD212
Jun 13, 2016
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MN
It isn't the optimal amount of power for that implement but the track width is 48 inches and it might get a little wider if you go to turfs . There's enough torque to get it spinning and enough lift to get it off the ground. Weight on the front is iffy but can be fixed. To me having to shift down and steer with brakes is a solid trade off for being able to mow to the tracks. If you're buying used 4 foot is as small as you can easily find.
 

cmorningstar01

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B7500HSD LA302 FEL , County Line 5" Finish Mower,FEMA 3 Point Utility platform B
Mar 27, 2011
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Pemberton NJ USA
I am looking to replace my rice tires with turf tires what size rims do I need to buy to change over to the turf Tires. Also what if I find rims for the L175 is the bolt pattern the same as with the L1500 with the rice tries.
If you are going to go with turf tires I would look for a 15" 16" or 17" rim because that will give you the widest range of choice for tires for the rear, You indicate the machine is not 4wd so if the rear tires are slightly smaller or larger diameter it will not matter, with a 15" or 16" rim you can choose an automotive tire or a Light Truck tire and you can choose between basic street tread tires to snow tires to all terrain.
I believe the 8.3/8-22 on your tractor is apx 37" tall so you will need a 15" ,16" or 17" rim tire that is close to that height, A quick search shows a number of different tires in those rims sizes that are available in 37" height