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Topic: Need to get JD 5515 wider stance.
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Eldon (WA)

07-31-2016 13:27:14
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I'd like to get the outside width of my JD 5525 4x4 tractor out to 8'. Any ideas on how to do it? Spacers seem pricey....

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Texasmark1

09-10-2016 07:54:19
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Re: Need to get JD 5515 wider stance. in reply to Eldon (WA), 07-31-2016 13:27:14  
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I have swapped tires on my Fords numerous times and never had to dismount, turn around and remount tires. Just move the tire/wheel assy from one side to the other of the tractor when you want to change the spacing.

I bought a Branson 2400 and wanted more stability on hills. I'm running a 5 foot rotary mower ( brush hog) and I had room for 4.5 inches on each side and still keep my tires in the mowed grass. I built this out of .250 plate and 4 inch lengths of 8 inch, .250 wall pipe.

Local machine shop cut the 4 plates for a hundred bucks. REALLY makes a difference on hills.

For your sized tractor I would suggest .375 or .500 material.

Note: I originally had fractions rather than decimal measurements but the site wouldn't let me upload. So, I tried decimals. Let's see if they work.


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Texasmark1

09-10-2016 07:50:11
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Re: Need to get JD 5515 wider stance. in reply to Eldon (WA), 07-31-2016 13:27:14  
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I have swapped tires on my Fords numerous times and never had to dismount, turn around and remount tires. Just move the tire/wheel assy from one side to the other of the tractor when you want to change the spacing.

I bought a Branson 2400 and wanted more stability on hills. I'm running a 5' rotary mower (hog) and I had room for 4 ½ " on each side and still keep my tires in the mowed grass. I built this out of ¼" plate and 4" pieces of 8", ¼" wall pipe.

Local machine shop cut the 4 plates for a hundred bucks. REALLY makes a difference on hills.

For your sized tractor I would suggest ? or ½ material.


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Rlrocket3

08-15-2016 14:24:00
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Re: Need to get JD 5515 wider stance. in reply to Eldon (WA), 07-31-2016 13:27:14  
if you are only going to bushhog with it spacers may not hurt, don't know about aluminum ones though, because I'm sure your not concerned about weight, how about finding rims with a deeper type dish, I'm going to measure my Kubota width because it's pretty dang wide and get back with you.

You know anything about a/c :)

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Eldon (WA)

08-14-2016 17:56:47
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Re: Need to get JD 5515 wider stance. in reply to Eldon (WA), 07-31-2016 13:27:14  
if you would take off you wheels and tires then switch sides it would be a lot wider did this with my m9000, only you've got to take the tires off rim and turn them around or the tread will be backwards[/quote:557fe39d67]

These are already out as far as possible with this rim combination. I've found a place on-line that will make 4" aluminum spacers to fit, and also put smaller studs in them so I can use older 8 on 8 spinout rims. I want to use older (cheaper) tires when brushhogging with my 8' Bush Hog, this will solve both problems.

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Rlrocket3

08-14-2016 16:01:00
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Re: Need to get JD 5515 wider stance. in reply to Eldon (WA), 07-31-2016 13:27:14  
if you would take off you wheels and tires then switch sides it would be a lot wider did this with my m9000, only you've got to take the tires off rim and turn them around or the tread will be backwards

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