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Tire sizes, What is your opinion

I personally think all you need to do is adjust the scraper and skids if you change tires but what do you think, I'm just curious on your input and opinions as I have tires and rims that fit on a blower but are NOT the size of what they are replacing.

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The tire change will effect your ground speed. A bigger tire will move the machine faster. If your machine is already too quick this will make it worse. if it's a turtle it may be for the better. If it's a problem then you are dealing with a pulley/belt adjustment.

The scraper is set to slightly extend and protect the collector and need not be moved.
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The tire change will effect your ground speed. A bigger tire will move the machine faster. If your machine is already too quick this will make it worse. if it's a turtle it may be for the better. If it's a problem then you are dealing with a pulley/belt adjustment.

The scraper is set to slightly extend and protect the collector and need not be moved.
I think what he is trying to say is

a taller tire will give you a higher top speed
a shorter tire will make the blower quicker
really both tires can be bigger
its the tire diameter that matters
taller then stock- faster
shorter then stock= quicker
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I think what he is trying to say is

a taller tire will give you a higher top speed
a shorter tire will make the blower quicker
really both tires can be bigger
its the tire diameter that matters
taller then stock- faster
shorter then stock= quicker
AH yes I do know this, There are adjustments to change the speed some with the friction disk and pushrod, But good to know, Dia is larger but same size rim. The blower needs the skids adjusted anyway so figured I would just put the new tires on and do it once. As for the scraper. Not sure of the condition of it as I have not looked ye but if work I will replace or flip it over if this one has that option as some do.

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What was the width of the original tires compared to these replacements that you came across.

The width was chosen by the manufacturer's engineers as a function of the weight that's going to be placed on the tire . . . . too narrow and you'll sink; too wide and you'll have very little traction.
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My opinion about tire sizes is the taller the better. Only thing I didn't like about my new but discontinued Toro 826 Powermax was the tire size. All the econo model blowers out there now all seem to have at least a 15 inch tire and most are the XTrac. My machine came with a 13 inch XTrac.

I notice too that the new model, US market Toro 826, have 15 inchers while the very same new model Toro 826 in the Canadian market come with the 13 incher. I have tire envy.
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One thing I wasn't taking into consideration is if the width is going to fit, I need to get into the garage and check things out to see how wide I can fit

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Overall diameter sometimes can be a problem too depending on the blower design. Some have short impeller tube and you can get really close to the bucket, or interfere with old school auger and drive engagement levers, battery trays. I know Geno had issues when he did his monster Ariens with the V-twin Honda, but he went really big in tires
I have wider x-tracs on my 924038 that are just at the edge of the bucket width (24") as far as tracking, but fit fine for clearance on the inboard side to clear the tractor body and they don't come close to the back of the bucket.
Jtclays is right- I had to extend my tractor body 2" so tires wouldn't rub on tub. I also had to use wheel spacers so as not to rub on inboard side. But my tires were to the extreme and overkill. In my application I added a 95lb engine so wider was ok. Won't even get into what all it took to make everything work and hold up. 4 years going strong
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Tires are it too wide but wider than whatís on it, The SnoTek IMHO is nothing more than a Ariens compact with lesser options, I even think itís got the same bucket but kept the small wheels as the older Compact, Really throws it a distance with the slightly larger engine but still like my bigger Ariens.

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