Removing Rear Wheels how best support?

Sun Feb 16, 2014 3:58 pm

Good day everyone; I need to remove the rear wheels so they can be painted, and I am not sure how best support the tractor. In the past I have seen member's tractors simply resting on jack stands. Is this adaquite? Your suggestions are welcome.

Thanks for your time,
Phil

Re: Removing Rear Wheels how best support?

Sun Feb 16, 2014 4:15 pm

That's all I did. Had it on stands for a couple of weeks while I painted rims and had the tires at the shop getting mounted. No problem.

Re: Removing Rear Wheels how best support?

Sun Feb 16, 2014 4:16 pm

I have a bunch of 6x6 short timbers, for cribbing. Wedge the front axle, so it doesn't try to tip.
Ed

Re: Removing Rear Wheels how best support?

Sun Feb 16, 2014 4:20 pm

Here's what we mean by wedging the front axle...

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Last edited by Don McCombs on Sun Feb 16, 2014 5:04 pm, edited 1 time in total.

Re: Removing Rear Wheels how best support?

Sun Feb 16, 2014 4:45 pm

And here's what we mean by tipping!

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