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Re: Super 55 split

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Mike (WA)

08-09-2013 12:55:17

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In my experience, it works much better to roll the back half back, rather than the front half forward. Sling the front half from above, and it will be stationary, and it won't flop over sideways on the front bolster. And back half has handy handles to move it back- the rear tires!

I've done it by myself, but it really is better to have a helper.

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Paul Kollas

08-09-2013 15:26:08

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 Re: Super 55 split in reply to Mike (WA), 08-09-2013 12:55:17  
Wow, this is great to see such response! Thanks so much!
Yes, i do have a shop crane, but i had been thinking of using blocks under the engine half, and a roll-around hydraulic jack under the tractor half.I have a VERY OLD Walker jack, weighs about the same as the S 55. As one of you suggested, i had placed 2 - 2x12, 10 or 12ft long planks, side by side, under the tractor for a better, more stable surface for the jack to roll on. But the ground slopes somewhat in two directions, and i worry about the casters deciding on their own, which way they want to go. I'm thinking now that i will set up the crane (frequently called a cherry picker for some reason) for the front. I have both the Gensales and the I&T shop manuals. I&T like the crane hoist on the front; Gensales likes the 'pull the tractor away from the engine' method. I really like the suggestions given here in the forum, about guiding bolts and rotating flywheel/PTO for alignment.

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Super 55

08-09-2013 21:36:33

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 Re: Super 55 split in reply to Paul Kollas, 08-09-2013 15:26:08  
Do you have some 3/4 inch plywood around to at least make the ground smooth and not sink under the weight on the jack. Also, not mater what wood you use to set the jacks on, you could make channels with strips of wood so that the casters don't find their own route.

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Paul Kollas

08-13-2013 10:42:25

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 Re: Super 55 split in reply to Super 55, 08-09-2013 21:36:33  
I don't have a plywood sheet-- yet. But that thought had occurred to me some time back, and now that you've suggested it, it's time for me to get a sheet. Since the tractor is inop, it's going to take some fooling around to get the plywood under the rear wheels, or maybe under all 4 wheels. The tractor is at my son's place, a little over 3hr drive away. Not a daily visit.

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