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goodtimo
My dad recently bought a sickle mower to be used on his 2012 with hydrolift. After testing it out, he says when he turns one direction the front tire rubs the mower. We were wondering... Did he buy one that was intended for an RBT, rather than one for an FDT. Does anyone know how we can tell what model it was intended for? Thanks, Tim

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Chris727
Most likely its the correct mower. I have noticed that mine does that as well. I have one of the older hand lift models on my B-110 and it rubs. I think part of the problem might be that I have wide front tires on mine (16x6.50-8) rather than the narrower stock tires. I believe your 2012 would also have the wider tires.

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Mack
I had this same problem a few years ago. http://www.simpletractors.com/club2/topic.asp?ARCHIVE=true&TOPIC_ID=48972&SearchTerms=sickle http://www.simpletractors.com/club2/topic.asp?ARCHIVE=true&TOPIC_ID=62444&SearchTerms=sickle

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goodtimo
thanks for the info guys, I will pass along the info to him. Glad to see others have experienced the same thing. He wanted to switch from the wider 2012 front tires to a set of ag tires (that were narrower) that he had already mounted on the 712. He thought this would stop it from wanting to pull him into the side ditches so much when he was mowing around his fields. I personally don't like the look of ag tires up front, but if it keeps him on the road and not in the ditch...it seems like a no-brainer. Wonder if swapping those tires will provide enough clearance that it won't hit? We'll give that a shot first, then if it still hits the tire, we'll look into duplicating one of those mount adjustments that were on the links. Thanks again.

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