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I am looking at replacing my front wheels with a wider set but my concern is if I go to wide it will be harder to steer. Looking for folks advise if they have upgraded their front wheels.

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Question to your question. LOL

Why are you looking at wider tires? Do you mow frequently and needing turf tires and rims?

Does the YM1700 have a FEL? It would make turning a tad harder, but provide a beefy load control. Does the YM1700 have power steering?
 

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it used for the FEL and no power steering, I am looking for a little more stability and help with front wheels from sinking in. I am working on a wider turf set for the rears but seems the front are to skinny for the job.
 

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Nice.

With the wider tires, I would seek upgrading to power steering. The Yanmar OE units have a design flaw and leak. The John Deere variants for the 50 Series are a little better, but not longer in production.

The only known universal power steering for Yanmars and other Japan brands is made by Jackson.
Effortless Steering On A Yanmar | Jackson Power Steering

With your YM1700, you would need to take measurements and work with Jackson for the steering column length.

Since Yanmar made nearly all of the late 1970 thru later 2000s John Deere CUT tractors, the Jackson kit should work nicely. It comes it two different types.
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