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larger tires on a metro?

Discussion in 'eXmark' started by MacLawnCo, Apr 7, 2004.

  1. MacLawnCo

    MacLawnCo LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,847


    on my 48" metro, i want to put wider tires on than the stock ones now. I realize this may involve a rim change, but im willing to do so. Where do i go shopping to accomplish this... and i really dont want to hear that this cant be done. Thanks for your help.
  2. eXmark

    eXmark Manufacturer / Sponsor
    Messages: 4,258


    Okay, I'll say it really really quietly.

    It can't be done

    Seriously. I suppose if you purchase a wheel with the correct offset you may be able to put a wider tire on the machine. The concern is interference with the drive belts.


  3. MacLawnCo

    MacLawnCo LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,847

    Ba Humbug. Tell your engineers to get on that for 48" machines.
  4. Acute Cut

    Acute Cut LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 980

    Just curious Exmark. And i dont say this to be rude and dont mean it as such, but, have you heard from anyone who likes those size tires? I have yet to meet an exmark owner in my neck of the woods that likes em. I think EVERY one of them would rather have bigger tires. I wish all wb's had the same tires on em that the new 60's have. I dont think that a better tire was ever made. THANK YOU EXMARK!
  5. eXmark

    eXmark Manufacturer / Sponsor
    Messages: 4,258

    Acute Cut,

    I'll pass it along to the product develoment group. If you would like to get a little feel for what the larger drive tires can do for a gear drive machine you might want to demo a Metro HP.



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