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post #1 of 17 Old 02-27-2019, 10:44 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks for allowing me to join the forum. I have had an RSX850i for about 12 months. I use it to go gold prospecting with and it has to cop some really rugged country but so far has handled everything thrown at it in very rocky terrain. I have rarely had the opportunity to really wind it up as far as speed goes. All the knowledge I have gained has been from this forum, there isn't much info here. Tyres, rims etc are difficult to find except if one is prepared to pay JD obscene amounts. With the help of this forum I have bought a spare steel rim & a new drive belt from the US. Far cheaper even with freight. I was actually looking at a Kumho road venture 27x 8.5 x r14 tyre that seems be the right dimensions for the front because of the price of 14" tyres here. Any thoughts on how they might go? Is it possible to run the same width tyre all round? I am also trying to find some photos of a drive belt being changed.
Enough for now. Thanks for all the help
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Welcome !! You live in a great country which looks even more appealing as it's -11F as I type this morning !! For the beslt change and lots of other "how-to's", go to YouTube !! Good luck. Craig
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...... I use it to go gold prospecting with and it has to cop some really rugged country but so far has handled everything thrown at it in very rocky terrain..............I was actually looking at a Kumho road venture 27x 8.5 x r14 tyre ..... Any thoughts on how they might go?
Given the conditions that you will be prospecting, consider a 10 ply tire.

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...Is it possible to run the same width tyre all round? .....
This depends on the width of the rear wheels/rims.

You may not be able to use a 8.5 wide tire on your rear wheels?

I purchased 4 new wheels/rims (14x7) so I can use the same tires on the front and rear.

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Thanks for the kind words. I have a feeling I might follow your lead Bradhill. I have 1 steel rim I use as a spare, 14x7, so if I get another 2 "front" rims I could use 8-9" all round. I just picked up a couple of Forerunner Atlas 26x8x14 8 ply for a really good price & I can get another 2 of those & use them all round. Does that make sense? The type of work I do doesn't really need wider tyres on the back.
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Thanks for the kind words. I have a feeling I might follow your lead Bradhill. I have 1 steel rim I use as a spare, 14x7, so if I get another 2 "front" rims I could use 8-9" all round. I just picked up a couple of Forerunner Atlas 26x8x14 8 ply for a really good price & I can get another 2 of those & use them all round. Does that make sense? The type of work I do doesn't really need wider tyres on the back.


This absolutely makes sense, please post photos of your mining setup!

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Thanks for the kind words. I have a feeling I might follow your lead Bradhill. I have 1 steel rim I use as a spare, 14x7, so if I get another 2 "front" rims I could use 8-9" all round. I just picked up a couple of Forerunner Atlas 26x8x14 8 ply for a really good price & I can get another 2 of those & use them all round. Does that make sense? The type of work I do doesn't really need wider tyres on the back.


This absolutely makes sense, please post photos of your mining setup!
Don't forget the GPS coordinates while you're at it !! Craig
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Thanks for the kind words. I have a feeling I might follow your lead Bradhill. I have 1 steel rim I use as a spare, 14x7, so if I get another 2 "front" rims I could use 8-9" all round. I just picked up a couple of Forerunner Atlas 26x8x14 8 ply for a really good price & I can get another 2 of those & use them all round. Does that make sense? The type of work I do doesn't really need wider tyres on the back.






This absolutely makes sense, please post photos of your mining setup!


Don't forget the GPS coordinates while you're at it !! Craig


LOL.....nice try Craig

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I have a better idea if you want an all purpose machine to crawl around the deep stuff.Camso makes a great product and well no need to say anything about the RSX John Deere its top of the line.
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I haven't been able to load any photos. I will keep trying!
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Help! When I use the 4wd selector switch nothing happens. No 4wd or front lock. It has been working but now.....
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Help! When I use the 4wd selector switch nothing happens. No 4wd or front lock. It has been working but now.....


Have you looked at the fuse and wiring on the back of the switch?

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Thank you. The wiring looks ok and the fuses look ok in the 2 locations I know of, unless the fuse for this is somewhere else?
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Thank you. The wiring looks ok and the fuses look ok in the 2 locations I know of, unless the fuse for this is somewhere else?
Fuse for 4wd is ok.
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Thank you. The wiring looks ok and the fuses look ok in the 2 locations I know of, unless the fuse for this is somewhere else?


Can you test the switch with a multi meter?

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Thanks, I will do that.
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