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    JD 455 question for the experts.

    I purchased a 1993 455 with 60 inch MMM. The GT has 23/10.5/12 rears and 16/6.5/16 fronts. I'm used to running Super garden tractors and would like to switch to 26/12/12 and 18/8.5/8 for a smoother ride cutting grass. I also like the look of the bigger tires.
    Question is can i add bigger tires to my GT? If i did is they're more things i'd need to do before cutting grass? Thanks for any advice Kent
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    First question is do you have 2 or 4 wheel steering? With 4 wheel steering you will have clearance issues with the wider tires on the back.
    The bigger tire sizes you mentioned were an option on the 455 but they use wider rims for those tires.
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    I don't have four wheel steering. I most likely have some widened rims from my Sons pulling days. How much wider are the 26/12/12 rims? Thanks Kent
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    JD 25 gal tow behind sprayer
    JD tow behind fertilizer spreader
    Home made pallet forks
    Home made 3 pt A frame with suitcase weight bracket and trailer hitch
    48 inch Taylor Way tiller
    Cub Cadet s: 1772,1872, 1806, 1050, 128, 100,and Original 33914.
    Big tractors: IH 1066 with 2350 loader, Farmall M, Universal or Long 350.
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    Here are the rim sizes with with the different tires sizes
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    My only concern would be clearance with that 60 inch deck. I saw your picture of it in your other post and the 23 inch tires look awful close. I had a 425 with a 54 inch deck and the 23 inch tires like yours. Tractor data does list the 26x12x12 as an option but I would take that website with a grain of salt. I would do a lot of measuring before forking out the coin for rims and tires. It may very well depend on the type of tire you put on there as well. I know when I switched to Ag tires on my 425 sometimes it would hit the deck. I would consider HDAPS on the rear and Vredestein on the fronts.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kennell View Post
    I don't have four wheel steering. I most likely have some widened rims from my Sons pulling days. How much wider are the 26/12/12 rims? Thanks Kent
    Your's are 10.5 wide so the 12's would be 1.5 inches wider, right??
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    Quote Originally Posted by 69project View Post
    My only concern would be clearance with that 60 inch deck. I saw your picture of it in your other post and the 23 inch tires look awful close. I had a 425 with a 54 inch deck and the 23 inch tires like yours. Tractor data does list the 26x12x12 as an option but I would take that website with a grain of salt. I would do a lot of measuring before forking out the coin for rims and tires. It may very well depend on the type of tire you put on there as well. I know when I switched to Ag tires on my 425 sometimes it would hit the deck. I would consider HDAPS on the rear and Vredestein on the fronts.
    I have a couple sets of 26/12/12's turfs kicking around the shed.I would definately buy the Vredesteins for the front. Thanks Kent
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    JD 25 gal tow behind sprayer
    JD tow behind fertilizer spreader
    Home made pallet forks
    Home made 3 pt A frame with suitcase weight bracket and trailer hitch
    48 inch Taylor Way tiller
    Cub Cadet s: 1772,1872, 1806, 1050, 128, 100,and Original 33914.
    Big tractors: IH 1066 with 2350 loader, Farmall M, Universal or Long 350.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cottrillj View Post
    Your's are 10.5 wide so the 12's would be 1.5 inches wider, right??
    Yes your correct for the tires, but different tractor brands put the 26/12/12 tires on different width and offset rims. eg. JD uses 10.5 wide rims for 26/12/12 where as Cub Cadet used 8.5 wide rims for the same tire. Thanks Kent
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    120R loader with Kens Bolt on hooks and Edge tammers
    Wheel weights
    60D auto connect MMM
    JD 25 gal tow behind sprayer
    JD tow behind fertilizer spreader
    Home made pallet forks
    Home made 3 pt A frame with suitcase weight bracket and trailer hitch
    48 inch Taylor Way tiller
    Cub Cadet s: 1772,1872, 1806, 1050, 128, 100,and Original 33914.
    Big tractors: IH 1066 with 2350 loader, Farmall M, Universal or Long 350.
    Chainsaws: Husqvarna 2-XP357's, XP254,and a 51

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    Quote Originally Posted by kennell View Post
    I purchased a 1993 455 with 60 inch MMM. The GT has 23/10.5/12 rears and 16/6.5/16 fronts. I'm used to running Super garden tractors and would like to switch to 26/12/12 and 18/8.5/8 for a smoother ride cutting grass. I also like the look of the bigger tires.
    Question is can i add bigger tires to my GT? If i did is they're more things i'd need to do before cutting grass? Thanks for any advice Kent
    It sure seems like some one on here has done this and posted photos of one with standard tires and one with these side by side.

    Search “455 with 26” a few threads pop up.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kennell View Post
    I purchased a 1993 455 with 60 inch MMM. The GT has 23/10.5/12 rears and 16/6.5/16 fronts. I'm used to running Super garden tractors and would like to switch to 26/12/12 and 18/8.5/8 for a smoother ride cutting grass. I also like the look of the bigger tires.
    Question is can i add bigger tires to my GT? If i did is they're more things i'd need to do before cutting grass? Thanks for any advice Kent
    The 455 I owned had 18x8.50-8 on the front & 26x12.00-12 on the rear. It came that way new.
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