Farmall A rear wheel

Sat Oct 18, 2008 7:17 am

Hello
I'm wondering what is the easiest way to loosen a frozen rear wheel on a Farmall A?
Thanks

Re: Farmall A rear wheel

Sat Oct 18, 2008 7:22 am

James, you have to be really observant and careful but this works: Loosen all the lug bolts and back them out about 1/8". Then drive the tractor around making both right and left turns. The sideways thrust should break the wheel free without creating damage to the bolts.

Re: Farmall A rear wheel

Sat Oct 18, 2008 7:46 am

Thanks Bigdog
Would this work with a front loader moving the front from side to side. This tractor doesn't run and I need to transport it.The salvage yard I bought it, from attaches chains to the front and tows it .

Re: Farmall A rear wheel

Sat Oct 18, 2008 8:01 am

Search up on WEDGES before you take the wheel off, I found that out the hard way..

Re: Farmall A rear wheel

Sat Oct 18, 2008 8:21 am

Since the tractor is not driveable, I'd first try spraying the hub down with penetrant and using a wooden block as a buffer, place it against the wheel and strike it with a sledge hammer. Strike in both directions to break it free. The loose wheel method will work with the tractor being towed.

Re: Farmall A rear wheel

Sat Oct 18, 2008 4:59 pm

Thanks Jackman and Bigdog
Jackman by wedge are you talking about using after loosening the wheel bolts between the wheel & hub?(I like it) or to keep the tractor from rolling ?
Bigdog I had a suggestion that it could be the brake is stuck to the wheel, should I soak it with PB Blaster and let it sit a few days or would it loosen in a few hours?

Re: Farmall A rear wheel

Sat Oct 18, 2008 5:14 pm

Wedging. This is a photo of a Cub, but it should work identically for an A.

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Photo courtesy G. Willer

Re: Farmall A rear wheel

Sat Oct 18, 2008 5:25 pm

Thanks Don
I saw the wedging before I asked the question , I figured since both the front tires were flat and I'm goind to have to replace the wheels I didn't think I needed to stabilize the front but I'll be sure and do that.

Re: Farmall A rear wheel

Sat Oct 18, 2008 6:02 pm

James, it prevents an offset design tractor from rolling longitudinally about the hinge pin if support is reduced on one rear wheel.