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Kimberly    Posted 04-22-2019 at 15:50:55 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
  • Plan for removing rear wheel - advice needed
  • It appears that I have more work to do on the Old Girl; I have to pull the differential out. I read the procedure; remove rear wheel; then remove trumpet as an assembly with axle in place. Sounds simple. Famous last words LOL.

    Now, the rear tyres don't have fluid; that is going to help weight wise. My concern is if I am going to have the strength to handle the wheel. I am planning on using the hoist to handle the trumpet assembly. Looking at the wheel, I just don't see how I can do anything but just wrestle with it and I am afraid if I wrestle with it, I am going to end up losing the fight.

    So if anyone can help with a procedure on handling the removal of the rear wheel, please give it.

    Kimberly    Posted 04-22-2019 at 20:08:49 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
  • Wheel is off! Happy Dance
  • The wheel is off. I used the straps and a come-along. However, I think I will mount the electric hoist in that location. Trying to manage the come-along cable by myself was a bit difficult. With the electric hoist, it will be much easier to bring the wheel back over and to align with the hub stubs. I am going to pull the drum; that is the side that was leaking. Since the wheel is off, I can inspect the brakes. Not saying I would do the brakes now but I would know the condition of the shoes. Thanks everyone, you guys are a great help to me. Big Hugs to all.

    Farmer Dan    Posted 04-22-2019 at 18:44:56 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • TOH has it right, just take it slow and be careful. Or go to the local zoo and borrow a gorilla LOL.

    TheOldHokie    Posted 04-22-2019 at 17:05:59 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • I just removed a couple filled with ballast - well beyond my ability to lift. The technique I use (more than once) is:

    1. Place a floor jack under the axle as near the tire to be removed as practical. Raise it to just support but not lift the tire and axle off the floor.
    2. Loosen and remove all but one of the lug nuts. Leave that last one as a precaution to keep the tire from unexpectedly falling over.
    3. Carefully raise the jack until the wheel studs are unloaded and clear of the holes in the center disc.
    4. Carefully remove the last lug nut and "walk" the tire out away from the tractor. Keep it upright and balanced until clear of the studs at which point you can roll it away and prop it up against a wall
    Installation is the reverse of removal. The tricky part is getting the studs aligned with the holes in the center disc but it is doable with care.

    If you can beg, borrow or steal one a shop crane (aka engine hoist/cherry picker) is far easier and a better way of handling the tires


    Kimberly    Posted 04-22-2019 at 17:16:53 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
  • Re: Plan for removing rear wheel - advice needed
  • There is no room for the hoist/cherry picker; I thought about that. Wish this shed was larger. I have a come-along rated for 1500 lbs. I am thinking of placing a heavy eye bolt; 1/2 inch diameter, in the ceiling. Then putting heavy ratchet straps around the tyre. Attach come-along so that it will take the weight and not allow the wheel to fall. Other than that, I have no idea. I will have to handle this alone. I think I know why I can't get a boyfriend, he is afraid I will work him to death LOL.

    TheOldHokie    Posted 04-22-2019 at 18:36:55 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • Come along and tie down strap should work fine. I am no muscle man but I can stand an unloaded tire up with no problem. It may be a grunt but I suspect you can as well. The real issue is getting the darn thing lined up with the studs when remount it. Has to be clocked almost perfectly.


    Kimberly    Posted 04-22-2019 at 18:46:05 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
  • Re: Plan for removing rear wheel - advice needed
  • OK, I am going to give it a try. I will work carefully. Thanks for the advice.

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