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Need new wheels

I have an AMF Husky that has the solid tires/wheels. One now has a whole in it so I am looking to replace them with some good rubber. Does anyone have a decent source that won't break my pocket book? I am hoping someone already has done a replacement on a similar model and knows what works.
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I have an AMF Husky that has the solid tires/wheels. One now has a whole in it so I am looking to replace them with some good rubber. Does anyone have a decent source that won't break my pocket book? I am hoping someone already has done a replacement on a similar model and knows what works.
Not too hard to retrofit pneumatic tires on a blower. Measure your axle diameter and advertise for a set of tires and wheels. I did this mod to a beautiful old Gilson and used a set of Craftsman/Murray wheels. I did use two pieces of heavywall copper plumbing pipe for bushings and everything worked great. I have a pic on here somewhere and I will find it.
It took me only a couple hours to complete the job. As I recall I did have to cut the inboard axle tubes off about an inch shorter. Still, it doesn't need to be a highly exact job. It's a snowblower not a drag car.
Found the pics. See post #7 this thread.

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Pretty much what's already been stated. Bought some wheels off a junk machine with the same axel size. Had to cut off it off on the inside to clear the housing. Measure from the inside of the wheel to the bolt hole to insure they'll fit, that's about it.


On cutting off the inside of the hub to the correct length, I used a cutoff wheel in a drill press, just kept rotating the tire to cut it off even,. Worked well.
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Pretty much what's already been stated. Bought some wheels off a junk machine with the same axel size. Had to cut off it off on the inside to clear the housing. Measure from the inside of the wheel to the bolt hole to insure they'll fit, that's about it.


On cutting off the inside of the hub to the correct length, I used a cutoff wheel in a drill press, just kept rotating the tire to cut it off even,. Worked well.
Heck. I just used my hacksaw and a bit of filing and we're off and running. Whatever works, do it. I didn't have access to a drill press.

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Those tires do look sharp, but All I have found online are ones that go for 90-100 a piece. I am not going to drop $200 in something I use only 2-3 times a year. I bought a new set of tires and wheels for my powerwasher for about 30, Ofcourse they are bit smaller but I was hopping to find a pair for under $100.

I know it's not going to be a problem putting them them on. I had to build a new main wheel shaft a few years back after mine snapped in half.
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KENDA Snow Blower Tires - Jacks Small Engines

I have a compact 2-stage which had some bald and slipping tires, I replaced them last year with Polar Trac (X-trac) on the cheap and they seem to work great. Last year wasn't the best season to observe results of that move, but I'm still happy with the purchase.
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X2 - look for a machine somebody is getting rid of cheap and borrow the tires from it. I see them all the time.... See a unit on my CL right now with a missing motor as a matter of fact. OR move your motor over to that unit....




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