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One of the most frequent comments I get regarding my Farmall 350 is the front wheel spacing.  When I bought the tractor, the wheels were set as wide as possible.  I used a recent flat front tire as an excuse to finally move the wheels inward.  I did not move the wheels to the narrowest setting at 8.5 inches center to center, but simply moved the wheels from one side of the tractor to the other - dishing them inward.  This took the center spacing from 16.75 to 11.5 inches.  I now have about a 5ish inch gap between inside sidewall to sidewall and was a pretty easy job.  We’re lining up for second cutting hay and I wanted the flat fixed, the tires narrowed up somewhat and the tractor back in service sooner than later,

Question is - how narrow are the front tires on your Farmall and would you recommend I move the tires to the narrowest setting or leave them as I set them today?  Before and after pics attached and a pic from the manual.

Any sage advice is appreciated.

p.s. - ignore the big spot of oil in the pic at the widest setting, that was there at the seller’s place when I bought the tractor.  This Farmall doesn’t drip nearly that much oil...🙄😎👍

 

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  • leeave96 changed the title to Farmall Narrow Front Wheel Spacing
3 hours ago, leeave96 said:

One of the most frequent comments I get regarding my Farmall 350 is the front wheel spacing.  When I bought the tractor, the wheels were set as wide as possible.  I used a recent flat front tire as an excuse to finally move the wheels inward.  I did not move the wheels to the narrowest setting at 8.5 inches center to center, but simply moved the wheels from one side of the tractor to the other - dishing them inward.  This took the center spacing from 16.75 to 11.5 inches.  I now have about a 5ish inch gap between inside sidewall to sidewall and was a pretty easy job.  We’re lining up for second cutting hay and I wanted the flat fixed, the tires narrowed up somewhat and the tractor back in service sooner than later,

Question is - how narrow are the front tires on your Farmall and would you recommend I move the tires to the narrowest setting or leave them as I set them today?  Before and after pics attached and a pic from the manual.

Any sage advice is appreciated.

p.s. - ignore the big spot of oil in the pic at the widest setting, that was there at the seller’s place when I bought the tractor.  This Farmall doesn’t drip nearly that much oil...🙄😎👍

 

DA7C3DAB-8F66-4E61-AD28-4BC41EF22CE9.jpeg

FF2FAA27-8432-4114-9B8D-AC6FC35263F7.jpeg

B1CC7F16-BDED-4B6C-9938-7C04DC5BD8D3.jpeg

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On my H's, they're all the way in at 8 1/4". There isn't any power steering on them, so turning is a lot easier. Think you have power steering on yours, so it doesn't really matter.

Mike

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I keep my 300 set as narrow as they'll go, much easier to steer. Kind of a pain to change the tire if you have to, as you have to finagle the ears over the hub. They'll also clog up with mud faster, but nothing a mud scraper won't take care of.

Mac

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