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13.50x28's What are they now


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Old 07-02-2010, 03:14:23 AM
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Ok, we managed to buy a Fordson E27N with cast rim cheaplyish but there's a catch. We need to replace a rear drive tyre on it before we can get it out of the current owners shed. Surely a simple enough task, how wrong we are.

No one in our local area or club is able to definatily tell us what the modern day equivalant of a 13.50x28 is. Nor can any of the tyre dealers around us And when they do they give prices of $1,000AUD and still don'tak know if it will fit. Looking through agricultre scrap yards also hasn't been much help with most seconds tyres being too small in the outside diameter and too wide.

Apparently the chinese are making odd sizes like this again. Anyone know any more about this?

So, does any one have any suggestions, ideas or know of a modern equivalent.

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Default Re: 13.50x28's What are they now

They make 14.00 x 28s to fit on the larger front wheel assist tractors, they would be about the closest of any current tyre sizes I know of !
Your best bet might be to look for an old combine (seed drill), as the Massey 500s and a lot of the others used the 13.5 x 28s on them and there is still some floating around that can be purchased reasonably economicaly , the only catch is finding one. The yellow and orange Chamberlain combines use a 16.00 x 28, and they are definatly around over here cheap and in good order but they may be a bit big for a Fordson.
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The other option with an E 27N is steel wheels, they did have them as original equipment and once you find some they look "real old" never blow out, never perrish and never need to be pumped up !
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Default Re: 13.50x28's What are they now

gday stephen, my tea ferguson is on 12.5 x 28s, if that helps any . Have a small tractor dismantlers in town who import tyres from india, so some of the staks indian chapter might be able to help with location e.t.c.. Have googled indian tyre sellers and one good place came up. apparently they are quite a reasonable price, although cartage might be the killer ..Best of luck graeme......
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I picked up a pair of 32 inch for my Power Major from the local dealer,new tyres and tubes $800 each fitted up with new tubes these came from India.Norm.
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Here is the conversion chart from Miller Tire, Wauseon, Ohio, USA.

http://www.millertire.com/FAQs.asp
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Default Re: 13.50x28's What are they now

Hi the tyre size is now a 18.4x28 it is made by alliance tyres it is the direct replacement for a 13.50x28 hope this helps if not get a pair of 16.9x28 or in old size 12.75x28.
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We've looked at 16.9's and our neighbor has 18.4s on an IH AOS6. We're pretty certain that this two sizes wouldn't fit our 8 inch rims! We're thinking along the lines of 14.9s at this stage, albeit them being smaller in the outside diameter. Gotta love how the sizes have changed 3 times since the 40's.
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Old 13-28 is today a 14.9-28. Old 12-28 = new 13.6-28. Old 14-28 = new 16.9-28 bigger than what you want. At the Miller site scroll down to Miscellaneous & FAQ's for a conversion chart that explains rear tire sizes.

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I don't know how much shipping and import duty would cost but M.E. Miller tire Co. might have what you need for around $310 US.
http://www.millertire.com/
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18.4 x 28 would most likely be too "wide" for your E27N, I had to put some 16.9x28s on a HSCS K40 that had original 13.5s because I couldn't get anything else at the time and although they did go on they are far to wide for it and some time I need to replace them.
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