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Sorry about the previous confusion..I did some searching and could not find the info I was looking for. Will 26 X 12 X 12 lug tires fit on the back of a 318 without any Modifications?? How do they look??? (I was thinking there was an old thread but could not find it)..I've got a chance to pickup up a set, and want to know if they will fit prior to letting go of the cash.

If you have a 318 with that size tires on it I would love to see pictures of it.. Thanks Much!!!!
 

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Mark,

There are TONS of threads about the lug tires on here but under many titles. Some have rather strong opinions so read as many as you can. A lot of the "fit" question is tied to how you will use your tractor -- mowing or just 'ground engagement' like tilling, plowing and snow removal. The tightest fit seems to be the mowing deck when you change tire sizes, and of course leveling the deck may require a change of front tire size as well, which further complicates clearance to the deck at full wheel lock when steering. You can always space up the fender deck for more clearance if needed (think chains...) so the mower is the real key if you are going to use one on this tractor.

Here are some sample threads:
http://www.wfmachines.com/discus/messages/335/390569.html
http://www.wfmachines.com/discus/messages/335/377024.html
http://www.wfmachines.com/discus/messages/335/62821.html
http://www.wfmachines.com/discus/messages/335/418660.html


Please note that the actual mounted height and width of a tire varies by both model and manufacturer from the "nominal' size shown on the sidewall. Most catalogs show the mounted height and tread width when on the suggested rim width like Carlisle does, see this example:
http://www.carlisletire.com/products/big_biters/trupower/index.html

Hope this helps a bit...

Chuck
 

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Tim,
I sent you pictures of my 318 with 10.5 rims and 26x12x12 Ag tires. One picture shows you the inside clearence and the other pictures show the overall look. I have not put a mower deck on mine since I put these tires on since I have the 44 loader in the way and with beet juice in these bad boys........you will never lift them to change them. You have to have the tire on the ground and lift/lower the tractor to make the bolt pattern match and then force them on. HEAVY aint the word. I have not had 1 single problem with these. By the way, Chuck is dead on with the different dimensions based on manufacture. I bought mine and changed the fronts to match. When my buddy saw this he decided to copy me but prove he could get it cheaper-"better deal". Needless to say we did not get the same results. I chose Carlisle.....I will not badmouth the other manufacture but it was not made in the USA...Get them things on there and start having fun
 

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My JD 111 muffler (Briggs and Stratton)is shot. The cheapest I have found so far is $62 for the JD OEM. Are there any aftermarket sources for this muffler. Or does anyone have a good used one they want to sell?
 

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Hi Bill, welcome to WFM!
Can't help with an alternate source, but you could post in the "Wanted To Buy" section here. There should be some good used ones around. It appears the same muffler also fits 111, 111H, and 112L mowers. Mention that in the ad.
Hope you find a good deal.

tommyhawk
 
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