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#1 DMF OFFLINE  

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Posted April 04, 2011 - 10:36 AM

What's your trick(s)?

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Posted April 04, 2011 - 10:41 AM

Check out this thread, my post #23. It shows how I remove them.
http://gardentractor...ead-3967/page2/

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Posted April 04, 2011 - 10:42 AM

If you can get one under the wheel far enough to engage the metal inside the wheel it should come. Than hook a bar puller to that.
I am able to do that on Masseys.
Put the nut back on the shaft flush with the threads and if the shaft is hollow use a small piece of metal over that to protect the threads.

CUTOFF WHEEL

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Posted April 04, 2011 - 11:35 AM

Last one I did, I took a short pc. of pipe (about 1" long) having ID close to OD of steering tube. I slit that pipe in half,
and tucked it up under the wheel so it contacted steel hub. Held the slit pipe in place with a hose clamp. Then used
puller. Also did same as Ducky described with the nut and plate. Come to think of it, I welded a pin to the bottom
of the steel plate, that fit into the shaft, and ground a concave in the top of the plate. That helped the puller from
wandering off.
Good Luck.

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Posted April 05, 2011 - 04:50 PM

I picked up one of the bearing separator kits from Harbor Freight. They had it on sale for $49 which was normally $59. Works perfect for getting behind the steering wheel and catching the metal part of the hub to get something good to pull on. I figured the bearing separator was a good investment because I don't see garden tractors leaving our future and will always have steering wheels to pull off.

Like Ducky said, if it is a hollow steering column keep the nut at the top and put a plat(e) to keep it from messing up the threads.

Edited by olcowhand, April 06, 2011 - 10:42 AM.
just for fun! moderator privelege LOL


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Posted April 06, 2011 - 06:32 AM

George, what's a "plat"? :smilewink:

My nephew manages a company that services/installs lift booms on trucks. He has one of those seperators and I'm going to try it on my "good" steering wheel this weekend. If it works like I hope, I too will probably invest in one of the HF versions.

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Posted April 06, 2011 - 09:33 AM

George, what's a "plat"? :smilewink:



Hmmmm, don't know what ya mean :D

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Posted April 06, 2011 - 09:41 AM

You know what I mean.... I should have quoted it. (Of course, as an admin I'm sure you could have corrected that as well; at least, that's what I do on sites I moderate! :smilewink:)

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Posted April 06, 2011 - 09:48 AM

You know what I mean.... I should have quoted it. (Of course, as an admin I'm sure you could have corrected that as well; at least, that's what I do on sites I moderate! :smilewink:)

Rich


All in good fun :D

I have missed quoting several posts before they were fixed and couldn't be proven LOL




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