||12-06-2012 10:07 AM
I've modified a number of blowers that started life with hard rubber tires to pneumatics. Here's a thread I put together that shows how it was done:
Modifying a snowblower from hard rubber tires to pneumatic tires
Things you need to watch or consider:
Is there an OEM wheel that will fit it?
Distance between the axel/wheel bolt and the frame, will a modified wheel fit?
Axel diameter vs. replacement wheel shaft opening?
Does the wheel retaining bolt hole in the wheel match the axel?
If you're lucky, you'll find something that will fit without modification. If not, do your homework and you'll likely find ones that will fit with modifications.
I buy all mine from my local repair shop, they're scrapping out machines all the time, so they usually have something that works for me at a decent price.