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Posted by TheOldHokie on April 22, 2019 at 17:05:59 [URL] [DELETE] :
In Reply to: Plan for removing rear wheel - advice needed posted by Kimberly on April 22, 2019 at 15:50:55:
I just removed a couple filled with ballast - well beyond my ability to lift. The technique I use (more than once) is:
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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Carefully raise the jack until the wheel studs are unloaded and clear of the holes in the center disc.
- 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
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
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