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Re: 2388 rear tires

The axle would probably be heavy enough, no doubt. But, we have had the connecting rod between the two wheels break before. This was with the smaller tires. It may have been a fluke accident, but it happened. By the way, it happened in a mud hole, which made it that much worse, but that's beside the point!!!
 

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If your wanting that much more flotation I think I'd look for a used Mud Hog to put on it. You would be sirprised how much more flotation you will gain by not having to drag the rear tires around and with a 23.1x26 rear tire if they ever do sink in your going to have a hard time pulling them along. The fall of '04 was really wet here so midway through harvest we put a Mud Hog with 18.4x26 tires on our 2366 and the difference in flotation between them and the stock 14.9 tires was a night and day difference but alot of that is from having the rear wheels powered. Case offers a metric tire that's just a little smaller than a 23.1x26 (it's like a 600/24 or something like that) but they would be alot more expensive than a set of 23.1x26s. If we were to do it over again we would have gone with the metric tire on our Mud Hog but we were in a hurry and just went with what the dealer ordered. When we picked our Mud Hog up at the factory at 3:00 on Friday afternoon the parts were still warm and after a six hour drive home the combine was in the field by noon on the next day.
 

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astoller I have a 2188 with 23.1-26r2 on rear axle steering is no problem even in mud we do have the rwd we had to extend rear axle 6" back to clear tailing elevator I have pics if you want them, unless you have rwd I wouldn't recomend that big of a tire a lot of drag when rwd is off
 

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Re: 2388 rear tires

Matt,

Do you have a bin extension on your 2188 also? We've got a pair of 2188's with the Maurer bin extensions and we've already cracked one rear axle where the pivot point is in the middle. Did you beef up that area when you moved the axle back?

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wildcatwheatfarmer no bin extensions an no bracing on axle never had any problems with axle (knock on wood) the axle is extended rearward using two 1" plates bolted along outside of combine frame a block spacer is used an a extra pivot frame is installed stabilizer arms are extended 6" also. e-mail [email protected] for pics
 
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