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AXLE EXTENSIONS (sold in pairs)

Available in a variety of lengths to customize the track width of your walk-behind tractor. Sizes range from 5” to 16” total extension (2.5 to 8” per side), plus, we now offer spin-out adjustable axle extensions with an 8 inch range of adjustment, variable in 1/2” overall increments. Use these accessories to increase stability on slopes, or simply to customize the wheel track to a particular application (i.e. straddling a bed — with the 16” extensions and 10” rim [or larger] wheels, the tractor will straddle a 30” wide bed) NOTE: 18” total (9” per-side) extension is the maximum recommended by the tractor manufacturers. Adding additional extensions beyond 18” will void tractor axle warranty.

NOTE: sizes listed are total extension (both sides combined)

5” “Factory” Axle Extensions
  • Item 922.43685 (fits BCS)
  • Item 937112 (fits Grillo)
  • Price: $48 $45
Earth Tools Axle Extensions – various sizes
  • Fits BCS & Grillo
  • 8” axle extensions (ET0080): $75 $65
  • 12” axle extensions (ET0090): $85 $75
  • 16” axle extensions (ET0100): $95 $85
Adjustable Axle Extensions (Mfd. by Grillo) 8” - 18”
  • Fits BCS & Grillo
  • NOTE: these are made by Grillo, and if mounting to a BCS machine, the holes in the wheel rims will need to be drilled out to ½” (some rims supplied by Earth Tools on BCS tractors may have a set of holes already this size in the rim)
  • Item 937312
  • Price: $239 $215

WHEEL WEIGHTS (all units sold in PAIRS)

The pulling or pushing power of a walk-behind tractor is directly related to traction, and a major factor in traction is weight. Wheel weights are the best means of improving traction because they add weight without changing the balance of the machine.

By far, our most popular and practical system for adding wheel weights is our “Barbell weight hangers”, which bolt onto the wheel-mounting studs of the tractor (the wheel does not have to be removed to install them; just the lug-nuts) and they accept standard 1” hole barbell weight plates. The weight plates themselves can be removed or installed with a single pin, and since we offer the hangers in various post lengths, you can actually get far more weight on the tractor than with the “factory” weights … 100 lbs max per wheel! The “hangers” can stay on the tractor even when the weight plates are removed…although if you have one of the longer lengths, the posts may stick out and get in the way sometimes…If so, they are easily removed.

This is a sweet system, as you do not have to pay shipping charges on the weights themselves…just the mounting “hangers” (posts). You can usually find new or used 1”-center-hole barbell-weight plates in your local area (cast iron are best, to maximize available space in the wheel rims)…however, for folks who are paying freight on a tractor from us anyway and don’t mind adding a little more freight cost, we do offer the 1” hole barbell weight plates at competitive prices, and we can provide the optimum plate size combination according to your wheel size and implement application.

Barbell weight hangers & weights
  • SHORT (8”) Barbell Weight Hangers Set for BCS Item ETBWBCS-S: $50 $49
  • LONG Barbell Weight Hangers Set for BCS (10”) Item ETBWBCS-L: $50 $49
  • SHORT (8”) Barbell Weight Hangers Set for Grillo Item ETBWG-S: $70 $69
  • LONG Barbell Weight Hangers Set for Grillo (10”) Item ETBWG-S: $70 $69
  • 1” center-hole barbell weight plates (various sizes up to 25 lb. plates): $1.25 per-pound $1.10 per-pound

NOTE: Barbell weight hangers cannot be installed in conjunction with Adjustable Axle Extensions!

Also, both BCS and Grillo offer factory cast-iron weights, which are OK IF you don’t mind them being quite hard to take on and off (because the mounting nuts are recessed waaay down in blind holes) AND being horribly expensive…something like $3 per pound for Italian cast iron…

Factory cast-iron weights
  • Fits BCS 8” rims (48lbs pair) Item 922.43686: $290 $275
  • Fits BCS 10” rims (66lbs pair) Item 922.48715: $345 $328
  • Fits BCS 12” rims (150lbs pair) Item 922.48720: $516 $490
  • Fits Grillo 10” rims (45lbs pair) Item 9G1212: $185 $170
  • Fits Grillo 12” rims (80lbs pair) Item 9G2512: $350 $290

WHEELS & TIRES (sold in PAIRS)

Whether you are needing a second set of wheels to put “duals” on a tractor, a new set of wheels for an old machine, or just want a larger set of wheels for extra ground clearance and/or greater ground-speed, the following is our selection of tire sizes for our walk-behind tractors.

NOTE #1: for a nominal up-charge, most of our new tractors can be fitted with larger-than-standard wheels at the time of purchase. You pay only the difference in the relative cost of the wheels when up-sizing. Make sure you ask us about what wheel size is best for your application. ALSO: Some “larger” wheels may be TOO big for a particular tractor model, due to clearance issues…ask an Earth Tools salesman for advice.

NOTE #2: “Adjustable track rim” wheels have a separate inner hub and outer rim, which can be assembled in anywhere from 2 to 4 different positions (depending on what the tractor will accommodate), to achieve different wheel widths. To see these measurements, go the Walk-behind tractors page and look at the specs of a tractor that has standard wheels of the size you are interested in.

NOTE #3: If you just need an individual replacement tire or tube for your old rims, these items are considered “spare parts” and we stock all sizes. We do not list these online–Call for prices.

Click here for a Wheel Spacing chart

VIDEO: How adjustable-rim wheels work


Wheel & tire sets

NOTE: Sizes are shown as follows: Width x Rim diameter x Overall height…so for example, a 5x10x20” wheel is 5” wide, has a 10” rim, and is 20” overall height.

  • 4x8x16” Fixed rim, tractor lug tread (Item 922.43680): $175 $166
  • 6.5x8x16” “High-Floatation” fixed rim, wide tractor lug tread (Item 912712): $220 $200
  • 4x10x18” Fixed rim, tractor tread (Item 900312): $185 $170
  • 4x10x18” Adjustable rim, tractor lug tread (Item 922.48332): $215 $205
  • 5x10x20” Adjustable rim, tractor lug tread (Item 922.48334): $295 $280
  • 5x12x22” Adjustable rim, tractor lug tread (Item 400R.12B.500M4): $395 $365
  • 6.5x12x23” Adjustable rim, tractor lug tread (Item 400R.12B.650M4): $445 $415
  • 10x8x19” Fixed rim, Hi-floatation “Turf” Tires and rims (Item 911712): $330 $290
  • 10x8x20” Fixed rim, Hi-floatation Tires, tractor lug tread (Item 913212): $395 $355
  • 8x10x20” Fixed rim, All-Terrain AG tires, lug tread (Item 922.57842): $513 $487

FOAM-FILLED TIRE OPTION

On replacement wheels, OR on new tractors, we now offer FOAM-FILLED tires on some of our most popular sizes. Foam-Filling means the tires are filled with Solidifying rubber foam, so essentially they become solid rubber wheels once filled. The advantages of Foam-Filling are:

  • NO FLATS—EVER!!
  • More weight & traction
  • No tire maintenance

The potential disadvantage of foam-filling is: The Permanent (not removable) addition of extra weight, and the resulting higher soil compaction. Plus, if using the machine on hills, the extra weight means more stopping distance. Consider the pros & cons carefully…(this is an option you could always have added somewhere locally in the future, if desired.)

Prices: (These reflect ADDITION to normal tire cost, if purchasing a new tire set)
  • 5x10x20 (adds 50 lbs. of weight per pair) : add $110
  • 5x12x22 (adds 80 lbs. of weight per pair) : add $130
  • 6.5x12x23 (adds 80 lbs. of weight per pair) : add $145

STEEL WHEELS

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These steel wheels provide extra traction for various applications. The “cage” type (with their 1” deep cleats) are best for soilworking applications; the “spiked” type provide unbeatable side-slope-holding ability for mowing on steep slopes.

  • 17” Steel Cage Wheels (Item 922.57779): $220 $209
  • 19” Steel Cage Wheels (Item 922.42474): $270 $256
  • 19” Steel Cage Outriggers (Item 922.42460): $145 $138
  • 20.5 Steel Cage Wheels (Item 927212): $285 $260
  • 22” Steel Cage Wheels (Item 922.49993): $325 $309
  • 19” Spiked steel wheels, 12” wide (Item 922.C0460): $1199 $1139
  • 19” Spiked steel wheels, 16” wide (Item 922.C0465): $1399 $1329
  • Steel Cage “Super Bite outriggers” - used alongside (outside) 5x10x20 rubber wheels for steep slopes (Item 922.57793): $387 $368

TIRE CHAINS

For extra traction in snow & ice, we now offer tire chains with 2-link cross chain spacing for the following tire sizes (chains for 10” & 12” tires INCLUDE a set of spring-loaded tensioners):

  • 4x8x16” (Item 1301L): $59 $49
  • 5x10x20” (Item 53131MOD): $95 $90
  • 5x12x22” (Item 53131): $95 $90
  • 6.5x12x23” (Item 53131): $95 $90

TRACKS

We now offer rubber and steel Track options for our walk-behind tractors, for the ultimate in traction while maintaining a low ground-pressure to minimize compaction. The tracks we offer are built in Italy, specifically for walk-behind tractors…they are not made for some other application and just “adapted” to walk-behind tractors.

Application/Pricing information

Steel Tracks—Left in above picture/top picture on Right: Best suited for soil-working applications, such as plows, subsoilers, dozer/scraper blade (when working in dirt), root digger, etc. Can be used for mowing as well, but you will tear up some grass whenever you turn the machine, like a steel-tracked bulldozer! These are constructed of high-strength Domex 700 steel alloy, for maximum wear resistance. Tracks are 7” wide each, and total track width can be adjusted in 7 different positions ranging from 28.5 to 44” outside width. This track type reduces the speed of the tractor by about half, and increases the axle-torque by twice. Price: $1549 $1400

Rubber Tracks (Reduction version)—Center in above picture/middle picture on Right: This type can be used for limited soil-working applications, but is much easier on grass when mowing…not only is the rubber more forgiving (not tearing up sod), but this model features a “center roller”, which gives the bottom surface of the track a “high point” for much easier steering. Also great for gravel grading & snow removal. Tracks are 7” wide each, and total track width can be adjusted in 7 different positions ranging from 28.5 to 44” outside width. This track type also reduces the speed of the tractor by about half, and increases the axle-torque by twice. Price: $1399 $1300

Rubber Tracks (High-speed version)—Right in above picture/bottom picture on Right: This model only reduces ground speed by 10 to 20% (depending on standard tire size you compare it to), so you can mow at relatively high speeds while having excellent traction and low ground PSI for swampy areas, etc. Tracks are 6.25” wide each, and total track width can be adjusted in 3 different positions. Price: $1199 $1100

AVAILABLE TO FIT BCS MODELS 749, 852 AND 853, AND GRILLO MODELS G107 AND G110. (Can be special-ordered to fit BCS 750, 948 and Grillo G131)

VIDEO: Mounting Tracks on Walk-Behind tractor