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So I just got a 78 1650 from my grandpa, been sitting for 5+ years, has a 3 pt hitch, plow, blade, disc and mower deck... After some fresh gas it fired right up and runs good, but dies when u engage the the blade. also one of the rear tires has a hole in the side, and after a plug still leaks. Its a 23/10.50x12, I've looked around locally and the tire is around $100... Anybody know where to get one cheaper? Can I use an inner tube to get me by for a while?
 

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I have also done research on tires and I could not find any much less than $100.
 

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unless it has a considerable rip you can probably tube it for now. after sitting a few years i would pop the deck belt off and check the spindle bearings,ill bet 1 or more are shot.I bought these tires for 39 each plus tax locally ,albeit they are cheap chinese but they hold air and keep the tractor off the ground so mission accomplished.
 

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Can't help with your tire search, just stopped by to say:
lookin forward to seeing larger pics once you get settled in here. Depending on the type of tire and what price for shipping might be, I'd say the 1st local quotes aren't that far off. Check CL for possible deals on used stuff.
 

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Check with miller tire to see what he has.

Ebay seller Gregthree has the chinese stuff for a good price and he has great service.

Some ATV tire come in that size too.
 

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If you decide to put a tube in the tire, put a patch inside the tire at the leak. Might have to remove/trim the plug. I've had good luck just putting tubes in old tires, saves a few bucks. Lots of times, you can't match tread pattern of the old tires. So it's either buy two new tires, or tube the leaky one.
 

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As Rex said, take a look at the deck, for an answer as to why it's stalling out.
Remember safety first.
For tires, you might get lucky, and find some used ones, locally on craigslist.
 

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As Kenny suggested put a patch on the inside of the tire where the hole is. Trim any excess plug sticking through first. This will prevent the plug or the hole from pinching the tube.
 

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Welcome to the forum. I also have a 1650 and love it. I agree that it sounds like the deck bearings are bad. You can disconnect the belt running to the mower and see if the problem is still there, if so then hit the deck. Just remember when you're putting the deck back together that the blades have to be timed so they miss each other.
 

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Well i finally got some of the issues worked out on the ole girl... looked at all the bearings on the deck and they all seemed fine so i decided to try again and it started workin fine, so i'm goin with that for now... it actually cuts great! just sucks havin to air the tire up every 2 passes around the yard.lol... the first time out it caught fire, apparently a mouse had made a pretty big nest behind the muffler.lol.. good thing i was close to a hose pipe! so, anyways i've decided to tube the tire for now and patch the inside of the tire... anybody know what size tube fits this tire or will i just have to match it up? sorry if its a silly question, i've just never had to buy an inner tube before... thanks for all the help guys!
 

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Call a few local lawn mower places, they should have a tube in that size. Even some big tire stores may carry them.
 

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I think we are missing something here, If the engine dies when the mower is engaged it could be electrial..... the seat safety switch or even the mower switch. I would check these items first
 
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