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Did John Deere only make 2 rim widths for the front of the round fender tractors?
The reason I ask is because I found a pair that the seller calls 4.5” wide. I’m thinking they are the 3.75” rims and the seller measured outside to outside. They have 4.80x8 tires on them.
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Just make sure the rims are for the round fender tractors and not for the flat fender tractors. The round fender tractors have a 3/4" spindle and use a separate bearing cone. These types of rims could be used on the round fender 110's and 112's, as well as the early flat fender 110's, 112's, 140's and the 1970 120's. The later flat fender 110's, 112's, 140's, and 1971 120's have a 1" spindle and use a rim with the bearings already pressed inside the rim. If you aren't sure about the bearings, one thing to look for is a grease zerk on the hub of the rim. If there isn't one, it's for a 3/4" spindle. If there is one, then it's for a 1" spindle.
 

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Update & question:
I purchased these skinny rims and while removing the “fat” rims I notice that there’s no grease seals in the back of the hubs. I looked on the parts diagram and no grease seal.
What keeps the grease in and the dirt out??

Edit: When I removed the “fat” rims I thought that there was a washer stuck to the rear bearing. Today when I started to clean the bearings I seen that it’s a attached seal. One of them is not in great shape.
 
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