6.00x6 nose wheel in C150

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6.00x6 nose wheel in C150

#1 Post by Bede » Sat Sep 23, 2017 11:28 am

Has anyone ever seen a 6.00x6 on a stock C150 nose wheel? I know AirGlas offers an STC for a large wheel up front but I heard that Cessna offered this as an option from the factory. Will a 6" wheel fit a stock fork?
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Re: 6.00x6 nose wheel in C150

#2 Post by culver10 » Sun Sep 24, 2017 10:10 am

Hi Bede,

If you consult the Cessna 150 Parts Manual, you will see that Cessna had a Heavy Duty Nose Gear which used a 6.00x6 wheel. You can Google Cessna 150 Parts Manual, and there are multiple PDF's available for free. The fork and lower strut are different. P/M shows all the different P/N's. So no, the larger nose wheel will not fit standard fork.

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Re: 6.00x6 nose wheel in C150

#3 Post by Bede » Sun Sep 24, 2017 3:27 pm

culver10 wrote:Hi Bede,

If you consult the Cessna 150 Parts Manual, you will see that Cessna had a Heavy Duty Nose Gear which used a 6.00x6 wheel. You can Google Cessna 150 Parts Manual, and there are multiple PDF's available for free. The fork and lower strut are different. P/M shows all the different P/N's. So no, the larger nose wheel will not fit standard fork.

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Thanks! Exactly the answer that I was looking for!
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Re: 6.00x6 nose wheel in C150

#4 Post by PilotDAR » Sun Sep 24, 2017 8:59 pm

The factory "heavy duty" nosewheel for a 150 is a 6.00-6-15 size, which is a smaller diameter tire, with the width of the 6.00-6. The fork in the parts catalog is that standard for the C337. The installation is distinct, in that the torque link points forward. That said, if you really need a wider nosewheel on a 150, you're probably on the bitter edge of being in ground too soft for the plane.
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Re: 6.00x6 nose wheel in C150

#5 Post by torquey401 » Mon Sep 25, 2017 12:40 pm

Be mindful that the factory hd nose gear was limited up to about the 1967 model year. Plus there is also a Canadian adapplicable to it. There might be stc's out there.
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