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Taking rear hubs off of a B

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Jeff B.

09-22-2010 17:02:35

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I know it"s been visited before, but would you guys tell me the best way to break the rear hubs from the axles on a B ?? Also, other than a pipe wrench, what works good to get the nuts off? Thanks.

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09-24-2010 08:15:27

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 Re: Taking rear hubs off of a B in reply to Jeff B., 09-22-2010 17:02:35  
Take some 1/4" plate and make a socket that fits the nut. 2 flat sides and 2 cross pieces. Be aware that the nuts are cut on an angle so the faces are not parallel, if you grind the edges of the plate to contact the nut and lay flat it will work. then a pair of stand offs and a flat plate with a 3/4" square hole to get the 3/4" breaker bar and 6' pipe out past the hub.

Interesting that you have trouble getting them off, most have trouble keeping them tight. Loosen the nut and turn in circles and the inside one will usually come loose quickly.

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09-23-2010 11:04:52

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 Re: Taking rear hubs off of a B in reply to Jeff B., 09-22-2010 17:02:35  
i use a 36 inch cresent (generic) wrench and stand on the end of it to retorque the flat nut for reassembly. That wrench and a 5 pound sledge normally takes the flat nut off.

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09-22-2010 19:34:28

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 Re: Taking rear hubs off of a B in reply to Jeff B., 09-22-2010 17:02:35  
# 1 never a pipe wrench you need the correct size socket then you loosen them just enough to know they are loose and drive the tractor till you see the wheel wobble a tad bit and then jack it up and take them off. Only use a pipe wrench if some other stupid guy did before you other wise use the right tool for the right job, ya I have the correct tools up to 3 inches

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Uncle Ernie

09-23-2010 20:40:18

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 Re: Taking rear hubs off of a B in reply to old, 09-22-2010 19:34:28  
This from a guy that welds fence posts together to hold up overhead electrical wires!Ha! I laugh!

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09-24-2010 09:29:56

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 Re: Taking rear hubs off of a B in reply to Uncle Ernie, 09-23-2010 20:40:18  
You laugh but the question is did I ever weld the fence posts together?? Nope I did not it was just an idea. And when it comes to tools and tractors I always do my best to use the correct ones when I have to take something apart. Plus nuts and bolts are a lot different then doing things like running wires to building etc

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Uncle Ernie

09-24-2010 10:44:47

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 Re: Taking rear hubs off of a B in reply to old, 09-24-2010 09:29:56  
The question was in regards to using the right tool for the job. Burring a nut with a pipewrench is nothing compared to endangering the lives of others by "proping up" wires. The part about running the tractor with the nut removed until the wheel wobbles after chiding him for using the wrong tool to loosen the nut also cracks me up!
Oh BTW what did you use to "prop up " your wires? A 2X4? LOL!!Puts me in mind of Ma & Pa Kettle's place!LOL!!
Old, you make me laugh and cringe all at the same time!

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09-24-2010 11:27:33

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 Re: Taking rear hubs off of a B in reply to Uncle Ernie, 09-24-2010 10:44:47  
I have done nothing with that wire. That wire has been there for over a decade now and no one has gotten hurt. You have to remember I live where few people ever come to and I know electricity to well since I am an ex navy E.T. Now as for the wheel I said loosen not take them off and loosening up wheel bolts to pop them free has been used by many for longer then I have ever thought about being alive and was a trick used so far back that they used it on many things since before you where alive also

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09-22-2010 18:35:11

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 Re: Taking rear hubs off of a B in reply to Jeff B., 09-22-2010 17:02:35  
nut off, then smack the hub 10 times with a 12 pound sledge. If it dont pop, i have a 2 x 2 bar and two 3/4 inch allthread. Put across the alxe thead area, with allthread thru the hub holse and nuts on the backside. Tighten with an impack gun, then start smaking the hub with the old 12 pounder. It will eventually give up.

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Zachary Hoyt

09-22-2010 17:55:49

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 Re: Taking rear hubs off of a B in reply to Jeff B., 09-22-2010 17:02:35  
I use a 24" crescent wrench, and then tap it firmly with an 8# sledge. Have fun....

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