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I got an old Snapper 1650 A from my dad. It was left at the house he recently purchased. It had been sitting up for 5 or 6 years. I am not a mechanic so I hired a friend to get it up and running and had another friend build me a blade to drag behind it. I will post pics later.

It depserately needs tires and I would like to go back with something a little more aggressive but I am not sure how "big" I can go. The front tires are currently 16s and the rear tires are 23.5s. They are the standard yard tires.

It has a mower deck with it that is in pretty good shape but when it is lifted all the way up the back is about 3 or 4 inches higher....the front is only 3 or so inches off of the ground so it drags and hangs up a lot when I am not on level ground. Any suggestions here?
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I have a set of i believe they are 26-12x12 lug tires on the rear of my mf 14.They should also fit on your 1650.If you don't want that size rear tire you can put the size back on that was on it and use lug tires instead of turf tires.
 

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juneau Welcome to GTTalk! That's a great tractor you've "inherited"! That should be a pretty decent size tractor and I imagine that 26" tires would be OK! I hope that you enjoy the forum and thanks for signing up!
 

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26X12X12 is about as big as you can go. The factory tires are 23X10.5X12 are cheaper. I use ANCLA atv tires on mine
 

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I have a set of i believe they are 26-12x12 lug tires on the rear of my mf 14.They should also fit on your 1650.If you don't want that size rear tire you can put the size back on that was on it and use lug tires instead of turf tires.
Thanks so much. I was thinking of going with lugs on the rear.
The blade on the back makes it a little difficult to turn unless I sit all the way up....can you get weights for the front or should I just put water in the tires?????
 

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Thanks Coldone. I have a friend that is a tire dealer. I may pay him a visit this weekend..............
Are there any websites for Snapper Tractor boneyards?
 

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Thanks Coldone. I have a friend that is a tire dealer. I may pay him a visit this weekend..............
Are there any websites for Snapper Tractor boneyards?
You can check with one of the site sponsors Bob's Garden Tractors or Patton Acres. They both sell new and used garden tractor parts. Some stuff is still available new through the Massey dealers.
 
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Other than decals, this is identical to the Massey 1650a also. You have to lift the deck & measure the clearance between the deck & your current tires. 26" tall tires will be 1 1/2" closer to your deck. The front of your deck being so low is because the front deck links need adjusting.
 

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Other than decals, this is identical to the Massey 1650a also. You have to lift the deck & measure the clearance between the deck & your current tires. 26" tall tires will be 1 1/2" closer to your deck. The front of your deck being so low is because the front deck links need adjusting.
Thanks for that tidbit....I will definitely measure before I order.
 

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OH, about forgot....the tires would be wider too of course, so the clearance for the rear deck wheels comes into play also.
 

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OH, about forgot....the tires would be wider too of course, so the clearance for the rear deck wheels comes into play also.
What about the front tires? Should I go any bigger than 18s? Or should I keep the same difference between the front and rear that are there now?
 

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The 1650 should have 16x6.5-8 fronts and 23x10.5-12 rears. Its big brother, the 1655, uses 18x8.5-8 fronts and 26x12-12 rears. If you change the rears for bigger, you need to change the fronts to match.

Clearance for the mower wheels may be a problem with the bigger tires, but I've seen a thread where the offending wheel was moved sideways on the mower to gain sufficient clearance. The 1655 doesn't have that problem because it's about 4" longer between the wheels.

Sorry guys, I can't change the size of the print for some reason.
 

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Mark,welcome to the forum.Glad to have you with us.

The 1650 is a great little tractor,have you got any photos?
 

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...Sorry guys, I can't change the size of the print for some reason.
I fixed the font (print) size for you. When I clicked on it to edit, the entire post was in "superscript". That's the X[sup]2 [/sup]button on the very right of the list of font modifiers (B=bold, I=italic, U=underline, S=strike-through, X[sub]2[/sub]=subscript, X[sup]2[/sup]=superscript).
 

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Manuals right on this sight to download, check them out. You do have to have a number of posts made to do that, so just post away on anything or in any forum to get that count. Not sure what it is, might be 10 posts?? Ag tires can be gotten pretty good prices and as pairs and with fast delivery from www.greaterclevelandtire.com They are Deestones brand and lots of fellas using them nowdays.
 

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I have 26 x 12 x12 lugs on my MF14. Dimensionally the same as MF1450/1650.
I'm not sure how the 1650's deck would be, but the deck on the 14, was too close to those ags. Also, the
extra height of the rear tires, made leveling the deck difficult. And, if you increase the front tire size, your grass
will be longer.
 

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Manuals right on this sight to download, check them out. You do have to have a number of posts made to do that, so just post away on anything or in any forum to get that count. Not sure what it is, might be 10 posts?? Ag tires can be gotten pretty good prices and as pairs and with fast delivery from www.greaterclevelandtire.com They are Deestones brand and lots of fellas using them nowdays.
Thanks so much for the link. I found the manuals at snapper.com but I will check to see what is on the site as well....
 

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I have 26 x 12 x12 lugs on my MF14. Dimensionally the same as MF1450/1650.
I'm not sure how the 1650's deck would be, but the deck on the 14, was too close to those ags. Also, the
extra height of the rear tires, made leveling the deck difficult. And, if you increase the front tire size, your grass
will be longer.
I do not plan on using the mower much. It will be mostly to mulch leaves and maybe some taller grass around some trees outside of the yard area. I will post pictures later (hopefully tonight) to show how the front nearly drags the ground even when all the way up.
 
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