Forson Major Petrol TVO 194X

Discussion in 'Classic Machinery' started by gased, Jan 11, 2017.

  1. gased

    gased New Member

    Recently started to look at sorting an old family tractor Forson Major Petrol TVO 194X.

    All in all pretty good order the first problem however that I am faced with, is that it needs a new rear tyre, no that sound quite easy until I realised that the rear wheels are reasonbly rare....they are somewhat thinner that the average Fordson Major.
    The tyres that are on at the moment say 11-36. however the rims are only aprox 10 inches across. The everyday tyre seller wants to sell me a 12.4-11-36 but these I am told will be to wide on the rim.

    Can anyone help...has anybody experienced this? How did you resolve....

    I guess I could source a replacement set of wheels and tyres but I would like to keep it original.

    Any help appreciated.
     
  2. Mursal

    Mursal Member

    12.4-11-36 will be fine, just look a bit odd next to the other side.
    Usually change both sides to keep things even.
    Gumtree.co.uk in your area (small adds), just keep an eye for a secondhand skin, it will look better as I'm guessing the other side isn't new. But you'll need someone to fit it ...........

    Also worth trying E-Bay for new ........
     
  3. essexpete

    essexpete Member

    Location:
    Essex
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  4. Ley253

    Ley253 Member

    Location:
    Bath
    I presume you are talking about an E27N. Unless you have a very early one, 12.4 36 will be fine. Some are dual marked as 1136 when on a 10" rim.
     
  5. John 1594

    John 1594 Member

    Location:
    Cambridgeshire
  6. gased

    gased New Member

    Yes it a E27N 1940 something Petrol TVO..one thing I forgot was to mention is that the rear wheels have 10 lugs apposed to 8 around the rim (i hope this makes sense). In hte picture you can see a 12.4 wheel/tyre led up against my narrow wheel/tyre 11-36
     

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  7. John 1594

    John 1594 Member

    Location:
    Cambridgeshire
    10 lug will be an early wheel which had either 9 x 36 or 11 x 36 on it
     
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  8. gased

    gased New Member

    So when the traders say 12.4/11/36 is that an 11/36???? for my narrow wheel????
     
  9. John 1594

    John 1594 Member

    Location:
    Cambridgeshire

    No, thats a 12.4 wide tyre what will replace a 11.2, and or fit on a 11.2 rim

    tyre i posted link to is narrower than a 12.4 across its full width
     

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