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HELP!! Tires are falling off of a 720 Diesel

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ih555

10-31-2012 17:56:50




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A friend of mine has a 720 diesel that he restored with a JD wide front. When driving in high gear, it gets a side-to-side wobble. It doesn't happen right away but after awhile it starts to wobble and lose a front tire, one or the other...very dangerous! It seems to have the usual play throughout the front. They are brand new "China-made" tires. I don't know what to tell him? Thought I'd ask the experts! Thank you in advance for your replies.

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Longmeadow farm

11-02-2012 14:21:10




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 Re: HELP!! Tires are falling off of a 720 Diesel in reply to ih555, 10-31-2012 17:56:50  
I have repaired/restored a number of 2cyl wide front end JDs over the years. The wobble is probably due to a loose/worn tie rod ends, along with alignment problems. The wobble can get rather severe at speeds around 8 -10 mph.



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craigco

11-02-2012 02:43:36




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 Re: HELP!! Tires are falling off of a 720 Diesel in reply to ih555, 10-31-2012 17:56:50  
If he used closed lugnuts and the studs are to long you will never get the wheel tightened down and it will wobble off.



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Howard H.

11-01-2012 09:45:17




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 Re: HELP!! Tires are falling off of a 720 Diesel in reply to ih555, 10-31-2012 17:56:50  
A few years ago I had some pretty heavy new "China made" tires on one of the pickups. It was only a couple of weeks old, when the hired man came pulling into the driveway. I was standing there when the sidewall blew out. He didn't hit anything - was only going 5 mph, etc...

A flap about 8 inches long and 4 inches wide just blew out the side...

Those tires were just crummy junk even though they looked pretty good...

Sounds like you might have some similar weird, cheap junk for tires...

Howard

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cd1

11-01-2012 07:40:33




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 Re: HELP!! Tires are falling off of a 720 Diesel in reply to ih555, 10-31-2012 17:56:50  
"restored" and "wobbly" front end can't hardly be used to describe the same tractor can it? I think you mean he has a re-painted tractor.



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ss55

10-31-2012 20:53:51




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 Re: HELP!! Tires are falling off of a 720 Diesel in reply to ih555, 10-31-2012 17:56:50  
Are the tires properly inflated, or is the tire pressure too low?



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LarrySTN

10-31-2012 19:46:16




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 Re: HELP!! Tires are falling off of a 720 Diesel in reply to ih555, 10-31-2012 17:56:50  
Sounds like the wrong size tire for the rim.



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GaryInKS

10-31-2012 19:04:28




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 Re: HELP!! Tires are falling off of a 720 Diesel in reply to ih555, 10-31-2012 17:56:50  
Thw tires are coming off or the wheels are coming off?



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B-maniac

10-31-2012 18:55:21




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 Re: HELP!! Tires are falling off of a 720 Diesel in reply to ih555, 10-31-2012 17:56:50  
I've seen wobble so bad it would put you in the ditch...but never knock a fully inflated tire off the rim. You've got some seriously junk tires there in my opinion.



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