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Old 05-18-2017, 08:17 PM   #1
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Wheel Question Help!

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I bought an older Massey that has a rear wheel that I guess has rusted through around the valve stem. A hole close to two inches I imagine Today the tube ruptured near the hole.
Is there a repair for the rim? The rim, though hard to be certain looks like it might be cast. Not sure that can welded, don't think so.
Besides finding a replacement, any solutions for me.
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Or anyone in central Texas who has an extra 1981 MF 255 rim for sale please let me know.


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Old 05-18-2017, 10:02 PM   #2
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Tire size would help.
Is it the row crop, Ag, or low profile ?


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Thanks for responding
Tire size is 16.9 x 28
As for row vs Ag not sure Front wheels are not in the tricycle configuration, I do have a loader if that helps.
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I don't think those rims would be cast
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Howdy BonesD,

The rim should be steel. Note that the slides for "spin-out" wheel adjustment are welded to the rim.

Pull the tire off and inspect the rim. If the tire has been loaded with calcium chloride solution, the rim may be corroded beyond repair. If its just around the valve stem, certainly weld a patch in there and drill a hole for the valve stem.

Incidentally, Tractorhouse.com has 29 ea. Massey Ferguson 255's listed in salvage in their "dismantled machine" section. So, there are plenty of used rims available.

There are new rims available on the internet, so all of your options are covered.
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It's an Ag tire,and that size is common .
I agree with sixbales.....you can try to weld it,or you could replace it,if need be.
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Thank you for the advice. I finally got around to removing the tire yesterday and took it to a fellow in town. He was not very optimistic quoting the same problems with the calcium chloride. The metal around the hole is very flakey and suggested finding a used rim rather than invest time and money on the old one. He knows a few places he might find one.
I live in central Texas and if anyone has a good rim for sale please let me know. I guess it is a bit of an oddball as the rim is designed to be widened or narrowed depending on the width of the row being worked. 8 lug with a 16.9 28 tire size.
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